Anvil performs March 23 at White Oak Music Hall.
Anvil performs March 23 at White Oak Music Hall.
Photo by Eric Sauseda

Upcoming: Terry Allen, Anvil, The Avett Brothers, Bun B, Nobunny, Reverend Horton Heat, Slim Thug, Uncle Lucius, etc.

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

Abbey Road and Satisfaction: Fri., December 2, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Agnes Obel: Wed., March 15, 8 p.m., $18 to $38. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Alex Weeden: Thu., January 5, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Altered States: With Smokey Emery, Future Blondes, Collin Hedrick, Rough Sleepers, AK'Chamel., Sun., December 4, 8 p.m., $5 to $8. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Amos Lee: Fri., February 24, 8 p.m., $30-$65. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Anvil: With Night Demon, Graveshadow. Thu., March 23, 8 p.m., $13 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Architects: With Stray From The Path, Make Them Suffer. Thu., March 23, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Arctic Lights: With Jonas Bridges, Simon Britton, Justin Blake, Sam Collins, Jackson Krecioch, New District., Fri., December 23, 8 p.m., $89. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Asleep at the Wheel: Sat., December 31, 9 p.m., $98 to $158. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

An Author, A Poet: With So Soon, The Truth, Blood Between Us, Project Icarus. Fri., December 30, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

The Avett Brothers: Fri., March 31, 7:30 & 8 p.m., TBA. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land.

Ayanna Jolivet McCloud: Fri., December 2, 6 p.m., Free. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose, Houston, 713-523-9530.

Barfield: Thu., December 22, 10 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Bearlios: With Jonah the Runner., Thu., January 5, 8 p.m., $5. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Bounce & Turn: With Quinn, Big Heavy Kenny, DJ Havin' Thangs., Sat., December 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $6. Wonky Power Live, 3534 Navigation, Houston, 832-830-5839.

Brandon Williams: With Eli Hopeful. Thu., December 8, 7 p.m., $6 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Bruce and Kelly: Thu., December 8, 9:30 p.m., $35. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bun B: Sat., December 10, 7 p.m., Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 301-984-6644.

Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Sat., February 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bun B performs December 10 at Discovery Green.
Bun B performs December 10 at Discovery Green.
Photo by Marco Torres

Carolyn Wonderland and Guy Forsyth: Thu., December 22, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Central Station and Flight 1701: With DJ Sun, DJ Melodic., Fridays, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Chiemeri and Slim Thug: Fri., February 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Grooves, 2300 Pierce, Houston, 713-759-9700.

Common Kings: With Mayday!, Thu., February 9, 7 p.m., $16. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Consider the Source: With Thank You Scientist. Fri., January 27, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Raven Tower, 310 North, Houston.

Cory Morrow: With Threadbare Jesters., Sat., December 3, 9 p.m., $20 to $25. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Dark Blue: With Lace., Fri., January 20, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

DATSIK: Fri., February 17, 9 p.m., $15. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Diosa: With Terra Band, Russ Driver Band, Extent, As Dusk Falls, Far From Home. Sun., December 4, 7:30 p.m., $6 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Dru Hill and Jagged Edge: Sat., January 14, 8:30 p.m., $39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

EDX: Sat., December 10, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Eighth Day Band: With Underage, Dunamis. Fri., December 2, 8 p.m., TBA. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

El Lago: Sat., December 3, 7 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Electric Vacation: With SoBE Lash. Thu., December 8, 9 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Eric Demmer Band: Fri., December 16, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Euth: With Reproacher, Sleeping Ancient. Wed., January 11, noon, TBA. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Fat Tony: Fri., December 2, 5 p.m., Free. Houston Skyline Studio, 1111 Hutchins, Houston, 713-226-8988.

FLCON FCKER: With Bang Bangz., Fri., December 2, 8 p.m., Free. Axelrad, 1517 Alabama, Houston.

Frank White: With MVILRT Micki., Thu., December 15, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. The Green Room/Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

The Avett Brothers perform March 31 at Smart Financial Centre.
The Avett Brothers perform March 31 at Smart Financial Centre.
Photos by Jason Wolter

Frog Hair and Young Mammals: Sat., December 3, 7 p.m., Free. Vinal Edge, 239 W. 19th, Houston, 281-537-2575.

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue: Fri., February 10, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Hipwaiders: With Bert Wills., Thu., December 8, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Horace Grigsby and Bob Henschen: Sat., December 17, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Houston Viols Presents Fetes Galantes: Sat., December 3, 7-9:30 p.m., Free. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman, Houston, 713-529-3589.

Inamorata: With 40% Dolomite, Ivory Cast, Up Dog. Fri., January 27, 7 p.m., $8. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Jack Ingram: Fri., December 23, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

James Hand: Fri., January 13, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Jason Eady: Thu., December 22, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch: Sat., December 17, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Jeff Black: Fri., December 9, 8 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Jeffrey Foucault: Thu., February 2, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Jimmie Vaughn and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band: With Lou Ann Barton, The Mighty Orq. Fri., December 2, 8:30 p.m., $23 to $26. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Jimmy LaFave: Sat., December 31, 7 p.m., $95 to $100. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Johnny Cash Tribute: With Doug Allen Nash, Penny Gilley. Sat., December 17, 8 p.m., $35 to $45. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Jonn Del Toro Richardson: Sat., December 3, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Joseph: With Kelsey Kopecky. Sun., February 26, 8 p.m., $20 to $40. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Karen Tennison: Sat., December 10, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Kelly Willis: Tue., February 14, 7 p.m., $95 to $100. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Kevin Garrett: Wed., February 22, 8 p.m., $13 to $15. House of Blues/Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

AK'Chamel joins the Altered States lineup of freaks in snakeskin December 4 at Walters.
AK'Chamel joins the Altered States lineup of freaks in snakeskin December 4 at Walters.
Photo courtesy of AK'Chamel

Kids From Nowhere: With Adam Bricks., Fri., January 6, 9:30 p.m., $15 to $17. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Las Posados Celebration: Sat., December 17, 2-4 p.m., Free. Fort Bend County Libraries/Missouri City Branch, 1530 Texas Pkwy., Missouri City, 281-238-2100.

Lazybit Monthly: With Star Fighter Dreams, Himsy Pimsy, Broken Satellite, Ten Pixels Tall, Float, Parker Luis Can't Lose., Fri., December 2, 8 p.m. Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Levees: With The Wheel Workers, Funeral Horse. Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

The Linus Pauling Quartet: Sat., January 28, 9 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Little Outfit: Fri., December 9, 10 p.m., TBA. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Loumuzik: Sun., December 11, 8:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues-Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt: Sat., February 18, 8 p.m., $45-$85. Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont, 409-838-3435.

Maluma/World Tour 2017: Fri., March 3, 8 p.m., $39.50-$125.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Market Junction: Thu., December 22, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Matt the Electrician and John Elliott: Thu., January 5, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Max Stalling, Heather Stalling, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines: Fri., January 13, 8 p.m., $20 to $28. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

The Menzingers: With Jeff Rosenstock, Rozwell Kid. Tue., March 7, 8 p.m., $16 to $19. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston.

Metal Shop: Sat., March 11, 10 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Mike Milligan and Texiana Bluez: Sat., December 24, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Miles Presley: With Emmanuel Paris. Fri., December 2, 7 p.m., Free. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main, Houston, 713-555-1111.

Mystery Loves Company Live Recording: Sun., December 4, 4-8 p.m., $10 to $90. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Night Birds: With Drakulas, Turnaways, Black Coffee., Sun., February 12, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

No More Fakes: With Mind Shrine, Texture: Yellow, No Rehearsal, Tipsy Kitten. Thu., December 8, 8 p.m., $10. The Green Room/Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Agnes Obel performs March 15 at The Heights Theater.EXPAND
Agnes Obel performs March 15 at The Heights Theater.

No Refund Band: Fri., December 9, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

No Sleep Fest: With An Author, A Poet, Blood Between Us, Genesis Company, Town Destroyer, Imperial Affliction, Way Under, Distance, Here, Between Parallels, The Above Average Joes, Overture, Along the Lines Of, Kloanoa, Frame The Artist, I See Land, MURDERBOSS DEATHKING, Den Mother., Fri., December 16, 5 p.m., $10 to $15. With Talk In Theory, Numb Generation, Salt TX, Phantompains, A Tragedy At Hand, A Sounding Sea, harbor, Kalico, Commons, Street Couch, Bleach, Four Letter Language, Knife Club, Miscon, Tooth & Nail, Ammo For My Arsenal. Sat., December 17, 5 p.m., $10 to $15. The Clinic, 7444 Harrisburg, Houston.

Nobunny: With Sailor Poon, The Cops, The Wiggins, The Cowboys. Thu., December 1, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Ordinary Elephant: Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Ozz: With Whiskey Hangover, Crew Fast For Love. Sat., December 17, 9 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Ozz: With Alyson Chayns, Whiskey Hangover. Sat., January 28, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Patrice Pike: Sat., December 10, 8 p.m., $20. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Poor Dumb Bastards: With The Ghost Wolves. Sat., December 17, 9 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Restless Heart: Fri., December 30, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe/Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Reverend Horton Heat: Sat., January 14, 8 p.m., $25 to $32. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Rich O'Toole: Fri., December 23, 8 p.m., $10. Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington, Houston, 713-869-3344.

Robocatpat: With Channel K, Madmartigan, Kalico, Kemo For Emo, Long After Midnight. Thu., December 1, 7:30 p.m., $6 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Rocksteady Mondays: With DJ Rolle. Mondays, Fridays, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Sammy Kershaw: Fri., January 6, 8:30 p.m., $98 to $138. Dosey Doe - The Big Barn, 25911 I-45 N., The Woodlands, 281-367-3774.

Sara Hickman: Sat., February 11, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sarah Jarosz: Sun., April 23, 8 p.m., $24 to $36. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Sevyn Streeter/The Girl Disrupted Tour: Sat., January 28, 7 p.m., $20. The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline, Houston.

Shake Russell and Michael Hearne: Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., $25 to $35. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Smashed Idols: With Black Kennedy, Cerveza Road. Fri., December 16, 8 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

The Solid Senders: Sat., December 31, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

The Reverend Horton Heat performs January 14 at Main Street Crossing.
The Reverend Horton Heat performs January 14 at Main Street Crossing.
Photo by Lauren Cohen

Sonny Boy Terry: Fri., December 2, 9:30 p.m., Free. Thu., December 15, 9:30 p.m., Free. Thu., December 22, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

South Austin Moonlighters: Sat., February 11, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sparky Parker Band: Thu., December 1, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Steve Helms: Thu., December 8, 7:30 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Steve Krase Band: Sat., December 10, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.
Stoney Larue: Wed., December 21, 8 p.m., $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Susan Gibson: Sat., December 3, 8 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Terry Allen album release: Sat., January 21, 8 p.m., $20 to $32. The Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th, Houston, 713-861-6070.

Three Women and the Truth: Thu., February 9, 7 p.m., $32 to $35. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Tish Hinojosa: Fri., December 2, 8 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., December 30, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Tony Vega Band: Fri., December 23, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Tracy Lawrence: Fri., December 9, 9 p.m., $25. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy, Houston, 281-219-2006.

Traveler: Sat., December 17, 8 p.m., $5. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Trish and Darin Holiday Show: Tue., December 13, 7 p.m., $70 to $75. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Trixter: Thu., January 12, 8 p.m., $10. Proof Rooftop Lounge, 2600 Travis, Houston, 832-767-0513.

Uncle Lucius: Sat., February 4, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Us the Duo/Just Love Tour: Fri., February 24, 7:30 p.m., $23. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

White Ghost Shivers: Fri., February 10, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Witt, Mikel, and Reza: With Woody Witt, Richard Mikel, Memo Reza. Fri., December 9, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Wonky Power Love: With Bang Bangz, Vodi, Mantra Love, Gio Chamba. Sat., December 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Wonky Power Live, 3534 Navigation, Houston, 832-830-5839.

You Blew It: Fri., February 3, 8 p.m., $12 to $17. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Slim Thug performs February 3 at Grooves.
Slim Thug performs February 3 at Grooves.
Photo by Marco Torres

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