The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: Tianna Hall, Tom Russell, Bruno Mars, etc.

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Tianna Hall
Sambuca, March 4

You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it, too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked. Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomination ballot three times. Name any high-class Houston gathering that could use a set of pipes on loan from an angel, and Hall has been there owning every inch of the stage. JEF WITH ONE F


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Tom Russell
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 5

Think of the ballyhooed Texas "singer-songwriter tradition," and Tom Russell may not be the first name that comes to mind, but he absolutely belongs up there with the Elys and Hancocks and Lovetts and Earles. The longtime El Pasoan is in many ways roots music's answer to fellow borderlands citizen Cormac McCarthy, author of one volume after another of story-songs rich in drama, poetry, legends and blood. Many of his albums, including the latest, 2011's Mesabi, qualify Russell as much as a folklorist as a songwriter. CHRIS GRAY


Little Joe Washington
Boondocks, March 5

Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also pedaling his Schwinn from gig to gig, Fender strapped to his back, doing things with it you've never heard before and never will again, and then passing his hat around for tips. JOHN NOVA LOMAX

Location Info

Venue

Map

Sambuca

909 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Boondocks

1417 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Reliant Stadium

2 Reliant Park, Houston, TX

Category: General

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14 comments
Ann Labuda
Ann Labuda

@Jason Smith - wow, my former assistant at work is Sounds Under Radio's drummer! Sonny Sanchez. If you meet the band, tell Sonny that I said hello.

Beth Valar Dohaeris
Beth Valar Dohaeris

DAX MOTHERFUCKING RIGGS ON FRIDAY @ RUDYARDS!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh!

Jeff Key
Jeff Key

Cloud Nothings at Rice U Sat!!!!

Clay Wisner
Clay Wisner

Heading for some dinosaur-rockin-boot-scootin-fried-stuff-on-a-stick-eatin at the Rodeo tonight with Styx.

Houston Press Rocks Off
Houston Press Rocks Off

That's because this list only runs until Thursday. We post a weekender shows blog every Friday morning.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

Sounds Under Radio with deep ella at Rudyard's Saturday.

Jim Porter
Jim Porter

Eels @ Warehouse Live on Friday.

stjnky
stjnky

EelsĀ @ Warehouse Live on Friday.

Ann Labuda
Ann Labuda

They Might Be Giants at the HOB on Saturday. :)

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