Saturday, December 10th, 2016
White Oak's Music Hall
2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
His beloved Dallas Cowboys are riding high atop the NFL, so Black Joe Lewis already has plenty of reasons to puff out his chest nowadays. But he’s also got a new album on the way, February’s Backlash, so if he seems a little extra excited on Saturday, it could be that, too — although considering the boiler-room-intensity levels of his gigs with the Honeybears, it might be tough to tell the difference. The dynamic singer and guitarist is one of Texas’s most explosive front men, bootstrapping his gutbucket R&B in Austin’s finest punk dives before capturing his raw angst and off-the-charts energy on the albums Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! and Scandalous. Considering it’s going on four years since Lewis’s last record, 2013’s Electric Slave, there must be a whole bunch of new pent-up frustrations just screaming to surface. Certainly there are if brand-new single “PTP” is any evidence.