7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Jackie Greene, Sander Van Doorn, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.
All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's group Phil Lesh and friends, been a member of the late Levon Helm's traveling Midnight Ramble ensemble, and says he plans to play every instrument on his next album himself, so you know this guy's legit. Friday at Fitzgerald's (downstairs) with Ruston Kelly. CHRIS GRAY
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Known for his meticulous approach to trance and progressive house, Dutch DJ and producer Sander Van Doorn's set Friday at Stereo Live ought to take a little of the sting away for anyone bummed about his countryman Tiesto hurting his back and canceling the fall tour that would have brought him to Something Wicked next month. Ranked in DJMag's "Top 100 DJs" poll every year since 2006, Van Doorn has been a resident at legendary Ibiza club Amnesia and hit No. 1 on Beatport earlier this year with his single "Nothing Inside." CHRIS GRAY
Another festival in the Houston rock sweepstakes, Yes Indeed Fest is set to invade Dean's on Main and Notsuoh Saturday afternoon and evening with acts like dUNETX, Alkari, The Gold Sounds, The Wrong Ones, The Fox Derby and Screwtape topping the bill. For the low price of $8 ($12 for you underagers), you can't get a much bigger local bang for your buck. Starts at 4 p.m. CRAIG HLAVATY
Britain's Florence + the Machine became music-industry darlings with 2009's stompy Kate Bush-influenced debut album Lungs and its single "Dog Days Are Over." In the meantime, willowy redheaded front woman Florence Welch became an indie pinup girl and something of a fashion icon along the way. The band is currently touring behind Ceremonials, which made it onto plenty of 2011 best-of lists. Saturday at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. CRAIG HLAVATY