Upcoming: The Faint, Gang of Four, Houston Open Air, Lyle Lovett, Mydolls, Okkervil River, P. Diddy, Sia, etc.

The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour comes to the Toyota Center September 15.
The Bad Boy Family Reunion tour comes to the Toyota Center September 15.
Photo courtesy of Puff Daddy and the Family

Note: Events in bold reflect highly recommended shows.

#DayBreakHouston: Sat., May 28, noon, Free to $200. Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, 713-400-7336.

20Hertz: A World of Our Own: Mydolls and the Houston Punk Scene: Thu., July 28, 6:30 p.m., Free. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, 713-284-8250.

Alien Ant Farm: With Inner Image, Citta, Farewell To Solace, 72down, Calling Chase, Corrington L Wheeler., Sun., July 31, 6 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Upcoming Events

Alimanas: Sat., June 25, 1 p.m., TBA. Houston House of Creeps, 807 William, Houston.

Allison Fisher Band: Fri., May 27, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Arbor Labor Union: With Golden Sombrero. Wed., June 15, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

The Atomic Nightingales: Sun., May 29, 8 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

Austin Lucas: With Adam Fawcett, Fernando., Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., $8. Cutthroat Eastside, 1318 Telephone, Houston.

Bad Boy Family Reunion: With Puff Daddy, Lil' Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, The Lox, French Montana., Thu., September 15, 7 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: Mon., August 29, 7 p.m., $45-$67.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters: Sun., August 14, 8 p.m., $30 to $100. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash, Stafford.

Black Magic: With Mike W, Jeff Shelton, Sasha Braverman. Sat., May 28, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Blind Justice: With Regulate, Bitter Taste, Numb Generation., Sun., June 5, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Blues On the Back Porch: With Rich DelGrosso, The Mighty Orq, Ron Hacker., Sun., June 5, 3-7 p.m., $10. KPFT, 419 Lovett Blvd., Houston, 713-526-4000.

Bob Schneider: Fri., July 8, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bonerama: Sat., September 10, 8 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Brew "Mo City or Nothin'" album release: Thu., May 26, 7 p.m., Free. Raven Tower, 310 N., Houston.

The Broken Spokes: Thu., May 26, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Carl Hayn and the Holdouts: Sat., June 4, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Carolyn Wonderland: Fri., June 3, 9 p.m., $20 to $25. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Channel K: Fri., June 17, 8 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston,  713-226-8563.

Sia performs with AlunaGeorge and Miguel November 4 at Toyota Center.
Sia performs with AlunaGeorge and Miguel November 4 at Toyota Center.
Photo courtesy of Sia Facebook

Charlie Harrison and the Regrets: With Ruckus. Sat., May 28, 9 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Charlie Lucas: With Kevin Charles., Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: Fri., August 19, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Crank Case: With The Freak Outs. Sat., August 27, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Critter Taylor & The Doublewides: With Dan Barfield. Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., Free. Re:HAB Bar on the Bayou, 1658 Enid, Houston, 713-225-1668.

David Cook: Thu., September 8, 7:30 p.m., $22 to $50. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Dawn & Hawkes: Sat., July 23, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Dead Shakes: Tue., July 5, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Destroyer 666: With Oath of Cruelty. Fri., July 15, 7 p.m., $15 to $17. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main, Houston.

Digisaurus: With Christopher Cinquemani, Funeral Parlor, Nowhere is Home. Tue., July 19, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

The Doubleclicks and Marian Call: Thu., July 7, 7 p.m., $10. 8th Dimension Comics and Games, 15210 West, Houston, 281-856-6506.

Drezo: Thu., June 23, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Drivin' N' Cryin': Thu., July 21, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Eternal Sleep: With Blistered. Tue., June 28, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Evelyn Rubio: Sat., June 18, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Feeding Texas: With Shovels & Rope, Okkervil River, Girl In a Coma, Matt Vasquez., Sat., July 2, 5 p.m., $10 to $13. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

Flatland Calvary: Sat., May 28, 9 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Flight 1701 with DJ Sun & DJ Melodic: Fri., May 27, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Foam Wonderland: With Datsik, Snails, Crizzly, Rainman., Sat., August 20, 6 p.m., $24.99 to $39.99. Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Forever Today: With Dillon Trimm, Second Runner Up, Bad Luck Prodigy. Fri., June 17, 8 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

The Mydolls perform July 28 at the CAMH.
The Mydolls perform July 28 at the CAMH.
Photo by David Ensminger

Gary Kyle: Fri., May 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.

Gavin Degraw & Andy Grammer: Wed., October 26, 8 p.m., $42.50-$59.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Ghastly: With Boombox Cartel, Go Freek. Fri., July 15, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Harpeth Rising: Thu., September 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Houston Open Air: With Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce the Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Iggor Cavalera: Return to Roots, Avatar, letlive., Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning., Sat., September 24, 11 a.m., TBA. NRG Park, 1 Reliant Parkway, Houston, 832-667-1727.

Humut Tabal: Sun., July 24, 8 p.m., TBA. White Swan, 4419 Navigation, Houston, 713-923-2837.

I Am Annie Mae: Fri., June 3, 8-10 p.m.; Sat., June 4, 8-10 p.m.; Sun., June 5, 4-6 p.m., $40. The MATCH, 3400 Main, Houston.

Ian Moore: With Dune TX. Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

InAeona: With Moon Tooth, Insolvent, Pyreship., Wed., June 8, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Inrage: With Ruse, The Jig, Lesser Degree, Substance., Wed., August 10, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

InsaneFest 2016: With The Apostles, Scarlet Canary, Mezzanine, Broken Valor, Hydrilla, Para Bellum, Pulse Rate Zero., Sat., June 18, 6 p.m., $10 to $12. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

International Powder Fest Houston: Sat., July 23, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $15. The Silo, 4601 Clinton, Houston, 832-423-1005.

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

Jason Ricci: Fri., June 3, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Jody Seabody & the Whirls: With Jealous Creatures, Megafauna, Golden Sombrero. Sat., June 25, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

John Egan: Tue., May 31, 6 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Jon Black EP release: With Jody Seabody and the Whirls, Worst Nightmare, TT and Pap, Eric De'shon., Sat., May 28, 8 p.m., Free. Darwin's Theory, 33 Waugh, Houston, 713-992-0396.

Jonathan Byrd: Fri., September 23, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Slayer performs at Houston Open Air September 24 at NRG Park.
Slayer performs at Houston Open Air September 24 at NRG Park.
Slayer photo by Christi Vest

Jonn Del Toro Richardson: Sat., June 4, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Just a Dream: With Halogen., Thu., June 2, 9:30 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

K. Michelle: Sun., August 7, 8 p.m., $32.50-$49.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Kim Richey: Sat., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Kirk Baxley Band: Thu., June 2, 8 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, Houston, 713-977-1962.

Kitten: With Clean Spill. Tue., July 19, 7:30 p.m., $13 to $15. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

La Pachanga con Bombon: With Gracie Chavez, Navó, OG Bobby Trill, Principe Q. Sat., June 4, 9 p.m., $5. Fox Hollow, 4617 Nett, Houston, 713-869-2117.

Larry Tillery & the Vagabond Dreamers: Fri., June 10, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires: Thu., June 23, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Libby Koch: Sat., June 11, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Local Love & For the Love of Food Trucks Fest: Sat., June 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $5 to $10. Concrete Cowboy, 5317 Washington, Houston, 713-303-4920.

Lori Lynne and the Liberty Band: Thu., May 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Loumuzik: Fri., June 17, 8:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band: Wed., August 24, 8 p.m., $39.50-$89.50. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby, Houston, 713-315-2525.

Malfunction: With Lost Souls, Privilege Abuse, Lesser Degree., Fri., June 24, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Maninkari: With The Earth As We Know It, Metanoia, So Soon, The Truth, Friendly Neighborhood Anarchists. Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Mark Sultan BBQ: With Frog Hair., Thu., August 11, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Merauder: With Malfunction, Mizery, Sentenced to Burn, Rhythm of Fear. Fri., August 26, 6 p.m., $12 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

A Midnight in Chicago: Fri., July 1, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Shovels and Rope perform July 2 at Feeding Texas at White Oak Music Hall.EXPAND
Shovels and Rope perform July 2 at Feeding Texas at White Oak Music Hall.
Photo via High Road Touring

Miller Lite Conciertos Originales: With La Reunion Norteña, Las Fenix, Carlos y Jose. Thu., May 26, 6 p.m., Free. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana, Houston, 713-237-1439.

Miracles For Maddie: With Smokin Aces, Antioch, The Weeds, Thorium Reactor, Black Kennedy, Xxcessive Pleasure, Aggressive Vibe. Fri., May 27, 7 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Missingno: With Hakeem vs RockTha Boat, Delogated, Les Lockheart, Pajimmy Sam Sam, Eroda. Wed., June 15, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Mister Bradley's Musical Jam!: Thu., June 30, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Free. The Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, Houston, 713-535-7213.

Musiqa presents "Timber": Fri., June 3, 8-9 p.m., Free. Market Square Park, 301 Milam, Houston, 713-650-3022.

No Refund Band: Sat., June 11, 9:30 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

On Tonight: With Casual Interference, Something Else. Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Only Beast: With Cornish Game Hen, Super Robot Party. Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., Free. Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd., Webster, 281-486-6644.

Opposition Rising: With Disaster Strikes. Sun., August 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

Otonana Trio: Sat., June 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Darwin's Theory, 33 Waugh, Houston, 713-992-0396.

Panic Stricken: With the Haphazards. Fri., June 17, 6 p.m., $10 to $15. Raven Tower, 310 N., Houston.

Pentatonix: With Us the Duo. Tue., Nov. 22, 8 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

The Plot In You: With Erra, Sylar, Invent Animate. Sat., July 23, 6 p.m., $13 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Prince Tribute at ETRO with Marc Nicholson aka E-nertia: Fri., May 27, 10 p.m., TBA. Etro Lounge, 1424 Westheimer, Houston, 713-529-3449.

Raina Rose & Korby Lenker: Thu., September 15, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Rebirth Brass Band: Thu., June 30, 8:30 p.m., $18 to $22. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Red Room Underground & Reach Down Radio Presents: Worlds Collide Showcase: With Viridian, The Bald Dog Project, Darkness of Tomorrow., Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Red Sun Rising: With Johnny Solinger, To Whom It May. Mon., June 6, 7:30 p.m., Free. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Robert Ellis: Wed., June 1, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Rockin' Jake: Mon., June 6, 9 p.m., Free. Shakespeare Pub, 14129 Memorial, Houston, 281-497-4625.

Rocksteady Mondays with DJ Rolle: Mon., May 30, 10 p.m., Free. The Flat, 1701 Commonwealth, Houston, 713-360-7228.

Russian Circles: With Helms Alee., Fri., October 7, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Saint Arnold 22nd Anniversary: With Otis the Destroyer, Khris Royal, Wild Moccasins. Sat., June 11, 5 p.m., $27.06. Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons, Houston, 713-686-9494.

The Faint perform with Gang of Four October 13 at House of Blues.
The Faint perform with Gang of Four October 13 at House of Blues.

Sia: With Miguel, AlunaGeorge. Fri., Nov. 4, 7 & 7:01 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Sing Body Electric: With Tearful Moon, Funeral Parlor, Distant Worker, DJ Millenial Grave. Wed., June 15, 9 p.m., $5. Barbarella Houston, 2404 San Jacinto, Houston.

South Austin Moonlighters: Fri., August 26, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Spag Heddy: With Parker Clark. Thu., July 28, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

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

Steve Gilbert Band: Sat., June 11, 8 p.m., $5. Emmit's Place, 4852 Benning, Houston, 713-728-0012.

Steve Poltz: Tue., June 7, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Steve Satchel Band: With Twelve Years Driven, Blood of An Outlaw, Treason, Russ Driver Band, Parabellum, Adam Alvarado, Black Water Mountain, Smokin Aces, Key Flight Captains, The Puke Box. Sun., May 29, 2 p.m., TBA. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

The Temper Trap: With Coast Modern. Wed., October 12, 7 p.m., $27.50 to $29.50. White Oak Music Hall Downstairs, 2915 N Main, Houston.

The Faint with Gang of Four: Thu., October 13, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Noise Presents: I Prevail - Strike the Match Tour 2016: With Bad Seed Rising, My Enemies & I, The White Noise., Thu., August 18, 6 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Thursday Night in the Round: With Leslie Kraftka, Annalise Emerick., Thu., June 9, 8 p.m., $10. With Daniel Boling, Amy Kucharik., Thu., June 16, 7:30 p.m., $10. With Bo DePena, Hartley Hall., Thu., June 23, 7:30 p.m., $10. With Ricky Gene, Brad Boyer., Thu., June 30, 7:30 p.m., $10. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Tom Russell: Sat., Nov. 12, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $35 to $38. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Trade Wind: With Many Rooms, Wander. Mon., July 25, 7 p.m., $10 to $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Treehouse Project with The Black Atlas: Thu., June 9, 9 p.m., Free. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Trey Curtis: With Natalie Patton. Sat., July 16, 8:15 p.m., $10 to $12. Studio @ Warehouse Live, 813 St Emanuel, Houston.

Troye Sivan - Suburbia Tour: Mon., October 24, 7:30 p.m., $29.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Truly Groovy: With Spoonie, Skeem, The Guy, Young Texas, Microphone Murderer Mafia. Sun., June 26, 6:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Turnpike Troubadours: Fri., July 22, 7 p.m., $27.50-$39.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Wheel Workers: With Groves., Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Satellite, 6922 Harrisburg, Houston.

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

Young Girls: Sat., June 18, 3 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Russian Circles perform at the Studio @ Warehouse Live October 7.EXPAND
Russian Circles perform at the Studio @ Warehouse Live October 7.

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