Not going to SXSW? Me neither. Yeah, there’s lots of stuff going on in ATX this week but don’t despair. If you can’t make the journey there’s still plenty to do close to home. Who needs Austin when you’ve got Houston?

Wed. 16: Clockpole/Japanther/Muhumad Ali/Daikaiju @ Mango’s
-CBGB’s veterans The Fleshtones @ The Continental Club
-Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD) @ The House of Blues
-Uh Huh Her/Diamonds Under Fire @ Fitz

Thurs. 17: iLL LiAd @ Numbers
-SXSW overflow fest featuring dozens of artists (going on all week) @ Super Happy Fun Land

Fri. 18: Football etc. (album release) @ Vinyl Junkie
-Snoop Dogg @ The House of Blues
-Blue Öyster Cult @ Arena Theater

Sat. 19: Clockpole/Somosuno/Giant Battle Monster @ Notsuoh
-The godfather of goth himself and former Bauhaus front man, Peter Murphy @ Numbers
-Gladys Knight @ Arena Theater
-Tiesto @ George R. Brown

Sun. 20: Kevin Devine/Starfucker @ Fitz
-The Pink Floyd Experience @ Verizon Wireless Center
-Men Without Hats @ Numbers

-Jack Daniel Betz