Among Austin’s powerhouse indie outfits of the Aughts, Okkervil River rose behind an immensely literate and cathartic catalog, with Down the River of Golden Dreams, Black Sheep Boy, and The Stage Names producing one of the decade’s best three-album runs. Although frontman Will Sheff relocated to Brooklyn, he maintained the band’s ethos, and now returns to Austin with his first proper solo LP, Nothing Special, an intensely introspective effort that balances delicately on frayed edges. Alongside solo selections, Sheff plans some Okkervil River songs with a full band. Michael Booher opens, unraveling with his own frenetic, anxious rock spirals and crushing ballads.
Fri., July 14, 8pm