Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Day In the Country, etc.

Photo by Jason Wolter
Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Texas Concert for Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park in May
Ray Wylie Hubbard
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, July 5

Musicians do, but far too many people just don't know what an incredible songwriting talent Ray Wylie Hubbard is. One part sage, one part curmudgeon, one part Zen bluesman, Hubbard puts a grizzled Texas-roadhouse spin on some pretty highfalutin philosophical concepts, most recently on last year's fine The Grifter's Hymnal.

Whether in his songs or one of the often-hilarious anectodes that introduce one of them, Hubbard has a perspective we can all learn from: "the days in which I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." CHRIS GRAY

A Day In the Country
With Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols, Easton Corbin, Aaron Lewis
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, July 6

The Eli Young Band was formed on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton, and they've gone on to make quite a name for themselves on the contemporary country charts, first opening up for the likes of Miranda Lambert and Robert Earl Keen before going on to headline their own massive tours, thanks to a couple of hit singles and some killer country charm.

Joining them at 93Q's "A Day In the Country" mini-fest are Joe Nichols, Easton Corbin, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Worsham, Cadillac Three and Aaron Lewis of Staind fame on this tour, so expect a lot of big voices and a lot of tearjerkin' ballads. ANGELICA LEICHT

By Chris Gray

Recovery Room, Another Run, AThousandColours, Born Again Virgins: Four 2013 HPMA nominees -- in Best New Act, Best Modern Rock, and Best Traditional Rock (the last two) -- let you see what you might be voting on. (Fitzgerald's, July 5)

DJ Wes Wallace: Long holiday weekends were made for Classic Numbers. (Numbers, July 5)

EarPhunk, Mountain Standard Time: Graduate-level course in jamology from New Orleans and Colorado groups. (Last Concert Cafe, July 5)

Devin the Dude: Houston rap's leading blunt advocate brings his Council and a host of others to the shores of Buffalo Bayou for a belated July 4 bash. Forgive the tardiness. (Toc Bar, July 5)

BT: German-born Eurotrance megaproducer/composer is touting his first album in three years, next month's A Song Across Wires. With Wes Walz and White People. (Stereo Live, July 6)

Vulgar Display of Power, Alyson Chains, Gigadeth: Hmmm... feels (heavily) like a tribute night. (Scout Bar, July 6)

Concrete Violin, Steel Hook Prosthesis, Black Leather Jesus: And ten other acts who will make you question all you hold dear. (Super Happy Fun Land, July 6)

Location Info

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Category: Music


2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Music


300 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Last Concert Cafe

1403 Nance St., Houston, TX

Category: Music


112 Travis, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Stereo Live

6400 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Super Happy Fun Land

3801 Polk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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