Bruno Mars performs October 24 at the Toyota Center.
Bruno Mars performs October 24 at the Toyota Center.
Photo by Marc Brubaker

Upcoming: Bruno Mars, Dengue Fever, Ishi, Mary J. Blige, NKOTB, Son Volt, Sting, The Weeknd, Tony Bennett, etc.

Note: Highly recommended events in bold.

10 Years: With Big Jesus, Realm, Broken Valor. Fri., January 27, 8 p.m., $22.50 to $25. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Aaron Lewis: With Tracy Byrd, Sundance Head. Sun., January 29, noon, $50 to $60. Lucky's Pub, 801 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-522-2010.

Alex Dupree: With Get a Life., Sun., December 11, 8 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Allah-Las: With The Babe Rainbow., Mon., April 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Altered States: With Smokey Emery, Future Blondes, Collin Hedrick, Rough Sleepers., Sun., December 4, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

American Aquarium: Mon., December 12, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $25. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Andrew McMahon: With Atlas Genius, Night Riots., Wed., April 26, 6 & 7 p.m., $27. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Beetle: Thu., December 8, 7 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., November 26, 8:30 p.m., $25. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

The Black Lillies: With The O's. Fri., March 10, 10 p.m., $20 to $23. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

Black Smurf: Wed., December 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Brandon Rhyder: Wed., December 7, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Brujeria: With The Casualties, Pinata Protest., Sun., January 22, 7:30 p.m., $21.50 to $25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Bruno Mars: Tue., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

The Cadillac Three: Sat., February 25, 7 p.m., $18. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Charity Show 5: With Cocaine in the Army, Acid Jacket, Total Nightmare, Conditioner., Thu., December 15, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Code Orange Kids: With Youth Code, Gatecreeper., Wed., February 1, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Cool Freddie E and the Crew: Thu., December 15, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cop Warmth: With Sexual Jeremy, Dead Time, Peiiste., Thu., December 15, 8 p.m., $3 to $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Cosmic Gate: Sat., March 18, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Helstar performs December 17 at White Oak Music Hall downstairs.
Helstar performs December 17 at White Oak Music Hall downstairs.
Photo courtesy of Helstar

D. Kosmo: Sat., December 10, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

DEFUNKT & SDF-1 Present: Prefix: Fri., December 16, 9 p.m., $7. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Dengue Fever: Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Descendants of Erdrick: With Prof Shyguy, Murder The Stout, The Rest of the Guys., Fri., December 9, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Disco Ball Bash 76: With DJ JD Arnold., Sat., January 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Dismal Dream: With Swing Low., Mon., December 12, 8 p.m., $7. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Doeman: Fri., December 30, 8 p.m., $20. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Dub Miller: With Rodney Hayden., Thu., December 15, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Electric Vacation: With Victory! Victory!, Zzyzx, Xxhea., Sat., December 10, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Eric Johnson: Sun., February 19, 7 p.m., $27.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Eric Tessmer: Fri., November 25, 8 p.m., $8. Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Evelyn Rubio: Sat., December 17, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Excision - The Paradox Tour: With Cookie Monsta, Barely Alive., Fri., March 24, 8 p.m., $40. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Fall Gravy: With The Mighty Orq, The Gypsy Mullet, Pete Simple., Sun., December 11, 2-5 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Fallcore: With Ramallah, Will To Live,Lesser Degree, Bloodhound, Wildspeaker, Omerta. Fri., December 2, 8 p.m., $13 to $15. With Strife, 100 Demons, Xibalba, Sect, Sentenced to Burn, Die Young, Survival Method, Judiciary, Body Pressure, United Races, Mind Kill, Skourge, Blunt., Sat., December 3, 3 p.m., $27 to $30. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Farewell to Solace: With Black Heart Saints, Sadistic Hospitality., Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Frog Hair: Fri., November 25, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Good enough for good times: With Heights Funk Collective. Thu., December 15, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

The Griswolds: Sat., February 18, 8 p.m., $18 to $22. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Guy Forsyth: Sat., January 21, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Dengue Fever performs April 27 at Walters Downtown.
Dengue Fever performs April 27 at Walters Downtown.
Photo by Jim Bricker

"Hard Candy Christmas" Show: With Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, Jamie Lin Wilson, Courtney Patton., Tue., December 6, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Hates: With Screech of Death, Texas Massacre, The Cops., Sat., November 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Hayes Carll: With Marina Rocks., Wed., November 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Helstar: With Blues Funeral., Sat., December 17, 8 p.m., Free to $10. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Ishi: Sat., Nov. 26, 4 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Jason Cassidy: Sat., December 17, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $20. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Jason Eady and Courtney Patton: Tue., November 29, 7 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

JC Seals III: Thu., January 19, 9 p.m., $10 to $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Joyce Manor: With AJJ, Mannequin Pussy. Wed., February 15, 8 p.m., $16 to $20. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Juicy J: With Belly, Project Pat., Fri., February 17, 8 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Katatonia: With Caspian., Fri., March 24, 8 p.m., $21 to $25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Kermit Ruffins: Wed., November 30, 6 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Kevin Anthony: Fri., December 9, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Kevin Fowler: With Jonathan Mitchell Band, Julia Cole., Fri., December 16, 9 p.m., $20. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Freeway, Houston, 281-219-2006.

Ladyhawke: Tue., March 14, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Leela James: Sun., December 18, 6 p.m., $20 to $100. Grooves, 2300 Pierce, Houston, 713-759-9700.

The Lemon Twigs: Sun., February 5, 6 p.m., $10 to $13. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.
Lisa Morales: With Smith and Turner., Sat., January 14, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Los Skarnales: Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Luke Wade: Fri., February 10, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues/Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Helstar performs December 17 at White Oak Music Hall downstairs.
Helstar performs December 17 at White Oak Music Hall downstairs.
Photo courtesy of Helstar

Marshall Crenshaw, the Bottle Rockets: Tue., December 6, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Matthew Logan Vasquez: Sat., January 14, 8 p.m., Free. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Maxwell & Mary J Blige: With Ro James. Sat., December 3, 7 p.m., $49.50 TO $179.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Mike Ryan: Fri., November 25, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Mike Stinson: Sat., January 28, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Miles Presley & Emmanuel Paris: Sat., December 3, 7-11 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Mint Condition: With Kelly Price. Sat., December 31, 8:30 p.m., $59.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Monte Montgomery: Fri., November 25, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Mousecop: With Far From Home, AWYL, Key Flight Pilots. Sun., November 27, 7 p.m., TBA. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Muuy Biien: With Ruiners., Thu., December 1, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

New Breed Brass Band: Thu., December 29, 10:15 p.m., $12. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

New Kids On the Block: With Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men. Sat., May 20, 7 p.m., $34.95 to $249.95. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

The Nth Power: Sun., January 8, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

On Sight #11: With Afflictive Nature, The Pose, The Real Cost, Flick Knife., Fri., December 2, 11:30 p.m., $3 to $5. With Dress Code, Kept In Line, Erupt, Criminal Trap., Sat., December 3, 11:30 p.m., $3 to $5. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Papa's Last Bigtop Production: With Mud Morganfield, Bob Margolin, Diunna Greenleaf, Hamilton Loomis, Rich Del Grosso, Lady Sunshine, Bob Corritore, Jonn Del Toro Richardson., Fri., December 30, 7 p.m., $125 to $250. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Humble, 281-446-4140.

Pepper: With Less Than Jake. Sat., January 21, 7:30 p.m., $23.50 to $26.50. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Pickin’ Party with Mandi Powell: Wed., December 21, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Pickin’ Party With Matt Caldwell: Wed., December 14, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Planned Parenthood Benefit: With Back to Back, Nosferatu, The Pose, Blue Dolphin, Soldier Game. Fri., November 25, 8 p.m., $5. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Sting performs at Smart Financial Centre February 23.
Sting performs at Smart Financial Centre February 23.
Photo by Jason Wolter

The Poisonous Snakes of America: Fri., December 2, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Positive Disturbance: With Soul Creatures, Shot Dead Sunday. Fri., December 23, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Powerman 5000: With Orgy., Sat., January 21, 7:30 p.m., $16 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

R E K L I N E R 10 year anniversary: With Henry Chow, Sasha Braverman, Noey Lopez. Fri., January 13, 10 p.m., TBA. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

Ran Blake: Sat., January 7, 5 p.m., Free. Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th, Houston, 713-862-6685.

Ray Wylie Hubbard: Thu., December 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Red, Gold, and Green Music Festival: With Kabaka Pyramid., Fri., December 2, 3 p.m.-2 a.m., $20. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Riders In the Sky: Tue., December 13, 8 p.m., $65 to $125. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Satellite One Year Anniversary: With Young Girls, Mikey and the Drags, Vodi, Whit, Get A Life, Dollie Barnes, Camera Cult, Cleen Teens, Whale Bones, Cool Moon, The Wealthy Beggars, Hammer Party, Thrill., Sat., December 3, noon, Free. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Save Ferris: Sat., February 18, 7:30 p.m., $18 to $22. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Shane Smith and John Bauman: Wed., December 21, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Skold: With The Filthy Dead, Dread Pixels. Wed., November 30, 8 p.m., $12. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Skyrocket!: Sat., December 17, 10 p.m., $25. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Son Volt: Sun., March 5, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Spacebear: Sun., November 27, 7 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Sparky Parker Band: Fri., December 16, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Steve Gilbert: Free. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

Steve Gilbert Band: Sun., December 11, 11 a.m., Free. Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen, 4611 Montrose, Houston, 713-807-8883. Sat., December 17, 7 p.m., Free. Fri., December 30, 7 p.m., Free. House of Blues/ Crossroads Stage, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Sting: Thu., February 23, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Mary J Bliger performs December 3 at The Toyota Center.
Mary J Bliger performs December 3 at The Toyota Center.
Photo by Marco Torres

The Tenebrian Machine: With Takedown, Forager., Sun., December 18, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Tom Chaplin: Sun., January 29, 8 p.m., $24 to $35. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Tony Bennett: Tue., March 14, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

TV Girl: With Children of Pop, JERK, Poppet., Fri., January 13, 8 p.m., $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Unleashed Live: With Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Jack Ingram. Sat., February 18, 8 p.m., $29.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Vodka Hanukkah, Whiskey Christmas concert: With Adam Bricks, Ruckus, A Weeknight's Coalition, the Jess Wilson Band., Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Von Hindenburg: Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Wade Bowen: With Dalton Domino., Wed., December 14, 8 p.m., $18 to $25. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Warbeast: With Epic Death, Carry The Storm, Mastema, Chemicaust., Sat., December 17, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Weeknd: Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $100. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

WeGet Networking Holiday Party: Tue., December 13, 7-11 p.m., Free. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

A Welsh Celebration of the Christmas Solstice: starting November 25, and Daily, 7:45-midnight, $14 to $38. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

Willow Creek Junction: Wed., December 14, 8 p.m., $10. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Xavier Wulf: With Darke Complex, Lesser Degree. Thu., December 29, 7:30 p.m., $20. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Juicy J performs February 17 at House of Blues.EXPAND
Juicy J performs February 17 at House of Blues.

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