The best concerts of the week | Houston Press
This week, one of Houston’s favorite cover bands will perform an outdoor concert, a Texas native will bring her introspective folk-turned-pop ballads to the Heights Theater, and the Psychobilly Godfather will perform solo at the House Of Blues. Still not comfortable seeing live music in person? No sweating. We’ve included a few live streaming options as well.
Club Continental – May 6
Beetle has been performing at the Continental Club for almost 20 years now. The award-winning quartet will be the first to admit that their concerts weren’t always as impressive as they are now, but humble beginnings have given way to one of Houston’s most beloved cover bands. The famous outfit will perform three hours of classic Beatles tracks in the backyard of the Continental Club tomorrow night.
Theater des Hauteurs – May 7
After traveling extensively in the Lone Star State as a child, Lufkin-born singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe moved to Denton and released a six-track folk EP in 2008. Over a decade later his latest album COCHONNERY showcased the original Texan’s ability to incorporate electro-pop elements into her music while staying true to her introspective roots. See her with Sir Woman at the Heights Theater on Friday.
Reverend Horton Heat
House Of Blues – May 8
Born Jim Heath in Corpus Christi, Reverend Horton Heat is widely regarded as the godfather of psychobilly. He and his happy band of misfits have combined rock and roll with elements of punk, swing, surf and country for a quarter of a century now, and his hedonistic and ironic lyricism continues to cause a stir. Barely a week after a group performance, The Reverend will be playing a solo at the House of Blues this Saturday.
Zac Brown Band
Live Stream – May 8
Since 2008 The foundation, the Zac Brown Band fused country and bluegrass, regularly sprinkling a bit of rock-and-roll for good measure. Named after the Georgian band’s frontman, ZBB is a traditional country big band that has turned to pop in recent years. Their latest version, 2019’s The owl, was a polarizing affair, with many longtime fans criticizing his lack of traditional country sound. Still, the outfit boasts dozens of hits, including “Chicken Fried,” “Goodbye In Her Eyes,” “Colder Weather” and “Highway 20 Ride,” all of which will likely be played when the Grammy Award-winning outfit airs in. Live a Southern Ground Studio show in Nashville this Saturday.
Live Stream – May 11
Molly Tuttle started playing guitar when she was only eight years old. By age 13, she had recorded a duet album with her father, and the singer-songwriter has since released nearly a dozen albums with a handful of different bands. His last release, 2020’s … but I prefer to be with you, sees the California native cover The National, The Rolling Stones, Rancid, Grateful Dead and Cat Stevens, among others. Tuttle is scheduled to broadcast a live performance of The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood next Tuesday.
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