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Reid Schroder is a Houston writer.

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Mud Kisses & Music

Mud kisses & music: Rejuvenated Lauryn Hill, Jack White and drones send Summer Fest out in style

By Reid Schroder

A perfectly good mud pit went to waste Sunday afternoon at Eleanor Tinsley Park, and I'm left wondering if that's good news or bad news for the reputation ...


Music Matters

Arcade Fire wades into a wild crowd as Win Butler makes his homecoming — and takes sly shots at Texas

By Reid Schroder

Two thirds of the way through Arcade Fire’s Wednesday night set at the Cynthia Mitchell Woodlands Pavilion, after shortly prying myself away from the high energy coming from the ...


Bring the Energy

Electrifying Florida Georgia Line revs up wild Rodeo crowd — seat stealers included

By Reid Schroder

Since this is my last appearance at the 2014 RodeoHouston season in our rotating lineup of reviewers, I'm going to let you folks in on a shameful secret I ...


Big Day at the Rodeo

Take that Maroon 5: Biggest rodeo crowd of the year turns out for Go Tejano Day

By Reid Schroder

The main concourse felt empty and quiet 20 minutes before Banda MS took the rotating stage at Reliant Stadium on Sunday evening. Having never been to a Go Tejano Day ...


Romance & rhinestones

Jason Aldean celebrates redneck culture at rambunctious Rodeo concert

By Reid Schroder

Jason Aldean appeared for the fifth consecutive year at RodeoHouston on Tuesday night. I have every reason to believe he will make it back next year for a sixth straight ...


Paisley's Wild Rodeo

"Crazed" stage rushing female fan makes Brad Paisley's opening night Rodeo concert interesting enough

By Reid Schroder

It ain't hip to sing about tractors, trucks, little towns, and mama, yeah that might be true. But this is country music . . . .and we do - "This is Country Music ...


Summer Fest Wraps

Best of Free Press Summer Fest: Mavis Staples sizzles, Mayor Parker dances, crowd surfers scale fence

By Reid Schroder

Five Years. That’s how long Free Press Summer Fest has been in existence, and coincidentally, that’s almost exactly how long it’s been since I’ve made this ...


Houston's Music Festival

The ultimate guide to Free Press Summer Fest's food: Eat like a rock star

By Reid Schroder

So what is your plan for eating and drinking this weekend at Free Press Summer Fest, Houston? Are you going to throw down a blanket, take your shoes off, and ...


The Showman

Like a Bono who champions Texas cowgirls, charismatic Luke Bryan surprises RodeoHouston fans

By Reid Schroder

Towards the middle of Luke Bryan's performance on Saturday night, the man threw a guitar pick towards the sold-out crowd, but it landed a good thirty yards away from ...


Easy Going

The real deal: Kenny Chesney's genuine performance is one of RodeoHouston's best

By Reid Schroder

This story says it all: When the gates to Reliant Stadium's exclusive dirt-level chute seats opened at the start of the Kenny Chesney show Tuesday night at RodeoHouston, a ...


Popular Country

Jason Aldean entertains rowdy RodeoHouston Spring Break crowd with lots of his No. 1 hits

By Reid Schroder

I am happy to report that Rodeo Houston is alive and well, two weeks in. The paid concert attendance has not dropped below 71,000 since last Thursday, and Monday ...


Eclectic mix of songs

Zac Brown Band's modern take on Southern rock and soul energizes lively rodeo crowd

By Reid Schroder

A cow got loose during a cutting horse competition in Reliant Arena early Thursday afternoon, and nobody got hurt. It took some very capable officials quite a bit of time ...


Country Fever

A cooler Johnny Drama: Gary Allan brings intensity, fun and crazy looks to all-out Rodeo show

By Reid Schroder

The sound was off in the press box. Earlier in the evening, I had wandered around Reliant Stadium, taking in the sights and the sounds of a typical Tuesday night ...


Opening night fun

Toby Keith kicks off RodeoHouston with muted show that is heavy on the hits

By Reid Schroder

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is indeed back in town. I can't help but get hooked on Texas when I step inside the gates of Reliant Stadium in ...


For The Record

Cody Canada on making real Southern rock, Latin wordplay and giving up radio

By Reid Schroder

Cody Canada makes rock music. If you want to get specific, Cody Canada makes good, honest, warts-and-all Southern rock, with a little bit of Texas country sprinkled throughout. That’s ...


In The Moonlight

Bob Schneider and the Tosca String Quartet explore new territory in holiday-themed show

By Reid Schroder

Until recently, I've fallen into the trap of overlooking large chunks of Bob Schneider’s career. As a music fan, I hope this is understandable, if not forgivable. After ...


Worth The Wait

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder falls hard for Houston, wins over patient fans in hot-ticket solo night

By Reid Schroder

If you were driving down Louisiana Street on Monday evening, you might have noticed an unusual throng of flannel-clad twenty- and thirtysomethings milling around Jones Hall. Though not a typical ...


Music Matters

Fire in the Kitchen's Aaron Blackerby talks Texas cuisine & the band's seat-of-their-pants style

By Reid Schroder

Nine months ago, San Antonio/Corpus Christi native Aaron Blackerby decided to make some music. His philosophy was simple, “record an album, and then gig to promote it.” The musician ...


Behind the Strings

Not your Washington Ave scene: Houston lounge spotlights songwriters for a unique vibe

By Reid Schroder

There’s a scene in the 1965 documentary Don’t Look Back that highlights the friendly rivalry between two songwriters during Bob Dylan’s 1965 England tour. In this scene ...


Summer Fest 2012

Summer Fest Day Two: Fighting the collective hangover with musical energy and a friendly waterboy

By Reid Schroder

Two short scenes from Free Press Summer Fest on Sunday that defined the weekend for me: Scene One: It’s toward the end of Robert Ellis’ 1:30 p.m ...


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