Billy Idol to perform at House of Blues on October 6.EXPAND
Billy Idol to perform at House of Blues on October 6.
Photo by Michael Muller.

Upcoming: Billy Idol, Booker T. Jones, Diana Krall, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Janet Jackson, Thundercat, etc.

25th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival: Fri., July 31, 5 p.m.; Sat., August 1, 7 p.m.; Sun., August 2, 11:30 a.m., $25 to $125. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

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

Afton Live: With Clarke Paige, Jay Radiant, NUKE15, Restless November, Ryan Adam Wells, The Mysterious Strangers. Sun., August 9, 6:30 p.m., $11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Air1 Positive Hits Tour: With Crowder, Finding Favour, 3for3, NF., Sun., September 13, 7 p.m., $23.25. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Amy Black: Sun., September 27, 6 p.m., $20. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Analog Blitz: Thu., July 23, 6 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Annika Chambers Band: Sat., August 1, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Azonto: Wed., August 12, 9 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Bad Boyfriend: Wed., July 29, 4 p.m., Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881.

Bilal Oliver: Thu., September 3, 8 p.m., $20 to $45. Club Tequila, 8150 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-995-7477.

Billy Idol: Tue., October 6, 7 p.m., $49.50 to $79.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Booker T. Jones: Sun., October 4, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Bryan Shayne Band: Thu., July 23, 7 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Buddy Brown: Sun., August 23, 7 p.m., $10. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Bummer Summer II: With Children of Pop, Mirror Kisses, George West, Andrew Lee (The Ton Tons). Sat., August 15, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

California Guitar Trio: Fri., September 25, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Carolyn Wonderland: Fri., September 11, 8 p.m., $22 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Chatham County Line: Wed., October 14, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Chris Lively: Fri., September 4, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Chubby Knuckle Choir: Thu., September 10, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cody Canada & The Departed: With Mike McClure. Thu., September 3, 8 p.m., $20 to $35. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Dale Watson: Wed., August 26, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Davin James & the Bullnettle Band: Sat., August 22, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Deep Cuts: With Big Bill, Young Mammals, Mantra Love, Children of Pop (DJ Set). Fri., August 7, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Diana Krall: Fri., November 13, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $99.50. Theatre Under the Stars, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-558-2600
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Disco Expressions: Fri., August 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Districts: With Sun Club., Thu., October 22, 9 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

DJ Big E & DJ Black Slacks: Sat., July 25, 2 p.m., Free. Cactus Music (Record Ranch), 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

DJ X Karaoke: Mon., July 27, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 SW Freeway, TX 77477, Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Doublewide: Sat., September 5, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Electric Circus: With DJ Looney. Fri., July 31, 3 p.m., Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881.

The Emotions: Fri., July 31, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Encore: Fri., July 24, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

The Fab 5: Sat., August 1, 7 p.m., $10 to $20. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Falskye: Thu., July 30, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Fat Joe: With TKA, K7., Sun., September 6, 7 p.m., $25 to $45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Fear Factory: With Before the Morning, Once Human, The Bloodline, Green As Emerald., Fri., August 28, 7:30 p.m., $18.50 to $22. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Fidelity Maxx: Thu., July 23, 4 p.m., Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881.

Fire Signs: With Pulpo, Bayou Vienna. Sat., September 5, 7 p.m., $25. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Flash Gordon Parks presents "This Thing We Do" Movie Screening: Sat., August 1, 7 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Florida Georgia Line: With Frankie Ballard, Thomas Rhett. Thu., August 20, 7:30 p.m., $24 to $58.75. Ford Park, 5115 Ih-10 S., Beaumont.

Foam Wonderland: Sat., October 3, 4 p.m., Free. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford, Houston, 713-259-8000.

Fortunate Youth: With Stranger, Sensamotion., Fri., October 30, 8 p.m., $15 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Get Down Sunday Brunch: Sun., July 26, 1 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Get Loose: With Andy V, Luz., Thu., July 23, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Gina Chavez: Thu., September 17, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Gio Chamba: Thu., August 13, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: With Xylouris White. Wed., September 16, 8:30 p.m., $22 to $25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Goodnight Summer Tour: With Deep Ella, The Soapbox Revolution, Potbelly, Joseph King Band. Fri., August 21, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Gorilla Battle of the Bands: Sun., August 16, 3:30 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Granger Smith: With Earl Dibbles Jr. Fri., August 14, 10:45 p.m., TBA. Big Texas Dancehall And Saloon — Spring, 19959 Holzwarth, Spring, 281-353-8898.

Great Scott & The Almighties: Thu., August 27, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Guitar Shorty: Fri., September 18, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Hal Ketchum: Thu., July 23, 8:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Holly Miranda: Tue., July 28, 5 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Home Free Vocal Band: Fri., October 16, 8 p.m., $27.50 to $125. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, 713-743-2255.

IDT Band: With DJ Looney., Fri., July 24, 3 p.m.; Sat., July 25, 4 p.m., Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881.

Irish Session: Wed., July 29, 7:30 p.m., Free. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable World Tour: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $51 to $1,000. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Jason Cassidy: Fri., July 24, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch: Sat., August 15, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Jesse Cook: Sat., October 17, 8 p.m., $32.50 to $45. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, 713-743-2255.

Joe Burlison: Sun., July 26, 9:30 a.m., Free. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Joe Ely: Sat., September 5, 8 p.m., $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

John Egan: Fri., August 28, 7 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

John Evans Band: Fri., July 24, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.

The Joint Show Presented by Big Heart Sound: With NIKKHOO + Moongun, Black Kite + Pitter Patter, Kosé + Black Lodge, Genesis Blu + Colombo, MAX + Ghost Dinosaur. Sat., August 15, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Jon Wolfe: Fri., July 24, 10:45 p.m., $8 to $15. Big Texas Dancehall And Saloon — Spring, 19959 Holzwarth, Spring, 281-353-8898.

Josh Fuller: Fri., July 31, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Junior Brown: Sat., August 22, 8 p.m., $30 to $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Junior Gordon: Sat., July 25, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Kaos: With DJ Looney., Thu., July 30, 4 p.m., Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881.

Kathy Murray & the Kilowatts: Sat., August 29, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Khris Royal: With Jordan 'Chili Sauce' Donald., Thu., September 10, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Kidd Kidd: Sun., July 26, 9 p.m., $20 to $40. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Kraig Parker: With Royal Tribute Band., Sat., September 12, 8 p.m., $35 to $45. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Leo Party: Sat., August 15, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Like Monroe: With Whether, I, Amoretta, The Earth As We Know It, Four Bedroom Republic, Above Caelum. Thu., August 6, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $14. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Logan Locking: With Lessionread, Hakeem., Tue., July 28, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

madSons: Fri., November 6, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Maggic Koerner: Thu., October 1, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Main Street Crossing Young Artist Show: With Coulter Lee Brown, Corey David Hightower, Julia Gimblet, Benton Burnett. Tue., July 28, 8 p.m., $10. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Manaright Sounds: With DJ TDow., Wed., July 29, 9 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Melody DeBraux: Wed., July 29, 7 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Mercury Moments: Sun., October 18, 7 p.m., TBA. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Metacrisis: With The Apollo Crows, The Raven Outlaw. Sat., August 1, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Metal Shop: Sat., September 5, 10 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Mobitz 2: Mon., July 27, 6 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Moses Guest: Sat., August 15, 7 p.m., $25. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Natalie Rose: Fri., September 4, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Nick Michael Taylor: Thu., July 30, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Night Drive: With Telephantom. Thu., August 20, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

The Nightowls: Fri., September 4, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Ozz: With Seventh Son., Sat., September 19, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Paper Moon Shiners: Thu., September 17, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Parker McCollum: Thu., July 30, 7 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Paul Thorn: Sat., August 29, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Pete Scobell: Wed., August 26, 8 p.m., $25. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Posse: Wed., July 29, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Raheem Devaughn & Leela James: Fri., November 6, 7 p.m., $29.50 to $55. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Rat Ranch: Sun., July 26, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Real Life Real Music Songwriters Camp Showcase: Sun., July 26, 6 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Redd Volkaert: Sun., September 13, 6 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Rising Fawn: With Merriment., Wed., August 26, 7 p.m., $12 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Roxy Roca: Fri., July 31, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Say Girl Say: Sat., August 1, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: Wed., December 2, 8 p.m., $32.50. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, 713-743-2255.

Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys: Sat., August 8, 7 p.m., $25. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Sparky Parker Band: Free. Local Pour, 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881. Fri., August 28, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

The Spazmatics: Fri., August 21, 10:15 p.m.; Fri., September 18, 10:15 p.m., $12. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Steamers: Tue., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

The Suffers: With Bandulus, Guilla., Sat., August 22, 7 p.m.; Thu., December 31, 7 p.m., $18. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Tera Melos: Fri., August 21, 9 p.m., $13 to $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Texas Christian Music Association: Wed., September 16, 6 p.m., Free. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Thundercat: Thu., September 24, 8:30 p.m., $17 to $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Tiny Purple Fishes: Fri., August 21, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Tom McKinney's Showcase: Sun., August 9, 2:30 & 7 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., August 21, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Travis Tritt: Fri., September 18, 8 p.m., $35 to $50. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont, 409-838-3435.

Tribute to James Brown & BB KIng: With Gerald Albright, Frank McComb, John Primer. Fri., July 31, 7 p.m., $40 to $75. Zum Barrel Tavern & Bier Garden, 13101 Kuykendahl, Houston.

Troublemaker: Sat., August 22, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Vacationer: With Great Good Fine Ok., Fri., September 25, 9 p.m., $12 to $14. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Vertigo: Sat., July 25, 8 p.m., Free. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., 281-277-9333.

Wade Bowen: Fri., August 14, 10:45 p.m., $15 to $20. Big Texas Dancehall & Saloon — Clear Lake, 803 NASA 1, Webster, 281-461-4400.

Will Play for Food Vol. 4: With Refinery Coast, The Aftervibe, Cassette Tape, Hardy & Co., Blackgrass Gospel, Indaskies, Second Lovers, An Author, A Poet, Gaby Veray, Tydings, To Whom It May, The Flamin' Hellcats, Fear The Poet, The Grizzly Band, Trigger Creek, Southbound 45, Charles Bryant. Sat., July 25, 6 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def: With D Risha, Rocko Steady, Waxaholics DJs., Thu., August 27, 8:30 p.m., $25 to $35. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Young Mammals: Sat., July 25, 4 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

The Yung Rich Nation Tour: With Migos, Og Maco., Wed., April 26, 7:30 p.m., $24.50 to $30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Zane Williams: Fri., October 16, 10:45 p.m., $8 to $15. Big Texas Dancehall And Saloon — Spring, 19959 Holzwarth, Spring, 281-353-8898.

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