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    March 4, 2014

    Upcoming: Against Me!, B.B. King, Eels, Goblin, Jamey Johnson, Karmin, Stephen Marley, etc.

    23rd Annual Mariachi Invitational: Sat., March 15, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Against Me!: Sun., March 16, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272. B.B. King: Tue., June 10, 7:30 p.m., $65. House of Blues, 12 ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Eisley, Chevelle, Queensryche, Ledisi, Merle Haggard, Old 97's, St. Vincent, etc.

    American Gypsy: Fri., February 28, 10:30 p.m., Free. Monnalisa Bar, 800 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N., Houston, 713-973-1600. Betty Who: With Zak Waters, Cardiknox., Fri., March 28, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Big Head Todd and the Monsters: Fri., April 11, 7 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Wood & Wire, FPH NYE, Riverboat Gamblers, etc.

    Wood & Wire McGonigel's Mucky Duck, December 30 Anticipating folk music's return to the pop-culture conversation thanks to Inside Llewyn Davis by a few years, Wood & Wire have become a fixture on the bluegrass/acoustic circuit as much for their dogged work ethic as their precision-timed songs. The ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Upcoming: Aaron Lewis, B.B. King, Christina Perri, Willie Nelson, Excision, Sebadoh, etc.

    2 Chainz: Fri., March 14, 8 p.m., $37.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. 4th Annual Holiday Bash featuring thelastplaceyoulook: With Otenki, Born Again Virgins, The Soapbox Revolution, Runaway Sun., Fri., December 20, 7 p.m., $10 to $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houst ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    The Top 20 Houston Concerts of 2013

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 25, 2013

    Chvrches at House of Blues, 11/24/13

    Chvrches, Basecamp House of Blues November 24, 2k13 Chvrches are a group that play with your expectations. It starts with the name; the moment you the swapped "v" instead of a "u" you assume they'll either be a Norwegian death-metal band or a witch-house DJ. Then you press the play button and you'r ... More >>

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    November 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Built to Spill, A$AP Ferg, Chvrches, etc.

    Built to Spill Fitzgerald's, November 22 After years of staying away, Built to Spill seems to have decided that it likes playing Houston after all. We've lost count, but Friday will be at least the third time Doug Martsch's laid-back guitar army will have been here since their most recent album, Th ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Upcoming: Josh Abbott, Jake Bugg, James Blunt, Kopecky Family Band, Matt Wertz, etc.

    2nd Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival feat. David Davis & The Warrior River Boys: With The Coleman Brothers, Wood & Wire, Makin' Tyme., Sat., October 26, 11:30 a.m., Free. Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm, Tomball. Alpha Rev: With The Reynolds Number., Sun., October 27, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. House of Blues-- ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues, 10/4/2013

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues October 4, 2013 Forty-five minutes into Friday night's show at House of Blues, as the band wrapped up "Can't Stop Feeling," Franz Ferdinand performed one of the most energetic jam sessions I've ever seen. As the crowd's dull roar grew louder and more boisterous, so t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The Summer Slaughter Tour at House of Blues, 7/27/2013

    Summer Slaughter Tour feat. Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Cattle Decapitation, etc. House of Blues July 27, 2013 There's something incongruous about raw, dirty metal and hardcore punk taking place at a venue like House of Blues, a corporate, suit-and-tie restaurant/bar that ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela at House of Blues, 7/21/2013

    Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues July 21, 2013 I've never been huge on the metal genre, always appreciative of what those musicians do, but never adapting my ears to the music's volume and intensity. Strap two acoustic guitars on some serious metal players, though, and the story changes. Rodrigo ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Upcoming: 30footFALL, India.Arie, Jessie Ware, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    30FootFALL: With Bickley, The Smiffs, Skeleton Dick., Sat., July 20, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Acacia Strain: With Within the Ruins, Xibabla, Fit For An Autopsy, American Me., Thu., August 22, 6 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713 ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Upcoming: Chvrches, Gary Clark Jr., Randy Travis, Misfits, Colt Ford, etc.

    Cayucas and Brazos: Fri., July 12, 8 p.m., $5 to $15. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903. Chvrches: Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Cocktails & Covers feat. Mysterious Ways: Fri., Aug. 2, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. House of Blues -- Bronze Pea ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Upcoming: Atlas Genius, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Franz Ferdinand, Rancid, etc.

    ADLER: Featuring Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses., Wed., July 24, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andrew Stockdale: Sun., July 28, 7 p.m., $17. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Atlas Genius: Tue., Oct ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Upcoming: Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Michael Buble, Better than Ezra, etc.

    Better than Ezra: Thu., Aug. 29, 8 p.m., $23. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. James Balke: Tue., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Muchael Buble: Sun., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $59.50 to $115.00. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758- ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Upcoming: Courtney Love, Mac Miller, James Blake, Jo Dee Messina, Red Baraat, etc.

    Better than Ezra: Thu., Aug. 29, 8 p.m., $23. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Blood on the Dance Floor: Thu., Sept. 5, 6 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Charlie Lucas Band: Sat., July 13, 8 p.m., $10. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 2 ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Upcoming: Kelly Rowland, Black Flag, Loretta Lynn, Josh Groban, Tricky, etc.

    Abbey Rode (Beatles Tribute): With Already Gone (Eagles Tribute)., Sat., May 11, 9 p.m., Free. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272. Abigail: With Rotten Sound, PLF, Speedwulf, Oath of Cruelty., Thu., May 30, 8 p.m., $12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Alex ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Black Mountain, the Black Crowes, BRMC, etc.

    Black Mountain Rudyard's, April 26 On their way to this weekend's Austin Psych Fest, Canadian drone-pop act Black Mountain are swinging by Houston for a spell at Rudyard's. The band's last release was 2012's soundtrack for the "post-apocalyptic" surfing flick Year Zero, which itself was partially a ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Muse, Major Lazer, Pitbull, etc.

    Muse Toyota Center, March 12 The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame, but not surprising in the current musical climate. When one of the world's biggest stadium-rock bands' tinkering with electronics becomes a dealbreak ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Punch Brothers Fitzgerald's, January 29 It's easy to call Punch Brothers a thinking-man's bluegrass band, but even that doesn't describe the kind of ambition and virtuosity we're dealing with here. After flirting with the mainstream on a few pop-tinged albums, Nickel Creek banjo prodigy Chris Thiel ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Upcoming: Grizzly Bear, Bad Religion, NKOTB, R. Kelly, Dillon Francis, Gaslight Anthem, etc.

    Adnan Sami: Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., $35.00-$250.00. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys: Sat., Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bad Religion: With Against Me!, Polar Bear Club., Wed., March 13, 7 p.m., $25-$35. House of Blue ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Coming Soon to Houston: Tons of 2012 Critical Favorites

    "No good bands ever come to Houston, I swear." Welp, you're wrong buddy. In the next few weeks and months, plenty of critical darlings are coming to Houston venues, and it's not even festival season. They are coming because they are actually on tours and not taking pity on us. OK, Houston crow ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    ScoreMore Stoked For Saturday's Sold-Out Kendrick Lamar Shows

    It's no great secret that the live-music scene around Houston can be a little, well, dead around the holidays. There are enough "thank God we're off tour" shows by local and regional acts to make it worth fans' while, but because the music business is generally among the first to shut down for the y ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Saturday Night: Los Lonely Boys at House of Blues

    Los Lonely Boys House of Blues December 22, 2012 In the very Texan tradition of "rocking the fuck out!", Los Lonely Boys spent their last show of 2012 at House of Blues this past Saturday. The trio of brothers brought with them the perfect mix of sweet love songs, intense rock jams, and Christmas c ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Rock Venues

    10. Concert Pub North It's probably safe to say that Concert Pub North is the only venue in the area attached to a seafood restaurant/bar, known as the "Concert Pub Yacht." Like its cover-band-oriented Galleria-area counterpart, CPN programs plenty of "party bands" like the Velcro Pygmies, Electric ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Big Business, Garbage, The Shins, etc.

    Big Business Warehouse Live (Studio), Monday Since 2003, the twosome of drummer-yelper Coady Willis and bassist-howler Jared Warren (give or take a guitarist) has been making a perfect sludgy mess as Big Business. They ended up joining Melvins Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover along the way, both live ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: The Go-Go's, 2 Chainz, etc.

    The Go-Go's Monday, House of Blues God bless the Go-Go's. If Monday's House of Blues show is anything like last August's all-killer-no-filler HOB date - and it should be, since the reunited five-piece isn't pushing any new "product" - you're in for a real treat. Listen to "Lust to Love," "How Much M ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Last Night: Beach House at House of Blues

    Beach House House of Blues September 19, 2012 It's been two years since Baltimore dream-team Beach House visited Houston. When they played Walter's in 2010, we foresaw bigger things for them -- a bigger stage, to be exact. Our vision was accurate: Beach House played to a near sold-out crowd at Hous ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Upcoming: Andrew Bird, Jandek, Hayes Carll, Café Tacvba, Metric, Rufus Wainwright, Etc.

    Andrew Bird: Fri., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., $32-$42. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. BettySoo: Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $20/$22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston. Black Congress, Buildings, Omotai: Fri., July 27, 9 p.m., $6. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. The Blaggards, T ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    Last Night: Santigold at House Of Blues

    Santigold, Charli XCX House of Blues June 7, 2012 Watching Santigold onstage, you'd have almost no idea that the 35-year-old former punk singer had a hand in developing the careers of some of the biggest pop starlets in the last decade. That is until you break down that her costume changes, the way ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Upcoming: Pitbull, Gillian Welch, Ringworm, El-P, Explosions In The Sky, Etc.

    Two Star Symphony: Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Tribute): Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $13-$20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Black Breath, Martyrdod, Power Trip, Burning Love: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Last Night: Steel Panther At House Of Blues

    Steel Panther House of Blues April 12, 2012 See more Steel Panther pictures in our slideshow. In a week that saw Axl Rose decline a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and the continuation of the foggying of hard rock, it's easy to forget that beyond all the human drama and stubbornness inherent ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Peelander-Z, Collective Soul, Merle Haggard, Ting Tings, Isley Bros., Etc.

    Calle 13: Thu., May 10. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Carrie Rodriguez: Thu., March 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Charlie Wilson: Fri., May 25. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Collective Soul: Fri., June 1. House of Blues Dirty Ghosts: Fri., April 27. Wa ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, George Jones, Eyehategod, Etc.

    Acid Baby Jesus, Night Beats, Paint Fumes: Thu., April 26. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. "Praia Urbana" With ATFC, DJ Spen: Sat., March 10, 2 p.m. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St., Houston. Belanova: Tue., April 24. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Bowling For Soup, Patten Pending, ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Last Night: Old 97's at House of Blues

    Oh, dutiful journalism, the places I will go in your name. Last night, one of those places just had to be House of Blues. It's always a pleasure to watch Old 97's and I would put up that good fight to keep my spirits high in what is arguably my least favorite venue in town. But enough with the pouti ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Last Night: Dir En Grey at House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​One could be forgiven for not immediately recognizing that a dark, avant-guard metal band from Japan would hold tremendous appeal for the fairer sex. After all, Dir En Grey's precise, downtuned riffage sounds more ideally suited for misfit burnouts unaccustomed to a wo ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: Lonesome, Onry and Mean Edition

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny Brown​I spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: The Civil Wars, Briokids, Otenki, The Kills, Titan Blood

    ​August Burns Red, Silverstein: Wed., Jan. 25. House of Blues. B L A C K I E, LIMB: Fri., Nov. 18. Notsuoh. Better Than Ezra, Dash Rip Rock: Thu., Dec. 29. House of Blues. Blue October: Sat., Dec. 31. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Sat., Nov. 26. House of Blues. Briokids, Texas Dub: Sat., ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Aarón Sanchez Heats Up the House of Blues

    Did you know the House of Blues serves food? If you didn't, then you should know now -- all 13 locations of the music venue are offering new dishes and revamped old favorites for their restaurants, re-branded as "Crossroads at the House of Blues," by celebrity chef Aarón Sanchez. You may know him f ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Last Night: Atmosphere & Evidence At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​Atmosphere, Evidence House of Blues September 22, 2011 Aftermath is pretty sure that this indie/hip hop genre is the next big thing. Here's why: Firstly, it's much catchier and original than most of the rap you'll hear on the radio; secondly, it incorporates live musician ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Upcoming: Black Angels, Dolly Parton, J. Cole, Mates Of State, Etc.

    ​Aaron Neville: Sun., Dec. 11. House of Blues. Carbon Leaf, Alpha Rev: Wed., Oct. 26. Fitzgerald's. Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders: Thu., Nov. 17. House of Blues. Gunslinger, Black Queen Speaks, Sheila Swift, Tyburn Jig, Tyranny Of Bella: VIP ROOM., Sat., Sept. 10. Verizon W ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Ponderosa Gives House Of Blues A Mouthful

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Rocks Off is usually ambivalent, at best, about restaurant shows. One of the few times we're not interested in live music at all is when we're eating, and we imagine we're hardly the only person who feels that way. Strolling violinists and mariachi groups especially get ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    A Dream Austin City Limits Weekend For Houston

    Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009​Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Upcoming: Bright Light Social Hour, Otep, Sia, UFO, Etc.

    ​"American Idols Live" With Casey Abrams, Haley Rheinhart, Jacob Lusk: Thu., July 21. Reliant Arena. The Black Dahlia Murder, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under: Fri., Aug. 19. House of Blues. The Bright Light Social Hour: Fri., June 10. Warehouse Live. Dave Koz: Sat., June 18. House of Blues. ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Upcoming: 311, Britney Spears, Sade, Widespread Panic, Etc.

    UPDATE (1 p.m.): Britney Spears will be back in July at Toyota Center; the GO-Go's the month after that. ​311, Sublime With Rome: Fri., Aug. 12. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. "B L A C K I E In 3D": Thu., April 7. Warehouse Live. "The Bamboozle Roadshow" With Chiddy Bang, Dev, Ninjasonik ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Open Drummer Jobs

    Magnolia City Mixtape might have taken the week off in order to cover SXSW last week, but Houston's music scene kept right on rolling. That means that we've got not one, but two full weeks of news wrapped up in this installment. ​For our soundtrack this week, we've a brand-new album from Buxt ... More >>

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