Houston's Top 10 Unsung Music Venues

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Another Eastside mainstay that's been around a while, D&W is anchored these days by Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man, whose Gulf Coast Tex-Mex sounds have helped steer rootsy regional acts like Austin honky-tonk singer Amanda Cevallos and San Antonio polka-rockers Los Nahuatlatos over to "Segundo Barrio." 911 Milby, Facebook page.

It's hard to think of a cooler single visual effect at a local venue than the constellation-like ceiling of Dan Electro's, especially since some of the music can get pretty trippy. If it rocks, or if it's got some blues in it, it'll probably end up here. Dan's can also get some pretty interesting visitors, like former Dwight Yoakam guitarist Pete Anderson, who makes a return trip Thursday night. 1031 E. 24th St., Facebook page.

Always one of Houston's more interesting music venues, Last Concert Cafe is supposedly in line to get its own Texas Historical Marker next year. Surely not that many former brothels can say that. Now operated by Havin' a Ball Productions, a group of friends with roots in both Houston and Colorado, Last Concert has recently upgraded its sound and light systems and reconfigured its outoor stage area with an eye toward making it a hub of the Southern jam-band circuit. With Ohio live-electronica act Papadosio and a return visit from ex-Bad Liver Danny Barnes on the way this month, it's off to a good start. More soon. 1403 Nance, www.lastconcert.com.

Location Info


Super Happy Fun Land

3801 Polk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Last Concert Cafe

1403 Nance St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

1031 E. 24th, Houston, TX

Category: Music

D&W Lounge

911 Milby, Houston, TX

Category: Music

White Swan

4419 Navigation Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music


411 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music


2010 Waugh, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant

2007 Grant, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Walters Downtown

1120 Naylor, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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