Upcoming: Animal Collective, Deerhoof, Lydia Loveless, Schoolboy Q, Smokey Robinson, Van Wilks, White Fang, etc.

Schoolboy Q performs July 17 at Warehouse Live.
Schoolboy Q performs July 17 at Warehouse Live.
Photo by Marco Torres

Note: events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

WOMAN Movie Premiere and Fundraising Gala: Sat., July 16, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $50. Bam Bam Hall, 2703 Hwy. 6 #150, Houston, 832-859-1431.

1st Annual Houston Oil Fest: With Nuclear Hellfrost, Turbokrieg, Torture Garden, Existencia, Pyreship, Indaskies, Blue, Krvshr, Blunt, Sleeping Ancient, Funeral Horse, Jon Black, Worst Nightmare. July 9-10, 3-7 p.m., Free. 713 Inc, 4739 Canal, Houston.

Adam Carroll and Wrecks Bell: With Chris Carroll, Janet Bell., Fri., July 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Upcoming Events

Al Staehely, John Staehely, and Evelyn Rubio: With Robert Cline, Jr., Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Alex Faith: Sat., July 16, 6:15 p.m., $20. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Animal Collective: With Actress., Tue., November 15, 8 p.m., $27.50 to to $29.50. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Apothica: With Black Market Tragedy, Baron Von Bomblast, Trukstop Assassins. Sat., July 23, 8 p.m., $10. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Arrival: The Music of ABBA: Sat., October 29, 8 p.m., $30 to $85. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

Art of Dying: With Children 18:3, Letters From The Fire, Source. Wed., September 7, 7:30 p.m., $13 to $16. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Atomic Nightingales: Sun., July 31, 6 p.m., Free. reHAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, houston, 713-225-1668.

B L A C K I E & Sandy Ewen: With Show Me The Body, Mouthing, Ak'chamel. Sat., July 9, 8 p.m., $5. Houston House Of Creeps, 807 William, Houston.

Barkerpalooza 9: With Blues Funeral, Ganesha, Vehement Burn. Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Beyonce Versus Rihanna: Sat., August 13, 9:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Black Kennedy: With In My Absence, Seven & Seven, Aggressive Vibe., Sun., July 10, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Black Water Mountain: Sat., September 3, 8 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Boosegumps: With Microsoft Saint, Rose Ette, Dollie Barnes. Thu., July 14, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite Bar, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston, 832-530-4606.

Buster Whilaby & The Gimp: With The PukeBox, Rich Williams., Sat., July 9, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Busty Brunettes: With Breakfast, The Wrong Results, 54 Reasons. Mon., July 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Cory Morrow Trio: Fri., July 15, 8:30 p.m., $20 to $25. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Darryl Purpose CD release: Sat., July 16, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

The Rebel performs August 12 at The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge.EXPAND
The Rebel performs August 12 at The Alley Kat Bar & Lounge.

Dead to the World: With Revels. Thu., July 21, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Deerhoof: With Blank Spell, Tele Novella. Sun., August 14, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Destroyer of Light: With Blues Funeral, Witchcryer, Sat., September 3, 9 p.m., $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Diamond Head: Fri., November 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Dirty South: With Wolfgang Gartner. Fri., July 29, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Draco Rosa: Sun., September 11, 8 p.m., $35 to $40. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Dream Machine: With Pitter Patter, Space Villains*, Pfaff, LIMB, Splendid Emblem, Third World TV., Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., $8 to $20. Safehouse, 978-727-5868.

Dude Man Hey: With Ultra City, A More Perfect Union, Bronco Simmons, Cake Rangers. Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

The Eastern Sea: With Dollie Barnes, Alex Riddle. Sat., August 20, 7:30 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

The Eric Tessmer Band: Sat., July 30, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Evan Taylor Jones: Tue., August 9, 7 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Floating Points: With Olga Bell., Tue., September 13, 7 p.m., $15 to $20. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Foy Vance: With Trevor Sensor., Sun., October 9, 7 p.m., $15 to $22. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Fred & Toody of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows: Sat., October 1, 7:30 p.m., $12. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

George Ensle: With Tony Ramey., Sat., July 9, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Gypsy Mullet: Sat., August 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

H-Town Divas: Urban Soul Sessions: With Gambrell, Tish, Angela Gooden, Jasmine Christine., Fri., August 26, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Harlow: With The Lesser Evil, A Vow Unbroken. Thu., July 14, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Harmonica Fest: With Sonny Boy Terry., Sat., August 6, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Libby Koch performs at the Songwriter Sixer at McGonigel's Mucky Duck August 25.
Libby Koch performs at the Songwriter Sixer at McGonigel's Mucky Duck August 25.
LIbby Koch photo coutesy of McGuckin PR

Havoc Wagon: Fri., July 15, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Hector Ward & the Big Time: Sat., August 20, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

HellCat Meltdown: With the Smashed Idols, Sons of Providence, La Fin Absolute du Monde, Luna Legacy., Sat., July 9, 8:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m., $5 to $10. HellCat Cafe, 306 72nd, Houston, 713-483-8275.

The High Mile: With Molon La Ve., Sat., July 16, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Honeybee Rascal: Fri., July 8, 9 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Honky: Sat., July 9, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Hot Rize: With The Red Knuckles. Sat., August 20, 8:15 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

Houston Jazz Festival: With Chris Dave, Jim Ruiz. Sat., July 30, 2 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

In Exile: With The Price We Pay, Etsai, Frame The Artist, Imperial Affliction. Sat., August 20, 6 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Jared & the Mill: Sun., August 14, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Jared Leibowich: With The Wiggins, Muzak John, Penny Fingers., Fri., July 8, 9 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

JJ Doll: With Vats, Gast, Funboy, Substance., Fri., July 15, 8 p.m., $7. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Joe Ely: With Joel Guzman., Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Junkie: With JT Carswell., Tue., July 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Karaoke: Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., Free. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds: With Ledisi. Fri., August 19, 8 p.m., $79.50 to $99.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

LANY: With Transviolet., Fri., November 11, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Lazertrance: With Sean Tyas., Thu., August 25, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

AK'Chamel performs with B L A C K I E & Sandy Ewen, Mouthing and Show Me The Body July 9 at the House of Creeps.
AK'Chamel performs with B L A C K I E & Sandy Ewen, Mouthing and Show Me The Body July 9 at the House of Creeps.
Photo courtesy of AK'Chamel

Leon Russell: Sun., September 18, 7 p.m., TBA. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lera Lynn: Fri., September 16, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Leslie Krafka: With James Wilhite. Tue., July 19, 7 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Lillie Lemon: With Tearful Moon, Eli Winter. Thu., July 14, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Liz Longley: Thu., October 20, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Lonestar: Fri., September 23, 9 p.m., $20. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Lydia Loveless: Wed., October 19, 9 p.m., $12. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Manic Focus: With Wick It., Fri., August 26, 8 p.m., $12 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Matt Meija: Thu., July 7, 8 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Maxam: With Ganesha, Empty Shells. Fri., August 12, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Mickey Gilley: With Johnny Lee., Fri., July 22, 9 p.m., $25. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

MIDTOWN: LIVE!: Fri., August 19, 8-10 p.m.; Sat., August 20, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Thu., August 25, 8 p.m.; Fri., August 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., August 27, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Fri., September 2, 8 p.m., $25. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

The Mighty Orq: Sat., July 16, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Miracles For Maddie: With Flashback, Vanilla Whale, Hellbound Train, Black Kennedy, Xxcessive Pleasure., Fri., July 29, 8 p.m. TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Mon LaFerte: Sun., November 13, 8 p.m., $26 to 30. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Mothxr: Sat., October 29, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Mysterious Ways: With The Damn Torpedoes, Even It Up. Fri., July 29, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Nic Watrous: With Thawind Mills, The Winkler and The Hare. Thu., July 7, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Night Beats: With Mystery Lights. Sat., July 9, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Nipsey Hussle: Thu., August 11, 8:30 p.m., $25 to $75. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

LANY performs November 11 at Warehouse Live.
LANY performs November 11 at Warehouse Live.

No Rehearsal: With Annie & Kate. Fri., July 22, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

No Remorse: With Whiskey Hangover, HellBound, Superna. Sat., July 16, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America: With Vân-Ánh Võ., Sat., August 27, 8 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

Peter White & Euge Groove: Thu., July 21, 8:30 p.m., $108 to $168. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Poor Dumb Bastards: With Hogleg, Bayou Vimana, The Unconvicted. Fri., July 8, 8:30 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Porches: Sat., September 10, 8 p.m., $13 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Presagers: With Omerta, Blunt, Set Trip, Numb Generation., Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., $7. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Pulse Rate Zero: With Akadia, Broken Valor, Shadow Council., Fri., July 15, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Purapharm: With Brock Boehm, Super Robot Party, Since Always. Fri., July 22, 10 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Raa Raa Zydeco: Fri., July 8, 9:30 p.m., $5. Emmit's Place, 4852 Benning, Houston, 713-728-0012.

Reason to Rebel: Thu., September 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

The Rebel: With Spray Paint, Cop Warmth. Fri., August 12, 8 p.m., TBA. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Red Raptor Productions Showcase: With Black Kennedy, Kalico., Thu., July 21, 7 p.m., $6 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Red Raptor Summer Fest: Fri., July 29, 7 p.m., $6 to $12. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Reptilian: With Middlechild, Mouthing. Thu., August 18, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Rich O’Toole: Tue., August 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Richard Gober of Panic Stricken: Wed., August 17, 6 p.m., Free. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Ringo Deathstarr: With The Stargazer Lilies, Pale Dian, Mantra Love, Delphine Coma DJ. Wed., July 20, 7 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing: Sat., August 20, 7 p.m., $15 to $25. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore, Ste. 205, Houston, 713-496-9901.

Fred and Toody (of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows) perform at the Satellite October 1.EXPAND
Fred and Toody (of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows) perform at the Satellite October 1.

Salute to Elton John & Billy Joel: With The Piano Men., Thu., August 18, 8:15 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

Schoolboy Q: Sun., July 17, 8:30 p.m., $35 to $39. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Sergio Trevino: With Jacob Metcalf, Mad Haus. Thu., July 14, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Shake Russell with Michael Hearne and Mike Roberts: Fri., August 26, 8 p.m., $20. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Shenandoah: Fri., July 8, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $148. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Silk Road Jazz Quartet: Sat., July 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Bohemeo's, 708 Telephone, Houston, 713-923-4277.

Skeletonwitch: With Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper., Wed., October 5, 7 p.m., $15 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Smokey Robinson: Fri., October 7, 8 p.m., $33 to $128. Jones Hall For the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana, Houston, 713-227-3974.

Snit's Dog & Pony Show: Sat., July 16, 9 p.m., Free. reHAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, houston, 713-225-1668.

Snit’s Dog and Pony Show: Fri., July 22, 9:30 p.m., $5. Emmit's Place, 4852 Benning, Houston, 713-728-0012.

Something Else: Sun., August 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Songwriter Sixer: With Cody Jasper, Hayden Jones, Libby Koch, Charlie Harrison, Matt Harlan, Charles Bryant., Thu., August 25, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The South Austin Moonlighters: Thu., July 7, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Sparky Parker Band: Fri., July 8, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Starflightrocks: With Thrill, Xxcessive Pleasure. Thu., August 11, 7 p.m., $10 to $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Stiletto Fest: With Mariana, Tessa Kole, Robin Kirby, Sydnee Jane, Wild Rabbit Salad, Sherita Perez, Jon Black, Steve Straker & The Troublemakers., Sun., July 17, 4 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Submit.: With Joshua Cordova, John Calero. Wed., July 13, 9 p.m., TBA. Arlo's Ballroom, 2119 Leeland, Houston.

Sulfur City: Thu., October 27, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Summer Shindig: With The Midnight Eyes, Gwen Doll Band, Royal & Toulouse. Sat., August 27, 7-11 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Supergrave: With Hogs of War, Khobretti. Fri., August 12, 8 p.m., TBA. Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado, Webster, 281-486-6644.

Babyface performs August 19 at the Arena Theatre.
Babyface performs August 19 at the Arena Theatre.
Photo by Groovehouse

Swamp Rats: With The Andeeks Roadshow, Eli Winter. Wed., July 13, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Take Back Pluto: With The Optimystic, No Rehearsal. Fri., August 12, 9 p.m., $7. The Springbok, 711 Main, Houston, 818-201-6979.

Texas Johnny Boy: Sat., July 9, 9 p.m., Free. reHAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, houston, 713-225-1668.

Texas New Music Ensemble/3rd Annual Summer Concert: Sat., July 30, 7:30 p.m., $35. Fort Bend Music Center, 3313 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 832-500-4320.

Towrs: Tue., September 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Tracks In Motion: Fri., August 19, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Tristen: With Mirror Travel., Thu. August 4, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Twelve Years Driven: With Appetite For Distraction, Broken Valor. Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., TBA. With MadSons, Leroy The Prophet, Born & Raised., Fri., October 14, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Van Wilks: With The Caveman, Tony Vila., Sat., July 16, 7:30 p.m., $12 to $20. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Warplanes: With Ashley Toman. Fri., July 15, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience: With Brian Owens. Fri., August 26, 8 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

White Fang: With No Parents, Birth Defects. Fri., November 4, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

William Clark Green: With Mark Jones., Fri., July 8, 7 p.m., $12 to $17. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

With Our Arms To The Sun: Fri., September 9, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

World of Dance: Sat., October 22, 5 p.m., $40 to$100. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Smokey Robinson performs at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts October 7.
Smokey Robinson performs at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts October 7.

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