Happy 4/20, Houston. There are quite a few good concerts coming to town over the next week, so keep scrolling to see what’s on tap. Testament White Oak Music Hall – 04.20
Just one year shy of its 40th anniversary, Testament remains a fan favorite of thrash metal heads across generations. Its members may be getting long in the tooth, but the band and its music endure. Testament’s latest record – its 13th – was released to critical acclaim in 2020, and fans will be given the opportunity to see the the iconic quintet in a more intimate space when they perform at White Oak Music Hall tonight. Get there early to see Exodus and Death. St. Paul And The Broken Bones House Of Blues – 04.22
Since the release of Half The City in 2014, St. Paul and The Broken Bones have been darling children of vintage soul enthusiasts. Formed in Birmingham, the Southern blues outfit has written three records worth of retro gospel, complete with a pristine brass section. Vocalist Paul Janeway’s soulful vocals – which have been favorably compared to those of James Brown – helped catapult the band into the hearts of countless listeners over the last eight years. On tour in support of The Alien Coast, St. Paul and The Broken Bones will perform at House Of Blues on Friday. Eve 6 Warehouse Live – 04.22
Eve 6 is due for a comeback. Given the general public’s renewed interest in emo and pop punk, it’s a shame the California rockers haven been left out of the conversation. But we’re guessing lead vocalist Max Collins is fine with it, given his shift in tone over the past few years. The band hasn’t released a proper album since 2012, but last year’s EP Grim Value showcased a fiercer sound and far less corporate than their earlier work. Fans can hear Eve 6's new sound – and hopefully some hits like "Inside Out" – this Friday at Warehouse Live. John Mayer Toyota Center – 04.23
After beginning his career humbly enough as a sensitive guy who wrote sweet songs and strummed an acoustic guitar, John Mayer branched out in the mid 2000s. The Connecticut native began incorporating blues into his music and released three fantastic albums in a row: Heavier Things, Continuum and Battle Studies. On tour in support of last years’ Sob Rock, Mayer will perform at Toyota Center on Saturday.
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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.