Concerts

Houston Concert Watch 3/30: Girl In Red, Bon Iver and More

The Old 97's at House Of Blues in 2019
The Old 97's at House Of Blues in 2019 Photo by Violeta Alvarez
Two weeks removed from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I'm still dreaming about corndogs. But time marches on, and there are plenty of other good concerts coming to town in the coming week. Keep scrolling to see what's on tap.
Senses Fail
Warehouse Live - 03.30
From The Depths Of Dreams didn't make much of a splash in 2002. But barely two years later, after Let It Enfold You had turned Senses Fail into a household name, fans were clamoring for a copy of the band' first EP, of which only 300 copies were originally released. Two decades later, James Buddy Nielsen — the post-hardcore outfits' sole remaining original member — re-recorded and re-released the record, and it's safe to assume that more than a few hundred copies were made avaialable. On tour in support of their upcoming eighth studio album Hell Is In Your Head, Senses Fail will perform at Warehouse Live tomorrow night.
Girl In Red
House Of Blues - 04.01
With just one studio album to her name, Girl In Red is already well on her way to becoming an icon. Expanding on her indie-pop sound, last year's If I Could Make It Go Quiet showcased even more range from the Norwegian singer-songwriter. From sarcastic pop-punk anthems to heartsick piano-driven ballads, Girl In Red's proper debut has racked up tens of millions of listens on Spotify. On tour in support of it, she will visit House Of Blues on Friday night.
Reckless Kelly, Old '97s
713 Music Hall - 04.02
Reckless Kelly has called Austin home for the better part of three decades now, and the group’s 2008 release Bulletproof remains a favorite with red dirt country fans. The Old '97s, meanwhile, are Texas born-and-bred. The alternative country outfit has been a regional favorite for almost 30 years, even if they never quite broke through into the mainstream. These darlings of the Lone Star State will perform together at 713 Music Hall on Saturday.
Bon Iver
White Oak Music Hall - 04.05
Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon took the world by storm with For Emma, Forever Ago. Written in seclusion, his debut solo record as Bon Iver overflowed with heartache and self doubt. And it was performed and sung with such sincerity that listeners couldn't help but be entranced. Fifteen years later, Vernon's latest release I, I builds on the sound the Wisconsin native has crafted across five albums, presenting fans with something that feels simultaneously fresh and familiar. See him at White Oak Music Hall on Tuesday.
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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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