Author: Evan Flores

Tony Bennett @ Rudder Auditorium

By Evan Flores MSC OPAS will present Tony Bennet, the 18-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on April 26 at 7:30 in Rudder Auditorium.   Selling millions of records and boasting a long and prestigious career, Tony Bennett is a staple of American musical culture with his influence lasting 60 years. His past achievements include 18 Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.   Tony Bennett released “Duets II” and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts at the age of 85.  “Duets II,” followed...

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The Gloaming @ Texas A&M University

By Evan Flores If you are looking to escape the hum-drum of life and experience a unique event that will make your week, look no further than MSC OPAS! They are presenting an on-stage concert with the band, The Gloaming on March 29. The Gloaming brings an Irish folk sound to their concerts, and with their variety of instruments and blends of talent, this is a must-see concert. The Gloaming consists of the band members Iarla Ó Lionaird on vocals, Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett on the piano, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh with the hardanger, Martin Hayes playing the fiddle, and Dennis...

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This Week @ The Grand Stafford Theater

By Evan Flores Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan is continuing their spring lineup of local artists this week with two performances with musicians that are bringing a unique sound across the state. The Stafford will be hosting Ryan Scott Travis with Colin Leonard and Kyle Cook this Wednesday, March 9, and Folk Family Revival with special guest The Cerny Brothers on March 10. Country-Americana artist Ryan Scott Travis first came to the music scene with his debut album, “Breakdown,” which was released in December of 2015. Produce by Grammy award winner Mitch Dane, Breakdown brought a lyrically profound and...

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First Friday @ Downtown Bryan

By Evan Flores If you’re looking for a night out with friends on the town, First Friday will be happening on March 4. First Friday entails a number of businesses showing off their goods and live music provided by the Grand Stafford Theater. The Grand Stafford hosts a number of local and more famous artists every First Friday and is bringing in two new bands to continue their spring lineup. The Rotisserie Chickens with Aaron Stephens as one part of the night, followed by Mystery Loves Company. The Rotisserie Chickens is a ska band made up of a variety...

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New Republic Brewing Spring Lineup

      By Evan Flores New Republic Brewing Company is continuing their spring line of events with a variety of musicians with varying sounds of rhythm. They host artists from all over the country in the New Republic Brewing Taproom, and this week they will bring in two new flavors. On February 26, New Republic Brewing Taproom will be bringing Taz & Friends, who will be joined by Jorge Cuza on djembe and Shyam Murali on the EWI (electronic wind instrument) to the stage. Taz & Friends will be jamming at the Taproom with an 8 page list of songs that people can come and request varying from rap, alt music to even some music from artists like Damian Marley. Taz & Friends are known for talented musical covers of hit songs while adding their own energy to keep the audience entertained. Paired with the traditional sound of music on Jorge’s djembe mixed with the electronic sound from Murali’s EWI, Taz & Friends are coming to College Station with a fresh new take on music. The band plays across the region and in a number of different venues with audiences of all sizes. On February 27, New Republic Brewing Taproom will be bringing singer-songwriter Julia Hatfield to College Station, who is currently making her away across the region with her unique blend of traditional and contemporary country music,...

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