Like he claims in "The Road Goes On Forever," Robert Earl Keen has proven the party never ends throughout his three-decade -long career. Set to release a bluegrass album in February, Keen continues to explore new territory in the world of country music. The Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer stops by ACL Live on Dec. 20 during his current tour for what’s become his annual special holiday show, "Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee." Tickets for the event go on sale Friday.
Cold War Kids released their fifth studio album, "Hold My Home," on Tuesday. Throughout their 10-year career, the Long Beach, Calif.-based boys have had five songs reach the Billboard 200 chart. This month, ESPN has been featuring two of the band’s songs, "All This Could Be Yours" and the new record’s title track. The alternative indie-rockers sold out their 2013 show at Stubb’s; they return March 7, and tickets for the show go on sale Friday.
Other tickets hitting the box office this week:
• Ben Howard at Austin Music Hall (Jan. 16)
• Guster at Stubb’s (Feb. 5)
• SoCo Women’s Chorus at Stateside (Dec. 13 and 14)
— Rachel Corbelli
Look for our already published previews of the Texas Book Festival on statesman.com, where you’ll also find ongoing live coverage Saturday and Sunday.
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