WHILE THE SUPER BOWL IS FINALLY OVER, Houston's music scene continues to turn up the Bayou City with a stellar lineup of musicians. No, they aren't Lady Gaga, but you won't need a poker face to enjoy these 5 great acts performing around town this week.
The San Antonio punk rockers perform hits from their acclaimed self-titled album at Heights haunt Fitzgerald’s, where they'll be riffing alongside local powerhouse Only Beast and fellow Houston punk band Mydolls. For a preview, catch Fea at Cactus Music at 5:30 p.m. for a DJ Session and free brews from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. From $10. Fitzgerald’s Downstairs, 2706 White Oak. 713-862-3838. fitzlive.com
British folk-rockers Bear’s Den stop by Houston to promot their 2016 album Red Earth & Pouring Rain. Expect old and new hits, like “Above the Clouds of Pompeii” and “Auld Wives.” They’ll be joined by Gill Landry, formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show.
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. From $18. The Raven Tower, 310 North St. 832-925-7585. raventower.net
Futurebirds bring their unique interpretation of country—a fusion of rock with a splash of psychedelia—to White Oak Music Hall for an experience unlike any other, performing hits from their 2015 record Hotel Parties, like “Rodeo.” They’ll be joined by favored Charleston trio The Artisanals.
Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. From $22. White Oak Music Hall, 329 W. 19th St. 713-861-6070. whiteoakmusichall.com
The famed fiddler and founding member of bluegrass group Nickel Creek brings her folksy tunes to Houston’s newly reopened Heights Theater, including songs from her 2016 release, Young In All The Wrong Ways. She’ll be joined by Liz Longley, who’s coming off her recent record release, Weightless.
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. From $22. The Heights Theater, 339 W 19th St. 713-861-6070. theheightstheater.com
Houston local Sherita Perez and her band continue to perform indie ballads at Axelrad Beer Garden. Keep your ears open for Perez, as she recently submitted an entry to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. (With her unique sound, she'll be a household name in no time.)
Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Free. Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St. 713-597-8800. axelradbeergarden.com