4. Last Concert Cafe
Last Concert Cafe is located on Nance Street, directly in the middle of the rotating house-venue scene. This venue is the perfect microcosm for Houston's lack of zoning laws. Whereas House of Creeps and the other house-venues right next to this spot are hotbeds of grimy indie culture, Last Concert has a more professional flair.
The restaurant inside opens up to a giant outdoor stage built on a makeshift sandpit. The bands that play here can vary from blues and world music bands, to touring horn bands from New Orleans. Some of the very same bands will double up and play at House of Creeps later that night.