Tonight, Tonight: Yes at House of Blues and Reagan Browne at Andy's

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Just a couple of musical options this Monday evening, but fans of progressive rock and country rock will (sorta) be happy.

Yes at the House of Blues
With the best seats going for a cool $125, it's safe to say that there are still a few fans of Yes hanging around the area -- although (spoiler alert!) this version of the band doesn't even feature Jon Anderson, the vocalist most associated with Yes' '70s and '80s heyday. Anderson was replaced by sound-a-like Benoit David in 2008 and the band is supposedly recording a new album with him in Anderson's place. Interesting. In any case, the set list this particular evening will probably concentrate on the band's most familiar progressive rock tracks, such as "Roundabout," "I've Seen All Good People" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart." David's ability to replicate Anderson's high and dry vocals -- and seeing that original members Chris Squire and Steve Howe are still involved -- this version of Yes should do just fine.

Reagan Browne and Tune in Tomorrow at Andy's Basement
Austin's Reagan Browne plays country rock with a firm accent on rock. The guy's biggest influences are Eddie Van Halen and Chris Connell, and such is clearly evident on Browne's 2010 sophomore effort Daydreams in Stereo. Plus, Browne's five-octave vocal range allows him to bring a Warren Zevon type bluster to songs like "Goodbye L.A." and "Watch My World Explode." Sure, his confident swagger sometimes renders his music a bit overwrought, but, in the end, Browne is closer to Steve Earle than Tim McGraw. Thank God.

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