Upcoming: 311, Armin Van Buuren, The Blasters, Dashboard Confessional, Suzanne Vega, Vans Warped Tour, etc.

Tightn' Up performs April 15 at The Springbok.
Tightn' Up performs April 15 at The Springbok.
Photos by Francisco Montes

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

6th Annual Caribbean Heritage Month Festival: With Adrenaline Carnival Mas Band, Raices Dominicans, Yamilka G, Khiara, Opcion, Anthony T, Klandestino, T-Rock and Shanade, Kubuli Dancers, Renegade Steel Pan Orchestra, Grupo Folklorico Raices de Panama, Island Vybz Radio. Sat., June 4, 2-10 p.m., $15 to $20. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, Houston, 713-237-1439.

Abbey Rode: With Already Gone. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

ABC's Nashville In Concert: Mon., April 25, 7:30 p.m., $45-$75. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Upcoming Events

AeroLife II Death: Amber London, ClayWestAero, Dizzi Davis, D'Money, KCIS, Masa Lopez, PEEPSNation, Jello Maur. Sat., April 2, 7 p.m., $16. The Vanguard Performing Arts, 7115 Harrisburg, Houston.

Alan Haynes: Sat., March 26, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Alejandro Escovedo: Sat., May 21, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $30 to $33. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

All White Aries/Taurus Bash: With DJ Tek Vybez, DJ Redz, DJ Renny, DJ Avalanche. Sat., April 9, 9 p.m., $10. Club Riddims, 8220 W. Bellfort, Houston, 713-779-0033.

Andy Black: Wed., June 8, 8 p.m., $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Armin Van Buuren: Sun., April 3, 9 p.m., $60 to $70. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Avatar: With Driven With Insanity., Fri., May 27, 8 p.m., $16 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

BJ Thomas: Thu., March 31, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Blasters: Wed., May 18, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Brett Dennen: Sun., May 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Buried For A Day - Find Enne Tour: With And Then Suddenly, Kairos Theos, Emiliana, Along the Lines Of., Fri., April 15, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Carolyn Wonderland: Sat., April 9, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Charlie Mars: Fri., May 20, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Charlie Robison: Wed., March 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cody Canada & the Departed: Fri., June 3, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Cory Morrow: Wed.-Thu., March 23-24, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Blasters performa the Continental Club May 18.
The Blasters performa the Continental Club May 18.

Cowjazz: Sat., April 9, 6 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563. Fri., April 15, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Crank Case: With Key Flight Captains, Saints of Ashcroft, Chaotic Justice. Sat., April 30, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Dale Watson: Wed., April 6, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Dame James: With Mr. Cap, Docka, Ken Ken, Pete & George., Fri., April 8, 9 p.m., $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Daniel Eyes & The Vibes: Thu., May 5, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Danny Wood: Sun., April 24, 8 p.m., $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Dark Tranquility: With Swallow the Sun, Enforcer, Starkill. Wed., December 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Dashboard Confessional: With Taking Back Sunday, The Early November, Saosin., Sat., July 2, 6:30 p.m., $50.50-$65.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

DDA: With Cryptic Void, Mindboil, Agitate, Test, Deterioration., Mon., June 6, 7 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Defunkt featuring Traducer: With Nikhoo, PLXTX. Sat., March 26, 8 p.m., $8. The Springbok, 711 Main, Houston, 818-201-6979.

Drab Majesty performs May 6 at Fitzgerald's.EXPAND
Drab Majesty performs May 6 at Fitzgerald's.

Desaster: With Hod, Krullur, Reapermanser, Misanthropical., Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Desert Mountain Tribe: Thu., April 14, 7 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Down For Days: With Tatted and Torn, Rock Republic., Thu., March 31, 8 p.m., $6 to $8. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Drab Majesty: With Pale Dian, Future Blondes, Tearful Moon, Delphine Coma (DJ). Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Endorphins Lost: With Cryptic Void, STRESS33., Wed., June 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Enter Shikari: With Hands Like Houses, The White Noise., Thu., April 28, 7 p.m., $16 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

An Evening of Jazz with Traci Cooper: Sat., March 26, 5-10 p.m., Free. The Vineyard II - Texas Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Room, 217 E. Main St, Eagle Lake, 979-232-3111.

Fahl & Folk: Fri., April 29, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Flametrick Subs: With Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys. Fri., April 8, 9 p.m., $12. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Frank White: With Q King., Sat., June 4, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Free Kittens & Bread: With Mojave Red, Mockingbird Brother. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m., $7. The Waughford, 15 Waughford, Houston, 713-679-3558.

Generation Landslide: With The Sils. Fri., May 27, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Amber London performs at AeroLife II Death April 2 at the Vanguard Performing Arts.
Amber London performs at AeroLife II Death April 2 at the Vanguard Performing Arts.
Photo by Marco Torres

Good Old War: Wed., May 18, 8 p.m., $16 to $18. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Grace Pettis and Brian Pounds: Thu., April 7, 8:30-10:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Hal Ketchum: Sat., March 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Harvest Thieves: With Ruckus, Son of Bitch, Grizzly Band. Fri., March 25, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Hen & the Cocks: Thu., March 31, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Hen and the Cocks: Fri., April 1, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Jake Shimabukuro: Sun., May 8, 7:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Jason Cassidy: Fri., May 6, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Jazz and Poetry with Mong-Lan: Sat., April 16, 7 p.m., Free. Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave., Houston, 713-869-7600.

Jeff Ruby: Sat., March 26, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Free. GenuWine, 6503 FM 1488, #401, Magnolia, 832-934-2675.

The Jess Wilson Band: Sat., June 25, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Johnny Lee: Fri., April 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Jon Crain Band: Sat., April 30, 6 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

JW Americana: Sat., May 21, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

KALO: Sat., March 26, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Free. The Corkscrew, 1308 W. 20th, Houston, 713-864-9463.

Keith Rea: Tue., March 29, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Kelly Doyle Trio: Sat., April 2, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Kristachuwan: With Karizmatik, Philippe Edison. Sat., April 9, 9 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Purapharm performs May 14 at Rudyard's.EXPAND
Purapharm performs May 14 at Rudyard's.

Kutt Calhoun: With Whitney Peyton, Sincerely Collins, S.E.J., The White Noize, Conflict, Analyst., Sun., June 19, 8 p.m., $12 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

La Sien CD release: Sat., May 28, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Lake Street Dive: Thu., June 23, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Larry June: Fri., April 15, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

The Laundry: Fri., April 1, 7 p.m., $10. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Lazertrance featuring Ben Gold & Protoculture: Thu., April 14, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Local Brews, Local Grooves-Houston's Ultimate Craft Beer & Music Fest: With Another Run, Young Girls, Second Lovers, Ranson Bandits, Bang Bangz, The Vanity, Def Perception, Duncan Fellows, Deep Cuts, Race to the Moon, Fox Parlor, Space Villains*., Sat., April 16, 3 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lomelda: With Golden Sombrero, WellWell. Sat., March 26, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Lone Star Jukebox 25th Anniversary: With Shinyribs, Hard Luck Revival., Sat., March 26, 5 p.m., Free. Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd, Houston, 713-802-0410.

Luther and the Healers: Thu., March 24, 9:30 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: With Peter Frampton. Thu., Aug. 4, 6 p.m., $26 to $100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Madness on Main: With Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Sat., May 7, 8 p.m., $17.50 to $25. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Mantra Love: With Cosmic Bug Loaf, Shmu, Mockingbird Brother., Fri., April 8, 9 p.m., $5. The Springbok, 711 Main, Houston, 818-201-6979.

Mark Hummel: With Lil' Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh., Wed., March 30, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Mastersons: Sat., April 9, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Memphis May Fire: With We Came As Romans, Miss May I, For Today., Wed., May 4, 7 p.m., $20 to $23. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Mephiskapheles: Thu., May 12, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Metal Shop: Sat., May 14, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks: Tue., May 31, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Mitch Jacobs Band: Fri., April 1, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Quintron and Ms Pussycat perform at Madness on Main May 7.
Quintron and Ms Pussycat perform at Madness on Main May 7.

Motion City Soundtrack: Thu., May 19, 8 p.m., $23 to $27. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Mr Sipp: Sun., May 15, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Music Mixology with Danny Furness and Jared Green: Sun., April 10, 7:30 p.m., Free. Little Dipper, 304 Main, Houston.

MyDolls: Thu., March 31, 7 p.m., Free. Houston Public Library - Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston, 832-393-1313.

New Music from Near and Far, III: Sat., April 9, 7:30 p.m., $47.75-$26.75. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.

Nick Gaitan's Tune Parlor presents Bandulus: With Los Nahuatlatos, Mas Pulpo., Sat., April 16, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Night Demon: With Visigoth., Thu., April 14, 8 p.m., $8 to $11. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Thu., June 16, 8 p.m., $30 to $100. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

Otep: Sun., May 22, 8 p.m., $19. 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill, 101 18th St., San Leon, 281-339-2600.

Ozz: With Seventh Son., Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. Houston, 281-335-0002.

Parker Millsap: With Travis Linville. Tue., April 12, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Peelander Z: With Gnar World Order, BlastDAD, the Drafted., Wed., March 30, 9 p.m., $10 adv / $15 day of. Nu Gruuves, 4102 Broadway, Galveston, 409-601-4213.

Photon Mechanics: With Shrey Day aka Press Play, Photon Mechanics, Grid Squid, Sid of Arc, LowLife., Thu., March 24, 8 p.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Powerman 5000: With Downfall 2012, Dread Pixels, The Filthy Dead., Wed., April 13, 7 p.m., $15.50 to $19. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Praia Urbana: With Butch, Harvey McKay, Dosem, Mendo, Supernova., Sat., April 2, 2 p.m., $30 to $40. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Project Armageddon: Sat., June 18, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Purapharm: With Madisons, Jealous Creatures., Sat., May 14, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Quiet Company: With Major Grizz., Fri., April 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

The Romeo Dogs: Fri., April 8, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.
Ruckus: Wed., April 13, 5 p.m., Free. Raven Tower, 310 N., Houston.

Sam Baker: Fri., May 20, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sander Van Doorn: Sat., April 30, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

311 performs with Sublime and Matisyahu August 7 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.EXPAND
311 performs with Sublime and Matisyahu August 7 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Photo by Brad Barlow via Flickr Commons

Saturn Bliss: With Lee-Lonn, Ashley Toman featuring Morae. Fri., April 8, 8 p.m., $27 to $43. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Serpent Suns: Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

A Show: With AK'Chamel, Babylon Breakers, BlackMagicMarker, Charity Ann, Clockpole, Craig Kinsey and His Band, Damon Smith, Erica Yvonne, Haley Barnes, Muzak John, Painful Vigil, Pfaffenberg, P.L.X.T.X, Polish Pete & the Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band, Poopy Lungstuffing, Ronnie Yates, Sandy Ewen, You Genious vs. Detre Val., Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., TBA. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 2808 Milam, Houston, 713-523-7775.

Snit's Dog & Pony Show: Fri., April 22, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Steve Gilbert Band: Fri., April 1, 7-10 p.m., Free. House of Blues — Crossroads Stage, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Steve Tyrell: Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., $40 to $150. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

Sublime with Rome: With 311, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds. Sun., Aug. 7, 5 p.m., $25 to $65. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

The Suspects: With Dirty&Nasty, DEM, Alfred Banks., Fri., May 13, 9 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Suzanne Vega: CHANGED Fri., Feb. 17, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $148. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

The TC5: Fri., March 25, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Ted Nugent: Fri., July 15, 8 p.m., $39.75. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Terri Clark: Fri., May 13, 8:30 p.m., $98 to $158. Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Texas Johnny Boy: Sat., April 9, 9 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

TG Sheppard: Thu., April 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Core Trio featuring Hsin Jung-Tsai: Sat., April 2, 7 p.m., TBA. Houston Piano Company, 1600 W. 13th, Houston, 713-898-9210.

Thomas Jack: Sat., May 14, 9 p.m., $15 to $20. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Tightn' Up: With Mind Shrine, Bayou City Funk., Fri., April 15, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. The Springbok, 711 Main, Houston, 818-201-6979.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., March 25, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Dirty & Nasty perform May 13 with the Suspects at Satellite.
Dirty & Nasty perform May 13 with the Suspects at Satellite.
Photo courtesy of dirtyknowsnasty.com

Trout Fishing In America: With Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds., Fri., March 25, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re: With We Are The Asteroid, Frog Hair., Sun., April 3, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

TyDi: Thu., May 5, 8 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Vans Warped Tour: Sun., June 26, 11 a.m., $29-$51.50. NRG Park - Main Street Yellow Lot, 1 NRG Park, Houston.

Victor Munoz and Nacho: Sat., April 30, 8 p.m., $40 to $85. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Whiskey Myers: Fri., April 8, 7 p.m., $12.50-$15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Will Hoge: Sat., May 21, 8:30 p.m., $48 to $88. Dosey Doe, 25911 Interstate 45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Willy Collins and the Blacktop Junkies: With Ruckus, Screamin' J., Sat., April 2, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs August 4 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Lynyrd Skynyrd performs August 4 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

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