The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Eli Young Band, Lorde, Reba, etc.
On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately laid-back latticework should come as no surprise to anyone lucky enough to have met the man and easily made it one of 2013's standout Houston albums.
Among his multitude of weekly gigs, Sun's long-running "Rocksteady Mondays" residency at the Flat, where he is now managing partner, is probably the most chill environment to glimpse this true turntable craftsman at work. CHRIS GRAY
Bayou City Good Old Boys
Continental Club, March 4
Early rock and roll, rockabilly and boogie-woogie may have all but disappeared from non-satellite radio, but the sounds of yesteryear are alive and swingin' Tuesday nights at the Continental, as played by a group of youngsters who couldn't have been born before the Reagan administration.
But for the past several months, first at Mango's and now on Mid-Main, the Bayou City Good Old Boys have been bringing the sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis, Ritchie Valens and the pre-Sgt. Pepper Beatles to a crowd that would otherwise only recognize "Fat Elvis" as ex-Astro Lance Berkman's old nickname. Attendance has been steadily picking up, helped no doubt by no cover charge, but do the Boys a favor and slip them a well-deserved fiver or two. With the Broken Spokes. CHRIS GRAY
The sky's the limit for Denton's Eli Young Band, who come into their third Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo appearance in the wake of arguably their biggest hit to date, "Drunk Last Night," and the day after the release of their fourth LP, 10,000 Towns. Despite the five-piece's youthful countenances, the EYB is a seasoned unit that has been a well-oiled gigging machine since the early 2000s, using a foolproof formula of party anthems and relatable ballads -- some of them quite good -- to conquer mainstream country one dancehall and radio-station program director at a time. CHRIS GRAY
More shows on the next page.