Houston doesn't like to blow its own horn like Austin, but there are plenty of places to groove to the beat. Houston's Continental Club, an outpost of the Austin original, features rockabilly acts and birthday tributes to Elvis, Buck Owens, Wanda Jackson, and other greats. McGonigel's Mucky Duck features live music (primarily acoustic) every night except Mondays, which is open mic night so you never know what you'll see and hear. Pub grub and libations are served. Should live blues, Zydeco, and jazz be your passion, sashay over to The Big Easy
, where Hurricane Katrina refugees wail.