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The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Travis Tritt, Adam Bricks, John Digweed, etc.

Good Job Underground Fitzgerald's, April 13

Spring's Good Job Underground has been one of the most underrated rock duos of the past few years around these parts. If you have an El Ten Eleven itch that needs scratching, or miss prime Helmet, here's your band. Straight-ahead, low-fat metal riffs without the hassle of a front man, GJU only seems to be missing an audience outside of the Houston alt-rock sphere.

Come on all you tattooed Montrose beardos, they're playing your tune; "Part of This Complete Breakfast" indeed. With Hounds of Jezebel, Dead Man's Ransom, The Vehement Burn and North Til Dawn. CRAIG HLAVATY

The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Travis Tritt, Adam Bricks, John Digweed, etc.

Travis Tritt Nutty Jerry's (Winnie), April 13

Georgia native Travis Tritt smashed into '90s twang with 1991's It's All About To Change, which featured the glorious country kiss-off "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin." Across worthy follow-ups T-R-O-U-B-L-E and Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, Tritt managed to sate the Garth-addicted masses while injecting plenty of Skynyrd-style sentiment, and hardly forgetting a few bedroom anthems for the ladies.

These days he's a regular on the classic-country circuit who can swing blue-eyed soul when he wants, and stays busy year-round from coast to coast. Yes, Tritt even plays Atlantic City, because why should he deprive those dastardly Yankees the pleasure of weeping during "Anymore"? With Shooter Jennings & the Triple Crown. CRAIG HLAVATY

Adam Bricks Continental Club, April 13

In the same class of emerging local folksingers as Shellee Coley, Frank Freeman and the two people who join him Saturday - Ancient Cat Society's Sergio Trevino and Benjamin Wesley - Adam Bricks looks like another heir to Houston's tradition of talented storytellers packing acoustic guitars.

City Songs, the Bellaire High School grad's brand-new full-length album, is a ramshackle yet tuneful suite of songs dedicated to Houston itself, and flashes bits of rootsy charm and pop smarts. With Ancient Cat Society and Benjamin Wesley. CHRIS GRAY

 

Dick Dale at Houston's Continental Club, June 2011
Dick Dale at Houston's Continental Club, June 2011
Photo by Jason Wolter

EIGHT OTHER SHOWS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER By Chris Gray

The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Travis Tritt, Adam Bricks, John Digweed, etc.

Dick Dale: King of surf-rock guitar, approaching 76 years young, hangs ten up 1960 way. (Concert Pub North, April 12)

Kashmere Reunion Stage Band: The hometown heroes of Thunder Soul return. Don't forget about Emily Bell downstairs, either. (Fitzgerald's, April 12)

John Digweed: One-half of '90s trance pioneers Sasha and Digweed tries out some more recent solo tricks (Stereo Live, April 12)

Slightly Stoopid: See Rocks Off's interview from Thursday. (House of Blues, Friday)

Charlie Robison: Texas' best songwriter, under-70 division. (Sam Houston Race Park, April 12)

Rain: Not just a Beatles tribute band, the Beatles tribute band. Or so we hear. (Bayou Music Center, April 12 & 13)

Texas Massacre Fifth Anniversary: Positively filthy with H-town rap talent: Lil Keke, K-Rino, Juan Gotti & Rasheed, Ganxsta Nip, D-Rhisa, Kyle Hubbard, etc. (Fitzgerald's, April 13)

Kottonmouth Kings: Weed-enamored L.A. rap-punk crew with muy tattoos visit Clear Lake with Dallas-via-Houston rapper Snow tha Product on the undercard. (Scout Bar, April 13)


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Fitzgerald's

2706 White Oak
Houston, TX 77007

713-862-3838

www.fitzlivemusic.com

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Nutty Jerry's (Winnie)

18291 Englin Road
Winnie, TX 77665

877-643-7508

www.nuttyjerrys.com

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Continental Club
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Concert Pub (North)
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Stereo Live
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House of Blues
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Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park

7575 Sam Houston Parkway W.
Houston, TX 77085

281-807

www.shrp.com

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Bayou Music Center
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Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058

281-335-0002

www.scoutbar.com


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