Concerts: March 8-14
Texas singer-songwriter has a new album and plenty of old favorites since he penned hits like “Put Yourself in My Shoes” for Clint Black and “You’ve Got a Lover” for Ricky Skaggs. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk; 713-528-5999, mcgonigels.com.
Trae the Truth
The much-loved local hip-hop hero hosts a listening party for his new album, fittingly titled “Hometown Hero.” 7 p.m. Friday at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel; 713-225-5483, warehouselive.com.
Just another band from L.A. decades ago, they’ve long been one of the best rock ensembles in the world, mixing blues and folk into their sound. It’s a double Los bill with Texas’ Los Lonely Boys. 7 p.m. Saturday at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837, hob.com.
Now in his 70s, the legendary composer has created thousands of songs for hundreds of films in his native India. 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land; 281-207-6278, smartfinancialcentre.com.
Came of age like a lot of folk singers in the northeast in the ’60s. He’s been covered by bunches of singers including a pair of Lone Star favorites, Jerry Jeff Walker and Nanci Griffith. 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant; 832-767-2785, andersonfair.com.
Benito Ocasio decided becoming a trap/reggaeton superstar beat working at a grocery store. 8 p.m. Sunday at Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land; 281-207-6278, smartfinancialcentre.com.
Rapper came up in the A$AP clan, but his hit “Plain Jane” is pushing him into a different stratosphere. 7 p.m. Sunday, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837, hob.com.
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
North Carolina native grew up in a pretty rigid religious environment, and she’s pivoted pretty aggressively from that as evidenced by the song “Nothin’ Feels Right But Doin’ Wrong.” Her roots/country songs are rough-edged and perfectly suited for her sneering voice. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk; 713-528-5999, mcgonigels.com.
Oklahoman has a big voice that positions him as a sort of rootsy Rufus Wainwright. 8 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street Crossing, 111 W. Main, Tomball; 281-290-0431, mainstreetcrossing.com.
The revered English ska band split long ago, with members lining up into two camps. The touring English Beat is fronted by singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling, who was there for the band’s peak spell between 1978 and 1983. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel; 713-225-5483, warehouselive.com.