This week Houston has plenty of choices from Alina Baraz, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Miguel, Ruiners, Birthday Club and Moth Wings.
you should find yourself downstairs at White Oak Music Hall
for the bluesy twang of Ben Harper
and Charlie Musselwhite
. While from the outside these two don't seem like a fit, their latest release No Mercy In This Land
tells a different story. They go together like cornbread and greens, and create a sound that's rife in blues traditions. The all ages show has no word of openers. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $43.
you can get down with the sultry tunes of Alina Baraz
in the ballroom at Warehouse Live
. Baraz has popped off in the last year, her latest release The Color Of You
is pretty stunning, and the Cleveland singer songwriter has a reputation for an intriguing live show. Cautious Clay
will bring his tempo driven sounds on as opener for the all ages show. Doors at 8 p.m.; Sold Out.
at Mucky Duck
, the soul pop sounds of Austin's Charlie Faye and the Fayettes
will be on hand. Faye has a voice that's sexy and soulful, and her backing group help her bring heat to any stage she performs on. Her latest release Charlie Faye & The Fayettes
is throw back doo wop worship, and that's a good thing. There's no openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $20 to $22.
Upstairs at White Oak Music Hall
, Houston's Paper Gliders
will be around for the E.P. release party. The electro-pop of Pearl Crush
will go on beforehand while Christina Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits
will be on prior. The electronica of Rex Hudson
will get things started for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $5 for minors, Free for adults.
Moth Wings are back with new songs that should rock The Secret Group.
Photo by Jonathan Mazaltov
Over at The Secret Group
, the fine gents of Houston's Moth Wings
will get things going hard. Moth Wings is a two piece that sounds closer to a four piece, and their latest release Open Swim
should remind you of early Foo Fighters. The super group punk of Houston's Z.I.T.I.
will be on beforehand while the alt rock of Shalva
will get the all ages show going. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $8 to $10.
, the indie rock of Minnesota's Bad Bad Hats
will be performing at Satellite Bar
. Their latest drop is this year's Lightning Round
. The indie pop of Seattle's Cumulus
will get the all ages evening started. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 to $12.
Revention Music Center
will help you roll back the clock with Alice In Chains
. Sure, you can't really go back when your singer is dead, so it's best to look at this as a new band whose latest Rainer Fog
is better than you'd think. Atlanta's Starbenders
will be on beforehand for the all ages show, and their drummer is from Houston. The all ages show has doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $55.
Ruiners will bring their intense punk to life.
Photo by Daniel Jackson
Over at Insomnia Gallery
, Houston's Ruiners
will bring their latest release Typecast
to life. Full of intense energy and hefty depth, these guys will remind you that punk is meant to be played loud and without a care in the world. The dark punk of Lace
will be on prior while Austin's Super Thief
will be on as well. The all ages show will get opened up by Galveston's EVAK1
. Doors at 8 p.m.; Free.
you can swing by Revention Music Center
for the R&B greatness of Miguel
. The California born singer, songwriter and producer has blown up in recent years and his latest release War & Leisure
is pretty epic. Dvsn
will be on as support while the all ages show gets opened by Nonchalant Savant
. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $45 to $170.
At Spruce Goose
you can catch the indie pop of Houston's Birthday Club
. While it's about time for some new music from them, their debut Lighten Up
is still hard to beat. The garage rock of Chicago's Sonny Falls
will be on prior while the emo tinged sounds of Groundhog Day
will get the 21 & up show started. Doors at 9 p.m.; tickets TBD.
That's it for this week. Remember to stay hydrated and that a safe ride home is just an app away.