Upcoming: Alt-J, Bernie Pink, Brandy Clark, Felix Da Housecat, The Mountain Goats, Sturgill Simpson, Taiga, Yes, etc.

Todd Rundgren performs at Yestival August 23 at Smart Financial Centre.EXPAND
Todd Rundgren performs at Yestival August 23 at Smart Financial Centre.

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

24th Street Wailers: Sat., April 29, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Adam Hood: Thu., May 18, 9:30 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Adarna: With Paul Pelc, Kenyon Saylor White. Fri., May 19, 9 p.m., $5 to $8. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Upcoming Events

Affiance: With Sirens and Sailors, Afterlife. Fri., May 5, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

AJR: Thu., July 20, 7 p.m., $15. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Alan Haynes: Sat., April 29, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

alt-J: Fri., November 17, 7 p.m., $51.50 to $60. White Oak Music Hall Lawn, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

The Anderson + Medrano Show: With Frog Hair. Fri., May 5, 6-9 p.m., Free. Apama Mackey Gallery, 628 E. 11th, Houston, 713-850-8527.

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

Andrew Weathers: With Morning Bliss. Mon., April 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Bach after Brunch: With William Shaub. Wed., April 26, 12-12:45 p.m., Free. Rice University/Duncan Recital Hall, 6100 Main, Houston, 713-348-4854.

Bernie Pink EP release: With Black lodge, popeNQM, Ballerino, Lagmind. Sat., April 29, 8 p.m., Free. D&W Lounge, 911 Milby, Houston, 713-226-7039.

Billy Joe Shaver: Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., $30 to $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

BJ Barham: Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Blackbird Anthem: With Nick Sterling. Thu., May 25, 9 p.m., $10. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

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

Brohug: Thu., May 4, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Buddy Mondlock: Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Charlie Mars: Sat., June 10, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Chelsea Grin: With Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, Enterprise Earth., Fri., April 21, 6 p.m., $18 to $20. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Illicit Relationship performs April 26 at the third installment of this year's Station Sound Series. They then perform May 11 at the Contemporary Arts Museum as part of Performance: Texas Noise and Ambience.EXPAND
Illicit Relationship performs April 26 at the third installment of this year's Station Sound Series. They then perform May 11 at the Contemporary Arts Museum as part of Performance: Texas Noise and Ambience.
Photo by Tex Kerschen

Chuckie: Fri., May 5, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Cle, 2301 Main St, Houston, 312-622-1899.

CJ Ramone: Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Sat., April 22, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Coco Montoya: Fri., May 12, 8 p.m., $25 to $125. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Daisy: Thu., May 4, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

David Wilcox: Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Dead Rabbitts: Sun., June 18, 7 p.m., $12. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Deft Ones: With Third Eye, Vitamin R., Sat., May 27, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Del Barber: Fri., May 26, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Distartica: With Knocturnal Maddness, Shaving Susie., Sat., April 22, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Double Me: With ThunderTank, Daggerhead, Active Shooter. Fri., April 21, 8 p.m., $5. La Playa, 2719 Alabama, Houston.

Doyle Bramhall II: Thu., April 20, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

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.

Drugstore Gypsies: Sat., May 27, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

El Freak Show: With Flower Graves, idiginis, Jaycee., Thu., April 20, 7:30 p.m., Free. With Dark Spark Rays, Nicolas Diaz, Mexican Blackbird., Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Free. With Camera Cult, The Tontons, Jean-Paul Tiblier., Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m., Free. With Gracie Chavez, Rose Ette, Los Skarnales. Sun., April 23, 4 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Emily King: Sat., May 13, 8 p.m., $18 to $55. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Felix Da Housecat: Sun., May 7, 2-8 p.m., $10 to $15. Cle, 2301 Main, Houston, 312-622-1899.

Flamenco Performance - Illeana Gomez: Fri., May 12, 7-8 & 9-10 p.m., $30 per ticket. Receive $5 off per ticket with code: HFC2017. Ovations, 2536 Times, Houston, 713-522-9801.

Frontier Ruckus: Thu., June 1, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues/Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Giant Kitty: With Anna Garza. Sat., April 22, 6 p.m., Free. Galveston Artist Residency, 2521 Ships Mechanic Row, Galveston, 409-974-4446.

Gift Shop: Sun., May 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Sturgill Simpson performs September 7 at Smart Financial Centre.
Sturgill Simpson performs September 7 at Smart Financial Centre.
Photo by Francisco Montes

The Glass: With Phrolic., Sat., April 22, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Hakeem: With George West, Eroda, Amaru, Lil Deep., Fri., May 12, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

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

Hello Planet: With Mezzanine, Ninesphere, Spacebear., Fri., April 28, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Hydrilla CD Release: With The Killing Co, Sagedowne, Bakbone. Sat., May 13, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Jacob Whitesides: Thu., June 15, 6 p.m., $20. House of Blues/Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Jared & the Mill: Sun., June 4, 6:30 p.m., $12 to $16. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Jarrod Birmingham: Wed., May 3, 8 p.m., $12 to $17. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jason Boland: Wed., May 17, 8 p.m., $30 to $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jason Eady: Sat., April 22, 7 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Jim Lauderdale: Thu., June 1, 7 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Justine Skye: Sat., May 20, 7 p.m., $15. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

JW Jones: Sat., April 22, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Katie Kuffel: Sun., May 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Kazmik Antenna Records presents Final Drive: With Torrid Complex, Mezzanine, The Tenebrian Machine. Fri., June 2, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Kazmik Antenna Records presents It Lies Within: With Light The Fire, Epic, Cremator, Almost Asleep, Soilborn, Eleventh Key. Sat., May 13, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $15. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Kris Smith Manifesto Showcase Open Mike: With Twitching Kitten, Clockpole, Sonic Rabbit Hole, EVOL. Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

LANco: Thu., May 18, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues/Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

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

Leopold and His Fiction: Mon., April 24, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Emily King performs May 13 at White Oak Music Hall.EXPAND
Emily King performs May 13 at White Oak Music Hall.

Liverpool Legends: Sat., August 5, 8 p.m., $25. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont, 409-838-3435.

Lori Lynne & the Liberty Band: With Axel O. Sat., May 27, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Los Amigos Invisibles: Fri., June 16, 8:30 p.m., $25 to $55. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Love Street Music Fest: With Saint Motel, JR JR, Lewis Del Mar, Run River North, Cobi, Foreign Air, Charley Crockett, Gio Chamba, Adam Bricks. Sun., May 21, 1-9 p.m., $34 to $129. Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach, Houston.

Love Tempo: With Andy V., Luz, Kenny Evans, Miguel Flaco, Squincy Jones. Sat., April 22, 9 p.m., Free. Grand Prize Bar, 1010 Banks, Houston, 713-526-4565.

Marina Rocks: Sat., June 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

The Mastersons: Thu., May 18, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Matthew Frantz: With Kevin Hirth, Cody Adams., Sun., May 14, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Mean Jolene: With Young Girls, Cleen Teens. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., $8. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.
Metanoia: Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., Free. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Michael Franti & Spearhead: With Satsang. Thu., August 24, 8 p.m., $31 to $33. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Mike Stinson: Sat., May 27, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Morgan After Ten: With Stick In the Mud, West King String Band, Chris Lively. Sat., April 29, 7 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

The Mountain Goats: With Holy Sons. Sat., May 27, 8 p.m., $23.50 to $25.50. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Ne-Hi: With Young Girls, Since Always. Thu., May 4, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Nothing Machine: With Kamins/Stolfa/Hernandez. Thu., April 20, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 2808 Milam, Houston, 713-523-7775.

Patrice Pike: Sat., April 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Peelander-Z: With Space Villains*., Mon., April 24, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Performance: Texas Noise and Ambience: With Illicit Relationship, Lily Taylor, LIMB, Raceway, Splendid Emblem, Tanner Garza., Thu., May 11, 6:30 p.m., Free. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, Houston, 713-284-8250.

Alt-J performs November 17 at White Oak Music Hall Lawn.
Alt-J performs November 17 at White Oak Music Hall Lawn.
Photo by Jim Bricker

The Powell Brothers: With The Reed Brothers. Fri., June 9, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

RAW: Houston = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances: Wed., May 17, 7-11:30 p.m., $22 to $30. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

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

The Rocket Summer: Sat., July 22, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $18. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St, Emanuel, Houston.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers: Wed., May 10, 9 p.m., $28. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Russ/The Wake Up Tour: Fri., June 23, 9 p.m., $34-$39. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Sam Sliva: With Landon Bullard. Fri., June 2, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Sarah Jarosz: Sun., April 23, 5 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Saturday Night Jazz: With The Chris Bitten Project. Sat., May 6, 9 p.m.-midnight, $10. ALJ Bar/Lounge, 711 Franklin, Houston, 832-779-3155.

Saving Abel: Thu., April 20, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

Scattered Hamlet: With Gawdayum Son, Wellborn Road, Hog Leg, Cold Beaches. Sun., April 23, 7 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Shay Domann: Sat., April 22, 8 p.m., $20. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Shonen Knife: With Giant Kitty, Hearts of Animals. Wed., May 17, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Songwriters in the Round featuring Carrington MacDuffie: Thu., May 11, 8:30 p.m., Free. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Spring Music Festival & Crafts Fair: Sat., April 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., April 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Free. Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad, Houston.

Station Sound Series 3: With Abinadi Meza, Chin Xaou Ti Won, Illicit Relationship, White Flower, AK’Chamel, Kathryn Fay Mitchell. Wed., April 26, 6:30 p.m., Free. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama, Houston, 713-529-6900.

Stray Birds: Thu., June 1, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sturgill Simpson: With Fantastic Negrito. Thu., September 7, 8 p.m., $29.50-$59.50. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Sundays in the Park: With Birthday Club, DJ Catch DaMouse. Sun., May 14, 2 p.m., Free. With Vodi, DJ Catch DaMouse., Sun., June 4, 2 p.m., Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 301-984-6644.

Taiga: With Cosmic Bug Loaf. Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

The Mountain Goats perform May 27 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
The Mountain Goats perform May 27 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Photo by Jim Bricker

The Great Americana Music Fest: With Shooter Jennings. Sat., June 10, noon, $10. Downtown Event Centre, 700 Crockett, Beaumont.

The Last Bandoleros: Fri., April 28, 7 p.m., $13. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder: Fri., April 28, 9 p.m., $20 to $30. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

Threadbare Jesters: With Brother Hawk, Old Heavy Hands. Thu., May 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Time to LEAD Fundraiser: With the Will Van Horn Trio. Sun., May 7, 2-5 p.m., Free. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Tiny Bar Concert with Flower Politics: Fri., April 21, 9 p.m., Free. Rec Room, 100 Jackson, Houston, 713-344-1291.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., April 28, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Tremoloco: Tue., April 25, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

TreynWrek: Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., TBA. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Trill Recognize Real: Fri., April 28, 9 p.m., $20 to $25. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

TSCR United Tour: With Live Like Glass, Etienne Sin, Desdemona, Four Letter Language, Killing the Stereo., Fri., June 16, 6 p.m., $15 to $20. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

TWRP: Sat., June 17, 7 p.m., $13. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

UnPRESIDENTed: a queer political cabaret: Sat., April 22, 8 p.m., $10. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Vanessa Rochelle: With Aiyana Cadwell. Sun., April 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

VHS Night: Cop Night with The Cops: Wed., May 31, 7 p.m., Free. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Via Linda: With Red Iris, Bending Villa. Sat., May 27, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Vinyl & Vino with DJ Allan N (KTRU Funk and Soul Show): Wed., April 26, 7-10 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Walt Wilkins: Thu., May 4, 8 p.m., $15 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Wednesday 13: With Once Human, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, The Filthy Dead., Wed., July 5, 7 p.m., $12 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Wednesday's Child: With The Hormones, The Guillotines, The Catastrophes. Thu., April 27, 8:30 p.m., $8 to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Felix Da Housecat performs May 7 at Cle.
Felix Da Housecat performs May 7 at Cle.

Whisperin' Bill Anderson: Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., $65 to $135. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Whitney: With Golden Glaze, Deep Cuts. Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., $15. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

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.

Xena/SBS Concert: Sat., April 29, 7-10 p.m., Free. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, Houston, 713-237-1439.

Xxcessive Pleasure: With Shields, Zzyzx. Sat., April 22, 8 p.m., TBA. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Yestival: With Yes, Todd Rundgren, Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy. Wed., August 23, 8 p.m., $69.50 to $125. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.


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