Pakistani singer Adnan Sami performs at Arena Theatre on March 28
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami performs at Arena Theatre on March 28

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

The .07 Blues Band: Fri., January 16, 8 p.m., $5. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

80 Proof: Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272.

Action Frank: With Fuska, Khobretti, Young Costello. Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., $5. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Adnan Sami: Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Annual Hangover Party: With Antonio Eye & the SpaceWar Music Band, Lone Star Hippie, Ceefor Ebrahimi, Civeta Dei. Thu., January 1, 8:30 p.m., $5. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Apothica: With the High Mile, Mosaic Dream. Sun., January 25, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Appetite for Destruction: With Red, White & Crue, Poison'd. Fri., January 2, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Association: Sun., February 15, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $148. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Barkin at Nothin: With Bad Samaritans, Screech of Death, Poor Dumb Bastards, Dark Ranger, Remains of Something Human, Dead Cowboys. Sat., January 31, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Basketball Shorts: With Those Howlings, Muhammadali, Pastor Brad. Fri., January 16, 9 p.m., $5 to $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

The Bellamy Brothers: With Justin Van Sant., Sat., January 17, 8 p.m., $15 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Benastar -- Pat Benatar and '80s Tribute Band: Sat., January 10, 6 p.m., $10. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Billy Joe Shaver: Fri., January 16, 6 p.m., $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Black Dog (Led Zeppelin Tribute): Fri., January 16, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Black Hole Caravan: With Carrion Sun, Dead Earth Politics, Black Standard. Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

The Brunson Theater: With Glass the Sky. Fri., February 6, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Carolyn Wonderland: Fri., January 30, 6 p.m., $22 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Confederate Railroad: Thu., February 19, 8:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Dead Cowboys: With Hickoids, We are the Asteroid. Fri., February 20, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

The Devil Wears Prada: With Born of Osiris. Sun., March 29, 6 p.m., $19.50. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers: Fri., February 20, 8:30 p.m., $138 to $198. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

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

Elton John & His Band: Fri., May 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Evelyn Rubio: Sat., January 3, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

The Fab 5 -- A Tribute to the Beatles: Sat., January 10, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

Free At Last: With United Races, Primal League, Brain Dead, Paranoid Chant, Hard Strike. Thu., January 1, 7:30 p.m., $5. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Free Kittens & Bread: Tue., January 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

George Winston: Sat., February 21, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Gorilla Battle of the Bands: Sun., January 18, 3:30 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Graham Wilkinson & Shawn Nelson: Thu., January 22, 9 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

The Green: With Through the Roots. Sun., March 8, 8 p.m., $18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Guy Forsyth: Fri., January 16, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Hardy & Co.: With Black Grass Gospel, Theory of Thieves. Sun., January 18, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Iron Horse ('80s Metal tribute): Fri., January 2, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Jabo: Sun., January 4, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

James McMurtry: Sat., January 24, 6 p.m., $25 to $35. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jeremy O'Bannon: Sat., January 31, 9 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Jimmy Lafave: Sat., January 17, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

John Doe: With Jesse Dayton. Thu., January 22, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

John Moreland: With Aaron Lee Tasjan, Caleb Caudle., Sun., January 11, 7 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Johnny Lee & the Urban Cowboy Band: Wed., January 7, 6 p.m., $45. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431. Sat., January 10, 8 p.m., $10 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Jorma Kaukonen: Wed., February 25, 8 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Justin Michael Bell: Fri., January 9, 6 p.m., $10. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis: Tue., February 10, 8 p.m., $45 to $80.50. Cullen Theater @ Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas, Houston.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

Keiko Matsui: Sun., February 22, 7:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Keyun Dickson: Sun., January 11, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Kiona: With Vox Vocis, Courrier, King Finn, Moji. Thu., January 29, 7:30 p.m., $8 to $11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

More shows on the next page.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

Krvshr: With Rapturous Grief, Stepdad SS, Sexpill, Mindboil., Mon., January 19, 9 p.m., $5. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

La Raza Connection: Fri., January 16, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272.

Larkin Poe: Wed., January 21, 7:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Lights: With X Ambassador. Sun., February 22, 7 p.m., $17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

The Lost Boys: Sat., January 3, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272.

Luther & the Healers: Thu., January 8, 8 p.m.; Thu., January 15, 8 p.m.; Thu., January 22, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Mason Jennings: Thu., January 22, 8:30 p.m., $25. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Max Stalling: With Josh Fuller. Fri., January 16, 7 p.m., Free to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Metal Shop: Sat., January 24, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Micky & the Motorcars: With Melissa Rately. Sat., January 17, 7:30 p.m., $18. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Mitch Jacobs Band: Thu., January 1, 8 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Mushroomhead: With Blood of an Outlaw, Like Monroe, the Family Ruin, Thira. Tue., January 20, 7 p.m., $17 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

My Houston 2040: 2015 Kickoff Party: With Woozyhelmet, Free Radicals, Joe Mathlete. Thu., January 8, 6 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Mystery Loves Company CD Release: Sat., February 28, 6 p.m., $9 to $13. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

The No Refund Band: Sat., January 10, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

No Remorse (Metallica tribute): Sat., January 3, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

The Noose -- a tribute to A Perfect Circle: With Revolver -- a tribute to Rage Against the Machine, Rusty Cage., Sat., January 17, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Nubians: With Gast., Fri., January 2, 9 p.m., $3. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

NYGE: With Currents & Coastline, Brothers Grymn. Sat., January 10, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

Obscured by Echoes: Sat., February 21, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Omotai: Fri., February 13, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

The O's: Fri., January 30, 9 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Periphery: With Nothing More, Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist. Sat., January 17, 6 p.m., $17.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Picture Book: Fri., February 6, 7 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Pimpinela: Sun., March 29, 8:30 p.m., $39.50 to $59.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020.

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

The Possum Posse: Thu., January 8, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

PRhyme: Wed., March 18, 8 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Rainchild: With Rockett Queen, Seldom, Unknown Brothers. Sat., January 3, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Rakim & EPMD: Sat., January 31, 8 p.m., $32.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Rebelution: Sun., January 18, 7 p.m., $23.50 to $27.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Redz Band: Thu., January 8, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272.

The Roosevelt's: Thu., January 8, 6 p.m., $15. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Ryan James: Wed., January 14, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Sam Baker: Sat., January 17, 7 p.m., $25 to $28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Saosin feat. Anthony Green: With Souvenirs, Seizures. Sun., January 25, 7 p.m., $29 to $35. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Shake Russell: Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., Free to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.

The Snarky Puppy Side Project Show Featuring the Cory Henry Group: With Sput & Nate. Tue., January 27, 7 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Sony Boy Terry & Jimmy Dotson: Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

More shows on the next page.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

To Whom It May: With Kenny the Spider, Framing Grey, Hotmagandhi. Fri., January 2, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

TreynWrek: With Citta, Raised From Nothing. Sat., January 10, 8 p.m., Free. 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Tribe Hill: Thu., January 8, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Vince Converse: Fri., January 2, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Visionary Noise New Years Bash: With Tracers, Dysmetria, Fear Me, King Me, Versa Nova, Bow Before Horus, Maninkari, Vessels Out to Sea, In One Breath. Sat., January 3, 7 p.m., $5 to $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Wade Bowen: Sat., February 14, 8 p.m., $20 to $29. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros: Sun., January 4, 7 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Upcoming: Dr. John, Elton John, John Doe, Kat Edmonson & Robert Ellis, Zola Jesus, etc.

Wednesday 13: With Eyes Set to Kill, Die So Fluid, the Filthy Dead. Wed., January 14, 7 p.m., $13.50 to $17. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

White Arrows: Sat., January 31, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Wu Bai & China Blue: Sat., April 18, 8 p.m., $58 to $128. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Zola Jesus: With Deradoorian. Mon., February 2, 7 p.m., $16 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

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