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Billy Joel performs at Toyota Center on November 6
Billy Joel performs at Toyota Center on November 6
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Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Air Supply: Thu., April 23, 8:30 p.m., $29.50 to $55. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Airport Noises: With Madd Comrades, the Escatones, Treehouse Project. Sat., February 14, 9 p.m., $8 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Alesana: With Capture The Crown, The Browning, Conquer Divide, The Funeral Portrait., Fri., May 1, 6:30 p.m., $14. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Angie Stone & Lyfe Jennings: Sat., February 28, 8 p.m., $49.50 to $69.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Animal Collective DJ Set: With Deakin, Geologist, Avey Tare. Thu., February 12, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Anne McCue: With Thrill., Sat., February 28, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Bachaco: Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., $13. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Belleville Outfit: Fri., February 20, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bill Carter & the Blame: Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Billy Joe Shaver: With Van Darien. Sat., February 28, 7:30 p.m., $25. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Billy Joel: Fri., November 6, 8 p.m., $49.50 to $129.50. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Blaze Bailey & the Foundry: Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., $15 to $20. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

The Broken Spokes: Tue., February 24, 6 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Bryan Anthony & the Gentleman's Club: Thu., February 5, 8 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Buckamore: With Yung Slutty, Guilla, Danny Watts, Dopeboi Mack., Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Carolyn Wonderland: Thu., February 26, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Casey Donahew Band: Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Chayanne: Thu., August 27, 7 p.m., $49.50 to $150. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Clear Cassette: With Sullivan's Vessel, American Stereo Type, Indaskies., Fri., February 13, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Cody Canada: With Kevin Welch., Wed., February 11, 8 p.m.; Thu., February 12, 8 p.m., $20 to $35. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Cody Jinks: With Tyler Rogers Band. Fri., March 13, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Cody Johnson: With Cory Morrow, Gary P. Nunn., Sat., May 16, 6 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Dan Dyer & Water and Rust: Tue., February 24, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

David Grace: Sat., March 7, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

A Day Late For Love: With Closed Eyes Open, So Soon, The Truth, Kairos Theos, Refinery Coast, Distance, Here, The Eggplants. Sun., February 15, 4 p.m., $10 to $12. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Deathrock & Goth Dance Night: With Pale Crow, Auto Fellatio Dreams, Forced Fem, DJ Hex., Fri., February 20, 9:30 p.m., $5. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX: Fri., April 10, 8 p.m., $25 to $35. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Dick Dale: Wed., April 8, 9 p.m., $30 to $35. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Doomtree: With Open Mike Eagle., Sun., February 8, 7 p.m., $13 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Drink of Ages Radio Show: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Free. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Easton Corbin: Sat., April 11, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Firehouse: Sat., February 28, 5 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Fortunate Youth: With Hirie, Sensamotion, Cassette Tape. Thu., March 19, 7 p.m., $12 to $16. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Friends of B.A.R.C. Fundraiser: With Hickoids, We are the Asteroid, Dead Cowboys. Fri., February 20, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Future: Sat., February 21, 8 p.m., $25 to $100. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020.

Gallion: With Destroyer of Light, The Dirty Seeds, Serpent Sun. Thu., February 12, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Gottem: With The Magic Fountain, Spirit Noise, Mark Gibson. Fri., February 13, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

The Guzzlers: Sat., March 7, 9 p.m., $10. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Hamilton Loomis: Fri., February 20, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Hennessy: With The Early Birds, Vindug. Sun., March 1, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Hozier: With George Ezra. Thu., March 19, 7 p.m., $35. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils: Fri., March 13, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Icky Hollow: With Valeluna, Vetted., Sun., February 22, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

In Defence: With God Fearing Fuck, Hel-Razor. Mon., February 9, 7 p.m., $10 to $11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

More shows on the next page.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Jake Shimabukuro: With Emily Elbert., Sun., April 19, 6:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

James McMurtry: Sat., March 28, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Jason Boland & the Stragglers: Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience: Sat., June 6, 8 p.m., $25 to $45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Jimmie Vaughn & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band: Thu., April 23, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Joe Ely: Sat., February 21, 8 p.m., $40. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Johnny Rodriguez: Sat., March 14, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Johnny Stimsom: With MYOA. Wed., February 18, 7 p.m., $12. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Josh Abbott Band: Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Kina Grannis: With Imaginary Future. Fri., February 13, 8 p.m., $21.50 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Krokus: With Love & War. Fri., April 24, 8 p.m., $30 to $35. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

La Luz: With The Shivas, Hearts of Animals, The Lories., Wed., March 4, 8 p.m., $13 to $15. Walter's Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

The Lacs: With Southbound 45. Sat., February 28, 7 p.m., $14 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Landon Wordswell: Tue., February 24, 8 p.m.; Wed., February 25, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Lucas Eason & the Panhandlers: Fri., February 27, 5 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Malcolm Holcombe: Sun., February 22, 6 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Margo Price & the Pricetags: Thu., February 26, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Mary-Chapin Carpenter: With Aoife O' Donovan. Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $26 to $42. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 409-765-1894.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Michael Martin Murphey: Fri., March 13, 8:30 p.m., $78 to $118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight: With Saba Pivot, Noname Gypsy. Thu., February 19, 8 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Micky & the Motorcars: With Carter Beckworth. Wed., February 18, 8 p.m., $15 to $25. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Mighty Orq: Thu., February 19, 8 p.m., $20. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Mike Tramp & Ron Keel -- An Acoustic Evening of White Lion & Keel: Sat., April 11, 8 p.m., $20 to $25. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

The O'Jays & Eric Benet: Fri., March 27, 8 p.m., $65. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

One Eyed Doll: With Carmeci, Ganesha., Wed., March 18, 7 p.m., $10 to $12. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

The O's: With Andrew James., Fri., February 6, 7:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Pecos Hank: Thu., February 26, 8 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Picture Book: Fri., February 6, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 6, 7 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Power Trip: With S.H.I.T., Back To Back, Dress Code Drive. Mon., February 23, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Primus: Thu., April 30, 7 p.m., $35 to $42.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Pullman Standard: Tue., February 17, 8 p.m.; Wed., February 18, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

The Republic of Texas Tour: With Gt Garza, Doeman, Dustin Cavazos, Drofe. Sun., February 8, 7 p.m., $10 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Fri., April 17, 8:30 p.m., $108 to $158. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Roger Creager: Sat., April 18, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston, 281-807-8700.

Rollo & Juven: Sun., April 5, 6 p.m., $12 to $40. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

Ryan Traster: With Jared Putnam., Sun., February 22, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Sam Riggs & the Night People: Wed., February 25, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Scott Brown & Friends: With Bri Bagwell., Tue., March 3, 8 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour featuring Kid Ink: With Rae Sremmund, Jeremih, Dej Loaf., Fri., March 27, 7 p.m., $39.50 to $74.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

More shows on the next page.

Upcoming: Billy Joel, Dick Dale, Primus, Slipknot, Toni Braxton, Weird Al Yankovic, etc.

Screaming Females: With Downtown Boys, Public Service Broadcasting, Black Kite, Joe Mathlete. Tue., March 17, 7 p.m., Free to $8. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Seryn: Thu., February 19, 8 p.m., $12. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Shake Russell & Michael Hearne: Sat., February 21, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Shilpa Ray: With Rose Ette, Giant Kitty. Sun., March 15, 8 p.m., $5 to $7. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Slipknot: With Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine, Motionless in White. Fri., September 4, 6 p.m., $30 to $70. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Started From a Dream: An Underground Hip-Hop Concert: Sat., February 28, 8 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Stray Birds: Wed., March 11, 8 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Sundance Head: With Susan Hickman., Sat., February 14, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Talk Sick Brats: With No Love Less, Screech of Death. Fri., February 6, 9 p.m., $5. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Texas Best Music Fest feat. Turnpike Troubadours: With Reckless Kelly., Sat., April 25, 6:30 p.m., $49. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Thawed Out: Sun., February 8, 5 p.m., $10 to $12. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551.

TheForest 17k: With AAG, Mestari, Hyfi, Xraw, Guatemala Sosa, Vee, Future Society, Jermaine HTX. Fri., February 20, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Toni Braxton: Fri., April 17, 8:30 p.m., $59.50 to $89.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020.

Trash Talk: With Ratking, Lee Bannon. Thu., February 19, 8 p.m., $13 to $15. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Trout Fishing in America: Sun., March 8, 6:30 p.m., $12 to $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Uli John Roth: With Tim "Ripper" Owens, Black Knights Rising. Fri., February 13, 8 p.m., $22 to $25. Concert Pub (North), 2470 F.M. 1960, Houston, 281-583-8111.

Uncle Lucius: Thu., February 26, 8 p.m., $20 to $30. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Vinyl Night: Wed., February 11, 7 p.m., Free. With DJ Mexican Blackbird., Wed., February 25, 7 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Vinyl Ranch (Classic Country DJs): Thu., February 26, 5 p.m., Free. MKT BAR, 1001 Austin, Houston, 832-360-2222.

Wade Bowen: With Angaleena Presley., Sat., February 14, 8 p.m., $20 to $29. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Weird Al Yankovic: Tue., August 18, 6:30 p.m., $29.50 to $49.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

The Zombies: Sun., March 15, 7:30 p.m., $118 to $178. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

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