Maria Chavez performs at Damn Gxrl at Crumbville Texas, April 19.EXPAND
Maria Chavez performs at Damn Gxrl at Crumbville Texas, April 19.

Upcoming: Blue Oyster Cult, Brandy Clark, Erykah Badu, Hank Williams Jr., Maria Chavez, Redd Kross, Tycho, etc.

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

.38 Special: Wed., May 10, 7 p.m., $35. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

5 de Mayo Mayhem: With Diosa, Black Helix, Serpientes De Fuego, Demons & Dreams. Fri., May 5, 8 p.m., $10. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Adam Tendler: Thu., April 20, 7 p.m., $10. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross, Houston, 713-622-5710.

Alex G: With Japanese Breakfast, Cende. Fri., June 9, 7 p.m., $13 to $18. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Allen Shamblin and Aaron Barker: Thu., April 20, 8:30 p.m., $18 to $26. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Andrew Duhon: With Sean Lucy. Thu., May 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

The Bacon Brothers: $34 to $52. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

The Bad Apples: Thu., April 20, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Bayou Vimana: With Killer Hearts, Idiot City. Sat., May 6, 9 p.m., $8. Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Betty Who: With Geographer. Sat., August 19, 8 p.m., $20 to $199. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Blaze X Black: Thu., April 20, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Blue Oyster Cult: With Mothership. Sat., July 29, 7 p.m., $35 to $37. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Brandy Clark: Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Brothers Grymn: With Kyle Hubbard., Fri., May 5, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Buenos Diaz: Sat., May 27, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

BushFest: With Brumes, Grrrl Parts DJs, Devil Killing Moth, Dillon Trimm, Maya Kindle, Nicole Quinn, Rahim Quazi, Tania & Juan, Eel Son, Holy Worm. Sat., April 29, 8 p.m., $10. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Caifanes: Fri., September 22, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos: Wed., May 24, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Coby: Sat., April 15, 8 p.m., $10. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Damn Gxrl: With Maria Chavez, Peyton, DJ Yazzaspazza. Wed., April 19, 7:30 p.m., $5. Crumbville Texas, 2316 Elgin, Houston.

Hank Williams Jr performs July 28 at Smart Financial Centre.
Hank Williams Jr performs July 28 at Smart Financial Centre.
Photo by Violeta Alvarez

Delta Bombers: Wed., May 31, 9 p.m., $8. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Dem Damn Dames Burlesque: Naked Nerds VS Dirty Dorks: Fri., April 28, 7-10 p.m., $15-$30. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Dimphonic: With From The Messenger, Lift the Medium, Closer To Found, Twisted Karma. Thu., April 20, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

DRConn presents The Mike Donell Band: With Jon Turnbow, William Ward, Daniel Holmes, Andy Terrell. Sat., May 27, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. Westwind Club, 5905 Guhn, Houston, 713-462-7204.

Dylan Bishop: Fri., April 14, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

El Freak Show: Wed., April 19, 7 p.m., TBA. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Erykah Badu: Sat., May 27, 8:30 p.m., $69.50 to $99.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Eyes Set To Kill: With Hail Sagan, Vanilla Sugar, Hitting Subset, Anova Skyway. Sun., April 16, 6 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Father John Misty: With Weyes Blood. Sun., October 1, 6 p.m., $35 to $37. White Oak Music Hall Lawn, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Free Throw: With Homesafe, Heart Attack Man., Wed., June 14, 7 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Great White: Thu., June 22, 8 p.m., $10. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

Great White Fire: With Beyond Oblivion, Dead Stuff, Endmaker. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Hacked to Pieces: With K.T.C.M., Toxic Steel, Metalloyd, Beyond Oblivion. Fri., April 21, 8 p.m., $5. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Hank Williams Jr.: Fri., July 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Hans Zimmer: Fri., July 14, 8 p.m., $39.50-$149.50. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Harris Phest: With A Live One. Thu., April 20, 7 p.m., Free. 8th Wonder Brewery, 2202 Dallas, Houston, 713-397-0072.

The High Roller (Cheap Trick Tribute ): Fri., June 2, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Hounds of Jezebel: With To Whom it May, American Fangs, Kaleider, North Til Dawn. Sat., April 15, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Jamie Richards: Wed., May 3, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Jay Boy Adams and Zenobia: Tue., April 18, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Erykah Badu performs May 27 at the Arena Theatre.
Erykah Badu performs May 27 at the Arena Theatre.
Photo by Rizoh

JoMar Visions Spring Show 2017: Sat., April 15, 3-7 p.m., Free. Jomar Visions Gallery, 5247 Langfield Rd, Houston, 832-955-8237.

Jon Stork Record Release Party: Thu., May 4, 6 p.m., $5 to $7. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Josh Garrett Band: Sat., April 22, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Josh Heinrichs: Fri., July 28, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Journey to Something Wonderful: With Skellism., Fri., April 21, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Juvenile and Mystikal: Sat., June 17, 8:30 p.m., $29.50 to $39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

JW Jones: Fri., April 21, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Kansas/40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour: Sat., September 30, 8 p.m., $59.50-$99.50. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, 713-743-9010.

LA Guns: Thu., June 15, 8 p.m., Free. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

The Laundry: Fri., April 28, 7 p.m., $10. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

Le Noir: Sat., April 29, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn: With Meg Baird. Tue., June 20, 7 p.m., $16 to $20. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Legends & Legacies: Spring Faculty Concert: Sat., April 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Free. Campbell Learning Center, 1400 Campbell, Houston, 713-464-4388.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Rock & Roll for The Cure featuring Shinyribs: Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., $25 to $175. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Lifehouse: With Switchfoot., Tue., September 5, 7 p.m., $39.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lisa Morales: Fri., May 12, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Los Mighty Hooks: Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Lucille’s Hosts an All Things Prince Party with Live Cover Band: Fri., April 21, 7 p.m., $77. Lucille's, 5512 La Branch, Houston, 713-568-2505.

Mama Is a Rocker: With Lluvia Dreams, The Black Holes, Drea, Robin Kirby, Dixie Ann Dalton, Smith DeVille, Shana Martin, Kathy Dare and the Bad Luck Charms. Sun., May 14, 4 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Khruangbin performs with Tycho May 11 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.EXPAND
Khruangbin performs with Tycho May 11 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.

Mario Flores: Wed., April 19, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Mark May Band with Eric Demmer: Sat., April 29, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Moonchild: Tue., May 23, 8 p.m., $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Mozart's Requiem: Sat., May 13, 8 p.m., $19 to $68. Wortham Theater Center/ Brown Theater, 500 Texas/Prairie at Texas, Houston.

Muddy Belle: With JVS Reel, The Bootleggers. Thu., April 27, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

The Munchies Picnik: Curren$y: With J.I.D., Dice Soho, Billy Racxx, Soupmakesitbetter, OG Ron C & the Chopstars, Yobi Yobz, Bruce Waine, Brody Musesick, Tyus., Thu., April 20, 9 p.m., $40. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Music at Twilight featuring Hearts of Animals: Wed., April 19, 7:30 p.m., Free. Friends of Mandell Park, 1501 Richmond at Mandell, Houston.

Music Doing Good presents "Jazz Is...": Fri., May 12, 7:30-9 p.m., $10 to $20. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.

Mutoid Man: With Helms Alee. Wed., June 14, 8:30 p.m., $16 to $18. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Mutts + Melodies: With the Matchsticks., Sat., April 22, 1-4 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, 713-524-0661.

NBA Dab Tour: (The Stoner Jordan Smoke Out): With Menace Roddman. Thu., May 4, 8 p.m., TBA. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

New Sights and Sounds | Space City Performing Arts: Thu., April 27, 7:30 p.m., $10. Rec Room, 100 Jackson, Houston, 713-344-1291.

The Nightowls: Fri., May 19, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

No Rehearsal: Thu., April 27, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Olivia Newton John: Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $62 to $205. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

Peace and the Chaos: With The Sonnier Brothers Band, Seven 8 Seven. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Peter Klett of Candlebox: Sat., April 29, 7 & 8 p.m., $13. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Punk Metal Pride Weekend: With Gary Floyd, Supergrave, Doomstress, Fur Coats, No Love Less, Clare, Mel Hell & the Texas Mod Crushers., Sun., June 25, 7 p.m. $10. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Quebe Sisters: Sun., April 23, 7:30 p.m., $30. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Quor: With Epic Death, Laven's Fate. Thu., April 13, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Olivia Newton John performs June 8 at the Stafford Centre.
Olivia Newton John performs June 8 at the Stafford Centre.

Ralph White: With Grifters and Shills. Thu., April 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Redd Kross: With The Satanic Overlords of Rock n Roll, The Cops. Wed., April 26, 7 p.m., $12 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Richie Ramone: With Killer Hearts, The Velostacks., Wed., June 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $11. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Rob Baird: With James Cook., Tue., May 9, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Rock For Charity, II: Sun., April 23, 6 p.m., $25 to $500. Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas, Houston.

Rooney: Sun., July 16, 7 p.m., $18 to $20. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

The Roosevelts: Thu., June 8, 7 p.m., $12 to $13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Samantha Fish: Thu., May 4, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

SanLuis: Thu., May 25, 7 p.m., $30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Sean Tyas and John Askew: Thu., July 20, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Sensitiser: With All Roads to Rome, Tera, Black Apple. Fri., April 21, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Sik Mule: With Gold Cherry., Sat., April 22, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Simple Plan: With Set It Off, Patent Pending. Fri., August 25, 6 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Singing Women of Texas: Sun., April 23, 6 p.m., Free. Praise Chapel of Houston, 18516 TX-3, Webster, Webster, 281-338-6633.

Sonny Boy Terry: Thu., April 27, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

South Austin Moonlighters: Sat., May 6, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Southbound 45: With One Way Home, The Nicholas Scott Band., Fri., May 12, 10 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Sparky Parker Band: Fri., April 28, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Spiral Stairs: With Moving Panoramas. Wed., June 14, 7 p.m., $12 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Station Sound Series 2: With Atrium, Michael Abramowitz, Daed, B L A C K I E, Abel Cisneros, Danny Kamins., Wed., April 19, 6:30 p.m. Free. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama, Houston, 713-529-6900.

Gary Floyd performs at Punk Metal Pride Weekend June 25 at Walters Downtown.
Gary Floyd performs at Punk Metal Pride Weekend June 25 at Walters Downtown.
Photo by Gary Floyd

Steve Gilbert Band: Sat., April 15, 7 p.m., Free. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Sun., April 16, 11 a.m., Free. Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen, 4611 Montrose, Houston, 713-807-8883. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

Steve Poltz: Fri., May 12, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Suzanna Choffel: Sat., May 13, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Tax the Wolf: With Mind Shrine, Mantra Love, Jerk. Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Tee Vee: With Black Kite, Miears. Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., $8. VFW Post 880, 1014 24th, Galveston, 409-763-2257.

Terri Hendrix: Thu., June 15, 8 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Texas Hippie Coalition: Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., Free. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

Threshold: a haunting site-specific new music work: Sun., April 30, 7 p.m., Free. The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer, Houston, 713-417-1477.

Todd Rundgren: Sun., June 4, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Tomar & The FCs: Sat., April 15, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Tracy Lawrence: Fri., June 2, 9 p.m., $25 to $600. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Tuesday Tunes: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, 713-524-0661.

Turnpike Troubadours: Fri., July 21, 8 p.m., $25 to $30. White Oak Music Hall Lawn, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Tycho: With Khruangbin. Thu., May 11, 8 p.m., $29.50 to $37. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Uncle Lucius: Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Valeluna: With Save The Fire, So Soon, The Truth, Bearlios. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Vanessa Silberman: With The Love Dimension, Spastic Dramatics, Space4Lease, Murder the Stout. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Wild Adriatic: With Leopold and His Fiction, The Jess Wilson Band. Fri., April 28, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Wood and Wire: Sat., May 13, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

World Famous Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Houston: Sun., June 11, 1:30 p.m., $42. Sun., July 9, 1:30 p.m., $42. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Blue Oyster Cult performs July 29 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Blue Oyster Cult performs July 29 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Photo by Bob Ruggiero

Yestival: Wed., August 23, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Young Musician's Showcase/Vivaldi Music Academy: Sat., April 22, 7-9 p.m., Free. Belin Chapel and Rectial Hall, Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren, Houston, 281-649-3000.

Young The Giant: With Cold War Kids, Joywave. Sat., September 30, 6 p.m., $32 to $132. White Oak Music Hall Lawn, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Y&T: With Love & War. Thu., April 13, 8 p.m., $18. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., TX 77477, Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Zepparella: Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., $15 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

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