Upcoming: Bang Bangz, Charlie Wilson, El Grande Trio, Julieta Venegas, M.D.C., Shooter Jennings, Tab Benoit, etc.

Bang Bangz perform January 16 at Walters Downtown.
Bang Bangz perform January 16 at Walters Downtown.
Photo courtesy of Bang Bangz

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

1 Last Chance: With The Bloody Von Erichs, Crowded Isolation. Sun., January 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

15th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands Competition Houston: Sun., January 17, 4-8 p.m., $10-$15. W.W. Thorne Stadium, 1715 Aldine Bender, Houston, 713-953-1633.

25th Annual Mariachi Invitational: Sat., March 12, 6 p.m., $25 to $30. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Upcoming Events

57 State: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Abigail Williams: With VIRULENT, Await the Desolation. Fri., February 5, 7:30 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Antidote: With DJ Charlee Brown, DJ Mz Rico., Sat., January 9, 10 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

AR*V presents Worst Nightmare: With Heavy, the Bluebird, Theory, Sid & Run Ct, Yung Svnny G, K-xtic, Kosi the Trill, Derek Prophet, Yung Trvplord. Sun., February 14, 8:30 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Astronauts ETC: With Harriet Brown. Mon., March 21, 8 p.m., $12 to $14. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

B L A C K I E: With Jack Topht. Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., $5 to $7. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Babel Fishh: With Havoc Wagon, Height Keech, Gavin Riley Smoke Machine. Wed., January 13, 8 p.m., $3. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

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

Bang Bangz: With Squincy Jones, JERK, Trippy Cholo & Gio Chamba, FLCON FCKER. Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Bash VI, Houston's Premier Urban Dance Showcase: Sat., February 6, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Bass Therapy with Doctor Jeep: With Kruxx, Chason, Milo Tech. Fri., February 12, 9 p.m., $10 to $20. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Blood Between Us: With Carpet and the Drapes. Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Bob Schneider: Thu., February 25, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bonerama: Fri., February 19, 7 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

BTSM: With Apashe, Dabin., Fri., January 22, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

Candye Kane: Wed., January 13, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Captain Legendary Band: Thu., January 14, 8:30 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Carolyn Wonderland: Thu., February 11, 8:30 p.m., $24. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Carranza: With The Dead Links, Bombachica, The Glass, Dr. Belt. Sun., January 10, 5 p.m., TBA. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Chaotic Justice: With Epic Death, Bag of Tricks, Bludstreem. Sat., January 16, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Charles Kelley - The Driver Tour: With Maren Morris., Sun., May 1, 7 p.m., $27.50-$45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Clandestine: Fri., May 13, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Cody Cannon: Wed., January 20, 8 p.m., $25 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cody Ray Henry: Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Commie Hilfiger: With Some Nerve, SoberDaze, Action Frank, Shut Out. Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Cremator: With Bag of Tricks, Shadow Council. Sat., February 13, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Da Camera Young Artists present “Mark Rothko: A Musical Retrospective”: Sat., January 16, 2 & 3 p.m., TBA. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — Beck Building, 5601 Main, Houston, 713-639-7300.

Darienne Lake: Sun., January 17, 6 p.m., Free. Jr's Club, 8403 Westview, Houston, 713-464-9034.

Dark Spark Rays: With Paco Estrada, Hello Planet. Fri., January 29, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Dirty River Boys: Wed., January 27, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Disturbed: Thu., March 24, 7 p.m., $12.25 to $50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Duran Duran Tribute: With Marc Nicholson aka E-nertia. Fri., March 25, 8 p.m., Free. Etro Lounge, 1424 Westheimer, Houston, 713-529-3449.

El Grande Trio: With Jesse Dayton, John Evans, Mike Stinson. Tue., January 26, 8 p.m., $15 to $22. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

El Komander: Fri., February 19, 3 p.m., TBA. Club Tequila, 8150 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-995-7477.

ELECTRODUBTRAPSTEP XXIX: Fri., January 8, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Empty Shells: With Mind Shrine, Carl, Izabellizima., Fri., February 12, 8:30 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

EnTrance featuring Solarstone: With Wes Walz, Neer Music, Matthew Dunn, Jasmine Rose. Fri., January 15, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

ESE: With Donkey Punch, Broken Sideshow. Sat., January 9, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Hard Luck Revival performs a free show January 8 at Cottonwood.EXPAND
Hard Luck Revival performs a free show January 8 at Cottonwood.
Photo courtesy of Hard Luck Revival

An Evening with Charlie Wilson: Sat., February 6, 8 p.m., $99.50 to $124.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Feezarelli: Fri., February 12, 8 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Filth: With Impale the Betrayer, Of Ruins, The Ansible, Rex, Demoted to the Grave. Wed., January 27, 6 p.m., $10. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

First Assault of 2016: With Obeisance, Nekro Drunkz, Blaspherian, Sacrocurse, Calacas. Sat., February 6, 7 p.m., TBA. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Frank White: Fri., January 29, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Golden Effigy: Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Great Scott and the Allmighties: Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Hamilton Loomis: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Hard Luck Revival: Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., Free. Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd, Houston, 713-802-0410.

The Hightailers: Thursdays, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

The House of Dollz Burlesque Presents...Holiday Hangover: Sat., January 9, 8-10 p.m., $15-$20. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation, Houston, 832-426-4624.

Infinite Sadness: With Asli Omar, Andrew Henderson, Josiah Gabriel, Third World TV, XLO, Ty Tripp. Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

James McMurtry: Thu., January 28, 8 p.m., $25 to $35. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jauz: Fri., April 1, 10 p.m., $15 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Jim Lauderdale: Sat., January 9, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Josh Abbott Band: Fri., February 19, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $75. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Josh Heinrichs: With Animo Cruz., Sun., March 6, 7:30 p.m., $12 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Julieta Venegas performs House of Blues on February 26.EXPAND
Julieta Venegas performs House of Blues on February 26.

Julieta Venegas: Fri., February 26, 7 p.m., $12.25 to $50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Junior Brown: January 29-30, 8 p.m., $30 to $45. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Kill Matilda: With Fat Mannequin, The Medicine Years. Mon., February 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Knights of the Fire Kingdom: With Get a Life, Middle Child, The Lories. Sat., February 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

L0adingtumorrow: Sat., February 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

LazerBass: Thu., January 7, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

LazerTrance featuring Lawrence and Celauro: Sat., January 9, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Leonard "Low Down" Brown: Thu., January 14, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Lightworks: With Hakeem, St. Terrible., Wed., February 17, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Madonna Tribute: With Marc Nicholson aka E-Nertia. Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., Free. Etro Lounge, 1424 Westheimer, Houston, 713-529-3449.

Mark Chesnutt: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $80 to $125. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Matt the Electrician: Thu., April 28, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Matthew Logan Vasquez: Free to $5. Tue., January 12, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

MDC performs April 21 at Fitzgerald'sEXPAND
MDC performs April 21 at Fitzgerald's

M.D.C.: With Deathwish, Khobretti, The Ballistics. Thu., April 21, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Mickey Gilley: January 21-22, 8 p.m., TBA. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Mighty Dragon: With DJ Silvah. Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Club Riddims, 8220 W. Bellfort, Houston, 713-779-0033.

Mike B. album release party: With Von Won, Marcus Jordan, Abagail. Sat., February 6, 7 p.m., $10. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

The Moth: Tue., January 12, 7:30 p.m., $8 to $16. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Music Mixology with Alex Gregg: Sun., January 10, 7:30 p.m., Free. Little Dipper, 304 Main, Houston.

Mystic Inane: With Patsy, Sex Pill., Tue., January 12, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Nathan Quick: With Tatiana Raines, Melissa Eason. Thu., January 7, 9:30 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

NATIVE 10: With Lord Swan3x, Wes Walz, Foreign Twiinz, Jasmine Rose, Arson, Zach Taylor, Kit Likwid, Trill Nye b2b Disreact,, The Butchershop, D Menace, Grizzly Adams. Sat., January 9, 8 p.m., $11.54 to $343. Ministry Houston, 702 Franklin, Houston.

The New Offenders: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

No Refund Band: Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Not the Rachels: Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

OSHUN Unplugged: Thu., January 14, 8 p.m., $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Paper Sparrow: With Dead Leslies, 3G Percussion, Quiet Things, Limp Wizurdz. Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Paul Ramirez: Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Peasant: With Expander. Fri., February 5, 7 p.m., Free. Vinal Edge, 239 W. 19th, Houston, 281-537-2575.

Pecos Hank Band: Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Pick Axe Preacher: Fri., February 12, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Piper Jones: Fri., May 13, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Portal Frame: With Edison Chair, Jeremy Carswell., Sun., January 17, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

The Powell Brothers: Wed., January 13, 6 p.m., TBA. House of Blues — Crossroads Stage, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

REM, The Police tributes: With R We Them, Synchronicity 111. Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Ripe Mangos: With Dry and Dusty. Tue., April 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Royal & Toulouse: Sat., January 16, 10 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Satanic Overlords of Rock N’ Roll: With Bayou Vimana, Oddfellows, The Sils. Sat., February 6, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Shane Smith & the Saints: Wed., January 13, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Shooter Jennings performs February 1 at Main Street Crossing.EXPAND
Shooter Jennings performs February 1 at Main Street Crossing.

Shooter Jennings: Mon., February 1, 8 p.m., $30 to $45. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Sift Through the Ashes: With Sever the Silence, Insolvent, Plague of Ignorance, Machete Season, Calacas, Lacination. Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $8. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Sinatra My Way: With Andrew Heller and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Thu., January 28, 7:30 p.m., $35 to $75. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

So Soon, The Truth: With An Author, A Poet, Vox Vocis, Mosaic Dream, Empty Eyes. Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Southeast Meets the Southwest: With Richard Strater, Austin Vela, Eddie Sanchez. Tue., March 1, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Star Wars and More: The Best of John Williams: January 8-10, 7:30 p.m., $35 to $145. Houston Symphony, 615 Louisiana #102, Houston, 713-224-4240.

Steve Straker: Tuesdays, 8 p.m., TBA. The Corkscrew, 1308 W. 20th, Houston, 713-864-9463.

Stop, Look, and Listen! with Da Camera of Houston: Featuring the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams and inspired by the Alaskan wilderness, Sat., February 20, 3 p.m., Free. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, 713-525-9400.

Submit: With John Calero, Joshua Cordova. Thu., January 7, 10 p.m., TBA. The Boulevardier, 410 Main, Houston.

Tab Benoit: Wed., March 23, 8 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

Texas Johnny Boy: Thu., January 7, 7 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Cure Tribute: With Marc Nicholson aka E-nertia., Fri., April 29, 8 p.m., Free. Etro Lounge, 1424 Westheimer, Houston, 713-529-3449.

There Will Be Bass: With SKisM, Eptic, LAXX. Fri., February 12, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

Celebrate Vockah Redu's birthday January 10 at the Satellite Bar.EXPAND
Celebrate Vockah Redu's birthday January 10 at the Satellite Bar.
Photo by Violeta Alvarez

Thundertank tape release: With Existencia, Malevolent Force., Thu., January 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Tony Vega: Sat., January 9, 8 p.m., TBA. The Hideaway On Dunvale, 3122 Dunvale, Houston, 713-977-3515.

Treasure Fingers: With Landis LaPace. Fri., February 12, 10 p.m., $8. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8500.

The Trishas: Wed., March 9, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

UFO, Montrose, Think Lizzy Tributes: With Lights out, Bad Motor Scooter, Think Lizzy. Sat., January 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Uncle Lucius: Thu., March 10, 8:30 p.m., $20 to $24. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.

UZ: Sat., January 16, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Villainz Dubstep Presents: Level 002: Aweminus: With Villainz Vixens. Sat., January 30, 9 p.m., $5 to $20. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Vockah Redu Birthday Bash: Sun., January 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Vox Vocis CD release: With Vox Vocis, And Then Suddenly, Sunrise and Ammunition, Brainstorm for Tuesday, Rogues Among Us. Thu., January 21, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

The Weak Days: Tue., January 12, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Willis Alan Ramsey: Sat., March 5, 8:30 p.m., $58 to $98. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45, Spring, 281-367-3774.


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