This week there's performances on tap from the likes of Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa, Tony Bennett, Two Tons of Steel, Carolyn Wonderland, and sets from locals like Velveteen Echo, Flower Graves, Vodi, and The Hates.
you can begin at Dosey Doe
for the country tunes of Doug Supernaw
. The Houston artist has been going strong for a good while now, his sets are usually full of fan interaction, and his latest release Greatest Hits
is pretty solid. Kyle Hutton
will get the all ages show going. Doors at 6 p.m.; tickets $20.
The rescheduled Shakira
show will take place at Toyota Center
. For fans of the Columbian singer, this show should be epic, as her latest El Dorado
is impressive. There's no word of openers for the all ages show. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $50.50 to $205.
Over at Under The Volcano
, Houston's Frog Hair
return after some time off to bring their oddball psych sounds to all. Though they're rumored to have new songs in the works, their debut A Long List of Shortcomings
is still a favorite There are no openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; TBD cover.
will get loud when the post-hardcore of Far
member Jonah Matranga and friends return to play their album Water & Solutions
in its entirety. The album, part of its 20th anniversary is definitely one that inspired tons of acts, and should sound great all these years later. The Pauses
featuring a touring member of Beach Slang and Houston's Another Run
will be on beforehand while texture:yellow
will open the 21 & up show. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $12.
you could head to Woodlands Pavilion
to catch Wiz Khalifa
& Rae Sremmurd
co-headline a set. Khalifa, here in support of his latest Rolling Papers 2
and the duo of Rae Sremmurd here in support of SR3MM
together should both drop epic sets. Lil Skies
will be on prior while O.T. Genasis
will get the all ages event started. Gates at 6 p.m.; tickets $39 to $99.50.
Buxton is back with new tunes.
Photo courtesy of New West Records
will get political for the Bands with Beto event. Supporting Beto O'Rourke
, the event which features performances from Wild Moccasins
should be worth checking out. The all ages event doesn't have any other performers. Doors at 6 p.m.; tickets $25 to $250.
At The Heights Theater
you should consider dropping in to catch the stunning sounds of Carolyn Wonderland
. Possibly as close as we'll get to a mix of Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, Wonderland is always great live and her last release Moon Goes Missing
is pretty wonderful. Pike & Sutton
of jam band Little Sister will get the all ages show started. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $20 to $30.
At Revention Music Center
, you can get all your country fixes with Billy Currington
. Part of the bro country jump in the early 2000s, Currington is known for a crazed live show and a ton of fan favorites. There's no word of openers for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $17.50 to $65.
Ancient Cat Society will delight all at Insomnia Gallery.
Photo by Lauen Marek
will get pretty lovely sounding when Houston trio Ancient Cat Society
swing by to perform. Supporting their last album, Ancient Cat Society
, the three piece offers sounds from another time. The singer songwriter tones of Arthur Yoria Duo
will get the all ages affair started. Doors at 8 p.m.; cover $5.
At Smart Financial Centre
, you can get serenaded by the silky voice of Tony Bennett
. The crooner has been going strong since the mid '40s, and at 92, this is probably your last chance to see him in person. His last album Tony Bennett Celebrates 90
is a splendid collection, and tracks like "(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco
" and "The Way You Look Tonight
" will sound better in person. Antonia Bennett
will get the all ages show started. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $75.75 to $131.75.
will get swooned by the sounds of Austin's Beth Lee & the Breakups
. Though Lee is from Houston, she had to go to Austin to make her name and her latest album Keep Your Mouth Shut
is extraordinary. There are no openers for the 21 & up show. Doors at 10 p.m.; tickets TBD.
you might want to head to Woodlands Pavilion
for the pop sounds of New Jersey's Charlie Puth
. A 2018 Teen Choice award winner, Puth made his name through Youtube, and his latest album Voicenotes
is steadily rising his fame. Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld
will get the all ages show going. Gates at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $20 to $69.
Revention Music Center
Daniel Caesar will bring all the soul to Revention Music Center.
Photo courtesy of CAA/Kevan J. Yazdani
will get soulful when the neo-soul of Canada's Daniel Caesar
swings by to perform. Caesar has blown up from two E.P.'s that have a ton of weight, and his last release Freudian
is pretty wonderful. The R&B infused hip hop of Harlem's Teyana Taylor
will get the all ages show going. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $45 to $89.
Over at Mucky Duck
, the enigmatic Texas country of Two Tons of Steel
will return for two shows. It would be enough to catch these troubadours in such an intimate setting, or to get to hear their last album Gone
live, but they'll be recording these two sets as well. You can be a part of history at the 21 & up show. Doors at 7 p.m.; and 9:30 p.m.; tickets $20 to $22.
Over at The Heights Theater
, the heavy throated tunes of John Moreland
will bring plenty of heft to the room. Moreland knows how to captivate a room with just his voice, though his backing band should help fll in the notes from his latest, last year's Big Bad Luv
. Athens' T. Hardy Morris
will be on beforehand for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $22 to $184.
Velveteen Echo is ready to win you over with their debut E.P.
Photo by Jonathan Mazaltov
Upstairs at White Oak Music Hall
, you can get all the '90s sounds when Velveteen Echo
plays their E.P. release party. That E.P. Submarine
is a mix of guitar swells and whispering vocal melodies. Houston's Pearl Crush
will be on prior while the indie rock of Rose Ette
will go on before. Tears On Tape
will play their last show for a while as openers for the all ages evening. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $7.
, the club's 40th anniversary weekend will get going with a set from Houston's Vodi
. Their debut Talk
is full of lush tones and melodies. The high energy of Houston's The Wheel Workers
will go on prior while things will get opened by Jealous Creatures
for the 21 & up evening. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets Free.
you could and should head to House of Blues
to catch the hip hop of Pusha T
. Pusha's latest album Daytona
was not only produced by Kanye West, but it's easily a contender for the best hip hop record of 2018. While every track on the release is pretty gold, highlights include "Come Back Baby," "Hard Piano," and "The Games We Play." . There's no word of openers for the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $35.
Flower Graves will get groovy at Satellite Bar.
Photo by Nicholas Kwasny
will host the garage-tinged psych sounds of Houston's Flower Graves
. Going pretty far on a couple of tracks, they're set to hopefully drop a new record before the end of the year, and their debut 7" Savage
is on point. The crazed surf rock of Austin's Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad
will be on before, while the trippy sounds of Howard and the Nosebleeds
will make an impression beforehand. Austin's Rickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol
will get the all-ages show going. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 to $12.
Night two of the Rudyard's 40th anniversary will take place at Rudyard's
with a headlining set from Poor Dumb Bastards. The show will also have performances from legendary punks The Hates
who are as big a Houston institution as the Astrodome. Their last drop Shank
was their strongest. The costumed punk of The Cops
will also be on the bill while the 21 & up show will get opened up by Killer Hearts
. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets Free.
If you'd rather try to help people get out of ICE detention, you can aid the Fianza Fund
by heading to Dan Electros
for a benefit featuring Narcons
. While their debut Narcons
was dark and strange, their live shows have more energy. The punk meets indie pop of Clare
will also be on hand while Bask
will get the 21 & up show started. Doors at 8 p.m.; tickets $10.
Ruckus will remind you why you love Texas guitar and country twang.
Photo by Maddie Richards
will get tones and rocking good times, when Houston's Ruckus
swing by. With a new record due sometime this year, their debut E.P. Ruckus
has lovely tones and melodies. The Americana rock of Willow James
will be on beforehand and the electro-pop of Miears
will get the room moving with a DJ set at the 21 & up show. Doors at 9 p.m.; tickets TBD.
you can head to Warehouse Live
to catch the pop R&B of Chicago's Jeremih
. Supporting his latest drop "The Light
," the performer should bring heat to his set. The hip hop of DaniLeigh
will be on earlier. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $25 to $99, the latter being a meet and greet option.
you could head to White Oak Music Hall
for the crazed electro-funk of Canada's TWRP
. Known for insane live shows, their ultra-catchy new album Together Through Time
should get plenty of dancing going. Oakland's Planet Booty
will be there to get things started at the all ages show. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $12.
together PANGEA will bring tons of energy to White Oak Music Hall.
Photo by Derek Perlman
, the garage punk of California's together PANGEA
will be at White Oak Music Hall
to get things crazy. There's something magical how these guys can take intense garage rock and add punk influence without coming off as fakers. Their live shows are like a punch to the face, and last year's Bulls and Roosters
is pretty darn awesome. The all-ages show has no word of openers, but that could change. Doors at 7 p.m.; tickets $12.
That's about it for this week. Remember that a safe ride home is just an app away, and that drinking responsibly is best for everyone around you.