The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 12-15
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Minute Maid Park, November 14
Mr. McCartney, or Sir Paul, was one-half of the core songwriting arm of modestly influential British rock quartet the Beatles for a decade. That band released a gang of well-received albums and singles, and even some films, in the mid-to-late '60s before calling it quits in 1970. McCartney branched out as a solo artist and would make a splash on his own and with Wings, plus make a career-defining appearance on The Simpsons in 1995.
The Beatles' own material has endured among a small cadre of fans, with most of McCartney's current set list devoted to their radio hits. Here's hoping he finds time for his 1985 soundtrack smash "Spies Like Us" in his Minute Maid set. CRAIG HLAVATY
Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee
Stafford Centre, November 15
More than 30 years after Urban Cowboy was released, it's remarkable what a long shadow one cheesy 1980 melodrama has cast upon the city in which it was filmed -- let alone on the rest of the world, which still thinks most Houstonians still ride a mechanical bull after work. True, some of us do, but surely the real reason for the lingering warm feelings is the music associated with the film, the perfect balance of schmaltzy oil-boom pop and redneck yee-hawin'.
Thursday, two of the Urban Cowboy soundtrack's linchpins visit the Stafford Centre. Johnny Lee is "Lookin' for Love" as always, while Mickey Gilley has made a heartening recovery from a bad 2009 fall and talked about it in a two-part interview with KHOU anchor Len Cannon last week. CHRIS GRAY