Former blues prodigy, 38, preps 12th studio shred.
Wake your ass up from that turkey stuffing hangover with a hard-handed rock & roll spanking. Austin guitar-n-drums duo Ghost Wolves, just home from a monthlong Euro tour, host their second annual Spank$giving spectacular. Expect the crunch blues couple to preview their second LP of swamp noir anthems, Texas Platinum. They’ll play the turkey, but don’t skip the sides: Elijah Ford & the Bloom, the lovable pop/rock sojourn of Ryan Bingham’s former bassist, and Midnight Stroll guitarist Jonas Wilson, who demonstrates songwriter chops on his new solo LP.– Kevin Curtin
American (troubadour) and Americana (torch singer).
Stretching your belly with Thanksgiving makes room for this psychobilly feast. “Livin’ on the Edge (of Houston),” according to Gibby Haynes-produced catalog land speed record The Full-Custom Gospel Sounds of the Reverend Horton Heat, guitar-mangler Jim Heath juiced Fifties rock into Nineties nitroglycerin. Here guesting sax sideman Johnny Reno (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Isaak, Robert Rodriguez) and supported by SoCal garage door blow-offs the Bellrays – led by front spitfire Lisa Kekaula – plus L.A. psych thugs the Lords of Altamont, a post-holiday mosh feels in order.– Raoul Hernandez