After a summer of bringing Dieselbilly to the hinterlands, the Titan of the Telecaster returns with Seeds & Stems. Offering an overview of Kirchen’s career with new recordings of catalog staples, its twang factor maxes out trucker’s anthems like “Semi-Truck,” the teary-eyed country of “Tell Me the Reason,” and his days with Commander Cody on the title track. Kirchen’s epic reading of “Hot Rod Lincoln” should not be missed.– Jim Caligiuri
The Good Music Club’s diverse, multigenre bill features the top Latin, hip-hop, and R&B acts in Austin. Latin hurricane Grupo Fantasma remains a sonic force even after scaling back to a single guitarist, while El Tule piles on the salsa. Local rap crew LOEG’z salute APD with middle fingers in previewing debut full-length #LeagueShit. Shades of Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse shine through Latasha Lee as the Corpus native leads her BlackTies in a reggae-tinged soul revue.– Thomas Fawcett
Powerhouse punk or vintage psych?
Atash and Flying Balalaika Brothers head free fest.