Best concerts of the week | Houston Press

January is halfway over, Houston. I hope you get the most out of 2022. Below you will find a few options for good live music that you can enjoy this week. Be sure to check the weather forecast before heading to the show, because next week’s weather forecast is all over.

Elton John
Toyota Center – 01.21, 01.22

Elton John is bringing his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour back to Houston this week with two performances at the Toyota Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The iconic singer-songwriter last visited Houston in 2018 before the COVID-19 pandemic nearly shut down the live music industry. Fans of “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock” should not miss this chance to see Rocket Man in concert, as it could really be his last.

The Spazmatics
Scoutable – 01.21

A self-proclaimed “ultimate new wave 80s show”, Spazmatics are not just musicians; they are entertainers. Their show will keep both your ears and eyes entertained while the Austin-based rockers dress up as nerdy frat boys while performing hits by Run DMC, Poison and many more iconic acts. Their repertoire includes hits from the decade of greed. See them at the Scout Bar on Friday.

The war on drugs
White Oak Music Hall – 01.22

People, indie, noise, roots – The War On Drugs plays it all. Formed in Philadelphia in 2005, the Heartland rockers got a buzz in 2014 with Lost In The Dream, which included the fan-favorite track “Red Eyes”. Since then, the band has released two studio albums, including last year’s I Don’t Live Here Anymore, which received rave reviews. On tour in support of their latest, The War On Drugs will visit White Oak Music Hall on Saturday.

Samantha fish
Heights Theater – 22.01

Samantha Fish grew up listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Rolling Stones and rounded off the evangelical influence she gained from her mother as a local church instructor. Before she was 21, Fish’s debut caught the attention of a talent agency; almost two years later, she had another record on her back: Girls With Guitars, which was recorded with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. Since then, the Kansas City native has released half a dozen solo records and garnered plenty of accolades and some fanfare along the way. Supported by Django Knight, Fish will perform at the Heights Theater this Saturday.

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