The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Truth & Salvage Co., Courtney Love, Vans Warped Tour, Girls Rock Camp Showcase, etc.

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Truth and Salvage Co.
Fitzgerald's, August 2

You might expect a band discovered by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson to be a little on the wooly side, and you wouldn't be disappointed in Truth & Salvage Co. Although the five-piece is now based in Nashville, Robinson found them in L.A., which explains the overall mellow vibe of their recently second album Pick Me Up. (Their debut came in 2009; this is a band in no hurry to do anything.)

Notwithstanding sunny reggae tune "Island," though, the music is solidly Americana rock and roll, nor is the band afraid to crank up the gospel knob on a cover of Joe South's "Games People Play." These days that probably makes the whole thing country music, but it goes down satisfying all the same. With Rodeo Queen and Wes Sheffield. CHRIS GRAY

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Courtney Love
House of Blues, August 2

Regardless of what we're discussing -- music, books, fashion -- Love is a sudden pro. In her mind, she is not a musician who also dabbles in other crafts; instead, she's the musician. She's the author. She's the designer. She's the model. To Love, she is everything, all the time, and she does it the very best. See the rest of this week's Houston Press interview with the girl with the most cake at this link. NEPH BASEDOW

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, August 3

Boasting massive names like Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and a ton of other heavy hitters, this festival is bound to be, oh, just a notch higher than ridiculously rowdy. Come prepared for pit and lawn battle wounds, and perhaps scout out a safe spot to nurse your ouchies, because the entire thing sounds awesome and dangerous. ANGELICA LEICHT

Vans Warped Tour
Reliant Arena, August 4

Where else can you catch Black Veil Brides, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard, Motion City Soundtrack, and about a zillion other bands all in one place? Nowhere, that's where. The Vans Warped Tour has become synonymous with showcasing the best of the up-and-coming, and with this lineup, it seems they're hitting that mark again. With Hawthorne Heights headlining the massive show, you really can't go wrong. ANGELICA LEICHT

Location Info



2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Category: Music

Walters Downtown

1120 Naylor, Houston, TX

Category: Music

NRG Arena

8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: General

Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Blanco's Bar & Grill

3406 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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