The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend


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Backstreet Boys, DJ Pauly D
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, August 31

As the best-selling boy band in history, the Backstreet Boys are not only jumping on the '90s nostalgia bandwagon but also hitting the recording studio to freshen up their sound with some tracks that will bring them into the 2010s. But their summer tour will surely throw in at least a few old favorites, since it would hardly be a Backstreet Boys concert without "Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)." They've invited Jersey Shore playa Pauly D along to play resident DJ on the tour, so watch for a shortage of hair gel in every city the slickly suited caravan passes through. ANGELICA LEICHT

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Spain Colored Orange
Continental Club, August 31

Usually when a band resurfaces after a long layoff, they've been working up new tunes or more personal matters are afoot. We know the latter is the case for Spain Colored Orange, whose pianist/vocalist, Gilbert Alfaro, is a relatively recent husband and dad (congrats), so we hope the trumpet-guided psychedelic pop crew has a new tune or two in the bargain for its first local gig in many moons. (We hope they bring the lasers back, too.) Joining SCO are purveyors of two of the better local albums of 2013, Astrofunk groovers the Journey Agents and Bazooka launchers Jealous Creatures, who alongside slam-blues duo Kenny the Spider make a pretty square four-sided local bill. CHRIS GRAY

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