Detroit electro-pop vroom.
Seeds of Change tour/satire.
Tenth of 12 children with the tales to prove it.
The latest in a string of whoop-worthy bookings for the Roost, North Austin’s burgeoning honky-tonk oasis, Texas song sage Ray Wylie Hubbard delivers gritty vocals behind his grizzly beard and Sixties frames. More daring than his Cosmic Cowboy contemporaries, the 67-year-old tackles the final frontier, piloting his own Twitter page, which includes gems like: “McKinney Hank’s Grill Fri: the time of your life (if you don’t count roller coasters or sex).” Well said, sir.– Nina Hernandez
Shearwater’s 2013 covers LP, Fellow Travelers, serves as a sort of tour chronicle for the local quintet, which reinterprets songs from tour mates into an almost postapocalyptic soundscape. The album commences with “Our Only Sun,” a haunting reworking of a fragment from Jesca Hoop’s “Deeper Devastation,” and she rejoins the Austin outfit here with her new offering, Undress, an elegantly sparse collection that trembles upon her vocal fluctuations and plays as complement to Jonathan Meiburg’s own dramatic vocal range.– Doug Freeman