The curtain will soon close at Grand Stafford Theater in Downtown Bryan. The concert venue announced Tuesday on Facebook that it will close at the end of the month, and its final concert will be Thursday night.

Pop music and football aren’t necessarily a natural fit, but there moments of synergy. I’ll admit to thinking of a certain sad R.E.M. song when Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is mentioned. And Georgia running back Nick Chubb always calls to mind the great voice of rapper Chubb Rock.

When William Clark Green was too young to attend concerts, he says, he soaked up live albums to get a feel for the experience. Among his favorites were discs by Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green and Jack Ingram, and they all had something in common: They were recorded at Gruene Hall.

Music can apply to just about anything — even oddball coaches, obsessed fans and entitled quarterbacks. Here’s this year’s playlist for Texas A&M, SEC teams and an old former conference foe. (Asterisks are on songs that have naughty lyrics.)

Six decades of music. Few artists can compete with that kind of musical legacy, and that’s one of the things that makes Tony Bennett’s concert on Tuesday at Rudder Auditorium so special.

Lyle Lovett is many things — award-winning singer-songwriter, successful actor, horse enthusiast, motorcycle fan, proud Texas A&M graduate. He’s also a champion of witty wordplay, whether it’s in his lyrics or in his between-song banter with a concert audience.

The Randy Rogers Band returns to Hurricane Harry’s for a Halloween Eve concert tonight. But it may be hard to top one Halloween show from the band’s past — the time Rogers and company took the Harry’s stage dressed as a mariachi band.

The Virginia band Sons of Bill makes its first appearance in Bryan-College Station tonight at Grand Stafford Theater. The group, which blends Americana and rock sounds, includes three brothers -- James, Sam and Abe Wilson -- who share vocals, harmonize and craft songs with a storytelling flair.

Fans of Pat Green were likely pleased by a recent episode of NBC's musical-competition program, The Voice. Green's 2003 hit Wave on Wave was featured prominently on the Oct. 13 show, which brought a smile to the singer-songwriter.

Phillip Phillips is a budding young star, thanks in part to his 2012 victory on American Idol. Yet, prior to his run on the reality series, he wasn't exactly glued to the TV each week to catch it."I never watched the show," he says in a recent phone interview from Colorado Springs. "It wasn'…