Onetime Red River rawker Matt Drenik (Lions) stops over in his songwriter guise.
Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist named their band for a neighborhood in their native Ohio and request you Meet Me at the Edge of the World.
First shot fired from L.A.’s class of ’77 punk. Local Lower Class Brats too.
When the Faint swung through Austin in late 2012, they were doing the Danse Macabre. After years of sheltering in place, the tour was as much a celebration of the 2001 Saddle Creek reissue as it was a welcome back to the road. And the studio, apparently. This time the Nebraskans come through with their first new album in six years, Doom Abuse, the quartet’s follow-up to 2008’s Fasciinatiion. Athens rockers Reptar join the tour.– Abby Johnston
Aside from thrusts, gyrations, and a stage carpeted with ladies undergarments, 73-year-old Tom Jones maintains a corner office at the vanguard of blue-eyed soul. His extraordinarily versatile voice transcends generational boundaries and turns cover songs into thrilling rediscoveries. On 2012’s Spirit in the Room, the gray-maned Welshman taps newfound layers of eclectic, spiritual depth in place of high-registered acrobatics. In addition to a bellowing, definitive version of Tom Waits’ “Bad as Me,” he hat-tips Texas with Blind Willie Johnson’s “Soul of a Man” and Mickey Newbury’s “Just Dropped In.”– Greg Beets