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Well, last week turned out to be another great one full of options that I hope saw many of you getting out into the throws of the Summertime heat.  Well, this week is full of surprises that should get you out of the house as well, when amazing acts like Tyler The Creator, pictured above roll into town.  Here’s where your free time should be spent this week.

 

Wednesday you can kick the week off over at Fitzgerald’s when they bring the post rock and composer electronica of NYC’s Son Lux to town.  There’s something magical about the way in which this guy composes and crafts his sound that you can’t really put him in a genre.  However, when you check out his jams like, “Lost It To Trying,” and “Easy,” you can see that he’s onto something different.  He’s here in support of his latest release, this year’s “Bones.”  Brooklyn’s Landlady will be there as direct support, and will bring their pop based indie sounds to life.  Check out last year’s “Upright Behavior” as it’s pretty damn great and worth getting there early to catch the band.  The all ages show has doors at 7:00 and tickets between $13.00 and $17.00, and could easily sell out.

 

Of course, you could head over to Walters to catch the pop punk meets indie rock of New York’s Quarterbacks.  The three piece makes these catchy songs that aren’t over about a minute and a half, but don’t feel cut off either.  Their latest album, this year’s “Quarterbacks” is 19 songs ranging from 38 seconds to 1:34 minutes.  They remind me of if Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc sang for Dead Milkmen, and they’re a band that should be pretty great to catch live.  The power pop rock meets emocore goodness of Arizona’s Dogbreth will be there as well.  Though their most recent album, “Sentimental Health” is two years old, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t worth seeing.  I really dug their album and I’m guessing that they’re better live.  The indie rock of Houston’s Rose Ette will be there to open things up.  I’d suggest catching them live sooner than later, as they’ve been getting on better and better shows as of late, and it’s just a matter of time before they get start playing pricier shows.  The all ages show has doors at 8:00 and tickets between $6.00 and $10.00.

 

If you were unaware, over at Numbers there’s some new blood who for the first time in a long time, have been trying new things.  One of those new things is the brainchild of DJ Damon Allen, the New Light New Music Wednesday show.  The show features visuals from Malissa Martinez, while usually Allen and DJ Andrew drop new jams in the iconic club.  However, this week they’re doing things a little different by having FLCON FCKER drop by to do special set.  These are set to be original sets from both these guys, and the best part of it is that it’s something new that the club is trying.  The doors are at 9:00, it’s $5.00 for minors, and 100% FREE for 21 & up.

 

Thursday I can’t tell you to head over to NRG Arena to see The Smashing Pumpkins.  Why not?  Probably because their last album, “Monuments To An Elegy” from last year is such a piece of crap, that it should have been called Monuments To When The Smashing Pumpkins Made Good Music.  However, I can tell you to head over there to catch Marilyn Manson.  Don’t laugh…Manson is one of the best performers I’ve ever seen live; and this year’s “The Pale Emperor” echoes the Manson that everyone loved.  The album is seriously a comeback release that could bring Manson back into relevance, and he should really bring his a game for the live side of things.  The show has doors at 6:00 and tickets are between $39.50 and $69.50.
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Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas                                            Photo: Courtesy of Artist

Though, you should kick the night off by going over to Fitzgerald’s to catch the amazing sounds of Detroit’s Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas.  Forget the fact that I told you last year that she dropped one of the best albums of 2014 with “Secret Evil.”  Forget the fact that she’s been on Letterman, and forget the fact that Capitol records let her go with a ton of hits in the making.  Go by this, I saw her play at the tiny greenroom at Warehouse, and she played like she was in front of 10,000 people.  She’s a consummate performer and she’s getting bigger and bigger every day.  She basically makes the kind of music that Amy Winehouse would’ve made if she had a soul.  Houston rockabilly legends and all around performers of the grandest scale, The Flamin’ Hellcats will be there to open things up.  The all ages show downstairs has doors at 7:00 and tickets between $8.00 and $11.00.

 

Warehouse Live will have a barn burner when they host the immensely popular hip hop of Tyler, The Creator.  The Colorado native has been blowing up since he worked with Odd Future members in his teens, and he’s steadily gotten bigger and bigger with each release since.  His latest, “Cherry Bomb” has been popping off and will surely surpass the already popular previous release, “Wolf.”  He’s known for his creative live shows and I’m sure you already know that he can really rock a mic.  In a usual twist, Taco of Odd Future will open things up.  This show WILL sell out.  The all ages affair has doors at 8:00 and tickets for $29.50.

 

If you’re a fan of the Ellen show, then you should head over to the Improv to catch the hilarious comedy of Greg Fitzsimmons.  Though the New York native has been around a long time, he’s recently been writing for the show, and is a seriously funny guy.  I caught him in the early 2000’s and he made me laugh through his whole set.  He’s been on Conan, Letterman, and Leno, and he’s definitely worth seeing in person.  Two of Houston’s strongest comics will be on the bill as well.  Last Comic Standing comedian and host of the Enjoy Guys! podcast, Bob Biggerstaff will perform as the feature act.  If you’ve never seen Bob perform then you’re missing one of the strongest joke writers Houston has to offer.  Hosting the shows is one of the most naturally funny comics from Houston’s newer class of comics, Dale Cheesman.  Dale made me laugh out loud when I interviewed him, and he’s the perfect guy to host these shows.  The Thursday show is at 8:00, there’s two on Friday at 8:00 and 10:30, and two on Saturday at 7:00 and 9:30; all with tickets between $20.00 to $30.00.

 

Down in Clear Lake you can catch the ever popular digital cumbia of Gio Chamba at Scout Bar.  Get used to hearing his name, cause’ there’s a really good chance that he’s going to be huge.  I watched him blow an amazing performer from Ecuador off the stage at Alley Kat, and I don’t know anyone who has seen him yet and who isn’t impressed with his performance and his sound.  A group called The Pickup will be on the bill, as will the soulful jams of Houston’s Satellite D’Homme.  So, aside from the fact that Gio also plays bass in this band, he isn’t the highlight of it.  Lead by two powerful vocalists, Satellite brings this pop to the soul world that hasn’t been around since the days of Sam & Dave, so get there early and check them out.  DJ Cadence opens the all ages show with doors at 8:00 and tickets between $5.00 and $8.00.

 

At Rudyard’s they’ll host the 10th anniversary of the improv duo, Ophelia’s Rope.  In celebration of that landmark event, the two will be performing a one time limited engagement of their origin story.  The pair does improv in a fresh and different way, and the show is worth making it out for.  The 21 & up event has doors at 8:15 and tickets for $10.00.

 

Rounding out the evening, Austin’s Buenos Diaz will be stopping by with his brand of new wave meets blues rock at Continental Club.   Check out his single, “The Chaka” to get what he sounds like.  It’s different, but in the good way.  The doors are at 10:00, it’s 21 & up, and the cover is TBA.

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The Avett Brothers                                                           Photo: Joe McCaughey

On Friday you might want to start at Woodlands Pavilion if you’re a fan of The Avett Brothers.  The folky bluegrass based four piece doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and they’re always good to catch live.  Their latest album was 2013’s “Magpie And The Dandelion,” so that means you probably won’t see them for awhile after this show.  The mountain music revisionist six piece act, Old Crow Medicine Show will be there to open things up.  If they’re your thing, then you should check out last year’s “Remedy.”  The all ages show has gates at 6:30 and tickets between $35.00 and $62.50.

 

You could also head to The Big Barn at Dosey Doe also in the woodlands, to catch the honky tonk of Asleep At The Wheel.  Performing part of their 40th Anniversary, the always entertaining seven piece will be performing tunes from their entire catalog.  However, if they just played their latest, this year’s “Still The King: Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys;” then that would be great too.  Kyle Hutton opens the show with dinner included in your ticket price.  Dinner is served from 6:00 to 7:30, and tickets are between $88.00 and $128.00.

 

If you’re a fan of Ghostland Observatory, then you could make it over to Warehouse Live for the bluesy rock of Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll.  He’s here on the heels of his debut, last year’s “Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll” EP.  There’s no word of an opener yet, but that will more than likely change.  The all ages show is in the studio with doors at 8:00 and the show is 100% FREE.

 

If you got advance tickets, then you’ll be heading to Fitzgerald’s to see Death Grips.  That’s right, the guys who lifted B L A C K I E’s sound will be here in town.  There’s a waiting list if you really want to go, cause it’s Sold Out.

 

However, downstairs at Fitzgerald’s there’s a cool show full of producers, to be headlined by the chillwave of Houston’s George West.  So, if you missed this guy’s performance at this year’s FPSF, then you missed a hell of a set.  this guy plays live drums mixed with electronics in a chill yet groove heavy way.  His latest release, “George West” from early this year is a trip full of slow jams and deep grooves.  The beats and electro grooves of Houston’s Rez will be there as direct support.  This cat has dropped a ton of work, and his sound is definitely something to get down to.  Not to be outdone, the footwork and beat heavy sounds of birdmagic will be there as well.  This guy has a collab project with PrismHouse, he’s remixed tracks for Guilla, Android Genius, and he’s the newest member of electronic group, black kite.  Aside from the fact that he’s part of the Red Bull Music Academy and he’s performed at Bonnaroo, he dropped an EP earlier this year called “Forget” that’s next level sounding, and was “already old” when he dropped it he says.  He has more projects in the works than most, and his live sets are always intense and usually put feet in motion.  The glitch visuals and slower sounds of FLCON FCKER will also be on the bill, while an intense set by  DJ Fredster will open things up.  The all ages show has doors at 8:00 and a $5.00 cover for minors and 100% FREE for 21 & up.

 

Notsuoh will have the blues rock of Tribe Hill performing.  Tribe Hill kind of sounds like a bar blues band, with hints of SRV and Scott Weiland thrown in.  They’ll have the alt proggy experimentation and high velocity sounds of Orlando’s Lavola.  The sounds that emanate from this four piece are pretty impressive, and their latest release, “This Book Is My Cowardice” from last year is pretty impressive.  The folk pop of Spring’s Inzi will be there to open things up.  If you missed my review of her album recently, then read about it here.  Not only is the album a coupling of pop folk goodness, but she can pull it off live too.  The show I believe is 18 and up with doors at 8:00 and it’s 100% FREE.

 

At Black Barbie they’ll have the cybergoth six piece known as Bukkake Moms.  Last year they dropped the crazed and hypnotic album, “The Chronic,” and this year they’ve returned with a new single, “Thanksgiving With The Clowns.”  Judging by their music, this band could be utterly amazing live, or a chaotic mess; but definitely worth finding out on either.  Like if the hardcore version of DEVO and Brainiac had a baby, they could be a real trip to see live.  The Grrrl punk of Austin’s Sailor Poon will be there as direct support.  Sailor Poon mixes punk esthetics with backing sounds to craft a whole new thing.  Their latest release, “My Pal Poon” is pretty rad too.  San Antonio pop indie act, The Freebies will bring their chaos to life as well.  These two dropped an intriguing gem last year with “The Freebies” EP.  The ambient psych jams of Houston’s Pitter Patter will be on hand as well, while things are opened up by the complex, intriguing, and improvisational jazz of Sandy Ewen.  The all ages show has doors at 9:00 and a TBA cover.

 

Beta Theater will be bringing laughs when they host Nia DeBose and her “Uppity Negro Comedy Show.  For anyone who missed the FPH interview with Nia, she could be one of the best off the cuff comics in Houston, with the ability to drop jokes on a whim.  She does so with flawless comedic timing and self deprecating humor that can make anyone laugh.  She” have a list of heavy hitters on the bill with her starting with Kazeem Rahman.  In the past four months it feels like Kazeem has turned a corner and is crafting jokes better than he ever did in the past.  Hopefully he’s keeping his impersonations in his set, cause’ they’re pretty damn funny.  After selling out Joke Joint Comedy Showcase last week, your favorite African, Ku Egenti will also be on the show.  I can say that Ku proved his comedic strength with his offbeat humor and personal stories of growing up as an immigrant.  But who definitely proved his power when he dropped pretty graphic sex jokes with his mom about four feet from the stage.  Beta Bracket Comedy winner from last year, Ashton Womack will also be performing.  I feel like if you haven’t seen this guy slay a crowd, you must not be making too many comedy shows.  Possibly the hardest working comic going, Ashton can turn around a crowd with just one joke, and he’s definitely a comic to keep an eye on in the future.  Opening things up, is the NYC born and possibly the thinnest comic in Houston, Zahid Dewji.  Zahid feels like he’s been on fire the last six months, and since hosting other comedy shows his jokes have become stronger and made him a definte force in the newcomer category of Houston comedians.  The doors are at 9:00, it’s BYOB, there’s a bake sale, and the cover is $10.00.

 

Rudyard’s will be upping the ante, when they bring the punk rock of Fea back to town.  If you missed the San Antonio group made up of some of the members of Girl In A Coma at Madness On Main; then now is your chance to see them.  They have a high energy and a more melodic sound than I thought they would have, honestly.  The reformed Giant Kitty will be on the bill as well.  So, I missed the now four piece group at the Grace Note benefit, so I can’t really vouch for their new sound or not.  I would guess that they have the same energy as before, but again, I haven’t actually seen the new lineup yet, but that’s no reason for you to not check them out.  The high energy live set of Houston’s Only Beast will be on hand to open the show.  This means that every band after them will have to get hopped up on Red Bull and adderall to match the energy that their singer brings by herself alone.  While we all wait for their new album to drop later this year, check out their most recent, “Live At Notsuoh.”  The 21 & up show has doors at 9:00 and an $8.00 cover.

 

Back for an encore performance at MKT Bar, Chase Hamblin & The Roustabouts will be performing an acoustic set.  The trio of Hamblin, Josh Applebee, and Corey Power will be performing some of your favorite Hamblin jams as well as some great covers of classic and contemporary songs.  I mean, if you’re going to hear a classic tune, why not have one of Houston’s strongest singer/songwriters perform it, right?  The doors are at 9:00, there’s FREE parking in the attached garage, and the all ages show is 100% Free.

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Jello Biafra                                                        Photo: Elizabeth Sloan

So, a special version of A Fistful of Soul will be happening over at Continental Club, when former lead singer of Dead Kennedy’s, Jello Biafra stops in as a guest DJ.  Hopefully he won’t try to run for any public office, but drop gems from his Alternative Tentacles catalog alongside some of his favorite tracks.  No matter what happens, it should make for an interesting night.  In honor of the 15 years that the club has been bringing us all the great times and what not, this event is 100% FREE.  The doors are at 10:00 and sorry kids, but this is a 21 & up show.

 

If you’re not up for all of that, then you could jettison over to Boondocks for this month’s version of the ongoing cavalcade of ass poppin’ fun known as BLACKOUT.  This time the crew will be bringing in the house, hip hop, and cumbia sounds of King Louie.  Part of the Peligrosa crew in Austin, the Madrid born and Mexico raised DJ drops a mix that’s off the chain, and worth making it out for.  He’ll have the rest of the Blackout crew of Hyro, Leckie, and Act Badd on hand to kick out the jams as well.  The 21 & up show has doors at 10:00 and it’s FREE with RSVP before 11:00, or $3.00 after.

 

If you’d rather laugh than dance, then you could head to Traffic Premium Lounge for the Laff Town’s Funniest Comedy Competition, Prelim Round 3 event.  So, one Houston comic is going to walk away with $1,000.00, and this night there’s ten comics fighting to get to the next level.  Comics like Ashton Womack, Eric Green, and Alex Nelson will be a part of this evening’s list or performers.  These acts need audience support to make their future chances of winning, that much more important.  Things start at 10:00 sharp, I’m pretty sure it’s 21 & up, and the cover is a measly $5.00.

 

Saturday, you can kick things off over at The Shop when they host the Saturday Summer Jam.  Free Food from Taco Borracho and Free Beer from Grand Prize will be on hand.  Of course, there’s also the music with stuff from Snooty Garbagemen, Cop Warmth, Holy Money, Expander, Bottomfeeders, Auto Felatio Dreams, and more.  Things get going at 5:00, I think it’s 18 & up, and the cover is $10.00.

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Nicki Minaj                                                                      Photo: Courtesy of Artist

Toyota Center will be bringing the massively popular hip hop of Nicki Minaj to town.  I shouldn’t have to tell you that for her fans, this is where a good portion will be.  Her latest album, “The Pinkprint” from last year is all kinds of popular.  She’s got a horde of openers that include Philly’s Meek Mill, Atlanta duo Rae Sremmurd, Kentucky’s Tinashe, and Detroit’s Dej Loaf.  The show that will more than likely sell out will have doors at 6:00 and tickets between $29.50 and $174.50.

 

Out at the Woodlands Pavilion, you could trek out there to catch the enigmatic sounds of Steely Dan.  So, don’t laugh, but these guys were such a part of my childhood, that I’ve seen them something like seven times.  They were seriously pioneers of soft rock or yacht rock while also being amazing musicians and performers.  The hits alone like, “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Do It Again,” and “Dirty Work,” to name a few make the drive out there worth it alone.  Their album “Gaucho” is still one of my favorites, and they still release new material.  Though their last release was 2003’s “Everything Must Go,” I can attest that they still sound great live.  Mixing it up, Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be there to open things up.  I love Elvis Costello, and the Imposters part of his shows is pretty damn great.  their latest was 2004’s “The Delivery Man,” but it doesn’t matter when Costello is leading things.  The all ages show has gates at 6:30 and tickets between $35.00 and $129.50.

 

Over at The Summit, you can get your folk on, when Second Lovers bring their Americana and country rock sound to life.  Recently, the band dropped a new single and new sound with “Hold On.”  The more straightforward vibe shows that they’re up to something different for their future.  If you missed them at FPSF, this is your chance to catch their playful and energetic set in an air conditioned room.  Buxton’s Sergio Trevino will also be there as direct support.  Sergio is one half of the group Guess Genes and the lead singer for Buxton, and catching him solo is a real treat.  If you haven’t heard the beautiful new album from him & Buxton, “Half A Native,” then give it a listen cause’ it’s pretty damn amazing.  The singer songwriter vibes of Houston’s Adam Bricks will be there to drop new songs alongside tracks from 2013’s magical album, “City Songs.”  New  Jersey three piece indie rock act, Perennial Reel will open things up, and drop songs from their latest, “Blue Dress.”  The all ages show has doors at 7:00 and a TBA cover.

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Sabra Johnsin                                                       Photo: Bad John Paul

Warehouse Live will be hosting the always entertaining and captivating fun of Kiki Maroon, in another installment of Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.  Who can really say no to a show filled with burlesque, clowns, sideshow acts, and more?  This edition will feature Maroon as your clown queen, alongside Mills McCoin as the Rock N Roll Ringmaster.  The cabaret burlesque and all around lovely tease girl performer, Sabra Johnsin of Austin will be on hand, as well as the burlesque acrobatics of NOLA’s Ginger Licious.  The showmanship of Houston’s Nick T. Vegan will also be there to drop some boylesque, and the magic of the Oh No Variety Show will also be there.  This troupe brings magic and all sorts of sideshow trickery to life in a new and fresh experience that leaves most attendees in shock.  Keeping in the vein of circus, Skabz The Clown will also be there to freak most of you out with feats of fancy and all sorts of tricks that have blown me away while sometimes freaking me out.  The last one of these shows sold out, so if you want to grab tickets I’d suggest getting them sooner than later.  The entire affair should be a hell of a show with doors at 7:00, and tickets between $20.00 and $50.00 on the 18 & up show in the ballroom.

 

Fitzgerald’s will be having the alt pop roots sounds of North Carolina’s Delta Rae.  The six piece mixes hints of mountain music with folk, country, and hymnal vibes that culminate into a beautiful experience.  Their latest, “After It All” from this year just keeps the band on the level of a step ahead of what you think pop music should sound like.  Imagine Avett Brothers with more soul and less pop sheen, and this band is what you’d get.  The acoustic and soulful sounds of Pennsylvania’s Liz Longley will be on hand to open things up.  She’s here in support of 2015’s “Liz Longley,” and worth getting there early for.  The all ages show has doors at 7:00 and tickets between $20.00 and $24.00.

 

It’s hard to believe that Continental Club Houston has been there for fifteen years, but it’s true.  It feels like such a fixture, that I feel like it’s been there longer.  Because of that anniversary, they’ll host an evening of hitmakers to be headlined by Houston legend, Archie Bell.  Bell scored a hit song back in the day with his group the Drells with “Tighten Up,” and he’s still performing today.  A true performer, this is a real treat that he’s going to be on this show, and he dropped a new track in 2012 with “I’m Waiting.”  Not to be outdone, Roy Head will laso be there to bring those in attendance his soul to life.  Hits like “She’s About A Mover,” “Treat Her Right,” and “Apple Of My Eye” are just a few of his favorite tunes.  In 2012 he dropped “Lean and Hungry” just to prove that he still has that incredible voice that made him famous.  R&B from Chicago is always welcomed, and bringing in Renaldo Domino makes the show even better.  Domino can best be summed up by his song, “Not Too Cool To Cry,” and should be a trip to see live.  The extravaganza will also host Stax style R&B legend and Houston native, Trudy Lynn.  Lynn made one of my favorite songs with “Trudy Sings The Blues,” and her latest album, “Royal Oaks Blues Cafe” from last year proves that she hasn’t lost her spark.  The show will get kicked off with sets from Allen Oldies Band, Picture Book, and Band On The Run.  The doors are at 6:30 with Band On The Run starting at 7:00, it’s 100% FREE, and it’s 21 & up only.

 

House of Creeps will have a strong lineup, when Houston’s Deep Cuts headlines a show there.  The gulf coast swagger and head bopping tunes of last year’s “Love Grows” EP should be enough for you to attend.  However, the fact that the band is always adding new members and that they go hard on a live set, definitely helps.  They’ll have Chicago’s Ratboys there on prior as well.  The post indie country four piece drops these tripped out jams that are as beautiful as they are fresh and inventive.  Their latest release is the recently dropped “AOID,”  and the emotional heartfelt voice of their female singer makes them a sure bet as worth seeing.  The sweet voiced country pop gems from Houston’s Dollie Barnes will also be on hand.  Barnes has this way of captivating anyone who sees her perform, and her songs are as sweet as she is in person.  The dreamy pop of Orlando’s Michael Parallax will open the show up with doors at 8:00 and a TBA cover…usually no more than $5.00.

 

On Sunday, you should find yourself over at Fitzgerald’s when they bring the electronica of Brooklyn’s Tanlines to town.  The duo that feels like an inbetween sound of Battles and Vampire Weekend, has been getting more and more attention since they started in in 2008.  Since then they’ve dropped some popular tunes that feel like a new wave vocal atop a more dancey beat.  Their latest, this year’s “Highlights” is set to surpass their previous album, “Mixed Emotions” from 2012.  The one man act of Woodstock’s Mas Ysa will be there as opener and direct support.  This guy has dropped plenty of singles that have popped off, but his debut release full length isn’t out until the end of this month.  Check out his singles from this year year, “Arrows,”  “Margarita,” and “Gun.”  Though they’re all a little different, they definitely have that vibe of if Tears For Fears used modern techniques.  The all ages show has doors at 7:00 downstairs, and tickets between $12.00 and $16.00.

 

Warehouse Live will be hosting the weed based hip hop of San Francisco’s Berner over in the studio.  After dropping a ton of mixtapes in the early 2000’s, Berner started releasing his own work.  Part of the Taylor Gang crew, he’s known to be a fun performer, and his latest, “20 Lights” falls in line with a host of collabs like most of his work.  Philly’s Demrick, formerly known as Young De will also be on the bill.  His latest “Stoney Point” from this year is definitely worth giving a listen to.  J Hornay of Phoenix is also on the show, while the bay area’s Anonymous That Dude will open things up.  The all ages show has doors at 8:00 and tickets between $15.00 and $20.00.

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Cameron Esposito                                                                  Photo: Courtesy of Artist

If you’d rather laugh, then you can see comic Cameron Esposito when she shows up over at Boondocks.  Last year, Esposito dropped the groundbreaking album and special, “Same Sex Symbol” to rave reviews.  Since she’s been wowing audiences all over the place, and she’s a truly hilarious comic.  Houston’s Bob Morrissey will be on hand as the feature act, as well will Dusti Rhodes.  Booker turned part time comic, Andrew Youngblood will host the entire evening.  The doors for the 21 & up show are at 8:30, and tickets are between $15.00 and $20.00.

 

Monday, if you were planning on going to Fitzgerald’s to catch the STRFKR show, it’s SOLD OUT.  You can hop on the waiting list here.

 

Over at NRG Center, you can check out the GO DJ Hip Hop Awards.  In their 2nd year, the awards show will be feature a special tribute to outstanding community leaders, as well as some entertaining performers.  Jhonni Blaze, Sauce Twinz, H-Town, and Dallas Blocker are all set to perform at the event.  The red carpet starts at 7:00 and the show begins at 9:00 with tickets between $25.00 and $100.00.

 

Tuesday you could go to Warehouse Live for contemporary R&B singer, Kehlani, except that the show is Sold Out.

 

Over at The Summit, the emocore four piece known as Dikembe will be coming to town.  The Florida natives are pretty damn great live from when I saw their last appearance here.  They are just another good example of how the third wave of emo really got what the first wave was about.  Like a mix of Jets To Brazil mixed with Knapsack and Mineral, these guys’ latest release, “Mediumship” is pretty amazing.  A band called Fight Me will be there, as will the emo of Houston’s Valens.  Earlier this year, these guys dropped the amazing album, “The Trouble Of Finding Out,” and I feel like they’re one of Houston’s most underrated bands.  The BYOB show is all ages with doors at 8:00 and tickets for $10.00.

 

That’s about it for this week, though full of plenty of options.  No matter what you decide, please get there and home the safest way possible, and respect the rest of your fellow Houstonians as well.