The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Beyonce, Cat Power, Bruce & Kelly, etc.

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John Egan
The Big Easy, December 9

Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guitars that sting and snarl. CHRIS GRAY

Debonair Lounge
Cafe 4212, December 9

For the past few months, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers -- tonight's dance card includes Tawn-P, Shonnie Murrell and that smooth-ass Debonair house band -- strutting their stuff for one of the most stylish audiences in town.

Hosted by local scenesters Tay Mitch and Brad Gilmore, whom Channel 39's Newsfix called "ebony and ivory at its finest," these few hours will have you looking forward to every Monday... just not Tuesdays. The party never stops on Instagram at @DebonairLoungeHTX, too. CHRIS GRAY

Robin Harper/Inivision-Parkwood Entertainment
Toyota Center, December 10

The second H-town homecoming show of 2013 by Music's Queen of All She Surveys has been sold out for so long your chances of getting tickets at this late hour are beyond laughable, at least for anything resembling the staggering top ticket price of $250. Early birds and lucky ducks, though, are in for the (Sasha) fiercest show on two impossibly chiseled legs anywhere in the territories. CHRIS GRAY

Rick Lee & the Night Owls
The Hideaway on Dunvale, December 10

We got to partake in the pleasure that is the Hideaway on Dunvale for steak night one Tuesday, and it included the magical blues stylings of Rick Lee & the Night Owls. Hosts of the Hideaway's weekly "Big Ass Blues Jam," Lee and his band do ZZ Top, Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King covers. We also witnessed the man playing his axe with the leg of a chair and licking the strings at one point. It was a good night for everyone, and we're sure the guitar had no complaints either. CRAIG HLAVATY

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Location Info


Cafe 4212

4212 Almeda, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Toyota Center

1510 Polk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Hideaway On Dunvale

3122 Dunvale, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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Cat Power at Scout?? - still scratchin my head on that one.  I hope her fans will make the long trek down south . . .

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