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  • Classicical Music in the Galleries (Saturdays & Sundays)
    Classicical Music in the Galleries (Saturdays & Sundays)
    Classicical Music in the Galleries (Saturdays & Sundays)
    07-02-2016 - 07-10-2016
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    http://www.mfah.org/
    Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building - 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston Tx 77005
    Admission: Drop in! This program is free with your admission to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X Winterhalter Camp stools are provided for seating <strong>ADMISSION EFFECTIVE September 2013:</strong> $15 adults (19+) $10 seniors (65+) $750 students (19+ with ID) Child (12 &amp; under) Free Free admission on Thursdays
    713-639-7300
    lectures@mfah.org
    http://www.mfah.org/calendar/classical-music-galleries/13933/
    Start Time(s): Saturday, Jul 02:&nbsp;3 pm Saturday, Jul 02: 4 pm Sunday, Jul 03: 3 pm Sunday, Jul 03: 4 pm Saturday, Jul 09: 3 pm Saturday, Jul 09: 4 pm Sunday, Jul 10: 3 pm Sunday, Jul 10: 4 pm
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Classical Music in the Galleries Enjoy an informal concert with your visit to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X Winterhalter Students from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston present a short performance in the exhibitions final gallery The program includes a broad range of classical music created during the Romantic era of the mid-to-late 19th century, when the aristocrats of Europe were posing for Winterhalter Two of the best-known composers of that era to be represented are Ludwig van Beethoven and Georges Bizet Drop in! This program is free with your admission to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X Winterhalter Camp stools are provided for seating Pictured: Franz X Winterhalter, Empress Eugenie (Eugenie de Montijo Condesa de Teba) in 18th-Century Costume, 1854, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • The Piano Men A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
    The Piano Men  A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
    The Piano Men A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel
    08-18-2016 - 08-18-2016
    4
    Miller Theatre Advisory Board
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/839/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a free event However, this is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): 8:15PM
    Miller Outdoor Theatre presents The Piano Men A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm The Piano Men A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel is what you get when you combine Elton John and Billy Joel on one stageA night of Grammy award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducing MAGIC! Get swept away in this dynamic, interactive concert celebrating two giants of Pop music! Piano Men treats you to all of the excitement that only Billy Joel and Elton John together in concert together can create All of their hits come alive when performed by Broadway veterans Craig A Meyer and Donnie Kehr, accompanied by amazingly talented backup singers and The Rocket Band of all star musicians CRAIG A MEYER: http://wwwalmosteltonjohncom/ TWITTER: https://twittercom/AlmostEltonJohn DONNIE KEHR: http://wwwdonniekehrcom/ TWITTER: https://twittercom/donniekehr

  • Hot Rize + Red Knuckles
    Hot Rize + Red Knuckles
    Hot Rize + Red Knuckles
    08-20-2016 - 08-20-2016
    6
    Miller Theatre Advisory Board
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/842/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a free event However, this is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): 8:15PM
    Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Hot Rize + Red Knuckles Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm Hot Rize Colorado band Hot Rize has not only climbed to the top of the world as the International Bluegrass Music Associations very first Entertainers of the Year, but their stature has been recognized with a nomination for a bluegrass Grammy, a four-star album review in Rolling Stone, and tours across four continents The reasons for the acclaim remain obvious Steeped in bluegrass tradition through long hours on the road spent listening to the genres giants their very name is a knowing nod to Flatt & Scruggs long-time flour mill sponsor Hot Rizes music is equally informed by a taste for the music of Leadbelly and Freddie King, swing, old-time Appalachia and more in ways that mirror the broad sweep of Bill Monroes influences And while their respect for tradition is easy to hear (and, thanks to their suits and vintage neckties, easy to see), the fresh elements they bring were enough to earn them the devotion of audiences Hot Rize tours nationwide to please not only longtime fans of the band, but also countless new fans whove discovered bluegrass and Americana music in more recent times Says the group's guiatarist,  Bryan Sutton, Nobodys been a bigger Hot Rize fan than me, and thats a perspective Ive tried to maintain as a member of the band Im excited about this new record, and I cant wait to introduce new fans to the Hot Rize experience Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers is a band that travels in the back of the Hot Rize bus and occasionally spells their employers on stage The foursome (Red Knuckles, Wendell Mercantile, Waldo Otto, and Swade) plays 40s and 50s country music as well as you might expect from people who have mostly listened to the same jukebox for most of their lives That jukebox, at the Eat Cafe in Wyoming, Montana, is where Red and the boys first met Hot Rize and agreed to leave their home to pursue fortune and fame The fortune part notwithstanding, the Blazers did become famous for their original brand of entertainment, featuring band choreography and Wendells take-off guitar with fringe to match his outfit There are people who say that Red Knuckles and Hot Rize are the same No one knows where any of those people are now TWITTER: https://twittercom/Hot_Rize

  • Classic Albums Live - David Bowies Ziggy Stardust
    Classic Albums Live - David Bowies Ziggy Stardust
    Classic Albums Live - David Bowies Ziggy Stardust
    08-19-2016 - 08-19-2016
    5
    Miller Theatre Advisory Board
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/841/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a free event However, this is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): 8:15pm
    MIller Outdoor  Theatre presents Classic Albums Live: David Bowies Ziggy Stardust! Classic Albums Live takes classic albums from the 60s and 70s and recreates those albums live on stage - note for note, cut for cut Fans are treated to an exact replication of the album followed by a seconds set of the featured artist's greatest hits using the world's best musicians Bringing together some of the country's finest musicians, Classic Albums Live performs on stage the exact sounds of the greatest albums of the 60s and 70s Musicians are chosen according to their sound and their fit into a particular niche, be it David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, or The Stones David Bowie (1947-2016) was a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer whose fifth album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972) is often considered one of Bowies greatest works, featuring classics such as Starman and Rock n Roll Suicide TWITTER: https://twittercom/CALrocks

  • Whats Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
    Whats Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
    Whats Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
    08-26-2016 - 08-26-2016
    5
    Miller Theatre Advisory Board
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/843/
    Miller Outdoor Theatre - 6000 Hermann Park Dr Houston TX 77030
    Admission: This is a free event However, this is a ticketed event for the covered seating area Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets As always, open seating on the hill
    281-FREE-FUN (373-3386)
    info@milleroutdoortheatre.com
    http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/seating
    Start Time(s): 8:00PM
    Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Whats Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm Whats Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience is soul man Brian Owens tribute to the legendary artist and includes music selections that span Gayes music-making career Early solo hits like Can I Get a Witness and I Heard It Through the Grapevine share space with Youre All I Need to Get By and other classic duets And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without crowd-pleasers like Lets Get It On or Got To Give It Up As one of the pioneers of Motown, singer-songwriter and producer Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of R&B music and is considered one of the greatest artists of all time Owens is often referred to as the "second coming of Marvin Gaye and has performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama He dazzles audiences with performances that are full of soul and love well beyond his peers of today and his refined style combining classic soul with a slight modern touch is why audiences everywhere are calling him the new voice of American soul TWITTER:  https://twittercom/brianowenssoul1

  • Foy Vance: The Wild Swan World Tour
    Foy Vance: The Wild Swan World Tour
    Foy Vance: The Wild Swan World Tour
    10-09-2016 - 10-09-2016
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/
    White Oak Music Hall - 2915 N Main Houston TX 77009
    Admission: General Admission $1500 Day Of: $2000 Box Office: $2200
    877-990-7882 or (832) 271-6358
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/foyvancethewildswanworldtour/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12527/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 7:00pm
    Pegstar Concerts and White Oak Music Hall present Foy Vance: The Wild Swan World Tour With Trevor Sensor Foy Vance knows how to write a song It's a naturally-born but dedicatedly-finessed skill that has led him to collaborate with artists as diverse as Plan B, Sheryl Crow and Rudimental, synced his music on multiple TV shows ranging from Grey's Anatomy to the finale of Sons Of Anarchy, and caught the ears of some of the biggest players (in every sense) in music, from Elton John to Ed Sheeran So it is that in the run-up to the release of his new album, Vance travelled to Nashville It's a long way from home for the Irishman, both from the place of his birth (Bangor, Northern Ireland) and the place of his residence (Aberfeldy, Scotland) But for an inveterate songwriter, Music City is an irresistible draw, a place where Vance can work with the best of the best Not, Vance clarifies, for himself or his own material For one thing, he's already completed his new album, and with songs of the calibre and single-minded brilliance of the dozen that comprise The Wild Swan, there's no need for any outside assistance That said, there's no denying the infectious beauty of The Wild Swan It opens with "Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution", a rock'n'blues celebration of a roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists It stops off with "Coco", a tender, campfire song written for the young daughter of good friend Courtney Cox (Coco is a friend of Vance's own daughter, Ella) And it ends with a dash of uillean pipes and "The Wild Swans On The Lake", a stop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats' poem The Wild Swans At Coole Vance's rich, rich voice also gets up close and personal on the hymnal "Burden", then digs deep for "She Burns", a song and a performance evocative of Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel Of Love" There are other, equally deeply felt glories too, like the ancient-but-modern "Be Like You Belong", Vance's soulful rasp weaving through pedal-steel and simple piano chords, or "Ziggy Looked Me In The Eye" The latter is a piano-based, strings-buoyed soul-stirrer that compresses anthemic cri de coeur into four minutes of dignified tribute to, says Vance, "various people who I think have been part of a revolution I'm not talking about Che Guevara or Ghandi or even Russell Brand for that matter - I'm talking about personal revolution I like that idea constantly revolting against your own parameters" This thinking no doubt informs Vance's embracing the opportunity of a summer tour with Elton John Ever attuned to passionate artists, and forever intent on giving audiences the best possible night, Elton has invited Vance to support him on the British and European legs of his Wonderful Crazy Tour But Elton's enthusiasm for Vance goes deeper, still, than that - he's Executive Producer of The Wild Swan "I feel so privileged to be a part of this remarkable artist's first album on Gingerbread Man Records," says Elton "He is an extraordinary writer and singer" As seals of approval go, they don't come much better than the imprimatur of one of the greatest songwriters of all time Referring to the album's penultimate song, the "antsy", agit-folk "Fire It Up", this tyro-troubador sets straight his goals: "t just has to be real You go back to ancient Irish music, or Native American music, or people out on the plains of Africa - those people who are struggling for food, sometimes not eating for weeks on end, and having to hydrate themselves by piercing the neck of a wildebeest But every single night the drums are out, and they're singing around the fire "That tells you something about what music actually is Whereas we've turned into a commodity - it's become something to sell, a vehicle to get money or fame," Foy Vance says with cheerful distaste "That's not what has ever interested me It's the music itself that matters It has to be real" The Wild Swan will be released May 13, 2016 TWITTER: https://twittercom/foyvance TWITTER: https://twittercom/trevorsensor

  • Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour
    Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour
    Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour
    11-02-2016 - 11-02-2016
    3
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/
    White Oak Music Hall - 2915 N Main Houston TX 77009
    Admission: General Admission $4950
    877-990-7882 or (832) 271-6358
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/petshopboysthesupertour/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12563/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 6:30pm
    Pegstar Concerts and White Oak Music Hall present Pet Shop Boys: The Super Tour Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history Since signing to Parlophone Records in1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones They have released 12 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world In 2000 they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and at the 2009 BRIT Awards they were presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music As writers, producers and remixers, Tennant and Lowe have collaborated, remixed or written for a wide range of artists including Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers and Girls Aloud Pet Shop Boys have also written the West End musical Closer to Heaven with playwright Jonathan Harvey, produced in 2001 by the Really Useful Group In 2004 they performed their soundtrack to the classic silent film, Battleship Potemkin, with the Dresden Sinfoniker in a free concert in Trafalgar Square presented by the ICA; they have since performed it at various spectacular outdoor events in Germany, Spain and the UK In 2011, Pet Shop Boys composed a ballet, The Most Incredible Thing, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same title The project was a collaboration with choreographer Javier De Frutos and Britain's leading dance theatre, Sadler's Wells The ballet won the Evening Standard Theatre Award and was given a second season at Sadler's Wells the following year In 2012 Pet Shop Boys appeared before a worldwide television audience during the London Olympics' closing ceremony Two years later, Tennant and Lowe's collaboration with Alan Turing biographer Andrew Hodges, A Man From The Future, received its world premiere as a Late Night Prom concert at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers and narrator Juliet Stevenson In their live shows over the last 20 years, Pet Shop Boys have created an original and influential style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists including Derek Jarman, David Alden and David Fielding, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood and Es Devlin Their 2009-2011 arena tour, Pandemonium, was described in a five-star review in The Times as "the ravishing pop spectacle of the year" Pet Shop Boys released their last album Electric in 2013, produced by Stuart Price The album received great critical acclaim and gave Pet Shop Boys their highest album chart positions for 20 years in the UK and USA The accompanying Electric tour subsequently visited 38 countries over three years and received ecstatic audience and critical reactions Pet Shop Boys' new album, Super, was also produced by Stuart Price and will be released worldwide on April 1 In July Pet Shop Boys will play an exclusive four-date residency entitled Inner Sanctum at the Royal Opera House in London The concerts will be staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page TWITTER: https://twittercom/petshopboys

  • Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    Luther & The Healers (Thursdays)
    07-07-2016 - 07-21-2016
    4
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: NO cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Thursdays Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Luther & The Healers Luther & The Healers is of one of Houston's longest running and hardest working blues bands Established in 1991 and continuously performing upwards of 300 shows per year since, the band has been steadfastly dedicated to preserving the beautiful sounds of the blues in all of it's colors in every imaginable venue with the singleminded goal of bringing joy to the people while remaining true to the integrity of the music A Texas-based blues band doing their very best every night to uphold the tradition of one of Americas true artistic treasures, the Blues Photo by Lance W Moreland

  • Eric Demmer
    Eric Demmer
    Eric Demmer
    07-15-2016 - 07-15-2016
    5
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com/home.html
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time tbd Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Eric Demmer "Hear What You Feel; Play What You Hear" At the age of 10, ERIC found a saxophone under the Christmas tree So began the journey of a natural-born musician, playing anywhere at any time with anyone He grew up steeped in the blues and rock and roll of the 70's and 80's He absorbed the sounds of The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, BB King, and fellow Texan, Stevie Ray Vaughn One night, ERIC was invited to perform onstage with the legendary Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown From that night forward, ERIC joined Gate's band and traveled all over the world for the next 12 years, until Gate's death in 2005 The journey with "Gate's" band led them to tour extensively as the opening act for Eric Clapton during his "From The Cradle" tour ERIC describes his style of music as, "high energy, funky blues with a mix of jazz" and combines a variety of influences while reminding everyone that, "The real thing comes from the heart and soul"

  • Jim Suhler (CD Release Party)
    Jim Suhler (CD Release Party)
    Jim Suhler (CD Release Party)
    07-16-2016 - 07-16-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents Jim Suhler Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat have been on the music scene now since 1993, and have built a fan base worldwide They are well known for their no-holds-barred approach to blues-inspired rock and roll and roots music They have shown an amazing depth of songwriting and playing, and their constant touring in both the USA and Europe has garnered many admirers They have worked with noted producers Terry Manning (ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Stax Records & more), Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, etc) and Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd) Jim is also well known as the lead guitarist for George Thorogood and The Destroyers since 1999, and has often been included in "Top Ten Guitarists" lists of various music publications The band is releasing it's latest cd on February 17 on Underworld Records, TIJUANA BIBLE The cd is produced by Jim Suhler & Tom Hambridge, and guest artists include vocalist Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck),Elvin Bishop, & Joe Bonamassa TIJUANA BIBLE features 16 songs, twelve Suhler originals and cover Elvin Bishop's "Drunken Hearted Boy", Rory Gallagher's "I Could've Had Religion", and AC/DC's "Up To My Neck In You" "Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat conjure up serious Texas roadhouse blues rock mojo The beautiful thing about this album is it starts out nasty and just gets meaner Tijuana Bible is Texas juke joint paradise" - Philip Van Vleck, Billboard Magazine

  • The Eazy Three
    The Eazy Three
    The Eazy Three
    07-22-2016 - 07-22-2016
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $500 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time tbd Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents The Eazy Three Featuring The EZ3 James Wilhite - Guitar, Vocal Mathew R Johnson - Drums, Vocal Barry Seelen - B3

  • Drop Out Vegas
    Drop Out Vegas
    Drop Out Vegas
    07-16-2016 - 07-16-2016
    6
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.theraventower.net/
    The Raven Tower - 310 North St Houston TX 77009
    Admission: General Admission $700
    877-990-7882 or (832) 925-7585
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/dropoutvegaschildrenofpopwhalebones/raventower/houston/12822/
    Start Time(s): Doors: 7:00 PM
    Pegstar Concerts and The Raven Tower present Drop Out Vegas With Children Of Pop, Whale Bones Tour Kick-off and "Sleep Alone" single release Based out of Houston, Texas, Drop Out Vegas has produced music that pushes the boundaries of how fun and catchy music can be, while conveying a relatable message Their musical influences come from many genres and musical artists, with special emphasis on Grouplove, Twenty One Pilots and M83 They aim for a combination of pop sensibility, true musicianship and honest lyrics Audiences have taken to their fresh sound and their exciting, yet earnest performances from major music festivals across Texas, to the hottest clubs in New York City TWITTER: https://twittercom/DropOutVegas TWITTER: https://twittercom/childrenofpop TWITTER: https://twittercom/whalebonesband

  • The Kills
    The Kills
    The Kills
    09-09-2016 - 09-09-2016
    5
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/
    White Oak Music Hall - 2915 N Main Houston TX 77009
    Admission: General Admission $2350 Day Of: $2600 Box Office: $2800
    877-990-7882 or (832) 271-6358
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/thekills/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12525/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 8:00pm
    Pegstar Concerts and White Oak Music Hall present The Kills The Kills formed in 2000 when a boy from Andover, England and a girl from Florida, USA met in a South London hotel "It was like we'd lived parallel lives," Jamie recalls Both had been to art college, the boy had just left a punk-pop band called Scarfo and the girl wanted to leave a punk-pop band called Discount, and both were disillusioned with the musical scenes they were part of "We had these bedrooms on different sides of the Atlantic which were full of artworks and films and music that we'd made for no-one to listen to We had so many things in common It was at a time that if you spent a lot of time making art and dressing up you got beaten down for being pretentious Everything was about being down to earth And we both just felt this relief when we met each other" Alison was so convinced that this was the creative partner she'd always been searching for that she decamped from Florida to Jamie's flat in South London Inspired by a mutual obsession with The Velvet Underground, '70s London and New York punk, they formed a duo called The Kills, rejected everything they'd begun to hate about being in a rock band, got themselves signed to Domino Records and made a spectacularly sexy garage-punk album called 'Keep On Your Mean Side' in 2003 Buoyed by the deserved critical acclaim for this and their incendiary early live shows, but also nonplussed by the fact that they were, once again, in a proper band with a record deal, they made a completely different, yet equally spectacular second album in 2005 called 'No Wow' The Kills' most recent album 'Blood Pressures,' was released in 2011 on Domino Records The album saw Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart deliver their vivid and uniquely gritty post-blues, but with a new level of thoughtfulness and depth not yet explored by the duo Tinged with wistfulness and vulnerability, 'Blood Pressures' has an enduring sense of intricacy and richness that intensely blends with their ever-compelling songwriting Recently, the band have been busy exploring their other passion -- visual arts Jamie opened "Echo Home," an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery spaces in New York and Los Angeles Alison's original paintings on paper, canvas and fabric art have been exhibited at group and solo shows in NYC and at Art Basel in Miami After two years of festival shows and special guest appearances at arena shows with Queens of The Stone Age, Jack White and The Black Keys, and following on from a third album release from The Dead Weather, Alison's band with White, Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita, 2016 will see The Kills releasing their fifth album, hitting the road once more, and scaling new creative and commercial heights A long way from south London! TWITTER: https://twittercom/TheKills

  • Tony Vega Band
    Tony Vega Band
    Tony Vega Band
    07-09-2016 - 07-09-2016
    6
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents the Tony Vega Band Founded in 1997, the Tony Vega Band has become one of the premiere independent ryhthm & blues acts in the world This hot Texas act has forged their own brand of red hot ryhthm & blues infused rock n roll Making the bands sound especially unique is Vegas relentlessly soulful guitar work and one of the most unique velveteen voices to come out of Texas in years The hard driving, hip-shaking rumble is powered by longtime TVB drummer Jeremy Honeyboy Pierce and seasoned Gulf coast blues veteran Larry Lownote Johnson Find out what the buzz is all about! Photo: Sarah Austin Photography

  • The No Refund Band
    The No Refund Band
    The No Refund Band
    07-23-2016 - 07-23-2016
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club
    http://www.thebigeasyblues.com
    Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club - 5731 Kirby Drive Houston TX 77005
    Admission: $5 cover charge
    (713) 523-9999
    Start Time(s): Start time TBD Call venue for details
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club presents  The No Refund Band If you would like to know what a mixture of Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, and Grand Funk Railroad sound like, listen to The No Refund Band and you will get taste of all of these styles mixed into a genre all its own The No Refund Band was formed by Mike Crownover in 2007 as the fulfillment of lifelong dream of playing guitar in his own band As with any new project, the band had a few early successes, but there were many bumps on the road as well including finding steady musicians, the right lead singer, the right gigs, etc However, Crownovers passion for music and for finding the right sound kept the band moving forward While rolling over one of the bumps in the road, Crownover met Ricky Jackson and Rik Robertson who he hired to fill in for a gig in Ft Worth, Texas It didnt take long for the partnership to gel into something more permanent as the trio found common ground in their musical interests Jackson would become the front man, with a soulful voice and penetrating guitar licks Robertson, a studio musician provided the anchor to the band with his innovative bass lines Both compliment the rock solid rhythms from Crownover With a horn section featuring Anthony Terry and Jim Brady, the result is a versatile band that can deliver everything from hard driving blues to melodic acoustic tunes that leave you wanting more

  • Broods
    Broods
    Broods
    08-29-2016 - 08-29-2016
    1
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/
    White Oak Music Hall - 2915 N Main Houston TX 77009
    Admission: Broods - VIP Soundcheck Package $6000 One general admission ticket VIP early entry into the venue VIP access to Broods preshow soundcheck Photo opportunity with Broods Collectible tour poster autographed by Broods Official meet &amp; greet laminate Crowd-free merchandise shopping Limited availability General Admission $2050 Day Of: $2250 Box Office: $2450
    877-990-7882 or (832) 271-6358
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/broodsjarrydjames/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12519/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 7:00pm
    Pegstar Concerts and White Oak Music Hall present Broods With Jarryd James Mutli-award winning brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are one of the most celebrated young bands to emerge out of New Zealand in recent times Announcing their arrival with glossy synth-pop ballads Bridges', Never Gonna Change' and their self-titled debut EP, through a tireless work ethic, commitment to excellence and unshakable senses of self, they've established themselves as an in-demand proposition globally "Touring has made us realise how important it is to not just be yourself, but back yourself," Georgia says "If you're not being true, you'll never stand out" Over an ever-growing itinerary of performances across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Asia and New Zealand, their sound and live show has become increasingly crucial To evoke an underrated cliche, Broods have learned how to dance like no one is watching, and sing like no one is listening "We've loosened up a lot," Caleb says "We're in the moment, and we're focused on making it special every time" Along the way they've sold-out headline tours, and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Groovin the Moo and Clockenflap to name a few They've shared stages with Ellie Goulding, Haim, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, and supported breakout English pop star Sam Smith on his sold-out US tour In August 2014, things went white hot for them with the release of their Joel Little produced debut album Evergreen, debuting at #1 on the New Zealand Albums Chart, #5 on the Australian Albums Chart and top 50 in the US Pristinely polished and perfectly poised, across Evergreen Broods deploy vividly atmospheric textures and heady rhythms in counterpoint to measured pop hooks, all delivered with a stadium-sized sense of melody and harmony A record of euphoric peaks and intimate valleys, it's the sound of youth maturing into adulthood Young people growing up lost in the world, and figuring out what that means while finding themselves along the way With equally impressive Soundcloud, Hype Machine, iTunes and YouTube figures behind them, as well as key tastemaker support from Zane Lowe (of BBC Radio 1), and preeminent new music blog Pigeons and Planes, Broods are turning their wide-eyed teenage dreams into sustainable realities Topping off their busy two years so far has been the nomination of Bridges' for the APRA AMCOS 2014 Silver Scroll Award, and winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards That particular win was to foretell their success at the 2015 awards, where they took out four accolades; including Best Group, Best Pop Album, Highest Radio Airplay for Mother & Father' and the coveted Album of the Year award "We're not taking any of this for granted," Georgia says "We keep active and work 24/7," Caleb adds "This is what we do now It's our life" TWITTER: https://twittercom/broodsmusic TWITTER: https://twittercom/jarrydjames

  • Cody Jinks & Whitey Morgan
    Cody Jinks & Whitey Morgan
    Cody Jinks & Whitey Morgan
    08-20-2016 - 08-20-2016
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.whiteoakmusichall.com/
    White Oak Music Hall - 2915 N Main Houston TX 77009
    Admission: <strong>Artist VIP </strong>$12500 VIP ticket includes the following: 1 VIP Laminate, an Autographed CD from Cody Jinks &amp; Whitey Morgan, A VIP Koozie from Cody Jinks &amp; Whitey Morgan, A ticket to the show, and a private Meet and Greet with Cody Jinks &amp; Whitey Morgan Purchaser must arrive 1 hour prior to doors <strong>General Admission&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> General Admission $2500 General Admission + Cody Jinks CD $3000 <strong>General Admission - 4 Pack Special &nbsp;</strong> Purchase 4 tickets and save $500 per each ticket General Admission - 4 Pack Special $2000 General Admission + Cody Jinks CD - 4 Pack $2500
    877-990-7882 or (832) 271-6358
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/codyjinkswhiteymorgan/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12615/
    Start Time(s): Doors at 6:00pm
    Pegstar Concerts and White Oak Music Hall present Cody Jinks & Whitey Morgan With Quaker City Night Hawks Cody Jinks - Plays Country Music That Defines Credibility! The Fort Worth Native is Packing Rooms all over the United States Get on Board Now and Find out for Yourself http://codyjinkscom/ Whitey Morgan - "This may be country music, but it's dirtier and more dangerous than your average Tennessee two-step" Rolling Stone http://whiteymorgancom/ TWITTER: https://twittercom/CodyJinksMusic TWITTER: https://twittercom/WhiteyMorgan TWITTER: https://twittercom/qcnh

  • Brant Croucher
    Brant Croucher
    Brant Croucher
    07-06-2016 - 07-06-2016
    3
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.theraventower.net/
    The Raven Tower - 310 North St Houston TX 77009
    Admission: Free Show <a href="http://wwwstubwirecom/event/brantcroucher/raventower/houston/12914/">RSVP at link on ticket website</a>
    877-990-7882 or (832) 925-7585
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/brantcroucher/raventower/houston/12914/
    Start Time(s): Doors: 6:00 PM
    Pegstar Concerts and The Raven Tower present Brant Croucher Brant, According to Brant: I was born in Houston and I went to college in Denton I grew up in Dallas, and learned invaluable life lessons while living in Nashville, Austin, and Wimberley Since 1999, Ive lived in 31 different residences; I understand the plight of the Gypsy People and places are my greatest sources of inspiration I've an affinity for adventures, great and small Ive seen the rain come down in Northern Ireland Ive ridden a motorcycle across the Sacred Valley in Peru  I spent a summer drinking sangria in Spain under the guise of college credit Ive slept on the roof of a shanty in Hidalgo, Mexico and saw more stars than three lifetimes of a hundred people could count I rode a bike 100 miles around Lake Tahoe in a single day, in the name of charity I prefer Whataburger to In and Out Burger I can usually blend quite well, but I rarely feel like I fit in I have mixed feelings about this Ive mowed lawns, Ive delivered pizzas, and Ive made lattes I spent half a decade working in the corporate world Ive worked retail Ive hated working retail Ive waited tables, bartended, and pretended to be a freelance writer Ive been a day-laborer, worked a call center, and sold houses I once ran a small event staffing company Ive even been paid to sing songs in all kinds of places I believe I can do almost anything for 6 months I'm also not very good at sitting still I taught myself how to play guitar Some would say that explains a lot I have a certain affinity for college football and refer to any professional sports team in Houston as my own I carry an abnormally large chip on my shoulder thanks to the 1992 & 1993 Houston Oilers Im terribly afraid of heights, except when it comes to mountains Im also prone to paradox and hyperbole I have absolutely no interest in running a marathon But Ill cheer you on if thats your thing I've loved more than Ive lost Ive lost as much as Ive left Im genuinely overwhelmed by the splendor of sunsets and the sheer size of the ocean Conversely, Im not impressed by reality stars or infinity pools I like good wine, good whiskey, and good food I believe good company makes all of them better I love to write I am my own biggest critic Im not cool In my head, saying that makes me sound like maybe I am I have the best friends and family anyone could ever ask for Most of the time, I remember that When I dont, they remind me In a short amount of time Ive been fortunate to play a lot of great rooms One day maybe Ill feel deserving More than anything, Im thankful -Brant TWITTER: https://twittercom/Brant_Croucher

  • Wye Oak
    Wye Oak
    Wye Oak
    08-09-2016 - 08-09-2016
    2
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.theraventower.net/
    The Raven Tower - 310 North St Houston TX 77009
    Admission: General Admission $1500 &nbsp;
    877-990-7882 or (832) 925-7585
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/wyeoak/whiteoakmusichall/houston/12409/
    Start Time(s): Doors: 7:00 PM
    Pegstar Concerts and The Raven Tower present Wye Oak With Tuskha Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead Despite this newfound uncertainty, the two bandmates embraced their physical distance, passing ideas back and forth, allowing new work to evolve in their respective solitudes Shriek is Wye Oak's fourth full-length and the culmination of their intent to express the emotional and intuitive self by acting out animalistic exclamations through cathartic release It is their most personal and confident declaration yet Newly inspired by playing bass, Jenn took up songwriting in a setting where the guitar did not dictate harmonic boundaries or require a call-and-response relationship with her voice, a hallmark of previous Wye Oak records With her phrasing freed, now it is often Andy who interacts with Jenn's vocals, playing syncopated and meditative keyboard parts, and the duo's collaborative arrangements provide a backdrop in which both the arcs of melodies and the new rhythmic elements flourish To engineer, mix, and co-produce, they brought in Nicolas Vernhes of the Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, whose inventive and forward-thinking approaches to production complemented their new direction The result is a record of indisputable humanity Shriek is a complete narrative of disorientation, loss, renewal, and empowerment TWITTER: https://twittercom/wyeoak TWITTER: https://twittercom/tuskhamusic

  • Deep Cuts
    Deep Cuts
    Deep Cuts
    08-04-2016 - 08-04-2016
    Pegstar Concerts
    http://www.theraventower.net/
    The Raven Tower - 310 North St Houston TX 77009
    Admission: Free event <a href="http://wwwstubwirecom/event/deepcutstriathalonvodi/raventower/houston/12884/">RSVP on ticket site</a>
    877-990-7882 or (832) 925-7585
    http://www.stubwire.com/event/deepcutstriathalonvodi/raventower/houston/12884/
    Start Time(s): Doors: 7:00 PM
    Pegstar Concerts and The Raven Tower present Deep Cuts With Triathalon, Vodi "Houston's most beautiful Latin boy band" - BE Godfrey Nominated for Best Pop Act by Houston Press, 2014, 2015 Nominated for Best Indie Rock by Free Press Houston, 2014 TWITTER: https://twittercom/deep_cuts

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Huckabee owes Survivor $25,000 for playing 'Eye of the Tiger'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's protest against same-sex marriage is going to cost him. Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan sued the former Arkansas governor for copyright infringement for playing the band's signature Grammy-winning hit, "Eye of the Tiger ," at a rally last year for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who made national news for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. According to CNN, Huckabee -- who had not paid for the rights to play the song -- recently agreed to a confidential, out-of-court settlement with Sullivan's Rude Music to pay $25,000 in the case. The payment came to light when Huckabee listed the $25K as a campaign expense on his federal election records, describing the check to Rude Music as a "legal settlement" for "copyright infringement." Survivor Did Not Grant Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Rights to 'Eye of the Tiger'Two different payments showed up on Huckabee's June