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

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

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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