While doing our usual hunt for interesting acts coming to Houston in the next few weeks, Lonesome Onry and Mean came across some great stuff coming toContinental Club
andMcGonigel's Mucky Duck
. The brainy, always quirkyJonathan Richman
will be at the Continental Saturday, January 29. An origianl member of proto-punks Modern Lovers, Richman just keeps coming up with compelling social commentary delivered with massive tongue-in-cheek. And he's just plain entertaining.
The Duck has a very solid January calendar, beginning with two sets fromCharlie Robison
on the 13th.Darden Smith
share the stage on Jan. 14, and the versatileIan Moore
plays his Beatles-y rock on the 16th.
The last two weeks of January find a plethora of high-grade, rocking acts coming in for what purports to be a listening room:Willie Porter
(Jan. 21);Scott Miller
(Jan. 22, a Friday, so most likely young Miller will have his full band in tow); The Wylie Lama,Ray Wylie Hubbard
himself (Jan. 23), will be touring behind his new albumA. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment, (Hint: There Is No C)
. The following week is just as stout, with Canadian songmeisterFred Eaglesmith
(Jan. 28); Austin pop-rockerRandy Weeks
(Jan. 29), and bluesmanDoyle Bramhall Sr.
, who only comes to town about every other year in for two shows (Jan. 30).