Ms Lauryn Hill and Nas perform September 27 at Smart Financial Centre.
Ms Lauryn Hill and Nas perform September 27 at Smart Financial Centre.
Photo by Marco Torres

Upcoming: Big Freedia, Cheetah Chrome, Colin Hay, K. Michelle, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Tripping Daisy, etc.

Note: Highly recommended shows are in bold.

12 Gauge Awakening: With 12 Gauge Awakening, Wolfeblitzer, Dunamis, Shy Foxx, Scarred Shadows, Offset, American Psychos, Blind Leads Blind. Sat., June 17, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.
Acoustic Alchemy: Thu., June 8, 8:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Adam Torres: Wed., Aug. 2, 7 p.m., $12 to $13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
Against All Odds Tour: With Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo. Fri., July 28, 7 p.m., $49.50-$59.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Alice Wallace: Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m., Free to $10. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.
Amplified Heat: Sun., Oct. 22, 9 p.m., TBA. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Arsonists Get All the Girls: With I Set My Friends On Fire, Kingdom of Giants. Fri., July 21, 6 p.m., $12. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
The Art Sound Off/Chalk Edition: Sun., June 25, 6-9:30 p.m., Free. Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark, 110 Sabine, Houston, 713-942-8500.
Artificial Aliens: With In Confidence. Thu., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
August Alsina/Don't Matter Tour: Sat., July 29, 7 p.m., $29.50 to $55. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Austin John Winkler: With Black Light Interstate, Austin Vela, Red Bay, Outside Acoustics, Adventures of Remi, Black Kennedy, Bailey Rae, TJBAM. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m., $15. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.
Bannon Hancock Band: Sat., June 3, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
Beethoven's Eroica: Fri., June 23, 8:30 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.
Belvoir: With Rex Hudson, Sioux & Fox, Havoc Wagon. Sat., June 17, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.
Big Freedia: With N.O. Hustlers Band, DJ Jack Frost. Fri., July 7, 6 p.m., $4. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, Houston, 713-237-1439.
Blood Splatter Saturday: With Aphotic Contrivance, People of the Sun, Suicide Pandemic, Insolvent, Dayeater, Black Kennedy. Sat., June 3, 8 p.m., $10. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.
Bowden and Early Experience: Sat., July 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Brahms' Symphony No. 4: Sat., July 1, 8:30 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.

Dead Cross performs August 15 at Warehouse Live
Dead Cross performs August 15 at Warehouse Live
Photo courtesy of Dead Cross

The Broken Spokes: With Willie Bohem and his Harmonica, The Shanty Choir. Sat., June 17, 6-11 p.m., $10. Houston Liederkranz, 5100 Ella, Houston, 713-957-9004.
Brother Roy: Sat., June 3, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
Brothers Gow: Sat., June 3, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.
The Captain Legendary Band: Sat., June 17, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.
Carson McHone: Tue., July 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Charlie & the Regrets: Thu., June 8, 9 p.m., $10. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
Cheetah Chrome's Dead Boys: With The Toasters. Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
Colin Hay: Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $42 to $58. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Cowboy Mouth: Fri., Oct. 27, 9 p.m., $20 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Cremator: With 609, The Kerouac Diary, Bag of Tricks, Akephalos. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, 281-893-2860.
Crystal Garden: Fri., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $14 to $17. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.
Danny Brooks: Fri., June 16, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Darcy Malone and the Tangle: Sat., June 24, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
Dead Cross: Tue., Aug. 15, 9 p.m., $25 to $28. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
Dead Rabbits: With Stonework, The Unconvicted, D. Kosmo. Fri., June 2, 9 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.
Dead Radio: With Doc Holiday, Paper Sparrow. Wed., June 7, 8 p.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
Deathdodger: With Under Subsidence, Relive the Crisis. Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.
Def Leggend: With Let It Rock, Crue Fast for Love. Sat., July 8, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
The Districts: With the spirit of the beehive. Mon., June 26, 7 p.m., $13 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
DJ Big E: Sat., June 3, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Zomboy performs September 30 at Stereo Live.
Zomboy performs September 30 at Stereo Live.
Photo by Amanda J. Cain

Draco Rosa: Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $22 to $34. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Drew Kennedy: Sat., June 24, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
The Eleventh Key: With Akephalos, Forager., Thu., June 15, 9 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Elysia Crampton: With Rabit x House of Kenzo, Studded Left, B L A C K I E, Total Abuse, Rough Sleepers. Fri., July 14, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Father's Day dinner: Sun., June 18, noon, $18 - $45. Sambuca, 909 Texas, Houston, 713-224-5299.
Float: With Ten Pixels Tall, Broken Satellite, Blip Boi, DJ ADSR. Fri., June 2, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.
Frankie Ballard: Thu., Aug. 17, 7 p.m., $18. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Galveston Bay Songwriters Festival: With David Lee Murphy, Jerry Diaz. Sat., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $35. Kemah City Parking Lot, 604 Bradford, Kemah. Thu., Sept. 28, 6-10 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 1, 4 p.m., $20 to $360. City of Kemah Parking Lot, 800 Harris, Kemah, 281-334-1611. With Drop Dead Gorgeous, Radney Foster. Sun., Oct. 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $35. Kemah City Parking Lot, 604 Bradford, Kemah.
Grace Askew: Thu., June 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Grace Pettis: Sat., June 17, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
The Grahams: With Travis Linville. Wed., June 21, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Grand Old Grizzly: Sat., June 10, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.
GravelTooth: Sat., June 10, 9 p.m., $8 to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.
The Guess Who: Sun., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., $98 to $178. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Harbor Night: With The Houston Liederkranz House Band and Shanty Choir. Sat., June 3, 6-11 p.m., $10. Houston Liederkranz, 5100 Ella, Houston, 713-957-9004.
Hard Luck Revival: Fri., June 2, 7 p.m., TBA. Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd, Houston, 713-802-0410.
Hawgstock Vol 1: With Downfall 2012, Twelve Years Driven, Max and the Waysiders, Rainchild, Ronnie Dean Tinsley. Sat., June 10, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Free w/ Ticket. The Hawg Stop, 11335 Sheldon, Houston, 281-456-7867.
Idiginis: With Soulfiya, Heritage. Tue., June 6, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $20. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
J. McCabe: Sat., June 3, 6-10 p.m., Free. Texas Tradition, 5321 Hwy Blvd., Katy, 281-391-6113.
Jack Saunders: Sat., June 17, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Nicky Jam performs September 8 at the Toyota Center.EXPAND
Nicky Jam performs September 8 at the Toyota Center.

James Wilhite: Fri., June 16, 9:30 p.m., TBA. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.
JB & The Moonshine Band: Fri., June 23, 8:30 p.m., $15 to $20. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Jenifer Gelineau: With Sam Gas Can, Ryan Kayhart. Thu., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
Jesse Dayton: Fri., July 14, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Johnny Orlando: Sat., Aug. 12, 6 p.m., $20. House of Blues-Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
Jon Baumann: Fri., June 2, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
Joseph Kingma: Sat., June 10, 7-9 p.m., Free. Shigeru Kawai Recital Hall, 5800 Richmond, Houston, 713-904-0001.
K. Michelle: With BJ the Chicago Kid. Sun., July 16, 8:30 p.m., $39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-988-1020.
Kenny Neal: Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.
Kenny White: Fri., June 2, 8:45 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Khalid/The American Teen Tour: Fri., July 28, 7 p.m., $25-$35. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.
The Kickback: Sun., July 23, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. The Green Room/Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
Larry Gatlin: Thu., July 20, 8:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Laura Scarborough: Thu., June 22, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
LeadFeather: With Forever Miles, The Tyburn Jig., Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.
LIMB: With Chin Xaou Ti Won, Secret Sands, Tearful Moon, Ak'chamel. Thu., June 22, 7 p.m., Free. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.
Local Brews, Local Grooves: With Colonial Blue, Fox Parlor, Genesis Blu, Sobe Lash, Space Villains*, Zach Person, Sat., July 1, 3 p.m., $15-$95. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Madchild: Fri., June 30, 9 p.m., $20 to $25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
Megalodon: With Midnight Tyrannosaurus., Fri., June 23, 9 p.m., $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.
Mike Blakely: Fri., June 9, 8:45 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Cheetah Chrome's Dead Boys perform September 8 at White Oak Music Hall.
Cheetah Chrome's Dead Boys perform September 8 at White Oak Music Hall.

Mike Dean: Thu., June 1, 9 p.m., $8. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
Mike Donnell: Thu., June 22, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Mike Stinson: Sat., June 24, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.
Mobley: With Mind Shrine. Fri., June 2, 6 p.m., Free. FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd, Houston, 832-804-6006.
Mousecop: With TV Favorites & Ian Quiet, Spacebear. Sat., June 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.
Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas: With Chronixx. Wed., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.
Music of a Genius - Prince: Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $10. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont, 409-838-3435.
Nicky Jam: With Plan B. Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $49 to $149. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.
Nominee: With So Soon the Truth, Animal Flag, Outside at Night. Sat., June 3, 6 p.m., $8. HellCat Cafe, 306 72nd, Houston, 713-483-8275.
One Ok Rock: Wed., July 12, 6 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Only Beast: With Treehouse Project, Dead Leslies. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.
Para Bellum: With Lies of An Alibi, Seldom., Sat., June 10, 8 p.m., $10. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.
Peace, Love & Boobies: With K.C. Rodgers. Thu., June 22, 7-11 p.m., $10 to $20. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.
Penny & Sparrow: Sun., Nov. 12, 8 p.m., $22 to $62. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Playing for Parkinson's Benefit: Sun., June 11, 2-7 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.
Puddle of Mudd: Thu., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Free. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.
Purp: With DJ Symil, DJ Candlestick., Thu., June 1, 10 p.m., Free. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.
Purple Bastard: Thu., June 8, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.
Raa Raa: Sun., June 11, 8 p.m.-midnight, Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.
Rachel Laven: Fri., June 23, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

K. Michelle performs July 16 at Arena Theatre.EXPAND
K. Michelle performs July 16 at Arena Theatre.

Red Shahan: Fri., June 16, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.
Revolver: With Whiskey Hangover, Foo Fakers. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.
Roger Creager: Fri., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m., $28 to $42. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.
Roxy Roca: With Muddy Belle, If You Have To Ask. Thu., June 22, 7 p.m., $8 to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.
Saturate: With Lies of an Alibi. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Seth Walker: Sat., July 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.
Shake Russell: Sat., June 10, 8:45 p.m., $20. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.
Shane Smith and The Saints: Sat., July 29, 9 p.m., $13 to $15. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.
Sierra Hull: Sun., June 11, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Smoke With Your Mask On: With Spayc3, Chain$moke, Spayc3 League, Tony $avage, Lil Spark, Taygr83ve, Double up Chuck. Sat., June 10, 8-11:45 p.m., $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
The Spicolis: With Blonde Jovi. Fri., June 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.
Star-Spangled Salute!: Tue., July 4, 8:30 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.
Sunny Sweeney: Sat., June 17, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.
Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Fri., June 30, 8:30 p.m., Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, Houston, 281-823-9103.
The Split Squad and Dressy Bessy: With India Tigers in Texas. Sun., June 4, 8 p.m., $8. VFW Post 880, 1014 24th, Galveston, 409-763-2257.
$tickly4ThaUnderground: With Creamatic, Fatboy Gaddi, Isis Ohui, Justin Ali Blacc, Neo Sohl, Jay Von, Tonythatrippa, Jbird, Gldni., Sat., June 3, 8 p.m., $10. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.
Time Walk: With Skourge, Kept in Line, Seventh Realm, Erupt, Gutz., Thu., June 22, 8 p.m., $10. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.
Transfigurations: With Dylan Cameron, Pfaff, Yakul, Kona FM. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., $10. The Waughford, 15 Waughford, Houston, 713-679-3558.
Transitory Sound and Movement Collective presents: "Aqueous Adventures a.k.a. The Slippery Slope to Swell Town": With Lynn Lane, Paul Connolly, Annie Arnault, Lillian Warren. Tue., June 6, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Rec Room, 100 Jackson St, Houston, 713-344-1291.

LIMB performs June 22 at White Oak Music Hall.EXPAND
LIMB performs June 22 at White Oak Music Hall.

The Travelin McCourys Grateful Ball: With Jeff Austin Band. Sat., July 1, 6 p.m., $17 to $50. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.
Tripping Daisy: With Motorcade, Frog Hair. Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $25 to $30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.
The Union Underground: With A Killer's Confession, The Hectic. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m., $16 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.
Vox Vocis: With Zzyzx, In The Low, Portal Flame., Sun., June 4, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, 281-893-2860.
Wade Andrew Smith: With Driftwood. Sat., June 3, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.
Xanadudes (Now We Are Here): Sat., July 1, 8 p.m., $12. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.
Zach Person: Thu., June 1, 9 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston, 713-650-1006.
Zendrome: With Joshua Cordova, Noey Lopez, Miguel Flaco. Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., Free. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.
Zomboy: Sat., Sept. 30, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

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