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Chronicle Concerts: Xicano Vega introduces ‘American History Mex’ – Houston Chronicle

Xicano Vega

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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.

Xicano Vega

Genre: Hip-hop/rap

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.


  • Joey Guerra

    Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. He also covers various aspects of pop culture. He has reviewed hundreds of concerts and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton to Beyonce. He’s appeared as a regular correspondent on Fox26 and was head judge and director of the Pride Superstar singing competition for a decade. He has been named journalist of the year multiple times by both OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards. He also covers various aspects of pop culture, including the local drag scene and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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