Top 10 live shows to see this month in Houston: November 2015

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Azar Lawrence | Photo credit: Chuck Koton

Load up your live music and touring shows calendar with our top picks for live music in Houston for November 2015.

Celebrate a late crooner by way of symphony, hear the Piano Man himself, experience the closest thing to Coltrane, and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen for a weekend-long festival.

We’ve got you covered for all this and so much more this November with our tips for live music below.

Top 10 Live Shows to See this Month in Houston

  • Silver Apples at Walter’s Downtown | Sunday, November 1 – Zone out to the psychedelic electronic tones of the legendary Silver Apples. The minimalistic Apples, originally formed in 1967 by front man Simeon, are known to be one of the first ever groups to incorporate electronic leanings within rock. Tickets start at $10 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Sinatra’s Centennial at Jones Hall | Sunday, November 1 – Sinatra’s Centennial asks you to take part in celebrating what would have been the famous crooner’s 100th birthday. Expect a light-hearted evening that reflects on the American legend’s timeless songbook. Tickets start at $25 not including ticket fees. 7:30pm.
  • Nameless Sound presents Tetuzi Akiyama’s Improvisational Guitar at MATCH | Thursday, November 5 – Enjoy a curated evening of improvisational guitar brought to you by Nameless Sound when Japanese musician Tetuzi Akiyama comes to Midtown’s newly opened MATCH. Nameless Sound was established in 2001 with the mission to bring the best of international contemporary music to Houston and continue such with upcoming shows at the highly-anticipated MATCH. Tickets start at $13 not including ticket fees. 8pm.
  • Billy Joel at Toyota Center | Friday, November 6 – The Piano Man returns and will no doubt be sharing the songs that have made his five decade career. The musical national treasure will be taking Houstonians on a chart-topping tour of his piano ballads this November. Tickets start at $49.50 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
  • Azar Lawrence in Coltrane’s A Love Supreme at Wortham Theater | Friday, November 6 – The celebrated American jazz saxophonist will commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal album A Love Supreme, backed by a quartet of seasoned side-men at the beautiful Wortham Theater. The show, presented by Houston’s beloved Da Camera, will find Lawrence highlighting this moment in Coltrane’s career that made jazz history. Tickets start at $37.50 not including ticket fees. 8pm.
  • The Psychedelic Furs at House of Blues | Saturday, November 7 – The English rock hit-makers who helped define the 80’s with their John Hughes inspiring tunes make their way to House of Blues this November. The new wave Furs will bring their era-defining pop songs from the big screen and back to Houston when they return this month. Tickets start at $23 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
  • Chance the Rapper at Revention Music Center | Thursday, November 12 – Fresh off the release of his collaborative mixtape with Lil B, the Chicago-born Chance will be bringing his acid-jazz influenced hip hop to Revention Music Center (formerly Bayou Music Center) with openers D.R.A.M, Metro Boomin, and Towkio. Tickets start at $35 not including ticket fees. 8pm.
  • DJ Mike Servito at Jet Lounge | Friday, November 20 | FREE – This New York-based, Detroit-raised DJ is known for his truly unique ability to move a dance floor. Servito, who came of age in Detroit’s flourishing electronic music scene in the 90’s, has garnered a cult following over the years for his seamless transitions between songs and his extensive knowledge of music. 10pm.
  • Houston Whatever Music & Comedy Fest at EaDo Party Park | Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 – Get your festival fix with this two-day music and comedy fest located in the heart of the East End. With over 90 acts performing on 5 stages you’ll have trouble deciding whether to dance or laugh with the stellar line-up. Single day tickets start at $35; two-day weekend passes start at $65 not including ticket fees. Noon to 11:30pm both days.
  • Cheap Trick at House of Blues | Sunday, November 29 – More than four decades after the band’s formation, the American rock band refuses to ‘surrender’ their busy touring schedules after all these years. The iconic rockers known for their epic live shows will be delivering just that when they return later this month. Tickets start at $29 not including ticket fees. 7pm.
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Cody Swann
Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.