Thu. Jan. 8 | A former Flatlander (with Jimmie Dale Gilmore) and Clash enthusiast (and background vocalist on "Should I Stay or Should I Go"), Joe Ely has spent much of his life kicking around Texas and rustling Americana, country and outlaw country sounds. At 9 p.m. at Chickie Wah Wah.
Vox and the Hound with Rotary Downs and Fancy Pants
Fri. Jan. 9 | New Orleans rockers Vox and the Hound host this area band showcase, a 27th birthday party for bassist Andrew Jarman themed "27 Club: Dead and Loving It." Patrick Shuttleswerth Wants to Make You Deaf opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Sat. Jan. 10 | As Overnight Lows, Jackson, Mississippi, husband-and-wife duo Marsh and Daphne Nabors make trashy, thrash-y pop punk that's low on skill but high on everything else. The band's reluctant debut, City of Rotten Eyes (Goner), arrived in 2010 and features Paul Artigues (Die Rotzz) on drums. Trampoline Team, Black Abba and DJ Bong Scott open at 10 p.m. at Saturn Bar.