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Rihanna performs March 5, 2016 at the Toyota Center.
Rihanna performs March 5, 2016 at the Toyota Center.

Upcoming: Buxton, The Cure, Dropkick Murphys, Fat Tony, Mumford & Sons, Mystikal, Rihanna, Paul Wall, etc.

Adam and Chris Carroll: Sat., December 19, 9 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Adam Johnson Band: Fri., December 18, 7 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Already Gone (Eagles tribute): With Abbey Rode. Thu., December 31, 8 p.m., $85. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Amanda Pearcy: Fri., December 4, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Amtrac: With Hotel Garuda., Thu., January 28, 9 p.m., TBA. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Avatar: With September Mourning., Wed., February 3, 9 p.m., $14 to $18. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Band on the Run: Fridays, 7 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

The Barreracudas: With Shocked Minds, Dino's Boy. Thu., December 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Barry Manilow: Wed., February 17, 7:30 p.m., $19.75 to $249.75. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Bayou Roux: Wed., December 30, 8:30 p.m., $12. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 Fm 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Bert Wills: With Clint Boyd., Sun., December 13, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

The Big Slick Band: Fri., January 15, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Black Pistol Fire: Sat., January 9, 8 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Black Tiger Sex Machine: Fri., January 22, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

The Bluebonnets: Thu., January 14, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bombon: With Gracie Chavez, Navó, OG Bobby Trill, Principe Q. Sat., January 2, 9 p.m., Free to $5. Fox Hollow, 4617 Nett, Houston, 713-869-2117.

Brandy Zdan: Fri., February 5, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Bryson Tiller: Fri., December 18, 8 p.m., $25 to $40. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Buxton: With Deep Cuts, Birthday Club. Wed., December 30, 8 p.m., $14. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

Carson McHone: Fri., February 26, 9:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Thomas Helton performs January 7, 2016 at Rudyard's.
Thomas Helton performs January 7, 2016 at Rudyard's.

Carter: With American Martens, The Edible. Thu., December 10, 7:30 p.m., $5 to $8. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Champagne & Stockings Art Show: Sat., December 19, 4 p.m., $5. Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main, Houston.

ConciertOh! de Invierno: Fri., December 11, 7 p.m.; Sat., December 12, 7 p.m.; Sun., December 13, 7 p.m., $12-$25. Opera in the Heights, 1703 Heights Blvd., Houston, 713-861-5303.

Cory Cox Group: Sat., December 19, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

The Cure: With The Twilight Sad. Sat., May 14, 7 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Damn Quails: Fri., January 1, 8:30 p.m., $20. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Dancing with the Stars: Sun., December 20, 4 & 8 p.m., $35-$69.50. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551.

Danger Meets the Baddest: With Mystikal, Trina., Sat., December 26, 8 p.m., $45 to $55. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Delus and Tabeta Cshae: Sat., December 19, 1 p.m., Free. Club Riddims, 8220 W. Bellfort, Houston, 713-779-0033.

Devine Development: With Black Thorn Halo, Stuck in Purgatory, Crimson Colossus. Fri., December 18, 9 p.m., $10 to $15. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Distant Lights: With Carpet and the Drapes, King Finn, Pretty N Punk. Fri., December 18, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Downfall: With Unknown Brothers. Sat., December 26, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Dropkick Murphys 20 Year Anniversary Tour: With Tiger Army, Darkbuster. Mon., February 29, 7 p.m., $30-$45. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Easin' In (Doing Our Thang): With Flash Gordon Parks. First Saturday of every month, 10 p.m., TBA. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8500.

Ellis Paul: Thu., February 11, 7 p.m., $25 to $28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Emily Davis: With Von Noir, Tenant., Sun., December 13, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

EndisNow: Sat., December 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Union Tavern, 435 El Dorado Blvd., Webster, 281-486-6644.

Eric Tessmer Band: Fri., December 11, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Fat Tony: With Guilla, Nikkhoo, P.L.X.T.X., Genesis Blu., Fri., December 18, 9 p.m., $15 to $25. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Folk Family Revival: Wed., January 6, 8 p.m., $12 to $18. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

The Cure performs May 14, 2016 at Toyota Center.EXPAND
The Cure performs May 14, 2016 at Toyota Center.

Full Throttle Live Music & Broadcast: With Poor Dumb Bastards, The Mad Men Crew. Wed., December 9, 9 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Hamilton Loomis Holiday Party: Sat., December 5, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Hector Ward & the Big Time: Sat., December 19, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Hellwitch: With Strike Master, Masticator, Votan, Krullur, Toxic Steel. Sat., August 6, 8 p.m., TBA. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Hindsight: With Broken Valor, Para Bellum, Fulcrum Lake. Fri., December 11, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Hogan and Moss: Sat., December 12, 9 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Holiday Shindig: With Mystery Loves Company, Gwen Doll Band, Markell Gibson Band. Sun., December 13, 7-11 p.m., $10. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563.

The Hollow Ends: With Mighty Brother. Thu., January 7, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Houston Symphony Free Concert: With guest conductor Ming Luke. Thu., December 10, 6:45 p.m., Free. Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd., Houston, 281-649-6800.

Jet with D'Julz: Sat., January 23, 10 p.m., TBA. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Jet with Nathan Barato: With Joe Dismal, Steven Towers. Fri., December 11, 10 p.m., TBA. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Joe Krown Trio: With Brad Absher. Fri., December 4, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Johnny Hootrock: With The Swingin' Dicks, The Velostacks, Texas Mod Crushers. Fri., January 8, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

Katie Lott: With Paper Sorrow, These Fine Moments. Tue., January 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Keith Harkin Band: Sat., December 12, 9 p.m., TBA. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707.

Kevin Fowler: Thu., December 31, 9:30 p.m., $25. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Loumuzik: Sun., December 27, 8:30 p.m., $15. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Matt Cash: With A Tribute to the Sun. Sat., December 12, 8 p.m., $5. Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 W. Gray, Houston, 713-528-2887.

Matt Davis: With Drew Kennedy. Wed., December 9, 8 p.m., $11 to $16. Main Street Crossing, 111 E. Main, Tomball, 281-290-0431.

Matt Morelli: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., TBA. The Corkscrew, 1308 W. 20th, Houston, 713-864-9463.

Fat Tony performs December 18 at Walters Downtown.
Fat Tony performs December 18 at Walters Downtown.
Photo by Francisco Montes

Mike Zito & The Wheel: Thu., December 31, 9 p.m., $98. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Monday Nite Jazz Jam: Mondays, 8 p.m., Free. Cafe 4212, 4212 Almeda, Houston, 713-522-4212.

MotherSound: With Desecrated Remains. Sun., December 13, 9 p.m., TBA. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Mumford & Sons: With Blake Mills. Sun., April 3, 7:30 p.m., $39.50 to $59.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

The Music of Wayne Shorter: Fri., December 11, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Nils Lofgren: Fri., January 29, 8:30 p.m., $88. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

Oceans of Slumber: With Anova Skyway, Apothica. Sat., December 26, 9 p.m., $7. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, 281-335-0002.

Oddfellows: With The Flamin' Hellcats, Donkey Punch, The Killer Hearts. Sat., December 19, 8 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Pat Green: With William Michael Morgan. Fri., February 19, 9:30 p.m., $25. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Peligrosa 8th Anniversary Tour: With Bombón, Fat Tony, DJ Playero, Los Rakas, QUE BAJO?!, Uproot Andy, Geko Jones,Happy Colors. Thu., December 17, 8 p.m., Free. Fox Hollow, 4617 Nett, Houston, 713-869-2117.

Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple tribute): With Judith Priest (Judas Priest tribute). Sat., January 9, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

The Pines: Tue., February 23, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Pregnancy Test: With Clasp, Failed Project. Thu., December 31, 8 p.m., $5. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Professor Shyguy: With Poor Unfortunate Souls, The Baffles, D-Fi Logic. Sat., December 19, 8 p.m., $5. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston, 713-409-4750.

Puddle of Mudd: Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., $26.62. 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill, 101 18th, San Leon, 281-339-2600.

Pulse Rate Zero: With BlackTop Mojo, Twisted Karma. Thu., December 31, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Q AND A: Thu., February 4, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Rachel Platten: Sun., February 28, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

Red Raptor Productions 1 Year Anniversary Show: With Director Wolf, Jacob Eckenrode (Director Wolf), The Radio Broadcast, Insert Name Here, Four Letter Language, The Midnight Eyes, Kit & Kay, Hitting Subset, Oddization, The High Mile, Rob F.S, Rex Hudson. Sun., December 6, 4 p.m., $6 to $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002.

Rihanna: With Travis Scott. Sat., March 5, 7 p.m., TBA. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.

Mumford & Sons appear April 3, 2016 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.EXPAND
Mumford & Sons appear April 3, 2016 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Road to Euphoria: With BTSM, Apashe, Dabin. Fri., January 22, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

Rock Out for Kids! Show & Toy Drive: With Twinspan, Thrill, Tõde with Jeremy Kilgore, A Vow Unbroken, Washed Up, ORR, Black Kennedy, Cannibalistic Pineapples. Sat., December 5, 4 p.m., $5 to $15. BFE Rock Club, 11528 Jones, Houston, 281-894-1811.

Ruth Moody: Tue., February 9, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Sarah Burton: Thu., December 10, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

semigloss. magazine launch: Thu., December 3, 6 p.m., TBA. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, Houston, 713-284-8250.

Seth Carper Quartet: Fri., December 18, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Seven to Emote: With A Vow Unbroken, 72down, Satra. Fri., January 1, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Slim Thug: With Paul Wall. Mon., January 25, 9 p.m., Free. Drink Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy., Houston, 713-471-1896.

Soul Awakening with Petey Clicks: With JH Nickel. Fri., December 4, 9 p.m., $11.54. Jet Lounge, 1515 Pease, Houston, 713-659-2000.

Space Villains*: With Dirty & Nasty, Gio Chamba. Fri., December 11, 8 p.m., $5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838.

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

Submit.: With John Calero, Joshua Cordova, Christian Alexander. Thu., December 3, 10 p.m., TBA. The Boulevardier, 410 Main, Houston.

TBR Music Group EP release: Tue., December 29, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

The Jess Wilson Band: Fri., January 15, 9 p.m., $10 to $12. The Green Room — Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483.

There Will Be Bass: Fri., December 4, 10 p.m., $6 to $17. With SKisM, Eptic, LAXX., Fri., February 12, 10 p.m., $10 to $15. Limelight, 2401 San Jacinto, Houston, 832-364-0616.

There's Christmas In the Air • Holiday Concert • Symphony On The Square: Fri., December 11, 8-10 p.m., $15. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Pkwy. SE, Marietta, 177-052-8849.

Thinking Plague: With The Wheel Workers, Thomas Helton., Thu., January 7, 9 p.m., TBA. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

This Thing We Do screening: Thu., December 3, 8 p.m., TBA. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose, Houston, 713-284-8250.

Toys For Tots Day 1: With Those Damn Eyes, Three33, Carter. Fri., December 4, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Toys For Tots Day 2: With Winter's End, Al Cortez, Carranza, Juni Moon Rock and Roll Band. Sat., December 5, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Toys For Tots Day 3: With Bow Before Horus, The Earth As We Know It, Imperial Affliction, MeraKi/Toska. Sun., December 6, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Paul Wall performs with Slim Thug January 25, 2016 at Drink Houston.
Paul Wall performs with Slim Thug January 25, 2016 at Drink Houston.
Photo by Marco Torres

Tracy Lawrence: With Tracy Byrd. Fri., December 11, 9:30 p.m., $25. Stampede Houston, 11925 Eastex Fwy., Houston, 281-219-2006.

Trapology featuring G-BUCK: Sat., December 12, 9 p.m., Free to $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600.

Traveler: Fri., December 18, 9 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

Tribute to Mulligan|Brookmeyer: Sat., December 12, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood Tour: Thu., March 17, 7 p.m., $21.25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Twelve Years Driven: With MadSons, Pulse, Smokin' Aces. Sat., December 12, 9 p.m., Free to $10. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek, Houston, 281-893-2860.

Uncle Lucius: Sat., February 27, 9:30 p.m., $25 to $27. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Uncleansed: With Whore of Bethlehem, Mastema, Aegis, Spectral Manifest, Wulfskul. Sat., January 23, 8 p.m., TBA. The 19th Hole Grill & Bar, 202 Sawdust, Spring, 281-363-2574.

Vanessa Carlton: February 1-2, 7:30 p.m., $30 to $33. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

Victim: With Chaotic Justice, Godless: a Tribute to Danzig. Sat., December 19, 9 p.m., $8 to $12. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Warthog: With Impalers, Sin Motivo, Dress Code, Paranoid Chant, The Pose. Tue., December 29, 8 p.m., $10. Walters Downtown, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679.

Well Well: With Polly Suede., Sun., December 27, 9 p.m., TBA. Acadia Bar & Grill, 3939 Cypress Creek Pkwy., Houston, 281-893-2860.

Wendy Colonna: Fri., December 11, 9 p.m., TBA. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785.

The Wheel Workers: With Space Villains*, My Twilight Pilot. Sat., December 26, 8 p.m., TBA. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899.

White Ghost Shivers: Sat., February 20, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999.

The Witherees: With Philip Alan Zimmerle. Sun., January 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston, 713-880-2100.

Wolfmother: Tue., March 15, 7 p.m., $25-$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837.

Wonderbitch: With Ganesha. Sat., January 16, 8 p.m., $8. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521.

Woody Witt Quintet: With Randy Brecker. Fri., December 4, 9 p.m., $10. With Joe LoCascio Quartet. Sat., December 5, 9 p.m., $10. Cezanne Jazz Club, 4100 Montrose, Houston, 713-522-9621.

You Can Be You showcase: With Clasp, Existencia, Nervous Curtains. Fri., January 22, 8 p.m., $5. Black Barbie, 3621 Canal, Houston, 281-743-8328.

Zach Coffee: Sat., January 2, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 FM 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171.

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