Houston's Best Concerts This Weekend: Delbert McClinton, Manowar, Young the Giant, etc.
|Photo by Lauren Dukoff|
Bayou Music Center, February 16
Young the Giant live up to the "giant" part of their moniker quite well. From Sameer Gadhia's ghost-like vocals to the superb command Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Payam Doostzadeh and Francois Comtois have over their instruments, it's hard to believe that these guys are barely out of their teens.
The Orange County indie-rockers wail with the mesmerizing abilities of seasoned vets, and their ethnic diversity layers in a unique mix of influences on their high-flying melodies and heartbeat-like percussion, rare musicianship for a band of any age. With Cayucas. ANGELICA LEICHT
SIX OTHER SHOWS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
By Chris Gray
Stone Sour, Pop Evil, Stolen Babies: Slipknot side project turned main concern tops this somewhat dour post-grunge bill. (House of Blues, February 14)
The Sword: Austin metal myrmidons still hacking and slashing behind 2012 Apocryphon. (Fitzgerald's, February 14)
Dirty River Boys: Driving El Paso Americana boys are out pushing Celtic-tinged Science of Flight. (House of Blues, February 15)
Kinky Friedman: Ag Commissioner candidate/legal-weed advocate brings his "Seeds of Change" tour to Houston. (McGonigel's Mucky Duck, February 16)
White Lies: Stylish London post-post-punk trio flirts with sci-fi and disco on third album Big TV. (Fitzgerald's, February 16)
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