Upcoming: Alabama Shakes, Bayside, Cyndi Lauper, Erykah Badu, John Doe, Juvenile, Rock Baby Rock It, Shinyribs, etc.

Erykah Badu performs May 29 at Arena Theatre.
Erykah Badu performs May 29 at Arena Theatre.
Photos by Rizoh

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

1st Thursday Manifesto: With Kris Smith, Kali Schiska, Shenakahra, Derrick Rice, Jennifer Trussell, Laurie Chandler, Eddie Conner, VII The Foreigner, Yousseny Van, Dunem Maiato, J L Zombie, John Muzak, Keely Richey, Tristan Tucker, Pop Tart. Thu., May 5, 8 p.m., TBA. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

The 3rd Annual Afro-Latin Fest: Thu., June 2, 6 p.m., $15 to $175. Rice University, 6100 Main, Houston, 713-348-0000.

404 Not Found: With Cop Warmth, Collin Hedrick, Andrew Sainz. Thu., May 12, 8 p.m., TBA. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Upcoming Events

98 Degrees with O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera: Tue., July 12, 7:30 p.m., $45-$65. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Adam Carroll: Thu., July 7, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Alabama Shakes: With Corinne Bailey Rae. Sat., September 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Amanda Perez: With Locita. Fri., May 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 Mckee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

American Aquarium: Thu., June 30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Ameriglow: With Bobby Rock. Tue., May 17, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

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

Audien: Sat., May 7, 9 p.m., $15 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Back In Black: Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., $14.50-$20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Bad Brad & the Fat Cats: Sat., May 21, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Bayside: With the Menzingers, Sorority Noise. Wed., September 14, 6:30 p.m., $18.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Beaumonts: With Hard Luck Revival, Pure Luck. Fri., May 6, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Blinds: Mon., May 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Bob Schneider: Thu., June 9, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bobby Meader Music: With Phillip Zimmerle, Civeta Dei, Luca., Mon., May 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Brindisi! An evening of beer and song (rescheduled): Mon., May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $20. Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons, Houston, 713-686-9494.

Tegan and Sara perform September 16 at Warehouse Live.
Tegan and Sara perform September 16 at Warehouse Live.

Bruce and Kelly: Fri., June 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $30 to $33. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Cadillac Blues Band: Fri., May 13, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Chaotic Justice: With Chaotic Justice, Knockturnal Madness, Locke & Load., Fri., May 20, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

ChillVibe: Fri., June 10, 9 p.m., TBA. Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W. Gray, Houston, 713-528-2887.

Cinco de Chamba: Thu., May 5, 5 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Clayton Farris Jazz Trio: Fri., May 6, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Clutch City Bhangra Competition: Sun., July 3, 6 p.m., $15-$25. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Cory Branan: Thu., June 23, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Cyndi Lauper: Sun., September 11, 8 p.m., $60 to $85. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Dancin’ in the Street… Motown & More Revue: May 26-29, 8:15 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

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

Darrell Scott: Thu., June 23, 7 p.m., $30 to $33. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Dawn of Dissolution: With MFasis, In Exile., Thu., June 2, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Dead Broke: Wed., June 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Drive the Sky: With Cornish Game Hen. Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Duos & Trio: Andrew Durham, Danny Kamins, Damon Smith: Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., $5. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 2808 Milam, Houston, 713-523-7775.

East Cameron Folkcore: Wed., June 22, 7 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Elizabeth Cook: Sun., June 26, 6 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Emily King: With PJ Morton. Tue., July 26, 8 p.m., $18 to $22. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Slim Thug performs at Scout Bar June 4.
Slim Thug performs at Scout Bar June 4.
Photo by Marco Torres

Erykah Badu and Ro James: Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., $69.50 to $99.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Fat Tony & Genesis Blu: Wed., May 11, 8 p.m., Free. Valhalla, 6100 Main, Houston, 713-348-3258.

Feufollet: Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Folk Family Revival: Fri., June 17, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

The Foreign Exchange: Wed., June 22, 8 p.m., $25. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

FreshDark Fest: With J*DaVeY, Gio Chamba, The Aspiring Me, Michele Thibeaux, Jneiro Jarel, Space Villains*. Sat., June 18, 8 p.m., $30 to $150. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

The Greyhounds: Thu., May 26, 7:30 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Grow Wild Tour: Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., $15 to $99. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Guy Forsyth: Sat., June 25, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers: With Driftless Pony Club, Harry and The Potters, Andrew Huang, Rob Scallon. Wed., May 18, 8 p.m., $20. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Heather & the Hell Cats: Sat., May 28, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

The Human Circuit: With Drop Out Vegas, Mantra love, Inzi. Fri., June 10, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

The Hunger: With Badhouse, To Whom It May, Six Gun Sound, DJ Radioactivist. Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

I'm Glad It's You: With Mildura, Petty Thief., Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

James Henry Band: Fri., May 6, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

James Hinkle & the Trans-Atlantics: Sat., May 14, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

John Doe: Fri., July 15, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

John Egan: Fri., May 27, 7 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

John Evans: With Nic Armstrong and the Thieves. Sat., May 14, 7:30 p.m., $15. Raven Tower, 310 N., Houston.

Jon Bellion: Fri., July 1, 7 p.m., $18. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Cyndi Lauper performs September 11 at Revention Music Center.
Cyndi Lauper performs September 11 at Revention Music Center.
Photo by Jim Bricker

Juvenile: Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., TBA. KAPERS Houston, 13655 Bissonnet, Houston, 832-293-0885.

Kay Odyssey: Tue., August 2, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Kublai Khan: With Jesus Piece, Malevolence, Lesser Degree, Bitter Taste., Thu., September 15, 7 p.m., $12 to $14. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Labretta Suede: With Killer Hearts., Thu., August 18, 7 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

The Last Humans: With Disfrutalo, Cosmic Bugloaf, Drive the Sky. Sat., May 14, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Little Terry & The Blues Birds: Fri., May 27, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Los Pericos: Mon., June 27, 8 p.m., $25 to $30. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Loumuzik: Sat., May 14, 8:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Marriage Contract: Sat., May 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $15. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Matoma: Sat., June 4, 9 p.m., $15 to $20. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Menilfest — Gulf Coast Indie Book Fest: With da Camera, John Luther Adams., Sat., May 7, noon, Free. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, 713-525-9400.

Mizery: With Lock, Response, Skourge, United Races, Omerta., Fri., June 17, 7:30 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Mushroomhead: Tue., July 26, 7:30 p.m., $18 to $22. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Musiqa LOFT Concert at CAMH: "Mark Flood Gratest Hits": Thu., May 5, 6:30 p.m., Free. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, 713-284-8250.

Mystic Disco featuring Cosmotropia de Xam: Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Nahaya: Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

The Nightowls: Fri., May 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Nosferatu: With Dress Code, Sex Pill, Existencia, Lace, Wild Thing., Fri., May 6, 7 p.m., TBA. Wired Up (Modern Conveniences), 1318 Telephone #1, Houston.

Paper Sparrow: With Dead Leslies, The Winkler. Thu., May 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Paris Blohm: Thu., June 2, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

John Doe performs July 15 at McGonigel's Mucky Duck.
John Doe performs July 15 at McGonigel's Mucky Duck.
Photo by David Ensminger

Party Like It's 1999: Tribute to Prince!: Thu., May 12, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Perro de Mayo: With Mike and the Moonpies, Gal Holiday, Zenteno Spirit. Sun., May 15, 7 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Pigs On the Wall: Fri., May 13, 9 p.m., $7 to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Poor Dumb Bastards: With Josefus, TC5., Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Purple: Sat., July 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Richard Cheese: Fri., September 9, 8 p.m., $25-$49.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Ringo Deathstarr: With The Stargazer Lilies, Pale Dian, Blondestar, Delphine Coma DJ., Wed., July 20, 7 p.m., TBA.

Robbie Fulks: Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Rock Baby Rock It: With The Broken Spokes, Huntinanny, The Wild Tones, The Octanes, Tomcat Y Los Rock & Roll Combo with special guest Miss Raven, Phantom Shakers, Danny B Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis, Shaun Young Band, Mary Lynn Mayhem Burlesque, Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat, Three Blue Teardrops, Linda Gail Lewis, Tropicana Joe & Felipe Galvan Tiki Mambo dance party, DJ Big E, July 21-23, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Rosedale: Fri., July 15, 8 p.m., TBA. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Royce Da 5'9: Sat., June 18, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Saints Analogue: With Carter, Losing Gravity., Fri., May 27, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.
Saints Can Lie: With Born Under Fire. Sun., May 8, 6 p.m., $10 to $12. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Scorpio Rising: Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Sean Chambers: Fri., May 20, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

The Share Fire: With Red Bay, Underage, Contagious., Sun., May 22, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

She Wants Revenge: Debut Album 10 Year Anniversary Tour: Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., $25-$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Shinyribs: Fri., June 17, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Shred Guitars and Spit Bars: With Crimson Arrow, Vox Vocis, Versa Nova, Tapes and Cables, Young Martian, Pax Amora, Zach Edwards, Dan Lazlo, Willie Dynamite, Lord Mack, Lil Kaiju, WLZ, Lil Mirk, Melrose. Fri., June 10, 6 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Alabama Shakes perform September 24 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Alabama Shakes perform September 24 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Six Minute Century: Sat., August 20, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Slim Thug: Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., $23.50 to $27. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Slow Future: With Jealous Creatures, Megafauna, Golden Sombrero. Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Sonny Boy Terry: Every other Thursday, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Soul Creatures: With Romina Von Mohr., Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., Free. Darwin's Theory, 33 Waugh, Houston, 713-992-0396.

Sparky Parker Band: Thu., May 5, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Steve Gilbert Band: Sat., May 14, 9:30 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-659-5366.

Surfrider Foundation Spring Fundraiser: With Ocean Roots, Los Rancheros, Dem., Sat., May 21, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Sweet Jones: With Quiet Morning & the Calamity. Thu., May 12, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Tegan and Sara: Fri., September 16, 8 p.m., $35 to $39. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Tejas Got Soul: With Felipe Galvan, Hector Gallegos. Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., TBA. Invasion Ice House, 823 Dumble, Houston.

Terror: With Power Trip, Harm's Way, Angel Dust, Red Death. Fri., July 22, 5 p.m., $23 to $25. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Texture: Yellow: With Karley Red. Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., Free. Darwin's Theory, 33 Waugh, Houston, 713-992-0396.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Sun., August 28, 8 p.m., $29.50-$69.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

The Noise Presents: Periphery — Sonic Unrest Tour: With Sikth, Periphery, Chon, Toothgrinder., Tue., August 9, 6 p.m., $20-$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

TheGr8Thinkaz: Sun., May 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

This I Swear: With Antioch, Thorium Reactor., Thu., May 26, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Tributes to Deep Purple and The Doors: With Perfect Strangers, Soul Kitchen. Sat., May 14, 8 p.m., TBA. The Office Live, 13245 Jones, Houston.

Troublemaker: Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Tsunami Bomb: With Skeleton Dick,Llorona, GashGasm., Fri., June 24, 8 p.m., $12. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 Mckee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Two Tons of Steel: Sat., July 9, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Van Wilks: Sat., May 7, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Velocityfest 2: With Reagan Youth, Prophets of Addiction, Tricounty Terrors, Jethro Skull, Emerald Heavy, Funeral Horse, The Unconvicted. Fri., May 27, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. With The Dictators NYC, The Velostacks, The Guillotines, Modfag, The Swingin' Dicks, Die Rottz, Thrill, the Bulemics, Silver Blueberry, the Freakouts, Poor Dumb Bastards, Talk Sick Brats, JT Habersaat & Altercation Punk Comedy. May 27-28, 8 p.m., $25 to $35. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

A Vow Unbroken: With Page 9, Pseudo Future, Rogues Among Us., Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Wheel Workers: Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

White Ghost Shivers: Fri., July 15, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Wiggins: Sat., June 11, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Will Owen Gage: With The Mighty Orq, Grifters & Shills. Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

WolfeBlitzer: With Millennial Reign, Infidel Rising. Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Worhol: With North Til Dawn, Deaf Angel, Para Bellum. Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Wreckless Eric: Wed., May 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Under The Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Houston, 713-526-5282.

404 Not Found performs with Cop Warmth May 12 at AvantGarden.EXPAND
404 Not Found performs with Cop Warmth May 12 at AvantGarden.
Photo by Tex Kerschen

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