Upcoming: Bad Ass Weekend IV, Florence + the Machine, Propain, Southern Culture on the Skids, Young Girls, etc.

Florence + the Machine perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 17.EXPAND
Florence + the Machine perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 17.

[Note: events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.]

2016 Japan Festival: April 16-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., TBA. Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin, Houston, 713-526-0077.

Al Scorch: Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Alan Haynes: Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Upcoming Events

Allison Fisher: Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Ana Gabriel: Fri., March 4, 8 p.m., $79.50 to $150. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

APERIO presents 10th Anniversary Concert feat. Ana María Martínez: Tue., February 2, 7 p.m., $20 to $50. Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas, Houston.

APERIO presents Exotic Blooms — Chamber Music From Latin America: Sun., May 1, 3 p.m., $15 to $35. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

Awakening: An Electronic Music Experience: With Ahgi, DJ Icon Bandit, Jacob Andrew, Moses, Oxigenate. Sat., March 5, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 Mckee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

The Bad Apples: Thu., January 28, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Bad Ass Weekend IV: Four day festival at different venues featuring heavy music, noise, and assorted freaks, February 25-28, 4 p.m., $100. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee, Houston, 832-503-5987. The Vanguard Performing Arts, 7115 Harrisburg, Houston. Donkey Paw, 2102 Commerce, Houston. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Houston House Of Creeps, 807 William, Houston.

Bad Brad & the Fat Cats: Sat., January 30, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: With Mikey & The Drags. Wed., January 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Houston, 713-526-5282.

Battalion of Saints: Mon., March 7, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

B.E. Godfrey & Deep Cuts In-Store: Sat., January 16, 3:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Berning For Bernie: With fire performances by Hustletown Hoopers, Travis Keith, William Ryno Henderson; music by Big Coat,The Echoes, Wild Toast, MUNN, Another De Sade, Kalijah, Keine Moniker, DJ Keeque,, Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $10. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Blackout 3 Year Anniversary: With Jubilee. Fri., January 15, 10 p.m., $5 to $7. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8500.

Blue October: Sat., March 19, 7 p.m., $37.50-$67.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Born of Osiris: With Veil of Maya, After The Burial, Erra, Bad Omen. Sat., March 5, 6 p.m., $20 to $23. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Skullflower performs at Bad Ass Weekend IV, occurring February 25-28 at Walters Downtown, Eastdown Warehouse, House of Creeps, Vanguard Performing Arts, and Donkey Paw.
Skullflower performs at Bad Ass Weekend IV, occurring February 25-28 at Walters Downtown, Eastdown Warehouse, House of Creeps, Vanguard Performing Arts, and Donkey Paw.

Brad Absher & Swamp Royale: Fri., January 15, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Brian Pounds and Grace Pettis: Thu., January 14, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

The Broken Spokes: Thu., January 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Buddy Mondlock: Fri., January 29, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Charles Peters: Mon., January 18, 7 p.m., Free. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Charlie & the Regrets: Thu., January 14, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Choctaw Wildfire: Fri., January 22, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Consumer Electronics: With Pleasure 2, Gerritt Wittmer, DJ Future Blondes. Sat., February 13, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Con Tanto <3 BOMBÓN: With Bombon DJs Gracie Chavez, Navó, OG Bobby Trill, Principe Q. Sat., February 6, 9 p.m., $5. Fox Hollow, 4617 Nett, Houston, 713-869-2117.

Corey Smith: Thu., March 17, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Cullen Omori: Wed., April 13, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Dana Cooper: Fri., February 12, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Dangerous Toys: With Smokin' Aces, Down for Days, Love and War. Fri., February 19, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.
Dave McMahon: Sun., January 17, 10 a.m., Free. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Deorro: Sat., January 30, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Devin the Dude: With The Skatastrophics, 5'4'J, Swae. Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $15. EastDown Warehouse, 850 Mckee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Dr Green Dreams: Sat., February 20, 9 p.m., TBA. Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd., Webster, 281-486-6644.

Duo Scordatura Subscription Series: Road to Carnegie Hall: Sat., February 27, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $20. First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main, Houston, 713-620-6523.

Eleanor Friedberger: Fri., April 22, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Firekid: Sun., March 20 , 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Devin the Dude performs January 22 at Eastdown Warehouse.
Devin the Dude performs January 22 at Eastdown Warehouse.
Photo by Marco Torres

Florence + the Machine: With Grimes. Tue., May 17, 7 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

George Ensle: Fri., February 26, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Giant Kitty In-Store: Sat., January 30, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

The Glass: With Bombachica, Carranza. Fri., February 19, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Good English: Mon., March 21, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Gulf Coast Blues Association Blues Jam: With TC and The Cannonballs., Sun., January 17, 2-8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Hank & Cupcakes: With Camera Cult. Fri., February 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Heather & The Hell Cats: Fri., January 29, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Houston Blues Society IBS sendoff: Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Intronaut: With The Ocean, North., Wed., March 23, 7 p.m., $12 to $17. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Jake Black: With Lyssa Warren, Zach Aaron. Sat., January 16, 9 p.m., $5. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Jamie Lynn Wilson: Sat., February 20, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Jazz Radio: With The Glass, Sir Mice, Paul Shafer., Fri., February 12, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Jeremy Smith: Fri., January 22, 7 p.m., TBA. Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W. Gray, Houston, 713-528-2887.

Jerkagram: Mon., March 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Jesse Dayton: Sat., January 16, 9 p.m., $11.54. The Derrick Tavern, 1127 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston, 281-759-4922.

Jim Suhler: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat: Sat., January 16, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

John Clifton Blues Band: Sat., January 23, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

John Egan: Mondays, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Olivia Block performs "Aberration of Light" February 19 at Meca.
Olivia Block performs "Aberration of Light" February 19 at Meca.
Photo by Caroline Campeau courtesy of Nameless Sound

Jonn Richardson: Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Katie Lott In-Store: Sun., January 17, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Killem Collective: With Tony Badd. Thu., February 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

LE$: Sun., January 31, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $18. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Leslie Krafka: Sat., January 30, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

The Light Rock Express: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Lost Dog Street Band: Thu., March 24, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750. Fri., March 25, 8 p.m., TBA. Ladybird's, 5519 Allen, Houston, 713-393-7647.

Mangchi: With Palaces, Duane: the Brand New Dog. Sat., April 2, 9 p.m., TBA. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Marcus Eldridge: With Justin Pecina, Julia Hatfield, Emily Cole., Thu., January 21, 7 p.m., Free. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Markell Gibson: With Leia Martin. Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Midtown Lounge, 2117 Chenevert, Houston, 713-651-0910.

Market Junction: Sat., January 23, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

MATCH: Light up the Night: With DJ Noey Lopez, DJ Vanessa Styvër, The Butterfly Effect. Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

Matthew Logan Vasquez: With Kelly Doyle, Grand Old Grizzly. Tue., January 19, 6:30 p.m., Free. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

MBBC: Wed., January 27, 9 p.m., $15 to $20. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Mia Borders: Fri., January 22, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Michael Fracasso: Fri., February 5, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

The Mighty Orq Happy Hour: Fri., January 15, 6-8 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Mike Blakely: Fri., February 19, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Moji: With Kirk Thurmond & The Millennials, House of Heroes, Positive Disturbance, Nathan Quick Band., Fri., February 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

My Father’s Son: A Special Concert featuring Chazzan-in-Residence David Krohn: Sat., January 16, 8-9:30 p.m., Free but online RSVP is required. Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, 713-667-9201.

Narrow/Arrow: With ExWhy, Many Rooms, Vatican Dress., Thu., February 4, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Southern Culture on the Skids performs April 1 and 2 at the Continental Club.EXPAND
Southern Culture on the Skids performs April 1 and 2 at the Continental Club.

National Zydeco Foundation Jam: Sun., January 31, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Oblivious Signal: With Arsis Thesis., Thu., January 28, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Olivia Block performing Aberration of Light: Fri., February 19, 8 p.m., TBA. MECA, 1900 Kane, Houston, 713-802-9370.

Operators: Fri., April 15, 7 p.m., $12 to $16. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Ordinary Elephant: Fri., January 22, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Patrice Pike: Sat., February 13, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Pitbull: Tue., March 8, 6:45 p.m., TBA. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, 1 Reliant Park, Houston, 832-667-1000.

Propain: Wed., January 27, 9 p.m., $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Purapharm: With The Escatones, Cornish Game Hen. Fri., February 5, 10 p.m., Free. Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd., Webster, 281-486-6644.

Raa-Raa: Sun., January 24, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Randy Rogers Band: Sun., January 17, 4 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Ray Bonneville: Fri., January 15, 9 p.m., $10. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Red Cat Jazz Festival: May 5-8, 7 p.m., $20 to $200. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater, 1 Hope, Galveston, 409-744-4673.

ReelMusic: An All-Inclusive Jazz & Blues Session with the Pros featuring Sebastian "Bash" Whitaker: With Sebastian "Bash" Whitaker., Sat., January 23, 7:30 p.m., Free. Houston Community College Spring Branch, 1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, 713-718-2000.

Reserve 101 Anniversary Party: With Todd Moody., Sat., January 16, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Free. Reserve 101, 1201 Caroline, Houston, 713-655-7101.

Ruben Moreno: Sun., January 17, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Saintseneca In-Store: Thu., January 21, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Sara Hickman: Sat., February 6, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Saving Abel: Fri., March 25, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Secrets: With Palisades, Too Close To Touch, Picturesque., Sun., March 20, 6:30 p.m., $12 to $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Seratones: Fri., February 26, 7 p.m., Free to $5. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Pitbull performs March 8 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Pitbull performs March 8 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Silver Blueberry: Thu., January 14, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Free. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Sir Snit: With the Mighty Orq. Sat., January 23, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

The Skatastrophics: With Mas Pulpo, Lost Project. Sat., January 16, 10 p.m., $7. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Skyrocket: Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $23. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Soft Moon: Tue., January 19, 8 p.m., $10. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Sonny Boy Terry: Thu., January 21, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Soul Food Cook-Off: With DJ Allan N., Sun., January 17, 4 p.m., TBA. Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Houston, 713-526-5282.

Southern Culture On the Skids: April 1-2, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Sparetime's Blues Jam: Sundays, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Spine: With United Races. Fri., January 15, 7:30 p.m., TBA. Wired Up (Modern Conveniences), 1318 Telephone, Spc 1, Houston.

The Suspects: Sat., March 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

They, Who Sound: With Camille Perrin Rowden, Bobby Levy., Mon., January 25, 7 p.m., $5. With Swinging Chandeliers (featuring Joseph Hammer from the LA Free Music Society), Illicit Relationship., Mon., February 1, 7 p.m., $5. With Ce Acatl Borsegui, David Dove., Mon., February 8, 7 p.m., $5. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Tilian of Dance Gavin Dance: Wed., February 3, 6 p.m., $12. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Tonight Alive: With Set it Off, The Ready Set, SayWeCanFly. Mon., March 14, 7 p.m., $18 to $20. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Tony Ramey: With Amelia White, Darbi Shaun, Emily Cole., Thu., January 14, 7 p.m., Free. The Red Brick Tavern, 119 Simonton, Conroe, 281-413-0721.

Tony Vega: Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Valens: With Corusco, Sidechick, Race to the Moon., Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750. With 35PSI, Finger Guns., Sun., January 31, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Vince Converse: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Waterparks In-Store: Fri., January 15, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

The Word Alive: With Fit For a King, Out Come the Wolves., Sat., March 19, 6 p.m., $18 to $20. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Yek koo: With Heavy Hymns. Thu., February 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

You Can Be You showcase: With Clasp, Substance, Tearful Moon, Nervous Curtains., Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $5. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Young Girls: With Raceway, Camera Cult., Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Young Girls performs January 23 at the Continental Club.
Young Girls performs January 23 at the Continental Club.

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