Artists from all over the country are continuing to perform live without leaving their homes. It’s a necessity as many music venues remain shut down in the face of increasing coronavirus cases.
Local artists, many of whom have lost most if not all of their income, have been hit particularly hard. Livestreaming has become more important than ever. And we’re here to showcase some of the best performers in Houston and beyond.
Xicano Vega joins us for a performance at 11 a.m. Friday at the Preview from the Houston Chronicle Facebook page. He’s a Houston rapper who infuses his music with his Mexican heritage.
Vega’s current single, “American History Mex,” is a preview of an upcoming project.
If you like the Preview from the Houston Chronicle Facebook page now, you’ll get a notification when the next concert starts. You can also watch the full performance below.
From: I was born and raised in Houston.
Years active: I’ve been recording music on and off for about 24 years.
Latest project: I am currently working on a joint project with producer Fred “Beezy” Bargas. The first single from that project, “American History Mex,” is out now.
Where we can find you online: I can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Soundcloud using @xicanovega.
Why we should pay attention to you: This last year has truly inspired me. It’s good to hear things from different perspectives. I believe I bring a different yet relatable perspective. Also, I’m collaborating with some talented producers this year, which should yield some awesome music.
Why it’s important for people to support local art right now: Local artists. Small businesses. They breathe life into our communities, into the inner city. Supporting local art is giving a voice to the voiceless.