The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Randy Rogers Band, Supersuckers, etc.

The Randy Rogers Band is also playing New Year's Eve in Beeville, if you're up for a road trip.
The Randy Rogers Band is also playing New Year's Eve in Beeville, if you're up for a road trip.
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Randy Rogers Band House of Blues, November 28 & 29

About at a year ago, the Randy Rogers Band and a tribe of their soon-to-be-hoarse Hill Country fans gathered at the legendary John T. Floore's Country Store outside San Antonio for two nights of sawing fiddle, steamrolling drums and overdrive guitars. The weekend was captured on Homemade Tamales: Live at Floore's, two discs and nearly two hours of choice RRB cuts like "Better Off Wrong," "Buy Myself a Chance," "This Time Around" and a generous portion of tracks from 2013 studio album Trouble. As a gift for the Red Dirt fan in your life, it almost beats actual tamales.

The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Randy Rogers Band, Supersuckers, etc.

Dwight Yoakam Arena Theatre, November 28

Dwight Yoakam has spent a good bit of this fall as the main support act on Eric Church's "The Outsiders" U.S. tour, which continues into January. At least for now, the tour is bypassing Houston (what else is new), but it's good to see Dwight in front of arena-sized crowds again, and speaks well of Church to invite a previous-generation country renegade along. Thankfully an open date in the tour allows Yoakam to honor his traditional post-Thanksgiving Arena Theatre show, which has become a Houston tradition right up there with the Uptown Holiday Lighting.

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Wrestlers, Night Drive, FLCON FCKER Fitzgerald's, November 28

Stylish, eclectic electronica bill split Neapolitan-style: one big-hearted neo-disco duo; one shadowy Depeche Mode revival act; and one gonzo, abstract sound-quilter. A Soundcloud lover's delight.

It's always a psychobilly freakout with Rev. Horton Heat is around.
It's always a psychobilly freakout with Rev. Horton Heat is around.
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Rev. Horton Heat, Supersuckers Scout Bar, November 29

Sub Pop Records' two main Southwestern standard-bearers throughout the '90s, the Supersuckers and Reverend Horton Heat blazed a trail of hellfire and brimstone through the Grunge Years that audiences in these parts lapped up like whiskey in a drought. Between Supersuckers shaman Eddie Spaghetti's forked-tongue take on country-punk and the right Reverend's Nudie-suited psychobilly, the two bands forged an easy kinship that endures to this day. They're always worth it when either one comes through town, which they do often, but as a double bill they simply can't be beat. With the Grizzly Band and Black Grass Gospel.

Night Ranger Concert Pub North, November 30

Night Ranger may be forever linked with the "bathrobe" scene in Boogie Nights, but there's a lot more to recommend them than just "Sister Christian." For a time the San Francisco rockers gave Journey a run for their money as the Bay Area's biggest selling band, and their somewhat underrated debut Dawn Patrol remains an early-'80s lite-metal classic thanks to air-punching anthems like "Don't Tell Me You Love Me." Still drawing denim-clad fans from coast to coast, Night Ranger put out a new album this year on Frontier Records, High Road, that is not half bad at all.

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Before moving to Austin, Carolyn Wonderland won a mantle full of Houston Press Music Awards.
Before moving to Austin, Carolyn Wonderland won a mantle full of Houston Press Music Awards.

FIVE OTHER SHOWS WORTH CONSIDERING

American Fangs: New EP Dirty Leg is loaded and cocked; with everyone's favorite vatos rudos, Los Skarnales and New Orleans' "Russian Mafia Band" Debauche. (Fitzgerald's, November 28)

Carolyn Wonderland: Austin blues-rock badass, former queen of the Houston scene, comes home for the holidays. (Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, November 28)

Roger Creager, Josh Fuller: After turkey and dressing, stuff some Red Dirt down your gullet. (Redneck Country Club, November 28)

Doomsgiving III: Doomstress Alexis' third annual "Psychotic Supper"/metal feast, featuring Project Armageddon, Vanity Crimes, Downer and Giant Kitty. (Rudyard's, November 29)

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: Young Crescent City star, fresh off an appearance on Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways, returns to the Bayou City. (House of Blues, November 30)

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House of Blues

1204 Caroline
Houston, TX 77002

888-402-5837

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7326 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77036

713-988-1020

www.arenahouston.com

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Fitzgerald's

2706 White Oak
Houston, TX 77007

713-862-3838

www.fitzlive.com

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Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay
Houston, TX 77058

281-335-0002

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2010 Waugh
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713-521-0521

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Redneck Country Club

11110 W Airport
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281-809-4867

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