Upcoming: Ambient 3, Café Tacvba, DJ Shadow, Future Islands, The Melvins, Party On the Plaza, Trombone Shorty, etc.

Pitbull has added a second show with Enrique Iglesias at the Toyota Center September 22.
Pitbull has added a second show with Enrique Iglesias at the Toyota Center September 22.
Photo by Marco Torres

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

2 Throwed Mindz: Thu., June 22, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

4 The People: With Watts, Eros, Erva Carter, St. Evie, Frankithejew, J-Wall, Twizz, Hot Peez, NtheClouds, DJ Vic G, Enrique Garza. Sat., June 24, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $10 - $20. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Akephalos: With Wills Dissolve, Insects, Nomad., Thu., May 4, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Upcoming Events

Ali Holder: Thu., May 4, 7 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Ambient 3: With Steve Hauschildt, Future Museums, Gerritt Wittmer, DJ ADSR., Thu., June 29, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Angel Siren: With My Hero the Villain, Fulcrum Lake., Fri., May 5, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Atomic Nightingales: Thu., May 11, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Belcurve: Sat., May 13, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

The Belle Sounds: Thu., June 15, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Black Marble: Fri., June 23, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

Blaggards: Sat., September 9, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Blues Traveler: Sat., October 28, 7 & 8 p.m., TBA. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Bounce & Turn: Mo City Takeover: With MoCity Jaybee, Pronto Doe. Sat., May 6, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Free. Barringer, 108 Main, Houston, 832-786-1836.

Brandon Rhyder: Thu., June 1, 8 p.m., $18 to $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Broken Spokes: Wed., May 31, 6 p.m., Free. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

Café Tacvba: Sun., September 24, 7 & 8 p.m.; Mon., September 25, 7 p.m., $45 to $80. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Captain Wiggins matinee: With Distant Worker. Sun., May 7, 2 p.m., Free. Civic TV, 2010 Commerce, Unit B, Houston, 713-822-4692.

Carthy: Thu., May 4, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Casey Donahew Band: Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., $7 to $25. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

The Melvins perform September 11 at the Studio @ Warehouse Live.
The Melvins perform September 11 at the Studio @ Warehouse Live.
Photo by Violeta Alvarez

Cinco de Mayo at Boheme: Fri., May 5, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Free. Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar, 307 Fairview, Houston, 713-529-1099.

Cinco de Mayo in Historic Market Square: With Mexican Blackbird, Bombón, Chido Machine, Gio Chamba. Fri., May 5, 6-10 p.m., Free. Market Square Park, 300 Travis, Houston, 713-224-6133.

Clockpole: With Cat Daddy Slick, Montana, Deacon Khet, Space City Lovers, Altar. Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., Free. La Playa, 2719 Alabama, Houston.

Cody Johnson: With Tracy Byrd. Sat., July 29, 5:30 p.m., $20 to $30. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Corky Laing plays Mountain: Sun., June 11, 7 p.m., $15 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Crown Larks: With Laktating Yak, Ak'chamel. Wed., May 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Crumb: With Lance Bangs, El Lago. Wed., June 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

The Cuckoos: With Vanilla Whale., Sat., May 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Cursus: Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Dawn Ray-d: With Dakhma, Sleeping Ancient., Sun., June 4, 9 p.m., $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Dead Soldiers: Thu., May 25, 9 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Dirty & Nasty: Thu., June 1, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Dirty Seeds: With Forming the Void, Pyreship. Fri., May 26, 10 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Disfrutalo: With Mojave Red, Monoculture, Bernie Pink., Thu., June 15, 8 p.m., $7. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

The Districts: Mon., June 26, 7 p.m., $13 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

DJ Shadow: Sun., July 23, 7 & 8 p.m., TBA. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Downfall 2012: With Pulse Rate Zero, Theory of Thieves, Bateman Red. Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Doyle: With Davey Suicide, Wulfskol, Bottom of the Food Chain., Tue., June 13, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $65. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Electro Vibrations: With The Radio Broadcast, Violetta Crush, Provision, Kinky Karl., Sat., May 13, 9 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Emily Bell: With Second Lovers. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m., $8. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Empty Shells: With Treehouse Project, Howard and the Nosebleeds., Sat., May 6, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

KMFDM performs with Ohgr October 15 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
KMFDM performs with Ohgr October 15 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Photo by Jack Gorman

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull: Sun., June 18, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., September 22, 7:30 p.m., $39.95 to $149.95. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.

Epica: With Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, Elantris. Thu., September 21, 6:30 p.m., $32 to $35. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

An Exchange of Noiz: With Grey Cell, Cyclops Joint, The Packrat Show, Postule, White Gloves and Party Manners, Awake, Steeple Spires, The Crowd. Thu., May 25, 7:30 p.m., Free. Sound Exchange, 1846 Richmond, Houston, 713-666-5555.

Flosstradamus: Fri., May 26, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Funeral Horse: With Supergrave, Wild Tinderbox, Stonework, Konkerute, Cake Rangers, Cosmic Bug Loaf. Sat., May 27, 6 p.m., $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Funky Friday Night: With Soul Creatures., Fri., May 12, 9 p.m., Free. FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd, Houston, 832-804-6006.

Future Islands: Tue., September 12, 7 p.m., $22 to $27. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Genesis Blu: Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Free to $25. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Goodbye June: With Badflower. Mon., May 29, 7 & 8 p.m., $12 to $15. House of Blues— Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Heights Funk Collective: Wed., May 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Hey Thanks: With Solitude Endeavor, Robocatpat, Hound. Fri., May 26, 6 p.m., TBA. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

The High Divers: Thu., June 8, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Hip Hop Is Alive HTX: With Marcel P. Black, Kyle Hubbard, Dirty & Nasty, N The Clouds, Keith Jacobs., Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Honeyboy Nelson: Thu., May 25, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Imaginary Tricks: Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Jacob Whitesides: Thu., June 15, 6 p.m., $20. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Jaime Wyatt: Fri., June 16, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Jeremy Carswell: With Gift Shop, The Northern Realm. Sun., May 7, 9 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Jessie Reyez: Fri., June 23, 7 p.m., $13. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

John Baumann: Fri., June 2, 9:30 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Fat Tony performs with the Young Mammals at the free Party on the Plaza series at Avenida Houston June 28.
Fat Tony performs with the Young Mammals at the free Party on the Plaza series at Avenida Houston June 28.
Photo by Jay Tovar

Johnny Nicholas: Sat., May 27, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Josh Abbott Band: Sat., May 13, 6 p.m., $7 to $30. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

K Luv Evans: Thu., June 15, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Kevin Ross: Fri., June 2, 7 p.m., $20. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Kimberly Dunn: Fri., May 19, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

KMFDM: With Ohgr, Lord of the Lost. Sun., October 15, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Kristin Coyle & The Black Swans: Thu., May 25, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

La Luna: With B L A C K I E, Mouthing, Narrow Head. Tue., May 23, 8 p.m., $5. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Latex and Trae Haze: Sat., May 13, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Lorna Shore: With Bodysnatcher, Extortionist, Hive. Sun., June 4, 6 p.m., $10 to $13. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Lost Austin Band: Tue., May 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Majic 102.1 Summer Block Party: With Jill Scott, Bell Biv Devoe., Sun., July 2, 5:30 p.m., $59.95 to $129.95.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Matt Pless: With T Cecil, Den Mother. Mon., May 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

Matthew Sweet: Sun., July 23, 8:30 p.m., $22 to $34. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

The Melvins: With Spotlights. Mon., September 11, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Mia Borders: Sun., June 4, 7 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Mndsgn: With Jawwaad, Bobby Earth., Wed., June 21, 8 p.m., $15 - $18. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Mother's Day Brunch & Live Music: Sun., May 14, 10:30 a.m., $9.94 to $32.95. Sambuca, 909 Texas, Houston, 713-224-5299.

Mothership: Fri., May 26, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Music, dance and contemplation: With Misha Penton, Thomas Helton. Sat., May 6, 3 p.m., Free. The Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon, Houston, 713-524-9839.

DJ Shadow performs July 23 at House of Blues.
DJ Shadow performs July 23 at House of Blues.

NeedToBreathe: With Gavin DeGraw. Sat., September 23, 7 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

The New Offenders: Sat., May 20, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

North Mississippi Allstars: With Rev. Sekou. Tue., June 6, 8 p.m., $20 to $40. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Open Source: With 9th Sage, The Wlderness, Hiram, Charles Mxxn, Og Steve, Last1st. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m., $7. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Party on the Plaza featuring Fat Tony: With Young Mammals. Wed., June 28, 5:30 p.m., Free. Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.

Party on the Plaza featuring Mango Punch: With Gio Chamba. Wed., May 17, 5:30 p.m., Free. Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.

Party on the Plaza featuring Souldig: With Sherita Perez. Wed., May 24, 5:30 p.m., Free. Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.

Party on the Plaza featuring the Allen Oldies Band: With Rudy and the Reckless. Wed., May 10, 5:30 p.m., Free. Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston.

Passafire: With Bumpin' Uglies, Sol Antics. Sun., June 18, 7 p.m., $12 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Pawnshop Heroes: With Redneck Nosferatu, Pretty Dreadful. Sun., May 7, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

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

Phoebe Hunt: Sat., June 3, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
Pig: Sat., July 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

PnB Rock: Sun., May 21, 8 p.m., $17 to $22. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

The Poisonous Snakes of America: Sat., May 13, 9 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Project Nine: With Myliam, Almost Asleep., Sun., May 7, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Protester: With Give, United Races, Erupt, Matter of Trust. Tue., June 13, 7 p.m., TBA. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Pueblo: With Alex Riddle, Grisbee., Sat., June 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Ray Wylie Hubbard: Sat., July 15, 8:30 p.m., $22 to $34. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Robyn Ludwick: Fri., June 16, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Jill Scott performs at the Majic 102.1 Summer Block Party July 2 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Jill Scott performs at the Majic 102.1 Summer Block Party July 2 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Photo Courtesy of The Chamber Group

Roky Moon + Bolt: With Golden Dawn Arkestra., Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Rush Carnival Kickoff: With King Bubba, T-Rock, DJ Crown Prince, DJ Natural Touch, DJ Fyah Ty, DJ JT, MC Fire Kyle., Sat., June 24, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $20. Eastdown Warehouse, 850 McKee, Houston, 832-503-5987.

Sean McConnell: With Drew Kennedy. Sat., August 12, 8:30 p.m., $22 to $48. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Sharam: Fri., May 5, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Shonen Knife: With Guilla, Zeroheros, Blast Dad. Tue., May 16, 8 p.m., $20. VFW Post 880, 1014 24th, Galveston, 409-763-2257.

Space City Performing Arts: $10. Rec Room, 100 Jackson St, Houston, 713-344-1291.

Spazmatics: Fri., May 12, 8 p.m.-midnight, $18. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., 281-277-9333.

Spring Fling '50s/'60s Dance Party: Fri., May 12, 8 p.m., $8. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Steeldrivers: Thu., November 16, 8 p.m., $24 to $36. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Stephen Lynch: The My Old Heart Tour: Sun., May 7, 6:30-11:45 p.m., $30. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Sugarcane Jane: Tue., June 13, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sweet Crude: Thu., June 15, 8 p.m., $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Tablao Andaluz: Sat., May 20, 7 & 9 p.m., $27 or $25 with code Flamenco5. Rec Room, 100 Jackson St, Houston, 713-344-1291.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Thu., September 21, 7:30 & 8 p.m., TBA. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.

Tee Vee: Thu., May 11, 7 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Theory of Thieves: Thu., May 18, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave: With The Record Company. Tue., September 19, 7 p.m., $37.50 to $65. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Trudy Lynn: With The Steve Krase Band. Sat., June 17, 9 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Vans Warped Tour: Sun., July 30, 11 a.m., $41 to $52. NRG Park, 1 Reliant Parkway, Houston, 832-667-1727.

Zac Brown Band: With Darrell Scott. Sat., September 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Future Islands performs September 12 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.EXPAND
Future Islands performs September 12 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Photo by Matthew Tucciarone

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