Sets from Soccer Mommy, Turnpike Troubadours, Royce Da 5'9", Rich Homie Quan will be in Houston this week while locals like Mockingbird Brother, Astragal will round things out.
you can get started at Spruce Goose
when the psych pop of Austin's Food Group
swing by to perform. These guys make music that's a hair trippy and unbelievably catchy at the same time, and their latest release Here Today
from last year is worth getting. The indie pop of Houston's Birthday Club
will drop a solo set while the post-punk intertwined punk of Ruiners
will go on prior. The jangled indie rock of Astragal
will be there to get the all ages show going. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets TBD.
will perform at Under The Volcano
. Doyle is the go to guitarist for acts like Dollie Barnes, Robert Ellis and more, while his solo release AM
from 2016 went another direction, and was still mesmerizing. No word of openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; cover TBD.
Jeannine Higgins makes music that sticks to your soul.
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Out in Humble at Green Oak Tavern
, you can catch Jeannine Higgins
. The Houston based singer songwriter's debut release Jeannine Higgins
is like a mix of Aimee Mann and Beth Orton. The 21 & up show is in the round with two other performers. Doors at 8 p.m.; Free.
you will more than likely find yourself starting at Insomnia Gallery
for the Feelings USA Photography Showcase. The show, organized by Michelle Hernandez
of Houston's Tears On Tape, should have plenty of eye candy and music themed works. There's also a short film from Hernandez for the black tie, all-ages event. Doors at 6 p.m.; $8 cover.
The Heights Theater
will get pretty grand when American Aquarium
swings by to play. The North Carolina based five piece has made quite the name for themselves churning out solid alt country with their latest drop, this year's Things Change.
Lubbock's Dalton Domino
will get the all ages show started. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $22 to $38.
At Warehouse Live
in the studio, Royce Da 5'9"
will make his presence known. The Detroit born rapper has been on a tear, though his latest Book Of Ryan
is his best to date. There's no word of openers for the all ages show, but that should change. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $22 to $75.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are always worth seeing.
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At White Oak Music Hall
, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
will be back in town. You know his name from his years in Pavement, but Malkmus has gone far beyond that sound with his new band so much so, that you'll forget about those "gold sounds." Their latest release Sparkle Hard is their best to date. Nashville's Soccer Mommy
will open for the all ages show. Her celebrated new album Clean
contains gems like "Last Girl" and "Cool". Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $22.
will host the emo punk of Houston's Mockingbird Brother
. The always energetic trio will headline the night while TVPof New Orleans will go on beforehand. Galveston's Blast Dad
will also be on the bill and the indie folk of Motion Hotel
will open the 21 & up show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $7.
at White Oak Music Hall
on the lawn, the country twang of Turnpike Troubadours
will get feet moving. Supporting their latest drop A Long Way From Your Heart
from last year, the Oklahoma six piece will definitely cure your country blues. The outlaw country of Shooter Jennings
will be on as direct support while the Western country of Canada's Corb Lund
will get the all ages show started. Gates at 6 p.m.; tickets $30.
Save Face will bring their energetic emo to town.
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Over at The Secret Group
, the emo sounds of Save Face
will be on full display. The New Jersey based band is here in support of their latest drop on Epitaph Records, Merci
. New York's Prince Daddy & the Hyena
will be on as direct support while Catcher will go on beforehand. Houston's The Daphne Blue
will also be on the bill and the all-ages show will get opened up by Moon Phase. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $10 to $12.
You can get your scream fix when Kansas City's KISS 2
swing by 3518 Griggs Road
to perform. This band sounds like insanity, which should make for a great live set. Also on the bill: Houston's MOTHS
and Abstracter Jet Nine at the all-ages show. Doors at 8 p.m.; $5 cover.
Dale Watson will bring the house down at Rock Baby Rock It.
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will host night one of the always popular Rock Baby Rock It Festival
. This year's rockabilly weekender will host the country twang of Austin's Dale Watson
. Watson's live sets are like going back in time with a Texas gentleman and true showman. His latest release Blackjack
from last year is full of lush tones and Watson's signature baritone. The Luxurious Panthers
will be on hand as will Houston's The Broken Spokes
. San Diego's The Sea Monks
will be on at The Big Top as well for the 21 & up evening. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $20.
Atlanta's Rich Homie Quan
will drop a set over at Satellite Bar.
Quan has made his name known for the last decade. His latest release, this year's Rich As In Spirit
, is his most focused release to date. There's no word of openers for the all ages show. Doors at 9 p.m.; tickets $15.
you can begin your night in the day at Cactus
for the Zydeco harmonica sounds of Steve Krase
. Krase has been quite the bandleader and force within the music industry, and this should be the event for any fan of his work at the all ages affair. There's gratis refreshments for the adults. Start time 1 p.m.; Free.
House of Blues
Fat Tony is easily one of the best performers you'll see in the rap game.
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will get filled with plenty of local artists for its Local Brews Local Grooves show. A headlining set from Fat Tony
should be strong, as his latest drop Full Circle
is as solid as his energetic live sets. Performances from Sugar Joiko
, Rose Ette
, Howard & the Nosebleeds
and many more will also be on the bill alongside samplings from tons of breweries. Forty breweries, 10 local acts, food and more. Doors at 3 p.m.; tickets $15.
Rock Baby Rock It
day two will take place at Continental Club
and Big Top. Sets from San Diego's The Paladins
, The Modern Don Juans, El Tomcat y Los Rock N' Roll
from Mexico, The Octanes
and many more will get feet moving at the 21 & up fest. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $25.
Out at The Woodlands Pavilion
will bring his hip hop back to headline the outdoor space. It wasn't that long ago the rapper was playing small venues, but with awards and tons of fans, it's no wonder that his latest Bobby Tarantino II
is popping off so. The Christian hip hop of NF
will be on as direct support while California's KYLE
will get the all ages show started. Gates at 7 p.m.; tickets $25 to $94.50.
will host California's Pity Party (Girls Club)
to perform. Supporting their latest release Healing Process
, the group's indie rock is infused with rough sounds that make them worth lending an ear to. Promantic will get the all ages show started. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 to $12.
Of course, at Smart Financial Centre
, the jokers, smokers, and midnight tokers will rejoice when the Steve Miller Band
returns to perform. While their last proper release was 2011's Let Your Hair Down
, fans will be there for all their hits. The guitar prowess of Peter Frampton
will be the opener for the all ages evening. Doors at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $39.50 to $125.
Ancient Cat Society can capture the heart of anyone who hears them.
Photo by Lauren Marek
Over at Cottonwood
you can catch three sets from Houston folk trio Ancient Cat Society
. The three piece made up of members from Buxton, Dollie Barnes, Vodi, have a slew of songs, with their last album Ancient Cat Society
. There's no openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; Free.
If you're up to catch a guy play four sets with four different bands, then you should head to Insomnia Gallery
for Ryan Taylor's birthday show. Taylor, owner of East End Barber Shop will have Halston Luna on four performances. A headlining set from Poizon
is planned and the punk of Liberty & Justice
will go on prior. The sleaze rock of Killer Hearts
will also be on the bill, and a surprise guest will open. Don't worry, it's also a Halston band for the all ages event. Doors at 8 p.m.; Free.
Over at Armadillo Palace
, country artist Libby Koch
will be on hand to perform including her latest release Just Move On.
There's no openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $8.
upstairs at White Oak Music Hall
, Arizona's indie rock group Lydia
will be on hand. The trio has earned praise for their infectious and hook heavy sound, and their new release Liquor
. Jared & the Mill
will be on the bill as well as the indie pop of Canada's Cherry Pools
. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $16.
Stephanie Rice is much more than meets the eye, and her music is gut wrenching.
Photo by Cindy Pruitt
You can swing by The Heights Theater
for the post-Americana of Nashville's Lera Lynn
. Lynn is well known for her intriguing voice and tender songs, including her last drop Plays Well With Others
. Houston's Stephanie Rice
will get the crowd moving as the opener for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $18 to $112.
If you'd rather, you can head to The Woodlands Pavilion
for the popular sounds of Pentatonix
. Supporting their latest release Top Pop, Vol. I
, the group who's won a slew of awards and sold millions of records should make all in attendance happy for their set. The indie pop of Echosmith
and the British pop group Calum Scott
will also perform during the all ages evening. Gates at 7 p.m.; tickets $25 to $129.50.
at House of Blues
, you can get all the rock and soul when Jack Frost performs. Doors at 6 p.m.; Free.
That's about it for this week. Remember that getting home safe should be on your schedule, and a safe ride home is just an app away.