5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 23-25

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Reverend Horton Heat
House of Blues, November 23

Easily one of the most influential bands to come out of Dallas (or Texas), the Reverend Horton Heat cast a long shadow on modern rockabilly, psychobilly, and probably any other type of 'billy we haven't heard of yet. The long-running crew of Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath, Jimbo Wallace, and Scott Churilla turned 27 this year and show no signs of stopping. The trio is still one of the busiest touring acts in any genre, bringing a psychobilly freakout to every city they invade. CRAIG HLAVATY

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The Axiom Reunion
Fizgerald's, Friday, November 23 & 24

This will be Houston's third major "scene" reunion this year, after the When We Ruled H-Town festivities this summer and The Island get-together earlier this month. Although Emo's shouldn't be discounted, the Axiom actually took over for The Island as Houston's refuge for punk, hardcore, and later what became known as grunge, functioning as a sort of clubhouse for alternative-minded individuals in the bleakly industrial eastern edge of downtown. This weekend Axiom alumni including the Pain Teens, Verbal Abuse, Dresden 45, Bark Hard, Sik Mentality, Toho Eiho and more return for some old tricks; see more on the reunion elsewhere on Rocks Off. CHRIS GRAY

Paul Van Dyk
Stereo Live, November 23

Although his fame isn't quite the same as his fellow European super-DJ Tiesto, Paul van Dyk has enough pull in these parts that packing fans into the palatial Stereo Live won't be a problem. The Berlin-based DJ excels at styles from pillow-soft progressive house to more robotic techno, but is best known as arguably the first name in trance even after nearly a quarter-century on the turntables. Like many of his fellow elders, Van Dyk has capitalized on EDM's recent move towards the U.S. pop mainstream, welcoming a host of guests including Owl City's Adam Young on his 2012 disc Evolution. CHRIS GRAY

Location Info

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Stereo Live

6400 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Music


2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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