The Tontons perform New Year's Eve at the Wortham Theater Center.
The Tontons perform New Year's Eve at the Wortham Theater Center.

Upcoming: Boz Boorer, Dick Dale, Il Divo, Lita Ford, Pat Benatar, Tech N9NE, The Tontons, Wanda Jackson, etc.

NOTE: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

404 Not Found: With Illicit Relationship. Tue., January 5, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

6400 Reunion Party 2016: Sat., February 27, 9 p.m., $10. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

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. Sat., February 13, 8:30 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Atmosphere: Thu., February 25, 8 p.m., $25-$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Autograf: Sat., January 2, 10 p.m., $10 to $20. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

The B-52's New Year's Eve: With The Ton Tons., Thu., December 31, 7 p.m., Free. Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas, Houston, 713-237-1439.

Babel Fishh: With Havoc Wagon, Height Keech, Gavin Riley Smoke Machine. Tue., January 12, 8 p.m., $3. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Ballyhoo!: With Resinated., Sun., February 14, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $13. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Beaumonts: With Hard Luck Revival, Jason James. Sat., February 6, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Sat., February 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Bitchin' Bajas: With Garden Medium, Papier Blanc. Sun., January 3, 8 p.m., $8. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Black Market Tragedy: With Cannibalistic Pineapples, Deaf Angel, Para Bellum, Black Market Tragedy. Sat., January 23, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Bloodshot Bill: Thu., February 4, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Bongzilla: With Black Cobra, Lo-Pan. Sun., March 20, 7 p.m., $15 to 20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Boz Boorer: With Rockin' Lloyd Tripp, Felipe Galvan, Big E, Ray Farahani. Sat., January 23, 9 p.m., $15. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Breaking Benjamin "Unplugged": Sun., January 17, 7 p.m., $35-$50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Broken Spokes: Thu., January 7, 8 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Bryson Tiller — T R A P S O U L Tour: Sun., February 7, 7 p.m., $32.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Dick Dale performs May 14 at the Continental Club.EXPAND
Dick Dale performs May 14 at the Continental Club.

Buster Whilaby & The Gimp: With E=McFun, Hollie Frye. Thu., January 21, 9:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Chon: With Strawberry Girls, Polyphia. Sat., April 9, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Chubby Carrier: Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Cody Canada and the Departed: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Come And Take It Comedy Takeover: With Broken Lizard Group (cast of Super Troopers), Eugene Mirman, Eric Andre, Brian Posehn, Ron Funches, Kyle Kinane, Clayton English. February 20-21, 4:30 p.m., $69 to $125. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Dear John — Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman sing the music of John Hartford: Tue., January 5, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

DEATHOFALL Festival: With Spazztic Blurr, Birth A.D., Paegan, Black Hole Caravan, Ayasoltec, The Blood Royale, Diminished. Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Dellacoma: With Hold On Hollywood, Anything Goes, Rainchild, Hello Planet. Fri., February 5, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Dennis Dotson Quartet with Peggy Stern: Fri., January 29, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Desert of the Real album release party: With Jaffer Khan., Fri., January 1, 8 p.m., Free. The Vanguard Performing Arts, 7115 Harrisburg, Houston.

Destroyer of Light: With the Dirty Seeds. Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Dirtybird presents Bill & Will's Excellent Adventure: With Billy Kenny, Will Clark. Thu., March 3, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

DJ Tempty: Sat., January 2, 6 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Electric Six: With Parlour Tricks., Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., Free. Raven Tower, 310 N., Houston.

Epic Death: With Chaotic Justice, Bag of Tricks, Budstreem., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Eventus Presents: Gilberto Santa Rosa and Jorge Celdon: Sun., February 14, 8 p.m., $45 to $180. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Father Mountain: With Middle Child, AK'Chamel, El Lago. Tue., January 5, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Felipe Galvan: Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Filthy Young Impalers: With Bow Before Horus, The Earth As We Know It, Remnants of IzanagI. Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Flow Tribe: Thu., January 21, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Il Divo performs at the Revention Music Center October 29.EXPAND
Il Divo performs at the Revention Music Center October 29.

Fox Parlor: With The Wheel Workers, Muddy Belle. Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Full Throttle presents Astoryia: With Justin Nava, Chris Hardy, Jordan Tyding. Wed., January 13, 9 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Full Throttle presents Demoted to the Grave: With Virulent, Samantha Simons. Thu., January 7, 9 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Full Throttle presents Von Noir: With the New Offenders. Wed., January 27, 8 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Garden Medium album release: With Carl. Sun., February 7, 7 p.m., $5. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 2808 Milam, Houston, 713-523-7775.

Gracie Chavez: Fri., January 1, 6 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

GridSquid: With Feral the Earthworm. Virgil Wolfe. Calamity aka Sinc1, Chris Lopez. Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

HTX INDIE FEST 2: With Mike Checc, Keek, Lilly, Austin Mata, Khayno, Yung Josh, Imani' Scott, Nicotine, Th3 Reason, Ruben Devill, BDeaux, Camino Kent, Chief Aleel, Slight Team, Dnawll X Johnny, Dirty & Nasty. Sat., January 2, 7 p.m., $10 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Il Divo - Amor & Pasion: With Il Divo., Sat., October 29, 8 p.m., $65 to $315. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

In the Heights: starting January 22, and Fridays, Saturdays, 7-9:45 p.m. Continues through January 30, $8-$15. The Austin Playhouse, Stephen F. Austin HS, Fort Bend ISD, 3434 Pheasant Creek Drive, Sugar Land, 281-634-2000.

Infected Mushroom: Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $15 to $20. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Inside Voices: With Public Speaking, Thief and the Architect. Wed., January 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

James Francies and Kinetic: Sat., January 2, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Jeremy Olander: Fri., March 11, 10 p.m., $10 to $13. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8500.

Jessica Lea Mayfield: Thu., February 11, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

JetNYE2016: With Spettro, Joe Dismal, Amanda Robinson, Bjorn Larsen, Marcus Starkist, Dan Sing, Henry Chow. Thu., December 31, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Jetspeed Productions Presents Dick Dale: Sat., May 14, 8 p.m., $35 to $40. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

John Koozin Quartet feat. Hattie Simon: Fri., January 8, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Kinda Super Disco feat. &ME and Keinemusik: With Josh Dupont, James Reed. Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., $10. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8500.

Kinda Super Disco NYE with Walker & Royce: Shea Delany, Chris Mitchell, Josh Dupont, James Reed. Thu., December 31, 8 p.m., $20. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-659-5366.

Lita Ford performs at BFE Rock Club February 12.EXPAND
Lita Ford performs at BFE Rock Club February 12.

Kirk Franklin: Mon., April 11, 7:30 p.m., $30 to $145. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

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

Kontrol: With XLO, Third World TV. Fri., January 15, 10 p.m., TBA. The Boulevardier, 410 Main, Houston.

Kool and Together: With Heights Funk Collective, A Fistful of Soul. Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

La Urss: Fri., April 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Lincoln Durham: Fri., January 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Lita Ford: With Daylight Down, The Band Hennessy, 72down. Fri., February 12, 8 p.m., $25. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Love & Laughter Tour 2016 With Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: Sat., February 27, 8 p.m., $35-$75. Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main, Beaumont, Beaumont, 409-838-3435.

Maceo Plex: Fri., February 5, 9 p.m., $25 to $40. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Manifesto: With Demonic Hen. Wed., January 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Mantra Love: With The Orange, Mind Shrine. Fri., February 19, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Max Stalling: Fri., January 15, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Mega Bog: With AK'Chamel, Bastard Mysticism. Sat., February 6, 7 p.m., $3 to $5. Bruja Mansion, 2275 Des Jardines, Houston.

Melissa Ragsdale Darragh: Thu., January 7, 5 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

MFAH Mixed Media: With King Britt, DJ Sun, Josh DuPont. Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $18 to $20. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, 713-639-7300.

Michael Che: Thu., January 7, 8 p.m., $18 to $22. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Mike Stinson with Pamela des Barres: Sat., January 9, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Mike Wheeler, Woody Witt, David Craig, and Daniel Dufour: Fri., January 15, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Mojave Red: With Bantam Foxes, 10000 Chiefs Under the Sea. Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Montrose First Saturdays: With GRRL Parts DJs, Children of Pop, Andy V. Sat., January 2, 12-6 p.m., Free. Royal Oak Bar & Grill, 1318 Westheimer, Houston, 281-974-4752.

Tech N9NE performs April 2 at Warehouse Live.
Tech N9NE performs April 2 at Warehouse Live.

Motograter: Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Mystery Loves Company: With Ellis Easley, Grifters & Shills, Tin Floor. Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

New Year's Eve Masquerade Concert & Party Featuring ECHOrchestra: Thu., December 31, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., $30 to $135. Holiday Inn Houston West-Energy Corridor, 1112 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston, 281-679-6900.

Nick Gaitan: Fri., January 1, 9 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

NITIN: With Cirque Noir featuring Bart Lee. Sat., January 2, 10 p.m., TBA. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

NYE 2015 w/ House Music Originator: Jesse Saunders: With DJ Sun, J Salaam., Thu., December 31, 9 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

NYE at the Red Light Room: With Josiah Gabriel, Goombotic, Grimm Bleak., Thu., December 31, 10 p.m., $10. Red Light Room, 711 Main, Houston.

One Eyed Doll: With Eyes Set to Kill, Open Your Eyes., Tue., April 19, 8 p.m., $11 to $14. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

One Love Reggae & World Beat Music Festival: Sat., March 26, noon, $8 to $12. Texas Camp Grounds, 6848 Almeda-Genoa, Houston.

OZZ - A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne: Sat., April 2, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour: Wed., February 24, 7 p.m., $35-$95. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Perfect Strangers: With Judith Priest. Sat., January 9, 7 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Pierce Fulton: With Keelan F'Oreal, Jeremy Knight., Sat., February 13, 7 p.m., $11.54. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

P.O.D.: With Dead Letter Circus, War of Ages., Thu., February 4, 7:30 p.m., $26 to $30. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Quantum Mechanics: Fri., January 22, 9 p.m., $10. Sat., January 23, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

R E K L I N E R featuring VIRGINIA: Sat., March 5, 10 p.m., TBA. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Radio Birds: Sun., March 20, 7 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Red Raptor presents Bear Lios: With DW, The Rest of the Guys, Mr AyoKay. Thu., January 7, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Robert DeLong: Sat., February 20, 9 p.m., $16 to $18. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Saintseneca: With Des Ark. Thu., January 21, 8 p.m., $12. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Wanda Jackson performs at the Continental Club February 19.EXPAND
Wanda Jackson performs at the Continental Club February 19.

Saliva: With Saturate., Sat., February 6, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Save the Fire: With Alyssa May, Director Wolf, Andy Cortez. Thu., January 28, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Seldom: With Seldom, Black Kennedy. Thu., January 28, 9:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Sex Knuckle: With Brumes, Hound, Spacebear. Sun., January 24, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Shade: Sat., January 2, 8 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

The Shift: Fri., March 18, 6 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Songwriter Sixer: With Matt Harlan, Brant Croucher, Jimmy Pizzitola, Sara Van Buskirk, Charles Bryant, Brad Boyer, Charlie Harrison., Tue., January 19, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Steve Moakler: Thu., March 31, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

SugarHill presents: Jawwaad, Black Kite, Guilla, Dollie Barnes, Catch Fever: Fri., January 15, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Suicidal Impulse: With Riverwitch, Knocturnal Maddness., Thu., January 14, 9:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Tech N9NE: With Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Mayday!, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru. Sat., April 2, 8 p.m., $27 to $40. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

The Million Dollar Quartet: Tue., February 16, 8 p.m., $32.50-$55. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Thieving Birds: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Transcontinental Variety Show: With Krish Moran, Liss Victory, Band of Jypsys, Galaxy Hotel. Tue., January 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Visionary Noise presents Blood Between Us: Sat., January 9, 9 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Visionary Noise presents Jeremy Carswell: Sat., January 23, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Visionary Noise presents Optimystic: With The Rest of The Guys, The Fieldtrip. Sat., January 9, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Vodi featuring Tom Lynch: With Phillip Zimmerle, West Without, Watchers. Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Wanda Jackson: Fri., February 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Pat Benatar performs February 24 at House of Blues.EXPAND
Pat Benatar performs February 24 at House of Blues.

Will Van Horn: Tue., January 5, 6 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Winter's End: With Victim., Sat., January 30, 9:30 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Woody Witt: Fri., January 1, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Xavier Wulf: With Chris Travis, Black Smurf, Idkjeffery, Ta$$., Thu., January 14, 8 p.m., $25 to $30. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

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