The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Eli Young Band, Lorde, Reba, etc.
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Bayou Music Center, March 5
There's something endearing and, dare we say, interesting about New Zealand's Lorde, the 17-year-old sudden pop breakout and recent Rolling Stone cover star. Perhaps it's the massive amount of confidence she has in her own style, or her unfettered devotion to pushing boundaries, as shown on her debut, Pure Heroine.
Her unique style works, even if she's barely had time to figure out exactly what it is. But if you haven't had your fill of her massive radio hits as of yet, you should probably check Lorde out her first time in Houston, because relatively smaller venues like Bayou Music Center aren't likely to hold this budding megastar for long. ANGELICA LEICHT
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Reliant Stadium, March 6
Still one of country music's biggest brands, the entity known as Reba -- now Kelly Clarkson's mother-in-law -- is multifaceted enough to warrant the "All the Women I Am" exhibit currently on display at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Thursday, she returns to make her eye-popping 19th RodeoHouston appearance precisely 30 years after her first, with a near-fathomless catalog that expertly balances her Oklahoma-bred homespun charm with pop glitz and evocative ballads that have already been turned into at least one TV movie. With the recent cancellation of her sitcom Malibu Country, Reba could be poised for a musical comeback, which her legion of fans would be only too happy to see happen. CHRIS GRAY
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