Last summer in San Antonio, the Maiden England world tour scorched even this godless desert. As reanimated on double DVD Maiden England ’88, the UK’s Rolling Stones of metal revived that year’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son LP and tour with an epic prog revival of the title track, Charles Bronson-like outburst “The Evil That Men Do,” and the rest. It’s insanely appropriate that the razor-wire sextet returns to Austin for the first time since that very tour, with Megadeth in tow.– Raoul Hernandez
Texan’s superb take on the Punch Brothers. Night one sold out.
For her 2011 CD Travels With Charlie, Charlie Faye recorded in 10 different cities across the country, but her excellent new offering, You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely, explores more personal terrain. Faye’s croon torches effectively though pop, folk, and soul, which combined with her steely and direct songwriting makes her a natural for the stage of the Chronicle’s free Paper Cuts series. Complimentary drinks and nosh with RSVP.– Doug Freeman