The SuffersLast Saturday, Houston’s very own 10 piece gulf coast soul band, The Suffers, sold out Fitzgerald’s for their EP Release party and packed the bill with 3 bands, 2 of which were from Texas (Austin and Dallas to be exact). In case you didn’t know, local bands typically don’t sell out Fitzgerald’s. Just another accolade to add to the list for this Houston powerhouse of a band!

The Suffers swept the Houston Press Music Awards in 2014 and it’s no doubt that 2015 has nothing but big things in store. In fact, it’s not even a full month into the year and they’ve accomplished some incredible feats. Their performance at The Big D NYE party in Dallas was aired live, they played 6 shows in 3 days in 3 cities, they were named in Buzzfeed’s 25 New Artists You Need in Your Life in 2015 and their brand new video for the title track from their new EP was featured on  Entertainment Weekly.

The Suffers EPI picked up the $5 EP at the Release show on January 24th in Houston–it hasn’t left my CD player in my car since the show. The EP feaures Make Some Room, Giver, Gwan and Stay and, I might add, is a perfect way to set my mood to “I’m gonna have a bad ass day.” You should try it out. It’s hard to have a bad day when you start it off with The Suffers.

They are leaving shortly to head out on a west coast tour and I can’t wait to hear about the reactions from other States. If you don’t already follow The Suffers on Instagram, Twitter and facebook, you should get on that. And if you’re itching to travel, here’s a great opportunity. Fly (or roadtrip it) out to see The Suffers in one of the cities on their West Coast Tour!

West Coast Tour:

Feb 11 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge

Feb 13 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort

Feb 14 – Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort

Feb 15 – Boise, ID @ The Crux

Feb 17 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern

Feb 18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Feb 20 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino

Feb 21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ TBD

Feb 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia

Feb 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

Feb 27 – San Diego, CA @ Seven Grand

Feb 28 – Indio, CA @ 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival

March 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

Missed the show in Houston? Here’s a few shots of Ishi and The Suffers for ya. For more videos and fun content, check out my live coverage on Instagram.

Ishi Suffer EP Release Party









Alex Zamora, The Suffers, EP Release Party









Kam Franklin, The Suffers, EP Release Party







Nick Zamora, The Suffers, EP Release Party







Kam Franklin, The Suffers, EP Release Party







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