The Shredder

Julieta Venegas: Willowy Chicana singer-songwriter and multiple Latin Grammy nominee plays post-awards show. (Friday, Arena Theater)

Forsa Pink's Almost Famous Fashion Show: Locals Glasnost and Tontons glam it up with DJs Serj and Grrrlparts.(Friday, the Mink)

Gary Hoey: Boston-bred surf-guitar slinger unleashes some "Hocus Pocus." (Friday, Meridian)

Who's Bad: Michael Jackson tribute band wanna be startin' something; hold the Macaulay Culkin jokes. (Friday, House of Blues)

Mel Tillis: Pam's daddy ain't no Coca-Cola cowboy, but he'll probably sing it for you. (Friday, Stafford Center)

Plain White T's: Hey there, Delilah, remember these emo-poppers' big hit from last year? (Saturday, Meridian)

Guy Forsyth: Austin blues hound pines over some Calico Girl. (Saturday, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar)

Ray Wylie Hubbard: Screw you, he's still from Texas. (Saturday, McGonigel's Mucky Duck)

Five Finger Death Punch: Funniest-named band in metal rears back on last year's The Way of the Fist. (Saturday, Scout Bar)

Stranger's Almanac: Local musicians revisit Whiskeytown's heartbroken 1997 classic. (Sunday, Continental Club)

The Thing: Via Nameless Sound, Scandinavian trio marries power jazz and garage-rock. (Sunday, Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas)

McKenzies, Gold Sounds: Free show from a pair of gilded local power-poppers. (Monday, Boondocks)

Caithlin de Marrais: Co-founder of emo forebears Rainer Maria salutes My Magic City — Brooklyn — on new solo LP. (Tuesday, Walter's on Washington)

Black Sheep: Sharp-tongued Queens duo Dres and Mista Lawnge remember when they were "Flavor of the Month." (Tuesday, Warehouse Live)

Method Man and Redman: Just How High can these two hip-hop cutups get? (Wednesday, House of Blues)

Flosstradamus: Chicago DJ duo pumps up the volume. (Wednesday, Numbers)

Danielson: Quirky, prolific Jersey indie-folk rocker leaves the Familie behind on new outing Trying Hartz. (Wednesday, Walter's on Washington)

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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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