Top 12 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week: January 2 to 8, 2023

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The 14th Annual BowiElvis Fest returns to Continental Club | Courtesy of BowiElvis Fest

Catch music’s biggest talents at these must-see live shows and concerts around Houston from Monday, January 2 through Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Want to dig deeper for live concerts in Houston this month? Check the 365 Houston calendar for additional shows taking place across H-Town.

Top 12 Live Shows & Concerts in Houston This Week

  • Astragal Record Release at The End | Monday, January 2 – The local trio blending math rock and broody alt punk, Astragal are starting the new year off with a show in Second Ward to celebrate their debut record release, Pure Cashmere. $10. 7pm.
  • An Evening with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at House of Blues | Thursday, January 5 – The five-time Grammy nominee and part-time zen monk, Ottmar Liebert, will be back in town at HOB with his band Luna Negra to perform an intimate and sultry set of what Liebert calls “nouveau flamenco.” $20 and up. 7pm.
  • Disco New Year with Disco Expressions at the Continental Club | Friday, January 6 – This is your sign to bring a little bit of disco funk into the new year and get your groove on by catching a live performance by the Disco Expressions in their annual January show. $15 and up. 9pm.
  • If It Don’t Feel Like ’90s: R&B HTX Edition at House of Blues | Friday, January 6 – Vibe to music from Brandy, Boys 2 Men, Monica and more at this ’90s R&B party at House of Blues. $25 and up. 9pm to 2am.
  • Houston Symphony presents The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel at Jones Hall | Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 8 – The piano and vocal virtuoso Michael Cavanaugh—who was handpicked by Billy Joel to recreate the Broadway musical Movin’ Out—puts his talent and performing prowess on display in Downtown Houston, playing the hits from two iconic rock legends, Billy Joel and Elton John. $39 and up. Times vary.
  • 14th Annual BowiElvis Fest at the Continental Club | Saturday, January 7 – That time of the year has come again where music lovers the world over gather together to celebrate two of the biggest, baddest, and most influential icons of music history, the King of Rock and Roll and the Thin White Duke on their shared birthdays and listen to their musical legacies. Catch tribute tunes from bands across multiple stages, face painting, Bowie and Elvis games, a costume contest, prizes and more. $25 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Future & Friends at Toyota Center | Saturday, January 7 – Pioneer of the melodic trap rap style and everybody’s favorite feature, Future is bringing the party to H-Town on his One Big Party tour with friends Trippie Redd, EST Gee, Boston Richie, and more. $55 and up. 7pm.
  • Alejandro Escovedo at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck | Saturday, January 7 – The Mexican-American songwriter blends genres of rock, country, and even punk into a performance that highlights personal struggles and the need for belonging, including songs from his latest, La Cruzada. $50 and up. 7pm.
  • Swimwear Department, with Big Bill & Pinkie Promise at Heights Theater | Saturday, January 7 – The surf rock baby of B-52s and Electric Six, Swimwear Department is bringing summer to the cool January winter as they take the Heights stage with Big Bill and Pinkie Promise supporting. $16 and up. 8pm.
  • David Lee Garza & Roberto Pulido in Concert at Rise Rooftop | Saturday, January 7 – Texas legends of Tejano join forces for a rooftop concert in Midtown when the Grammy-winning David Lee Garza and Roberto Pulido take the stage. $15 and up. 9pm.
  • Mr. Wonderful: The ’80s New Wave Experience at Rise Rooftop | Sunday, January 8 | FREE – It’s always a party when Mr. Wonderful is involved, and you can expect nothing less as the Houston band takes the stage at Rise Rooftop playing all the best new wave, post punk, and alternative hits of the ’80s. 2pm.
  • Daniel Seavey at House of Blues | Sunday, January 8 – The young pop star, singer-songwriter, and one-fifth of the pop band Why Don’t We, is coming through the H with his hit singles, “Runaway” and “Can We Pretend That We’re Good?” $20 and up. 7pm.

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