FTNB Houston Week Ahead #50: December 10-16

posted by Jared A. Godar December 10, 2018 0 comments

Monday, December 10th

★ Matt Nathanson | House of Blues | 7:00 PM | $45+ ★

Genres: Folk, Acoustic, Horror, Singer/songwriter
You may recongnize the name from one of Matt’s Movember posts

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1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002

Tuesday, December 11th

★ JD McPherson (with JP Harris) | Continental Club | 7:00 PM | $20 

Genres: Rhythm, Blues, Rock N Roll
Band Members: JD McPherson – Vocals Guitar, Jimmy Sutton – Upright Bass, Jason Smay- Drums, Ray Jacildo – Keys, Doug Corcoran – Saxophone Guitar Keys
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
As a visual artist, Broken Arrow, Okla., native JD McPherson is well versed in the process of working within clearly defined formal parameters, and he employs a similarly rigorous discipline with his music. On Signs & Signifiers , McPherson’s debut album, he meshes the old and the new, the primal and the sophisticated, on a work that will satisfy traditional American rock ’n’ roll and R&B purists while also exhibiting McPherson’s rarefied gift for mixing and matching disparate stylistic shapes and textures.

3700 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002

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★ J.P. Harris (with JD McPherson)| The Continental Club | $20

Genres: Country
Hometown: Nashville, TN
J.P. Harris plays Country Music. Not “Americana,” not “Roots,” “Folk,” or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term “Country,” JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him.

3700 S Main St, Houston, TX 77002

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Andrew Combs | White Oak Music Hall | 8:00 PM | All Ages | $12 Advance $14 Day Of

Genres: Alternative Country, Americana, Folk, Country Soul, Country

2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

RaeLynn | House of Blues Houston | 7:00 PM | All Ages | $20

Genres: Country
Hometown: Baytown, TX
Singer/songwriter RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut single “Love Triangle” to radio on August 1 to rave reviews. Nice voice. Little Nashville pop country for my taste, but there are plenty of people out there that eat that up.

1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra | Jones Hall | 7:00 PM | $35-$75

Genres: Rockabilly, Big Band
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, while single-handedly resurrecting two forgotten genres of music (rockabilly in the ‘80’s and swing in the ’90’s). You can’t tell me you’ve never rocked out to “Jump Jive an’ Wail!”

3910 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Hayes Carll | The Heights Theater | 7:00 PM | $26

Genres: Songwriter, Country, Singer, Alternative Country
A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. He was nominated for a 2016 Grammy award for Best Country Song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for “Another Like You” in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards.
*This show is selling out fast.

339 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

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Randy Rogers Band | A Very Merry Randy & Brady Christmas | Big Texas Dance Hall | Spring, TX |9:00 PM | $20

Genres: Country, Americana, Alt Country, Texas Country
When the Randy Rogers Band’s last project debuted as the most-downloaded country album on iTunes, plenty of the industry “insiders” on Music Row were left scratching their heads: Who are these guys? The Nashville elite may not have known about the five-piece band, but much of America already did. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them alongside such artists as U2 and the Stones in its list of Top 10 Must-See Artists in the summer of 2007. Willie Nelson, the Eagles, Gary Allan and Dierks Bentley all picked them as opening acts for their concerts.

19959 Holzwarth Rd, Spring, TX 77388

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Friday, December 14th, 2018

Jason Mraz | Smart Financial Centre | Sugar Land | 8:00 PM | $34+

Genres: Healing, Easylistening, Surf, Gospel, Pop, Singer, Songwriter, Acousic
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a youthful, diverse, and vibrant fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in his adopted city of San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his recordings, vibrant live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous diamond, multi-platinum or platinum certifications in numerous territories for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”, racked up 2 Grammy Awards among 6 nominations, won a prestigious Hal David Songwriter Hall of Fame Award, won Teen Choice and People’s Choice awards, sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including sell-outs at such iconic venues as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.

18111 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

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Honey Island Swamp Band | Last Concert Cafe | 9:00 PM | $20-25

Genres: Rock, Bayou Americana, Roots Rock
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), and with no prospects of getting home any time soon, they figured they’d better cook up something new, and quick! A few days later they had put together a song list, landed a weekly gig at San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room, and settled in to share a little taste of Southern culture with their new West coast neighbors.

1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002

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Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Guy Forsyth| Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe | Galveston, TX | 7:00 PM | $20

Genres: Singer/songwriter, Blues, Folk

413 20th St, Galveston, TX 77550

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★ James McMurtry | McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | 7:00 PM

Genres: Folk, Singer/songwriter, Alternative Country, Country
Hoping to make this show as he’s pretty high on my list of artists I enjoy listening to, but have yet to see perform live.

2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4113

 The Texas Gentlemen | The Heights Theater | 7:00 PM | $22-$44

Genres: Rock, Rock N Roll, Country
Sometimes, authenticity can sneak up on you. Habbie Doobie, the first track on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly,, is a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces the Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with.

339 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

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Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Stabbing Westward | Scout Bar | 8:00 PM | $10-$25

Rising from the industrial mecca of Chicago in the early 90s, Stabbing Westward has become one of the most successful industrial-rock bands of all time. Stabbing Westward is no stranger to Alternative and Rock radio. Since their first album Ungod was released in 1994, Stabbing Westward has produced several hit singles including “Save Yourself,” “What Do I Have To Do,” “Shame,” and “So Far Away.”

18307 Egret Bay Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

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