Bangers worth your buck


By Christopher Philipps
Eagle Staff

After a long week of learning and studying, it is nice to finally relax and have fun over the weekend. A

perfect way to enjoy this short time off can be through the many concerts that Houston has to offer. It

is safe to say that most people enjoy a good concert whether it is a soft classical or a wild EDM

concert. Mark these dates on your calendar, because the few following events are sure to deliver the

fantastic live entertainment that H-Town is notorious for.

Rapper Iggy Azalea plans on preforming at the Bayou Music Center at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October


The Australian rap star has been continuously releasing record-breaking singles like “Work” and

“Bounce” over the past few years. Her growing fame has allowed her to collaborate with other famous

artists like T.I. (“Change Your Life”) and Charli XCX (“Fancy”). Among other awards, Azalea is the

fourth solo female rapper to ever reach the top of the Hot 100. Tickets are around $54 and are

limited, so get yours as soon as possible.

If soul and pop music is more your style, consider visiting Houston’s House of Blues on Saturday,

October 4 at 7:00 p.m. to see singer/songwriter Sam Smith. With popular singles like “Money on My

Mind” and “Stay with Me” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, Smith’s distinctive

vocals and musical ability promise one entertaining show. If you do not trust the hype, know that the

British singer has won both the 2014 BRIT Critics’ choice award and BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll.

General Admission is around $45.

If the commuting is not that much of a problem, The Arctic Monkeys’ show presented by Huntsman

at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands is well worth the drive. The English indie rock

band starring Alex Turner as lead vocalist has released five studio albums that have won over seven

British awards. Also nominated for two Grammy Awards, The Arctic Monkeys are definitely worth the

general admission price of $75.67. Arrive early at 8:00 p.m. because you will not want to miss a

second of this bands act.

Despite your personal music preferences, Disney On Ice’s Princesses & Heroes presented by

Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is expected to be one of the best events of the year. If your bedtime

allows, definitely try to attend the event at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. This

popular event, world-renowned among children aged three to six, will be complete with your favorite

Disney characters joining together for one magical performance. Expect exhilarating adventure and

classic songs that will melt your heart and make you wish you were still in elementary school. Bring

your girlfriend, baby-sitter, friends or all of the above so that you will never forget this magical


Remember that when you are tired of schoolwork and need a break, these concert options are

definitely a great alternative to the boring weekend you will more than likely end up spending at