Aug
22
Wed
Slick Friction Tickets
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Slick Friction @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States

Slick Friction. Houston’s own Rock, Rhythm and Blues Band made up of former members of The DarDans and DC3. Playing songs that make you want to get up and dance. Lot’s of boogie and swing tunes from various genres of music.

Jonah + Friends! Far: Water & Solutions 20th Anniversary! Tickets
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 1:00 am
Jonah + Friends! Far: Water & Solutions 20th Anniversary! @ The Continental Club

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of Far’s album Water & Solutions with Jonah Matranga and Friends! Jonah will be playing the entire W&S album with a full band! Also on the bill for the evening will be The Pauses, Another Run, & texture: Yellow!!! This is gonna be one for the books so don’t miss out! ♥
21+ $12 (cash only, atm on site)

Peter and James in the Big Top Tickets
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm
Peter and James in the Big Top @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States

ITS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!

SENSE OF WONDER n. a feeling of awakening or awe triggered by an expansion of one’s awareness of what is possible or by confrontation with the vastness of space and time, as brought on by PETER and JAMES

Aug
23
Thu
Beetle Happy Hour Tickets
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beetle Happy Hour @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

All Beatles till 10! No Cover for the best all Beatles cover band in Houston, BEETLE

Beth Lee and the Breakups Tickets
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
Beth Lee and the Breakups @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

Beth Lee and the Breakups – “Austin-based songwriter and guitarist Beth Lee‘s straightforward, sultry rasp determinedly cuts to the core on her new LP, Keep Your Mouth Shut. The deliciously wry humor sears through, because keeping tight-lipped is exactly what Lee isnot about to do. It’s time to open up, speak out, and tell it like it is. She’s belting no-nonsense, country-fried rock ‘n’ soul piercing straight through the heart, and any ounce of heartache can take a back seat”. –Laurie Gallardo, KUTX, Austin Music Minute

The Cowlicks Tickets
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
The Cowlicks @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States

Kevin Skrla steel quartet, country steel , country music, down home country tunes

Aug
24
Fri
Nakia and the Blues Grifters – Album Release for “Blues Grifter” w/Little Outfit Tickets
Aug 24 @ 9:30 pm
Nakia and the Blues Grifters - Album Release for "Blues Grifter"  w/Little Outfit @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

Nakia and the Blues Grifters – Before he was on “The Voice,” Nakia was a Blues Grifter. Named for the age-old concept of
stealing from the greats, the Blues Grifters formed in 2010. The band quickly became a hit on the
club circuit in Austin performing at the legendary “Home of the Blues,” Antone’s Nightclub, and the
South Austin hot spot, C-Boy’s Heart & Soul and began recording its first album. A video of Nakia’s
full-throated, soulful performances found its way to television producer Mark Burnett who insisted
on recruiting Nakia for a new show. Reluctant but hopeful, Nakia put the band, and the album on
pause to go to Hollywood.
On the first season of “The Voice,” Nakia immediately became a fan favorite before finishing as a
semifinalist. More than 14 million viewers tuned in each week to witness Nakia wowing the show’s
four celebrity coaches with his electric stage presence and using his gritty voice to make Top 40
songs his own.
Using the momentum from the whirlwind of reality TV, Nakia focused on writing songs for a new EP
and subsequent tour, still leaving the band on hold. Nakia knew it was time to call up the Blues
Grifters again when he was invited to appear on the ALL ATX compilation album in 2016. Together,
they transformed The Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” from a prog-rocking guitar dirge
into a lowdown gritty sax-infused soul jam that culminates in a double time frenzy. Renewed from
that studio experience, Nakia was ready to finish the album he started almost a decade ago with
his long-time collaborator and fellow Grifter, Mac McNabb.
“I started the band as a way for me to cut loose and get lost in the blues, so I wanted this album to
be a homage to the great blues artists who inspired me,” Nakia recalls, “but ‘The Voice’ happened
and I couldn’t reach the finish line on the record. Once Mac and I got back together and listened to
the tapes, we committed to finish the album. We cut these songs using old ribbon mics, analog
gear and tape machines. Many of the songs recorded live, all in the room together. Real live blues
— the way it was meant to be.”
After all this time, “Blues Grifter,” is finished featuring songs by blues and soul greats Otis Rush,
William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Howlin’ Wolf, Luther “Snakeboy” Johnson and more. Nakia will
celebrate the release with a free in-store performance at Waterloo Records Friday, August followed
by album release parties in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio with more cities to be announced.
Nakia will donate a portion of all “Blues Grifter” album proceeds to The Clifford Antone Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Austin, Texas dedicated to preserving blues music culture and community
by caring for our elders and investing in our youth.

Little Outfit open the show at 9:30

Allison Fisher Band Tickets
Aug 24 @ 10:00 pm
Allison Fisher Band @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States

Rock Baby Rock it #18 – Allison Fisher true Houston Blues with Soul and Rock- a- Billy

Aug
25
Sat
Ruckus / Micheele Miears DJ / Willow James Tickets
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm
Ruckus / Micheele Miears DJ / Willow James @ The Continental Club | Houston | Texas | United States

Ruckus – Currently, Ruckus is entertaining audiences throughout the south with their unique, Americana style of folk-rock.

” So, I would guess that you might not have heard this Houston band yet, which honestly is a real shame.  I’ve caught them at least five times and I was really blown away with each energy fueled set.  They are truly one of the best kept secrets in Houston, and you’re an idiot to miss a free set from them. “

– David Garrick, Free Press Houston

Michelle Miears DJ and Willow James

Open at 8PM

Bayou City Swing Tickets
Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm
Bayou City Swing @ Shoeshine Charley's Big Top Lounge | Houston | Texas | United States
Bayou City Swing draws inspiration from the gypsy jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt, adds their own Houston flair to it, and plays it around the Space City and beyond.
A favorite of Houston Lindy hoppers and Balboa dancers; the band’s rhythm will compel even those with two left feet to move.