The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Ume, Houston Beer Fest, Little Dragon, etc.

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Little Dragon
Fitzgerald's, June 8

Boy, this is a hot ticket. Sold out, as a matter of fact. (What's it worth to you?) Little Dragon comes to Houston about as often as any other dragon, and the veteran Swedish group's sleek hybrid of esoteric synth-pop and futuristic R&B (as heard on the brand-new Nabuma Rubberband) is uniquely suited to their singer and budding style icon Yukimi Nagano. Sunday could easily be one of the most fashionable shows Houston sees this year, and with two sold-out nights at New York's Terminal 5 and a DJ set at esteemed UK fest Glastonbury later this month, Little Dragon will no doubt be grateful for the opportunity to get their feet wet.


Winger: Go ahead, give in to "Seventeen," "Headed For a Heartbreak," "Miles Away" and even a few tunes from brand-new album Better Days Comin'. We won't tell anyone. (Concert Pub North, June 6)

A Live One: Phish covers, all night long. (Last Concert Cafe, June 6)

The Suspects: Sweet, sweet ska from soulful Houston veterans. (Big Top Lounge, June 6)

Mark Armes Benefit: Locals The Energy, Young Mammals, Secret Prostitutes, Turbokrieg and Hamamatsu Tom & the Heights Lawn Shitting Ensemble (love it) help out one of the Free Press Houston/Fitz family, who recently injured his knee in a brutal kickball mishap. Give 'til it hurts. (Fitzgerald's, June 7)

St. Arnold's 20th Anniversary Party: A rare appearance by Sideshow Tramps highlights the legendary local brewery's two-decade bash, but sets by the Niceguys, the Suffers and Hayes Carll -- all of them huge St. Arnold's fans, we bet -- are nothing to sneeze at either. (St. Arnold's Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave., 5 p.m. June 7)

Nikki Lane: South Carolina singer with haunted songs and a haunting voice is New West Records' latest trad-country ingenue; her brand-new album All or Nothin' takes some getting over, what with lines like "it's always the right time to do the wrong thing." (Continental Club, June 7)


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2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Sam Houston Park

1000 Bagby St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Concert Pub (North)

2470 FM 1960, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Last Concert Cafe

1403 Nance St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Big Top Lounge

3714 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Saint Arnold Brewery

2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

Continental Club

3700 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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The Saint Arnold party was great. All the bands played on the loading dock.  Sound was fantastic!  

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