The Five Best Concerts in Houston This Week: Antemasque, Mike Stinson, HPMA Concert, etc.
Monday night at Fitzgerald's, Antemasque will make their Houston debut. It's the third live show ever from the latest off shoot brand of experimental rock music from guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the duo which masterminded legendary and now defunct Texas bands At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta.
New band, new look, new style. That's always the MO of those two madmen, who have played on more albums under different band names than most people can keep up with. Luckily, a new band marks a new gateway, and it's the perfect time for beginners to dive on in. COREY DIETERMAN
While this tour will feature many of Yes' hits in addition to songs from new record Heaven & Earth, longtime fans of the British prog-rockers will probably be most excited that they will be playing two seminal records -- Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge (1972) in their entirety, a practice more and more classic rock bands are taking on the road. The albums contain familiar radio favorites like "Roundabout" and "Long Distance Runaround," but a number of the tracks (some no more than brief instrumentals) have either rarely been performed or will be making their live debut. BOB RUGGIERO
For some inexplicable reason, Uncle Lucius tends to get lumped into the yee-haw "Texas Music" crowd, when their thoughtful, square-jawed rock and roll is much closer to Austin neighbor Bob Schneider than anything boasting either a cowboy hat or a steel guitar. Their most recent album, And You Are Me, was one of the better Texas releases of 2012, making a solid case that mainstream rock has neither died off altogether nor succumbed to one too many body piercings. Tuesday the band appears on Real Life Real Music, the hourlong radio program recorded live at Dosey Doe. CHRIS GRAY
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