Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke


Bluesman John Nemeth jams the Big Easy Slim Harpo-style for the budget-friendly price of $5.

Austin Collins, the Small Sounds and Stephen Chadwick twang it up at the Firehouse Saloon. $10.

Eclectic pop-rocker David Garza turns the Continental Club into a "Discoball World." $10.

DJs Cuba Gooding Jr., Fredster, Johnny Moon and Noshi do the Modern Touch thing at Boondocks for the low, low price of free.

Poison the Well, Madball, Terror, This Is Hell and more emote up a storm at Javajazz.

The Flamin' Hellcats get all vatobilly at Rudyard's

Toronto's Stayin' Alive: A Nite of the Bee Gees is the "largest musical production in the world recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees." And it's free, in Miller Outdoor Theater.


Riding high off their packed Mango's gig last weekend, Buxton pulls into Cactus Music for a free 1 p.m. in-store. Owen Temple, whose new album Dollars and Dimes "sets him apart from all of the fratboyyeehaw crowd" (so saith Cactus' newsletter, anyway), follows suit at 3 p.m.

Back at Miller, remember the day the music died with a recreation of the ill-fated "Winter Dance Party" Buddy Holly/Richie Valens/Big Bopper tour featuring the Bopper's actual son, Jay P. Richardson, Jr. Also free.

Rocks Off's new favorite local band, Roky Moon and Bolt, glam it up at Zeppelin's "Autonomy" party also featuring DJs Mr. Castillo and Paramour and a fashion show courtesy of Blackbird Trading Co. No cover.

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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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