Tonight: Ratt, Skid Row, Octopus Project, Indian Jewelry, Toadies and More

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So I guess not all of us are lucky enough to go to Tom Petty. Pity. Luckily, there's lots of other cool shows tonight - in fact, this may be the best night of live music in Houston all summer. We'll start with a double-shot of Rock the Bayou bands...

Ratt, "Round and Round"

Skid Row, "Slave to the Grind"

Octopus Project, Indian Jewelry, Flamin' Hellcats, Toadies and more after this.

Austin bleep-and-blip quartet the Octopus Project revisits its Bayou City roots at Warehouse Live tonight with Diagonals and Houston's Electric Attitude. Roo!

Octopus Project, "Truck"

Scarface's favorite rockabilly vatos, the Flamin' Hellcats, torch Rudyard's with the Tyburn Jig...

Flamin' Hellcats, live at iFest 2008

Houston superfreaks Indian Jewelry get their strobe-lit drone on at the Mink with Dizzy Pilot, the Wiggins and Cry Blood Apache...

Indian Jewelry, "Swans," live at the Cake Shop, NYC, April 2008

Fort Worth's resurrected Toadies complete a great Texas rock trifecta at Verizon Wireless Theater with Austin's Lions and Riverboat Gamblers...

Toadies, "Possum Kingdom," live at Stubb's, Austin, March 2007

... and, finally, hard-rocker-cum-honky-tonker Kevin Fowler makes it a red-neckin', love-makin' night at Sam Houston Race Park. Keep an ear out for his cover of Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls," and please leave your deer rifles in your pickup.

Today's regularly scheduled Tom Petty Day programming will resume shortly. - Chris Gray

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