The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

Experimental group Algiers might be this generation’s quintessential protest band. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Algiers hailed as the quintessential protest band

Experimental group Algiers might be this generation’s quintessential protest band. Hailing from Atlanta, the four-man act creates music with lyrics as radical and furious as its sound, with influences ranging from post-punk to Southern gospel. The band’s name refers to a famous anti-colonial battle, and its tracks usually comment on America’s history of slavery and […]

David Ramirez plays The Southern Cafe and Music Hall on Thursday, June 7. Photo: Stefanie Vinsel

ARTS Pick: Applause sign

A growing following is tailing the tunes of singer-songwriter and Houston native David Ramirez. Known for his soulful, introspective songs and passionate performances, Ramirez started music-making as many do—playing rock ‘n’ roll songs with his band at parties. He developed his own style in college and broke off to pursue a solo career. Focusing on […]