Houston's musicAL landscape is as diverse as the city itself. Though traditionally known for its rap and hip-hop offerings or thriving heavy metal scene, the Bayou City also boasts a plethora of local and national groups of all genres that perform in town every day. This week, tune in to local punk groups and acclaimed rock duos as they deliver great sounds throughout the city.
Days N Daze
Start your week on the right track with Days N Daze, the self-described “H-Town Thrashgrass” group. This local band blends folk and punk elements to create a unique and enticing sound that’s all their own.
Monday, Jan 23 at 8. From $5. Satellite Bar, 6922 Harrisburg Blvd. 713-425-6669. satellitehtx.com
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Dave Matthews, frontman of the Dave Matthews Band that struck a chord on the American rock circuit in the early '90s, has been a legend on the national touring scene for the past three decades. This Wednesday, hear Matthews as he returns to Houston with longtime-collaborator and bandmate Tim Reynolds at the Smart Financial Centre.
Wednesday, Jan 25 at 8. From $85. Smart Financial Centre, 1811 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278. smartfinancialcentre.net
Kay Jay featuring Devin the Dude
Houston native Kay Jay brings his experience-infused rap to Fitzgerald’s along with longtime Houston hip-hop fixture Devin the Dude. Don't miss this Bayou City duo as they bring their legendary repertoire to the Heights historic music haunt.
Friday, Jan 27 at 8. From $5. Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Blvd. 713-862-3838. fitzlive.com
Reel Big Fish
When talking about ska punk, Reel Big Fish is one of the preeminent bands, skimming the mainstream since its 1997 hit "Sell Out." The California-based group celebrates the 20th anniversary of its album "Turn Off the Radio" at White Oak Music Hall, joined by Pittsburgh's classic punk band, Anti-Flag.
Sunday, Jan 29 at 6. From $23–25. White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs), 2915 N. Main St. 713-237-0370. whiteoakmusichall.com