Drake visits Arena Theatre on May 17.
Drake visits Arena Theatre on May 17.
Photo by Marco Torres

Upcoming: Ankit Tiwari, Gregg Allman, Kid Rock, J. Cole, Sam Smith, Slash, Testament, etc.

8 ½ Souvenirs: With The Jitterbug Vipers., Thu., May 28, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

ABBA the Concert -- A Tribute to ABBA: Fri., May 15, 8:30 p.m., $25 to $45. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Allegaeon: With Product of Hate. Sat., April 11, 8 p.m., $10. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Ankit Tiwari: With Akriti Kakkar, Shilpa Rao. Sat., April 11, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Armando Manzanero & Francisco Cespedes: Sat., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $55 to $100. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Bad Ass Weekend 3 Pre-Show: With Licker, Teeth Grinder, Dress Code, Mindboil, Zimmerman's Gun, Malevolent Force, Leather Daddies, Insolvent., Thu., February 26, 8 p.m., Free. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga: Sun., April 5, 8:30 p.m., $45 to $100. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020.

The Beans: With Walker Lukens, Sphynx, Children of Pop (DJ Set). Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Bill Carter & the Blame: With Grand Old Grizzly. Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. With Mike Stinson. Thu., May 7, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

Blood On the Dance Floor: Wed., April 1, 7 p.m., $19 to $22. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Bob Schneider: Sat., April 4, 7 p.m., $22 to $39.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Born Cages: With Dreamers, The KickBack. Mon., March 16, 8 p.m., $8. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

CBGb: Tue., March 10, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Chandelier: With Raceway, Bee Caves, George West. Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Chris Knight: Wed., March 11, 8 p.m., $30 to $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cody Canada: With Thieving Birds. Fri., March 27, 9 p.m., $17 to $20. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Conflict Cares 2 -- Benefit for Cancer Research: With Vulgar Display, Blunt, Mind's Eye, Chipped Teeth, Breaking Even, Reinforce, Supremacy., Sat., March 28, 6 p.m., $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

The Covenant: With Labrynth, Provision., Fri., April 24, 8 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Cryptic Void: With Budd Dwyer, Led To The Grave, Ullatec., Wed., March 4, 9 p.m., $5. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Cursive: With Beach Slang, Megafauna. Sun., March 1, 7 p.m., $15 to $19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales: With Pulpo. Thu., June 4, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

Dead Leaf Echo: With Empty Shells, Golden Cities. Sat., March 14, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

The Defibulators: Thu., April 16, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Drake: Sun., May 17, 8 p.m., $124.50 to $149.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Drive-By Truckers: Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., $24 to $28. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Electric Six: With Avan Lava, Dune TX. Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., Free to $7. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Farruko: Fri., May 22, 8 p.m., $35 to $100. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Folk Family Revival CD Release: Sat., April 11, 8 p.m., $15 to $58. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Fox & Cats: With Kit & Kay, Radio Springs. Sun., March 22, 9 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Future: Sun., April 12, 8 p.m., $25 to $100. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie: Thu., June 11, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

The Gipsy Kings: Fri., June 5, 8 p.m., $45 to $79.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Grand Fondo featuring Zane Williams: Sat., March 28, 4 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Gregg Allman: Wed., May 6, 8 p.m., $50 to $125. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford.

Handsomebeast: With The Escatones, Muddy Belle. Wed., March 18, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Horrendous Miscreation: With Hyperemesis, Girth, Cryptic Void. Sat., March 7, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Hounds of Hate: With Mean and Ugly, Common Ignorance, Dress Code, United Races, Paranoid Chant. Sun., March 8, 9 p.m., $7. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Hurray For the Riff Raff: With Jess Williamson. Thu., March 5, 8 p.m., $14 to $18. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils: With Annika Chambers., Thu., June 25, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

If Birds Could Fly: Thu., April 2, 8:30 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

The Inaugural Deathpunk Slursday: With Hogleg, Gallion, DJ Jay Debauchary. Thu., March 5, 8 p.m., $3. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Indian Jewelry: With Pod Blotz, Future Blondes, How I Quit Crack, Skullcaster, M. Grave DJ. Fri., March 6, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

More shows on the next page.

Iron Born & Point Blank: With Supremacy., Mon., March 9, 8 p.m., $7. White Swan, 4419 Navigation Blvd., Houston, 713-923-2837.

J. Cole: With Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz, Omen. Fri., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

James McMurtry: Fri., Feb. 27, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Jarabe de Palo: With Los Hollywood, Espantapajaros, La Sien. Fri., April 10, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Scout Bar Blvd., 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Jarrod Birmingham: With Rex., Fri., March 20, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Jason Eady: Thu., March 12, 8 p.m., $12 to $18. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jennifer's Going Away Party: With Space Villains*, Jody Seabody & the Whirls, Fan Club, No Flowers., Thu., February 26, 9 p.m., Free. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Jeremy Steding: Sat., March 21, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

John Evans: Tue., March 3, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Johnny Gill & Dru Hill: Fri., May 8, 8 p.m., $49.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Josh Grider: With TJ Broscoff., Fri., March 6, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Juvenile & Mystikal: Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., $29.50 to $49.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Kawehi: With Bea., Sat., March 14, 7 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Keb Mo: Fri., May 22, 8:30 p.m., $118 to $178. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Kevin Costner & Modern West: Tue., April 14, 8 p.m., $45 to $125. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford.

Kid Rock: With Foreigner. Wed., July 22, 5:30 p.m., $24. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

The Last Hour: With Five Eyes Wide, Metacrisis, Slight Chance. Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Life and Times: Mon., March 2, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Lindi Ortega: Thu., May 7, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Magic Man: With Great Good Fine OK, Vinyl Theatre. Mon., March 30, 7 p.m., $17. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Marshall Crenshaw: Thu., March 19, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Matt Caldwell: Sat., March 7, 8:30 p.m., $14. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Matt the Electrician: Thu., March 5, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Michael Peterson: Thu., February 26, 8:30 p.m., $58 to $98. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Mickey Gilley: Sat., November 7, 8:30 p.m., $29.50 to $49.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

The Music of 1965: With The Fab 5, Picture Book. Thu., May 21, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

Mystery Loves Company CD Release: With Gwen Doll & the Somethin Somethins, Billie On Mars. Sat., February 28, 6 p.m., $9 to $13. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Nonpoint: With 36 Crazy Fists, Scare Don't Fear, Their Name Was Treason., Thu., April 16, 7 p.m., $16 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Of Mice & Men: Tue., May 26, 6:30 p.m., $22 to $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Orgy: With 9 Electric, Vanilla Sugar, Provision., Fri., April 17, 7 p.m., $14 to $17. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Paquita La Del Barrio: Sat., May 30, 8:30 p.m., $29.50 to $69.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020.

Peter Yarrow -- of Peter, Paul and Mary: Sun., May 17, 7:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Q: With Life Like, Black Coffee, Stagnant Youth, Midwives. Thu., March 12, 9 p.m., $7. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Radney Foster: Sat., February 28, 8 p.m., $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Rich Homie Quan: Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., $45.50 to $70.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Ricky Martin: Wed., September 30, 6:30 p.m., $26 to $151. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Roxy Roca: With Electric Attitude. Thu., June 18, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

Sam Smith: Fri., August 14, 8 p.m., $35 to $89.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Shane Smith & the Saints: Sat., April 4, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

The Sharp Lads: With Refinery Coast. Wed., March 18, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Shinyribs: With WRENFRO. Thu., May 14, 6:30 p.m., Free. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

More shows on the next page.

SHPONGLE -- Simon Posford DJ Set -- A One Time LED Show: With Phutureprimitive., Thu., March 5, 8 p.m., $22.50 to $26. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: Sat., May 23, 7 p.m., $37.50 to $67.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Southern Culture On the Skids: Fri., April 10, 9 p.m.; Sat., April 11, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Stoney LaRue: Thu., March 5, 8 p.m., $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Supremacy: Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., Free. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones Rd., Houston, 281-894-1811.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Autumn Electric: With Tall Tall Trees, Daphne Lee Martin, Bell's Roar. Mon., March 23, 6 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Gene Evaro Jr. & the Family: With Q Dot, Askultura. Fri., March 20, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Height: With Passalacqua, Eze Jackson, Alexa Dexa. Wed., March 25, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Hey Monea!: With Laser Background, Paperhaus, A-Bomb(With DJ Wes Green), DAMS, The Everymen, Amigo, Frank Mayson, Chuckie Cambell & Fresh Kils, Lala Lala. Mon., March 16, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Kill Lincoln: With Outside at Night, Ghost Rocket. Sun., March 22, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Kristen Ford: With Tony Banks. Thu., March 12, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Mary Bue: With The Lucky Dutch. Wed., March 18, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Merilette: With Birthday Candles, Luca, Civeta Dei. Sat., March 14, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Motion Theatre: With Tail Light Rebellion, Bür Gür, Monogold. Sat., March 21, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Not a Planet: With Heavy Lights, Vio/Miré, the Bottom Dollars, Captiva. Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Oil: Thu., March 19, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Pree: With Plains, Drew Price, Shellshag, the O'My's. Tue., March 17, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- Skyler: With Island of Black and White, Jonnie Morgan Band, Signs of Iris, Death of Paris, Pommez Internacional. Tue., March 24, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

SXSW Overflow Fest -- The Shift: With Ry Bradley, Fifth Nation, Feral the Earthworm, SLEEZE. Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., $8. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

T. Nate: With Street Certified Gang. Thu., February 26, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Testament: With Exodus, Shattered Sun. Tue., April 7, 6 p.m., $25 to $35. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Thelma & the Sleaze: Tue., March 24, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Theresa Yow -- CD Release: Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Toby Lightman: Sun., April 19, 7 p.m., $10. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Tony Baldwin: Sun., March 1, 10 a.m., Free. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Two Tons of Steel: Wed., March 4, 8 p.m., $15 to $22. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Vance Joy: Tue., April 28, 7 p.m., $25 to $32.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Vince Converse: Thu., March 19, 10 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Vince Gill: Thu., June 4, 8:30 p.m., $59.50 to $69.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Weezhur (Weezer Tribute): With Carter., Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., $10. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Whitehorse: Thu., March 19, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Wild Child: With Featherface, Holiday Mountain. Fri., March 6, 8 p.m., $13. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

William Clark Green: Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Yob: With Witch Mountain, Project Armageddon. Tue., March 31, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Zane Williams CD Release: Sat., March 28, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

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