Entertainment

Twisted Throttle

The newest rock band to emerge from Southeast Texas is Twisted Throttle, and the four-some will perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. The lineup features female vocalist Mindy Tompkins alongside Aaron Williams on guitar, Ben Sanders on bass and Nathan Currie on the drums. 

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Red River Songwriters Group

Where can you go to see Walt Wilkins, Kelley Mickwee, Brandy Zdan, Susan Gibson and Josh Grider perform together on one stage? Courville’s will host the Red River Songwriters Group on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include Courville’s famous buffet dinner and can be purchased by calling (409) 840-9811. While Wilkins needs no introduction, you might ask who are the others? Mickwee is a former member of The Trishas who has performed with Shinyribs.

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Daughtry

Popular rock act Daughtry will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. The band formed in 2006 after lead singer Chris Daughtry took the music world by storm during the firth season of American Idol. The band’s self-title record in 2007 becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in SoundScan history with more than 3 million sold thanks to the radio hits “It’s Not Over” and “Home.” The record led them to more than a dozen wins at the American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

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Benton's Up Front

The Pompano Club is no more. Hurricane Harvey caused nearly a foot of water to flood the establishment and shut it down.

“The Pompano Club was a private dining club. You had to be a member to come eat or you had to be with a member. We had dancing. We had a live band that played. It used to be every night and then we dropped it down to Thursdays and Saturdays and then we dropped it down to Saturdays,” said Sean Schneider, who has worked for the Pompano Club for more than 23 years.

Times change, however, and so does clientele.

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Jessica Chastain (left) plays Molly Bloom in Aaron Sorkin's 'Molly's Game'

‘Molly’s Game’

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Directed by: Aaron Sorkin

Rated: R

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