The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Los Lonely Boys, Trombone Shorty, Buxton, etc.
There's no place like home for the holidays, and Walters offers up six bands for a wallet-friendly $7 to beat back those Black Friday blahs. Headlining is Black Market Syndicate, still pogoing from the bounce of 2012 LP ...And the Peasants Rejoiced!, but the whole bill is stacked with an agreeably motley assortment of agitated Gulf Coast sounds.
From the Katy-spawned grindcore of K.T.S.M to ska-punkers Molotov Compromise, madcap "thrashgrass" group Days N Daze -- disclosure: featuring Press contributor Jesse Sendejas Jr.'s son Jesse III -- and the anti-everything Gnar World Order, this Hoedown ain't no square dance, that's for damn sure. CHRIS GRAY
Los Lonely Boys
House of Blues, November 29
If you can't recite the words to Los Lonely Boys' 2004 hit, "Heaven," you must have been living under a rock when the San Angelo natives hijacked just about every radio format you could imagine with their unique style of "Texican Rock n' Roll." The Garza brothers haven't quite seen another song grow to those massive proportions as of yet, but their blend of rock, conjunto, Tejano and Texas blues has nonetheless won the Boys a loyal Lone Star following as they've steadily added more and more Santana-esque elements to their sound. ANGELICA LEICHT
Star of stage and screen thanks to a recurring role in HBO's Treme, "Trombone" Shorty Andrews is arguably New Orleans' leading twentysomething ambassador of that hard-hitting, big-smiling, funky-as-hell traditional brass-band sound. He comes by his talents honestly: Andrews' grandfather is Jessie Hill of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" regional fame, and he attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, the magnet school whose alumni also include the Marsalis clan and Harry Connick Jr.
Still just 27, Andrews has already topped Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Albums charts with 2010's Backatown, performed at the White House for the PBS special Red, White & Blues special, and started his own Trombone Shorty Foundation. Andrews and Raphael Saadiq co-produced Orleans Avenue's latest effort, this year's Say That to Say This. With Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. CHRIS GRAY
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