7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub.


Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow Fest is still going, welcoming guests from New York (Ghost & Goblin; Teen Girl Scientist Monthly), Chile (Kali Mutsa), Berlin (Fenster), Portland (The Shivas), and lots more. At $8 a night, who doesn't love pot luck?


The Fistful of Soul DJs rock steady and get down all night at Shoeshine Charlie's Big Top Lounge. No cover.

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Cactus Music must be running on fumes after a solid week of nearly nonstop instores, but they've got five of them this weekend, all free of course: Brooklyn's We Are Augustines (Friday, 5 p.m.); Sunny Austin singer-songwriter Wendy Colonna (Saturday, 3 p.m.); then Nigerian-born soul songstress Nneka (richt, Sunday, 1 p.m.), Dan Auerbach-endorsed roots-rocker Patrick Sweany (Sunday, 3 p.m.) and hooky brother-and-sister duo the Belle Brigade (Sunday, 5 p.m.).


There are other in-stores besides Cactus, though, you know. MGMT-ish Houston rockers The Boulevard Nights hit up Heights Vinyl at 6 p.m. Saturday.


If it's near St. Paddy's Day, it might be time for Blaggards again. Yep - Friday, Continental Club. Expect whiskey in the jar, and in enything else you can drink out of.


It's bordering on not exactly cheap - unless you're the kind of person who thinks $20 is cheap, in which case good for you - but come on, it's Andrew W.K.'s "I Get Wet" 10th anniversary tour. The man made the words "Party Til You Puke" really mean something, man. Fitzgerald's, 8 p.m.



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