Despite health and fiscal issues that led to 2012 cancellations, Chan Marshall swings through on a seven-stop U.S. tour before crossing the equator to Australia and New Zealand. Last year’s ninth studio LP, Sun, marks her first disc in four years and updates her alter ego with synths and Auto-Tuned vox, though she hasn’t lost her essence. The worldly, tender agony that’s marked Marshall’s 16-year career drives the album. – Abby Johnston
Expect things to get good and loud at Trailer Space for the Creationists’ LP release. The local quartet’s Super Secret Records debut, which translates out of Greek into Holy Wisdom, layers dense psych and post-punk passive aggression with accessible progressions and sharp lyrics perfect for shouting. Sharing the bill are exuberant Austin garage vets Dikes of Holland, the keys-impregnated beatdown of Coma in Algiers, and Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, whose forlorn melodies catch fire live on married vocals. – Kevin Curtin
Zappa scion shreds dad’s oeuvre. Jawdropping.
Stubb's, 801 Red River
Gargantuan Arkansan/Houstonian rockabilly. Wagoneers open.
Unbeatable ATX post-punk-psych triple stack.
Popular Austinites reunite for third LP, You Can’t Fall Off the Floor. The Preservation first.