A long-forgotten and once-derided brand of Sixties Peruvian cumbia gets its due in the first ever “Chicha Summit,” three bands devoted to the psychedelic brew of dirty cumbia, distorted surf guitar, and Farfisa fuzz galore. Olivier Conan of Brooklyn’s Chicha Libre curated The Roots of Chicha and its follow-up, a pair of compilations that revived the genre. Chicha Dust blows in from the Arizona desert while Money Chicha, featuring members of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, represents the home team.– Thomas Fawcett
Aussie Eighties pulse ply Astralwerks debut Black Sun.
The hippest listening room in town books some pretty special local gigs. Now they’re expanding by inviting national acts like Greg Trooper. Hailing from the non-hipster part of Brooklyn, Trooper’s a songwriter in the mold of Tom Russell and Steve Earle, a dynamic performer who releases 12th disc Incident on Willow Street in October. Typically inspired, his new songs are populated by, as he calls them, “knuckleheads, diehards, dreamers, and schemers.”– Jim Caligiuri
Jerry Jeff Walker inheritor.
Southwestern storyteller template. Crooks opens.
Lucinda Williams’ estimable repertoire has long lent itself to re-examination, so what better time to revisit the 1988 long-player that made the world pay attention than the quarter-century mark? England’s Rough Trade released the self-titled LP, overseen by Austin’s Gurf Morlix and featuring “Changed the Locks,” “Crescent City,” and the Grammy-winning “Passionate Kisses.” Opener Kenneth Brian made his name onstage here as Hank Williams several years ago, but the Alabaman fuses Southern rock and alt.country on his own firecracker terms.– Margaret Moser