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HOUSTON — Some heavy hitting blasts from the past will be helping to heat things up for the people of H-Town, so get ready to enjoy the concert scene.

Straight No Chaser will be playing at the Woodlands Pavilion on Aug. 8, and Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper will be rocking us out old school-style at the Smart Financial Centre on Aug. 12.

There is also some hot new music we think you should check out.

And which artist considered one of the pioneers of rap is turning 58? Watch the video to find out!