Katy Perry performs January 7, 2018 at the Toyota Center.
Katy Perry performs January 7, 2018 at the Toyota Center.
Photo by Marc Brubaker

Upcoming: Alice Bag, Chris Stapleton, Imagine Dragons, Jello Biafra, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, etc.

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

16x20 Expressions: Sat., May 20, 3-7 p.m., Free. JoMar Vision Studios, 5247 Langfield, Houston, 832-474-3116.

94.5 Buzz Bud Light Weenie Roast: With Chevelle, Blue October, 10 Years, Missio, Dinosaur Pile-Up. Sat., July 22, 4:30 p.m., $9.45 to $65. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Against Me!: With Bleached, Dirty Nil. Sun., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., $20 to $24. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Albert and Gage: Sat., June 3, 8:45 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Alice Bag: With Fea, Screech of Death, Mydolls. Sat., June 17, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

All Them Witches: Fri., May 19, 5 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Annika Chambers: With Richard Cagle and the Voodoo Choir. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m., $15. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Bad Samaritans: With Werefoot, Cake Rangers, Dead Radio. Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

4th Annual Bayou Jamboree and Crawfish Boil: With Rebirth Brass Band, The Journey Agents. Sat., May 20, 3 p.m., Free. Market Square Park, 300 Travis, Houston, 713-224-6133.

Big Business: Tue., July 11, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Bloomfest 2: With Tim Woods, DJ Mr. Rogers, Wulfie, Noey J., OG Bobby Billiions, OG Chess. Tue., June 13, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel: Sat., July 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Boyfriend: Thu., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Breathe Carolina: Sat., June 3, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Bronco: Sat., June 10, 8:30 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Buenos Diaz: Sat., July 22, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Buster Whilaby & The Gimp: Sat., June 3, 8 p.m., $5. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Camera Cult: With Hardcastle, Whale Bones. Wed., July 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Carmina Burana: Sun., May 21, 2 p.m., $5 to $15. Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Stafford Pkwy., Stafford, 281-499-5763.

Charley Crockett: Fri., July 28, 8:30 p.m., $18 to $36. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Cheap Disguise: With Sparse, Daggerhead, Screech of Death, God Fearing Fuck. Sun., July 16, 8 p.m., $5. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Lil Yachty performs August 12 at Warehouse LiveEXPAND
Lil Yachty performs August 12 at Warehouse Live

Chris Stapleton: With Marty Stuart, Brent Cobb. Fri., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $50.75 to $70.75. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Civil Youth: With Clay Melton, Vox Vocis, Vanilla Sugar. Mon., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Cool Moon: With Get a Life, Hypoluxo, Jazz Radio DJ. Fri., June 30, 8 p.m., $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Crankdat x Dirty Audio: Fri., Aug. 18, 9 p.m., $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Curved Light: With Secret Sands., Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Rito's Bar, 7036 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston.

Cybergasm: With Kinky Karl, Anal Princess, N8, Slowflood, Ten Pixels Tall, Gin Martini. Sun., June 11, 8:30 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Dada: Sun., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., $15 to $20. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Danny Worsnop: Thu., May 18, 8 p.m., $20 to $50. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Darden Smith: Fri., June 23, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Dash Berlin: Sat., Aug. 12, 9 p.m., $30 to $40. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Deep Cuts: With Roky Moon and Bolt, Young Girls. Thu., June 29, 8 p.m., $10. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Dixon: With Bronson Wisconsin, Ryan Nave. Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

DJ Taboo: Fri., May 26, 5-8 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, 713-524-0661.

Everclear: So Much For The Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour: Sat., June 24, 7 p.m., $31-$50.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Eyeagainst: With Will to Live, Die Young, The Tie That Binds, Khobretti, Reserving Dirtnaps. Sat., July 1, 7 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Finger Guns: With The Daphne Blue, Since Always, Newport American Dream., Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Fit For An Autopsy: With Tombs, Moon Tooth, Desecrate the Faith, An Oath of Misdirection, Kozilek. Sat., June 24, 6 p.m., $15 to $18. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Ganesha: Fri., July 21, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Generation Idol, The Billy Idol Tribute: Sat., July 29, 9:30 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

gig, draft: With Dave Dove, Anisa Boukhlif, Gabriel Martinez., Fri., June 16, 6-8 p.m., TBA. Houston Center for Photography, 1441 W. Alabama, Houston, 713-529-4755.

Chris Stapleton performs October 27 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Chris Stapleton performs October 27 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Photo by Marco Torres

Giulia Millanta: Sat., June 17, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Gouge Away: With History Repeats, Shallow, Daze. Tue., June 6, 8 p.m., $8. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

Grateful Ball: With The Travelin' McCourys, Jeff Austin Band. Sat., July 1, 6 p.m., $17 to $50. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Hard Luck Revival: With Texas Mod Crushers, Mean .44s, Thrill, Johnny Rioux and the Seven One 3. Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., $8. Rockefellers, 3620 Washington Ave., Houston, 713-869-3344.

Hayden Jones: Fri., May 19, 8:45 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Heights Funk Collective: Sat., June 24, 10 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Here and Now: Thu., June 8, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Illenium: Thu., July 20, 8 p.m., TBA. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Imagine Dragons: With K. Flay. Sun., Nov. 12, 7 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.

In Her Own Words: With Northbound. Sun., June 18, 6:30 p.m., $10 to $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

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

James McMurtry: Sat., June 3, 9:30 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Jay Hardway: Thu., June 8, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party: Tue., May 23, 9 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Joe Ely and Libby Koch: Fri., June 23, 8 p.m., $30. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th, Galveston, 409-762-9199.

John Curry: Thu., May 18, 5-8 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin St., Houston, 713-524-0661.

Kaleo Express Tour - Fall 2017: With ZZ Ward. Mon., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., $30-$65. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Katy Perry: Sun., Jan. 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.

Kay Jay: With New Trill., Mon., June 5, 8 p.m., $5. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

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

Against Me! performs September 24 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Against Me! performs September 24 at White Oak Music Hall Downstairs.
Photo by David Ensminger

Kip Winger: Thu., July 27, 8 p.m., Free. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

La Luna: With Mouthing, Narrow Head. Tue., May 23, 8 p.m., $5. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Lil Yachty: Sat., Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., $29.50 to $35. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

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

Los Aztex: Sat., July 29, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Los Lonely Boys: Sat., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lucky Peterson Blues Band: Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Luna Lunacy: Sat., June 24, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Lyle Lovett: Thu., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $42.50-$92.50. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.

Maniakal Melodiez Entertainment Presents... Kinetic May 26th: With EnSane, Joe Wolf Mungers, Arsonist, Dreams and Demons., Fri., May 26, 7-10 p.m., Free. Starbucks 34th & Hwy 290, 5340 W 34th, Houston, 713-683-6376.

Margarita La Diosa De La Cumbia: Sat., July 15, 7 p.m., $40-$85. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Matt the Electrician: Thu., June 22, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Meek Mill and Yo Gotti: Fri., July 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Melissa Greener: Fri., June 16, 8:45 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Menil Collection 30th Anniversary: With Boomtown Brass Band, KoumanKe’le African Dance and Drum Ensemble., Sat., June 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Free. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, 713-525-9400.

Metal Shop: Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., TBA. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Michelle Branch: Sat., July 29, 8 p.m., $118. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Mix Master Mike: With Cure for Paranoia. Sun., June 11, 9 p.m., $21 to $25. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Mt Eddy: Wed., July 12, 8 p.m., $8 to $11. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

A Musical Tribute to My Brother Johnny Cash: May 20, 4-7 p.m., $30. The Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston, Liberty.

Alice Bag perfomrs June 17 at Walters Downtown
Alice Bag perfomrs June 17 at Walters Downtown

Nakia and the Blues Grifters: Thu., June 8, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Natalia Lafourcade: Thu., Sept. 28, 7 & 8 p.m., $40. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

No One Gets Out Alive: With In Death, Repaid In Blood, Bury The Rod, Casket Robbery, In Prism., Tue., June 27, 7 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Noche Azul: Los Panchos: Sat., May 20, 8 p.m., $7. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, San Antonio, 210-228-0201.

Ones to Watch Presents: THE LANY TOUR: PART 2: Tue., Sept. 26, 7 p.m., $25-$39.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Ozuna: Thu., June 29, 8 p.m., $54-$144. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.

Pauline Oliveros Celebration: With Joe McPhee, Nameless Ensemble. Sat., May 27, 8 p.m., $10 to $13. Meca, 1900 Kane, Houston, 713-802-9370.

Perturbator: Thu., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., TBA. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Pulse Rate Zero: With The Violet Hour, Chaotic Justice, Shaving Susie. Sat., May 27, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Raf Rivera: Thu., May 25, 5-8 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, 713-524-0661.

Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band: Fri., June 9, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Ricardo Arjona: Sat., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $56.50 to $181.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 866-446-8849.

Rikkis: Thu., May 18, 8 p.m., TBA. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Royal Teeth: Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Sean Rowe: Fri., June 23, 9:30 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Secret Sisters: Thu., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Shaed: With George West., Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., $15. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Shane Barnhill: Fri., May 26, 9 p.m., $10. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, Houston, 713-526-9700.

Sonido presents Carl Craig: Fri., Sept. 8, 10 p.m., $15. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk, Houston.

Steve Earle & the Dukes: Mon., July 3, 7 p.m., $30-$45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Steve Gilbert: Fri., May 19, 7 p.m., Free. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Imagine Dragons perform November 12 at the Toyota Center
Imagine Dragons perform November 12 at the Toyota Center
Photo by Jack Gorman

Strangelove, The Depeche Mode Experience: Thu., July 27, 8 p.m., $16. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

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

Stu Larsen: Mon., Aug. 28, 7 p.m., $12 to $16. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Sundays in the Park: With Mantra Love., Sun., June 18, 2 p.m., Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 301-984-6644.

The Supersuckers: With Los Skarnales. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Tab Benoit: Sat., July 15, 2 p.m., $30. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Taylor Phelan: With Well Well, Let Me Remember. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Thanks, Bob 2017: With Charles Bryant, Fahl & Folk, Funky Larry White, Jimmy Pizzitola, Jordi Barzan, Lone Star Hippie, Marina Rocks, Opie Hendrix, Starr Jernigan, Sweet Mama Cotton, Atomic Space Patrol, Tom Turner. Sun., May 21, 3-9 p.m., $15. Bubba's Sports Bar & Grill, 6225 Washington, Houston, 281-888-4215.

They, Who Sound: With Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. Mon., May 22, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, 832-287-5577.

Tuesday Tunes: With Sydney Bryant. Tue., May 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Free. With JJ Essen., Tue., May 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Free. GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, 713-524-0661.

USO Military Charity 5K: Sun., June 4, 7:30-11 a.m., $10 to $35. Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons, Houston, 713-686-9494.

Velcro Pygmies: Sun., May 21, 8 p.m., TBA. The Pub Fountains, 12720 Southwest Fwy., Stafford, 281-277-9333.

Vulva Essers: With LxDxT, Mindboil. Fri., May 19, 8 p.m., TBA. La Playa, 2719 Alabama, Houston.

Waxahatchee: With Palehound, Outer Spaces. Sun., Aug. 6, 7 p.m., $15 to $19. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston, 713-237-0370.

Western Swing: Thu., May 25, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Young Mammals: With Clare, Milk Leg. Fri., May 19, 8:30 p.m., Free. D&W Lounge, 911 Milby, Houston, 713-226-7039.

Zinorbita: With Vagabundo., Fri., May 26, 8 p.m., 420. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

ZZ Top: Sun., Sept. 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.

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