Ruby the Rabbitfoot: Ruby Kendrick's lovely voice steers songs that wondrously fuse folk and pop. 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth; 713-526-9272. 9 p.m. Thursday at Walter's, 1120 Naylor; 713-222-2679.
Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils: Moore made his name as a blues-rock guitar hotshot, but left that sound behind for an infectious power pop that should appease any and all fans of Big Star. 9 p.m. Friday at Continental Club, 3700 Main; 713-533-9525.