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

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

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.

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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