Los Angeles post-punk band 13th Sky
Los Angeles post-punk band 13th Sky

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

13th Sky: With Brumes, DJ Hex, DJ Deathchurch. Fri., December 5, 9:30 p.m., $5. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

7th Annual New Years Eve Ball featuring Dyro: With Surain, Sam Thompson DJ RN. Wed., December 31, 9 p.m., $20 to $50. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

8 Seconds: Fri., December 5, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Abduktion: With Alimañas, Sex Pill, Gast, GFF, Licker. Sat., December 20, 9 p.m., $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Alan Haynes: Sat., December 27, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Alanna Royale: Thu., December 4, 8 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Albert & Gage: Sat., March 7, 7 p.m., $15 to $25. UniTunes Coffeehouse, 1900 Bering, Houston.

Allison Fisher: Sat., December 6, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

An Author, A Poet: With So Soon, The Truth, Blast Ad. Fri., December 26, 8 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Annika Chambers: Sat., December 6, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Art Alexakis (Everclear): Tue., December 9, 8 p.m., $34. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Badfish: With Shrub., Sat., January 24, 7 p.m., $20 to $29. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Battle of the Beats: Fri., December 5, 9 p.m., Free to $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Bill Kirchen: Sat., January 3, 7 p.m., $15 to $25. UniTunes Coffeehouse, 1900 Bering, Houston.

Bingo Players: With Surain, Sam Thompson DJ RN. Fri., December 12, 9 p.m., $15 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

The Blasters: Sat., February 14, 8 p.m., $20. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Born From Ruins: With Five Eyes Wide., Sat., December 27, 8 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Buddy Guy: Sat., March 28, 7 p.m., $29 to $85. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Cannibis Corps: With Mammoth Grinder, Inanimate Existence, Peasant, ASS. $10 to $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Carolyn Wonderland: Thu., December 18, 8:30 p.m., $24. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Charles P and the 10%: With Folk Family Revival, Easy Kiddo. Sat., December 27, 9 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

Charlie Robison & Robyn Ludwick: Tue., December 16, 7:30 p.m., $30 to $33. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Christmas Singalong Children's Show: Hosted by Martin Burniston. Sat., December 20, 2 p.m., $10 to $12. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Christmas Singalong Hosted by Martin Burniston: Thu., December 18, 7 p.m.; Fri., December 19, 7 p.m.; Sat., December 20, 7 p.m., $45. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Club Lucky feat. Manila Luzon: Wed., December 31, 9 p.m., $25. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Cody Joe Tillman & the Wicked Truth: Thu., December 11, 10 p.m., $5 to $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The David Beebe Three: Fri., December 19, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Deadhorse: With Space Rhino., Sat., January 31, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Disfrutalo: With Handsome Beast, Inzurgo, Ganesha. Sat., December 13, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Doctor P: With Parker Clark, DJ Ambition. Fri., December 26, 9 p.m., $15. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Dykes On Bykes: With The Mudbuggs, Layback Grinds. Sat., December 20, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Earphunk: With Henry & the Invisibles., Sat., December 27, 8 p.m., $17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Emo Side Project: With Cadie Cowden, Wilding Estates. Sat., December 20, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Eugene Moody: Sat., December 20, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Fire In the Kitchen: Sat., January 3, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Framing Hanley: With A Midnight in Chicago, Vella, Late Night., Sun., December 7, 7 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Frontier Ruckus: With Justin Kinkel-Schuster, Deep Cuts. Mon., December 15, 7 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Gary Kyle: Sat., December 20, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

Gentlemen Prefer Blood: With the Turnaways, Kemo for Emo, Cardinals. Mon., December 15, 8 p.m., Free. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Gregory Alan Isakov: With Leif Vollebekk. Thu., January 29, 7 p.m., $18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Hal Ketchum: Sat., December 27, 8:30 p.m., $58 to $98. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

More shows on the next page.

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

Hollow Earth: With KDC, Live Without, Rothschild, Lesser Degree. Wed., December 17, 8 p.m., $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Ian Moore: Sat., December 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Idina Menzel: Fri., July 31, 7 p.m., $25 to $115. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

Jamie Richards: Fri., December 12, 6 p.m., $10. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777.

Jeff Black: Sat., December 6, 7 p.m., $15. UniTunes Coffeehouse, 1900 Bering, Houston.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas: With Jenny & the Reincarnation, Moji. Fri., December 5, 8 p.m., $7. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

John McVey: Fri., December 19, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Jonathan Mitchell Band: Sat., December 27, 7 p.m., $10. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777.

Lana Del Rey: With Courtney Love. Thu., May 7, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $79. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

The Level One Band: Wed., December 31, 7 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Lotus Effect: With Shot Dead Sunday, Seldom, Empty Shells., Thu., December 18, 8 p.m., Free to $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Luke Wade: Fri., January 16, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Lumpy & the Dumpers: With Mystic Inane, Generation Suicide, Detestados, Back to Back. Fri., December 19, 9 p.m., $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

MadSons: With Twelve Years Driven, Leroy the Prophet, Theory of Thieves. Sat., December 13, 8 p.m., Free. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Marcia Ball: Sat., January 3, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Mark Jones: Fri., December 26, 7 p.m., $10. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777.

Matthew McDaniel: Sat., December 6, 8:30 p.m., $8. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

A Microscope: Sun., December 28, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

Midnight River Choir: With Court Nance., Wed., December 31, 9 p.m., TBA. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Molotov: With Espantapajaros, La Sien. Fri., December 19, 7 p.m., $34.50 to $40. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Motopony: Tue., December 16, 7 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Mushroomhead: With Blood of an Outlaw., Tue., January 20, 7 p.m., $17 to $20. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Myrna Sanders Band: Fri., January 9, 8 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

New Years Blast Off: With Nuclear Hellfrost, MDFL, Swamp Squat, Turbokrieg, Satannabis, Ullatec. Wed., December 31, 9 p.m., $8. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

New Years Noise 2015: Wed., December 31, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Noisefest: With JT Whitfield, Grandpa Lies Again, Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, T.E.F., Protists of Nebula. Uncle Meat, Sandy Ewen, Muzak John, Mugwump, The Annoysters. Fri., December 19, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Oceans of Slumber: With Whom It May, Fox & Cats. Sun., December 28, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

OK Go: Fri., April 17, 8 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Peter Mayer: Sat., May 2, 7 p.m., $15 to $25. UniTunes Coffeehouse, 1900 Bering, Houston.

Project Grimm: With Slow Future., Fri., December 26, 10 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Radney Foster: Fri., December 26, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774.

Randy Miller: Sun., December 14, 6 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Rosie Flores & Stephanie Urbina Jones: Thu., December 11, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Ruben Moreno: Sun., December 21, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Upcoming: Buddy Guy, Deadhorse, Lana Del Rey, Idina Menzel, Mushroomhead, Spoon, etc.

Scotty ATL: With Delorean, Killa Kyleon, Fast Ronald, DJ Mike Mars, Doughbeezy. Sun., December 14, 9 p.m., $10 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Shane Smith & the Saints: With Drugstore Gypsies. Sat., December 6, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Sixx: A.M.: Thu., April 16, 7 p.m., $39.50. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

More shows on the next page.

Snit's Dog & Pony Show: Fri., December 12, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Soul Search: With Skinfather, Fury, United Races, Chipped Teeth, Blase. Sun., December 14, 7:30 p.m., $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903.

Spoon: With I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness. Tue., December 30, 7 p.m., $35 to $55. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

The Steve Gilbert Band: Sun., December 7, 6 p.m., Free. House of Blues -- Crossroads Stage, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Sunny Sweeney: With Breelan Angel., Fri., February 13, 9 p.m., $15 to $18. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962.

Texas Johnny Boy: Fri., December 5, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Tommy Dardar: Fri., December 26, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Tony Vega Band: Wed., December 31, 8 p.m., $10. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Tribute to Eugene Moody: Sun., December 7, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Trish & Darin Christmas Show: Tue., December 23, 7 p.m., $58 to $65. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase: Sat., December 13, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

Turnpike Troubadours: With Jonny Burke., Sat., December 6, 7 p.m., $25. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Tydings: With Vanilla Whale, Weapons of War., Sun., December 21, 8 p.m., Free. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Vanilla Whale: With Vagrant Sons. Thu., December 4, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Victims: With The Weight of Us, All My Friends Are Dead, Outside at Night. Mon., December 29, 8 p.m., $3 to $7. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Vinyl Ranch (Classic Country DJs): Sat., December 20, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666.

Wayne Brezz: With Doughbeezy, Positive Disturbance, The Aftervibe, Broderick B. Thu., December 18, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

William Clark Green: With Ross Cooper. Fri., January 16, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 713-977-1962.

Winter Wonder Glam feat. Dead Roses: Tue., December 30, 8 p.m., $7 to $10. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Wonderground Featuring Worthy: With Alex Clavijo, Bobby Blyss, Oz De Funk B2B James Reed B2B Mensch. Sat., December 6, 9 p.m., Free to $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Zach Emery Band: With Nelissa Dixon., Sun., December 7, 7:30 p.m., $8. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Zappa plays Zappa: Sun., May 3, 7 p.m., $45 to $65. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Zydeco Dots: Sun., December 14, 8 p.m., Free. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999.

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