The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Bob Dylan, Nightwish, Lana Del Rey, etc.

Bob Dylan Bayou Music Center, May 5

It says something that Bob Dylan is playing a venue that can hold less than 3,000 people; namely, that his time as a pop star is long in the past while his legend continues to grow and his work ethic never tires. Most fans who have stuck with him this long know the rules of Dylan in concert: he plays what he wants, favors recent material, and even his most familiar tunes may be unrecognizable from their recorded versions.

This time through, he may or may not play selections from this year's Shadows In the Night, a collection of songs once recorded by Frank Sinatra that digs a bit deeper than "My Way." Texas-music aficionados have an extra reason to rejoice this time too, because onetime "Beats So Lonely" teen idol and Arc Angels co-founder Charlie Sexton is back on lead guitar.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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