Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters perform at Firehouse Saloon April 5.
Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters perform at Firehouse Saloon April 5.
Photo by Craig Hlavaty

Upcoming: Billy Bob Thornton, Boz Scaggs, Hans Raj Hans, Jewel Brown, Slash, etc.

2X4: With Scavenger, REX, Far From Nothing, Thrones, Demoted to the Grave. Sun., May 3, 6 p.m., $12. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

8 1/2 Souvenirs: Sat., April 18, 9 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

A.J. Vincent: With the Journey Agents, Sun Thieves. Fri., March 27, 8:30 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

Anne McCue: Thu., April 9, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Artillery: With Striker, VX36, Potential Threat SF, Dahlmers Realm, Cremator. Wed., April 15, 6 p.m., $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

The Attic Ends: With Ashbury Keys. Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Audic Empire: With Refinery Coast, Insert Name Here. Sun., March 29, 10 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Bald Eagle Burger: Sat., May 23, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters: Sun., April 5, 9 p.m., $20. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Billy Joe Shaver: With Josh Fuller. Fri., April 3, 7 p.m., $10 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

The Boom Booms: Sun., April 26, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Boz Scaggs: Thu., May 7, 8 p.m., $50 to $300. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford.

The Broken Spokes: Sat., March 28, 9 p.m., $5. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Broods: With Erik Hassle., Tue., March 31, 7 p.m., $16 to $20. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Caravan of Thieves: Tue., March 31, 8 p.m., $12 to $18. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Carter: With Shadow of Whales, Shadow13, Social Smokers Club, Fat Manequin. Fri., April 3, 8:30 p.m., $10 to $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Chris Botti: Sun., May 3, 4 p.m., $22 to $65. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-765-1894.

Chuck Cannon: Mon., March 30, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Colin Lake, Craig Kinsey, Hayden Jones: Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Curtis Braly: Sat., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., $17.75 to $42.75. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Curtis McMurtry: Fri., April 3, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Dana Cooper: With Jorge Palomarez., Thu., April 23, 7:30 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Dance Gavin Dance: With Polyphia, Hail the Sun, Stolas., Mon., April 20, 6:30 p.m., $18 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Darsombra: Tue., April 7, 9 p.m., $7 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Datsik: With ETC!ETC!, Bear Grillz. Fri., April 3, 9 p.m., $20. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Dave Barnes & Matt Wertz: With Jon McLaughlin. Thu., March 26, 8 p.m., $22.50 to $27. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

David Choi: With Tess Henley. Sat., March 28, 7 p.m., $17 to $22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Dengue Fever: With Mikey & the Drags., Mon., April 6, 7 p.m., $14 to $18. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Deryl Dodd: Fri., May 1, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

The Devil Wears Prada: With Born of Osiris, The Word Alive. Sun., March 29, 7 p.m., $19.50 to $23. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Dopapod: With Greenhouse Lounge., Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Electric Foam: With Parker Clark, Albert Fix, Kaito, Mateusz, Sam Thompson DJ RN, Monstar, Tim Vz, KB-Nasty, Proto-J. Fri., March 27, 9 p.m., Free to $15. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Eminence Ensemble: Fri., April 3, 9:30 p.m., $12 to $15. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Ewan Dobson: Fri., April 17, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Ezra Charles: Thu., April 2, 8 p.m., $15. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Falling In Reverse: With Ghost Town. Wed., April 29, 6:30 p.m., $22.50 to $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Gene Moore: With Shameka Dwight, Doobie Powell, Chantae Cann. Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Hamilton Loomis: Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Hans Raj Hans: Sat., April 4, 8 p.m., $30 to $200. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford.

Have Mercy: With Weatherbox, You, Me, & Everyone We Know, Head North. Sun., April 5, 6 p.m., $12 to $14. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Holy Money: With Crawl, Orgullo Primitivo, STRESS33. Wed., April 8, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Hozier: With Low Roar. Wed., April 22, 7 p.m., $39.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

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The Human Circuit: With Jess Wilson Band, Wonderbitch, Ak'chmel. Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., $10 to $11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Invertebrate: Mon., April 20, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

James McMurtry: Sat., March 28, Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

Jazmine Sullivan: Thu., April 2, 7 p.m., $29. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Jeff Plankenhorn & Michael O'Connor: Thu., April 2, 9 p.m., $10. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Jewel Brown: Sun., March 29, 6 p.m., Free. Sambuca, 909 Texas, Houston, 713-224-5299.

Johnwayneisdead: With The Killer Hearts, Crimson Devils. Sat., April 11, 9 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Josh Buckley: Fri., March 27, 5:30 p.m., Free. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, 713-526-9272.

The Junior Gordon Band: Thu., April 9, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Kiesza: With Betty Who. Thu., April 2, 8 p.m., $22.50 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Kill Paris: With Louis Futon. Fri., April 17, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

The Kooks: With Young Rising Sons. Sun., April 26, 7 p.m., $25 to $30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Korbe Canida: Mon., May 18, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Kyle Hutton & Hailey Cole: Sun., April 19, 6 p.m., Free. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

La Fin Absolute Du Monde: With STRESS33, Distant Worker, Pfaffenberg, Permanent Vegetative State. Sun., April 19, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Leslie Krafka: Fri., April 10, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Lick Lick: Sat., May 16, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Liz Longley & Max Gomez: Sat., June 13, 7:45 p.m., $15. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

March Hare Shindig 2015: With Mystery Loves Company, Fear the Poet, Gwen Doll and the Somethin Somethins, Gwendolyn Zepeda, Shen Ge, Jennifer Rodriguez -Watkins, Vanessa Zimmer Powell. Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Market Junction: Wed., April 8, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W Airport, Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Max Stalling: Fri., May 8, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Michael Fracasso: Sat., April 11, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Mike June: Thu., April 9, 9 p.m., TBA. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Mystery Loves Company: Fri., April 3, 9 p.m., $5. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Nathan Quick EP Release: With Color Gravity, The Caldwell, Ruckus. Fri., April 3, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Nellie McKay: Sat., May 23, 8:30 p.m., $22 to $28. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Nervo: With Surain. Fri., April 10, 9 p.m., $15 to $40. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Nick Michael Taylor: With The Footnotes, Herschel Berry and the Natives, Steve Krase, the Deadbeats. Sun., March 29, 6 p.m., $15. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

The O's: Sat., March 28, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Passafire: With Stranger., $13. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Peter Mulvey: Thu., April 9, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Phoebe Hunt: Fri., April 10, 7 p.m., $22 to $25. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

P.O.D.: Tue., April 21, 7:30 p.m., $24 to $28. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Poor Dumb Bastards: With the Beaumonts., Sat., June 6, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

POTROAST: With Hell In a Bucket., Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., Free to $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Prom Date: Fri., April 17, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

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Prophets & Outlaws: Sat., April 18, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

The Quebe Sisters Band: Thu., April 16, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Ray Wylie Hubbard: With Walt & Tina Wilkins. Sat., April 4, 7 p.m., $10 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Rich Hopkins & the Luminarios: Fri., April 24, 9 p.m., $5. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Rich Robinson: Thu., June 11, 8:30 p.m., $30 to $34. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Rock The Mic Underground Concert: With OG Ron C. Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., $10 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Russ Driver Band: With Rose, The Betrayal of Abigail., Thu., April 2, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Scott Biram: Thu., April 2, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Scott Taylor Band: Thu., April 2, 7 p.m., Free. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

Sean McConnell: Wed., April 1, 8 p.m., $35 to $55. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Sean Watkins: Tue., April 14, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

SHFL Annual Yearly Anniversary Party Old #12: With the Annoysters, Buster Whilaby & the Gimp, Street Intelligent, Cisco Nonother, Gas Station of Love, 54 Reasons. Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Shlohmo: Sat., April 4, 8 p.m., $20 to $27. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Showtek: With Surain, LeeRx., Thu., March 26, 9 p.m., $20 to $40. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Sid Seventeen: With Love & War, Shaw. Sat., April 4, 7 p.m., TBA. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Slackers: With Bandulus, Refinery Coast. Sun., April 19, 8 p.m., $14 to $17. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Slaid Cleaves: Sat., April 11, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $28 to $30. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: With Fozzy., Sat., May 23, 7 p.m., $37.50 to $67.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Slightly Stoopid: With The Expendables. Thu., Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., $35 to $45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Slow Future: Fri., May 29, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Sons of Texas: Wed., April 22, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Spain Colored Orange: With Paris Falls, Kenny the Spider, Frog Hair. Sat., April 4, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Speedy Ortiz: With Alex G., Thu., May 14, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Stars: With Wild Moccasins. Sun., April 5, 7 p.m., $18 to $23. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Sunday Acoustic Jams: Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Free. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique: With Chino XL, Niko Is, CF, Hasan Salaam. Fri., April 3, 9 p.m., $22 to $27. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

TG Sheppard: With Steve Helms., Fri., April 10, 7 p.m., $15 to $50. Redneck Country Club, 11110 W. Airport Blvd., Stafford, 281-809-4867.

These Fine Moments: Sat., April 4, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Tobacco: With The Stargazer Lilies, New Fumes. Tue., March 31, 7 p.m., $14 to $18. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Tom Freund: Fri., April 10, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Toni Price: Fri., March 27, 9 p.m., $15. Natachee's Supper 'n Punch, 3622 Main, Houston, 713-524-7203.

Tony Ramey: Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., $20. Almost Austin House Concerts, 2202 House, Pasadena.

Us And Them -- The Pink Floyd Experience: With Highway to Hell. Sat., April 4, 8 p.m., $17 to $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

VHT -- A Tribute to Van Halen: With Infestation -- A Tribute to RATT, Swallow This -- A Tribute to Poison. Sat., April 11, 8 p.m., $12. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Vital Remains: With Abiotic, Vale of Pnath, Gods Of Death Screw, An Oath of Misdirection, Remnants of Izanagi., Thu., April 9, 6:30 p.m., $10 to $13. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Waterparks: With Forever the Fierce, Schoolyard Survival. Sat., April 4, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

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Willow Waterhole Music Fest 2015: With Zydeco Dots, Conrad Johnson Big Blue Sound, Nobody's Fool, Crossroads, Corey Stoot, Tkoh!, Luther & the Healers, La Tribu, Bayou City Brass, Kyle Turner, Joe Carmouche., Sat., April 25, 11 a.m., Free. Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve, 5300 Dryad, Houston.

Wood & Wire: With Head for the Hills. Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $13 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Woody Witt Trio: Thu., March 26, 9 p.m., Free. Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy, Houston, 713-528-1993.

World Party: Sat., June 27, 7 p.m., $19. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Zoltars: With Smoking White, Auto Fellatio Dreams, Mojave Red. Sat., April 18, 9 p.m., $7. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

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