Houston's Top 10 Unsung Music Venues
4. D&W LOUNGE
3. DAN ELECTRO'S GUITAR BAR
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.
2. LAST CONCERT CAFE
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.