Kendrick Lamar performs July 15 at the Toyota Center.
Kendrick Lamar performs July 15 at the Toyota Center.
Photo by Marco Torres

Upcoming: Kendrick Lamar, Ambient 3, Big Freedia, Bubble Puppy, D.R.I., Heavy Lids, Jeff the Brotherhood, Megadeth, Space City Liftoff, The Split Squad, Wrekmeister Harmonies

3rd Annual Memorial Weekend Meltdown: With Joe Borrego, The Bad Apples, Sonny Boy Terry, TC, Benny Brasket, David Schwope., Sun., May 28, 3 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Ambient 3: With Steve Hauschildt, Future Museums, DJ ADSR., Thu., June 29, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Andrew Leahey & The Homestead: Tue., May 30, 7:30 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Andy McCarthy: Fridays, 7-11 p.m., Free. Burger Theory, 1616 Main, Houston, 713-658-8888.
Anitra Jay: Fri., May 12, 6-9 p.m., Free. DUO Winery & Cider Co., 2150 Dickinson, Dickinson, 832-738-1325. Fri., May 19, 7-10 p.m., Free. WineStyles The Vintage, 10300 Louetta Rd #150, Houston, 281-257-9463.
As It Is: With Roam, Grayscale, Sleep On It, Capstan., Mon., May 22, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sat., May 20, 8:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Austin Mahone: With Yrs., Sat., June 17, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $27.50. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.
An Author, A Poet: With Blood of an Outlaw, Patterns, Long After Midnight, Home, For Now, Kross Patrick., Thu., May 4, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
The Avett Brothers: Fri., August 18, 7:30 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.
The Bacon Brothers: Sat., June 10, 8:30 p.m., $34 to $52. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Bayou Roux: Sun., May 14, 8:30 p.m., $48 to $88. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Big Brandon Willis: With Preston Dow, Mufasa Enzor, Tony Amaru, Bee Honey., Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.
Big Freedia: With N.O. Hustlers Band, DJ Jack Frost., Fri., June 2, 6 p.m., $4. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, Houston, 713-237-1439.
Bill Cade and Friends: Sat., May 6, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Bob Schneider: Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m., $22 to $44. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Bodyfat: Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
Boys and Girls Country Spring Festival with KB, Tedashii, Hollyn, and Robbie Seay Band: Sat., May 6, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $11 - $29. Boys and Girls Country, 18806 Roberts, Hockley, 281-290-1288.
Brave Combo: With The Singapore Slingers., Sat., June 17, 8:30 p.m., $20 to $30. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Bri Bagwell: Wed., May 17, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Megadeth performs July 9 at Revention Music Center.
Megadeth performs July 9 at Revention Music Center.
Photo by groovehouse

Bubble Puppy: Fri., July 28, 7 p.m., $12. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
Buckcherry: Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., $15. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.
Byrd and Street: Sat., May 20, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Captain Wiggins matinee: With Distant Worker., Sun., May 7, 2 p.m., Free. Civic TV, 2010 Commerce, Unit B, Houston, 713-822-4692.
Chris King: Wed., May 10, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Cinco de Mayo: With DJs Gio Chamba, Gracie Chavez, Felipe Galvan., Fri., May 5, 5 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.
Clay Melton: Fri., June 9, 8:45 p.m., $15. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
Cory Morrow: Sat., May 6, 7 p.m., $20 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Cure for Paranoia: With K.O. aka Mr. U Can't Handle Me, Tex-T, Conflict SPC., Sun., April 30, 10 p.m., TBA. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Dave Rempis' Lattice: With Ingebrigt Håker Flaten., Mon., May 22, 7 p.m., TBA. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.
The Dip: With If You Have to Ask., Sat., April 29, 7 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.
D.R.I.: Sat., December 2, 8 p.m., $15. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.
Elegant Ellington: Sat., May 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 21, 4 p.m.; Mon., May 22, 7:30 p.m., $35. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main, Houston, 713-520-0055.
Eliminator: Sat., May 20, 7 p.m., $20 to $40. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Eve to Adam: With Blacklight District, Jon Turnbow, Rainchild., Fri., May 5, 10 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.
Evening with Carl Thomas: Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $30- $60. Avya Center, 9371 Richmond, Houston, 713-782-2982.
Flatland Cavalry: Wed., May 31, 8 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Football, Etc.: With Ruiners, Yorick, Greg Cote & The Real Life Friends., Sat., June 10, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.
Fourplay: Mon., May 29, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $178. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Ganja White Night: Thu., June 29, 9 p.m., $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

D.R.I. performs December 2 at Numbers.
D.R.I. performs December 2 at Numbers.
Photo by Nathan Smith

Gary Kyle: Sat., May 6, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Gary P. Nunn: Sat., May 27, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $24. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Girlpool: With Snail Mail., Fri., June 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Hayden Jones: Fri., May 19, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Heavy Lids: With Sean Spits LTD, Snooty Garbargemen, Mahas., Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Hellzapoppin - Circus Sideshow Revue: Wed., May 17, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Hinder: With Nonpoint, Nine Shrines, Chrysalis., Tue., May 2, 7 p.m., $22.50 to $25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Holy Wave: With Al Lover., Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
The Hood Internet: With Air Credits., Wed., June 7, 9 p.m., $15 to $17. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.
Houston Marchman: Fri., May 12, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Iron Skillet: Sat., April 29, 9 p.m., TBA. Emmit's Place, 4852 Benning, Houston, 713-728-0012.
Italian Sirens: Sun., November 12, 6 p.m., $39 to $65. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.
The It's Just Rap Show: With Mike Maze, E.D.J., The Ice Man, Matic Jonez, Lil Frankey and J Mercer, T-Trap, Audentia DeJesus, LC, Freddy Jayy., Sat., May 6, 9 p.m., $10 to $25. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
Jamie Richards: Fri., May 26, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Jazz con Amore: Bob Henschen Trio ft. Diane Landry: With Bob Henschen Trio, Diane Landry., Sat., May 20, 7 p.m., Free. Hotel Granduca Houston, 1080 Uptown Park, Houston, 713-418-1004.
Jazz con Amore: Kristine Mills Trio: With the Kristine Mills Trio., Sat., May 13, 7 p.m., Free. With the Kristine Mills Trio., Sat., May 27, 7 p.m., Free. Hotel Granduca Houston, 1080 Uptown Park, Houston, 713-418-1004.
Jazz con Amore: The Blue Monks: With The Blue Monks., Sat., May 6, 7 p.m., Free. Hotel Granduca Houston, 1080 Uptown Park, Houston, 713-418-1004.
Jeff the Brotherhood: Wed., June 7, 9 p.m., $12. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.
Joe Pug: Fri., May 12, 8:30 p.m., $18 to $25. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
John Conlee: Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., $20 to $40. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Big Freedia performs June 2 at Jones Plaza.
Big Freedia performs June 2 at Jones Plaza.
Photo by Jim Bricker

John Evans Band: With Opie Hendrix., Fri., May 5, 10 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.
Jose-Miguel Yamal Latin Jazz Conjunto: Sat., April 29, 8-11 p.m., $15. Ovations, 2536 Times, Houston, 713-522-9801.
Josh Grider: Fri., April 28, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
The Juliana Theory: Sun., August 6, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
K.A.R.D.: Sun., May 7, 9 p.m., $45 to $135. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.
Kendrick Lamar: With Travis Scott, D.R.A.M., Sat., July 15, 8 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.
Kevin Welch and Savannah Welch: Sat., May 13, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Kiss Alike: With Let It Rock, Tame Fury., Fri., May 26, 9 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Kung Fu Vampire: With Locksmith., Tue., June 6, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
La Inedita: Thu., May 4, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Lake Street Dive: Wed., September 6, 7 p.m., $28 to $30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Lazybit Monthly IX: With overcrash, I Love You Alex Rogan., Fri., May 5, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.
Leslie Krafka: Fri., May 5, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Lori Lynne & the Liberty Band: With Axel O., Sat., May 27, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
Los Lonely Boys: With Lisa Morales, Curtis Grimes., Fri., May 5, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Madness on Main: With Bayou City Funk, Dem, Flower Graves, Flyger Woods, Handsomebeast, Hector Ward & The Big Time, Jax/IV Project, Kiko Villamizar, LIMB, Lloronas, Lyric Michelle, Mantra Love, Mark Drew Esparza, MOTHS, PersephOne, The Phantom Royals, Ruiners, Sailor Poon, Something Fierce, Soul Creatures, Texture: Yellow, Traci Lavois Thiebaud., Sun., May 28, 4 p.m., $15 to $25. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
Man on the Moon: With Aiyana Cadwell, Hugh Morrison, Vanessa Rochelle, Onearth., Sun., April 30, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
Market Junction: Thu., June 1, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Matt Caldwell: Thu., May 25, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Matt Mejia: With Moses Nesh, McCullough Ferguson, Frank Freeman., Fri., May 5, 8 p.m., $10. The Waughford, 15 Waughford, Houston, 713-679-3558.

Jeff the Brotherhood performs June 7 at The Secret Group.
Jeff the Brotherhood performs June 7 at The Secret Group.
Photo by Craig Hlavaty

Megadeth: With Meshuggah, Tesseract., Sun., July 9, 6:30 p.m., $42.50-$65. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.
Metalachi: With El Conjunto Nueva Ola., Sat., May 27, 9 p.m., $12. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Meth Leppard: With PowerXChuck, Turbokrieg, Apocalyptic Noise Syndicate., Sun., May 21, 9 p.m., TBA. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.
Mickey Gilley: With Johnny Lee., Fri., July 14, 9 p.m., $20. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Freeway, Houston, 281-219-2006.
Mike G Bday Bash: With Bake Boys, Swi$h, Yung Josh 93, Don Toliver, Jay Jay Bruh., Sun., May 7, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
Mike Terror: With Larva., Sat., May 13, 9 p.m., $10. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.
Mike Zito: With The Peterson Brothers., Thu., June 22, 8:30 p.m., $20 to $28. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Mon Laferte: Wed., May 31, 8 p.m., $26 to $75. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Neal McCoy: Fri., May 19, 8:30 p.m., $98 to $168. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Nicky Romero: Fri., May 19, 9 p.m., $16 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.
Nightbird: Sat., May 13, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Odd Man Out: With Lower Species, Skourge, Erupt., Fri., May 12, 8 p.m., $8. Rito's Bar, 7036 Harrisburg, Houston.
Otherwise: With Through Fire, Righteous Vendetta., Thu., July 6, 7 p.m., Free. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.
Party on the Plaza featuring Los Skarnales: With Muddy Belle., Wed., May 3, 5:30 p.m., Free. Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.
Planned Parenthood Benefit: With Glory, Abuse of Power, History Repeats, Matter of Trust., Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., Pay what you want. Rito's Bar, 7036 Harrisburg, Houston.
Pscychedelic Psundaze: Engine Driver, Steve Reno & The Scalp Shifters, and Silver Sunshine: With Engine Driver, Steve Reno and the Scalp Shifters., Sun., April 30, 4-7 p.m., $5. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.
Ray Johnston Band: Fri., May 12, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Reel Big Fish: With The Expendables, The Queers., Sun., July 9, 5 p.m., $29. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.
Richie Kotzen Trio: Thu., May 25, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Rosana: Fri., June 2, 9 p.m., $20 to $100. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Saturate: With Superna, Harass Hole., Thu., April 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Wreckmeister Harmonies performs May 3 at Notsuoh.EXPAND
Wreckmeister Harmonies performs May 3 at Notsuoh.

Something Obnoxious: With MadSons., Fri., May 12, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Space City Liftoff: With Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Kirko Bangz, Dice Soho, C. Stone the Breadwinner, Gringo the MC, Hans Solo, Young Lyric, Q Brown., Sat., May 20, 1-11 p.m., $20-$75. Johnny Dang & Co, 6224 Richmond, Houson, 713-777-2026.
The Split Squad: With Dressy Bessy., Mon., June 5, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Spring Fling Burlesque: With Scarlett James, Donna Hood, Tifa Tittlywinks, La Divina, Ruby Joule, Donna Denise, Shelbelle Shamrock, Renee Holiday., Sat., May 6, 9 p.m., $25 to $250. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Steve Reno & The Scalp Shifters: Fri., April 28, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Free. Dirty Bay Beer Company, 224 W Texas, Baytown, 281-864-0707. Sat., May 6, 9 p.m., Free. JP Hops House, 2317 S. Highway 6, Houston, 281-496-0623.
Steve Winwood: Thu., September 21, 8 p.m., $49 to $90. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington, Sugarland.
Summer Dance Camp: starting June 5, and Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Continues through July 28, $200. Hunter Dance Center, 747 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, 832-962-8982.
Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano: Fri., June 2, 9 p.m., $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.
Sweet Philomela: Fri., September 22, 7:30 p.m., $39 to $65. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.
Teresa Kolo record release: Tue., June 27, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
The Fab 5: The Anthology Show: Fri., July 21, 7:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
The Town Musicians of Houston: Fri., April 28, 7-8:45 p.m., $15 to $25. Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.
Troy & Jon McConnell: Wed., May 10, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Twelve Years Driven: With Broken Valor, Driven With Insanity, Anova Skyway, Emerge., Sat., May 6, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Vamps: With Palaye Royal, Darke Complex., Sun., May 21, 7:30 p.m., $21 to $25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Vehement Burn: With Backdrop Violet, The Dirty Seeds, Mr. Plow., Fri., May 5, 8 p.m., $10. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.
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.
VOXIS: Sat., May 13, 7-10 p.m., $25. Rec Room, 100 Jackson St, Houston, 713-344-1291.
Wrekmeister Harmonies: With Ak'chamel., Wed., May 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.
Wynonna & the Big Noise: Thu., June 1, 8:30 p.m., $128 to $198. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
You Bred Raptors?: With Only Beast, Sir Mice., Sun., June 4, 8 p.m., $6.27. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Steve Winwood performs September 21 at Smart Financial Centre.
Steve Winwood performs September 21 at Smart Financial Centre.
Photo by Daniel Kramer

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