The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Less Than Jake, Alejandro Escovedo, Kanye, etc.


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Kanye at Toyota Center, December 2011
Kanye West
Toyota Center, December 7

In the year 2013, Kanye West has done the following: released the hip-hop/industrial album you never knew you wanted, Yeezus; fathered North West, the child with the most overanalyzed name since Blue Ivy; got engaged to a reality-star icon; gave several interviews that were both hilarious and thought-provoking; and feuded with Jimmy Kimmel, who decided to make fun of said interviews. All in all, a pretty typical year for one of modern music's more polarizing figures.

He's capping it off with his first solo tour in five years, which reportedly features falling snow, a giant mountain, multiple masks, Jesus, and Kanye's thoughts on whatever is on his mind the day of the show. How could you expect anything less from the man who wrote "I Am a God"? With Kendrick Lamar. CORY GARCIA


EIGHT OTHER SHOWS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER

Jaheim: Master of the slow jam since 2001's Ghetto Love comes through behind sixth album Appreciation Day; with Chrisette Michele. (Reliant Arena, December 6)

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The Devil Wears Prada: Popular Ohio Christian metalcore band are pushing Roadrunner debut 8:18; with The Ghost Inside, Volumes and Texas In July. (Warehouse Live, December 6)

Second Lovers, Keeton Coffman: Strong folk/roots-rock bill featuring four bright young local talents; also with Jennifer James and Andrew James. (AvantGarden, December 6)

Nick Greer & the G's: Ladies love the G's smoove R&B. (The Corkscrew, December 6)

Elefante: One of Mexico's most beloved bands has plenty of fans this side of the border too. (Arena Theatre, December 7)

Us and Them: Scroll @WarehouseLive on Twitter to learn all kinds of Pink facts before the local Floyd tribute band's set. (Warehouse Live, December 7)

6400 Classic: The legendary '80s/'90s nightclub reloaded; featuring DJ Xcess. (Numbers, December 7)

Andrew WK: We hear this guy likes to party... holiday style. (Warehouse Live, December 8)


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Location Info

Venue

Map

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Continental Club

3700 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Walters

1120 Naylor St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Toyota Center

1510 Polk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Reliant Arena

8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: General

Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

AvantGarden

411 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Corkscrew

1308 W. 20th St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Arena Theatre

7326 SW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Numbers

300 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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