OUT THIS WEEK
BP Fallon, "Live in Texas" (Saustex). Fallon is an Irishman and not an Austinite, but this album is a distinctly Austin product. Recorded last October at ABGB, it features local luminaries Joe "King" Carrasco and Danny B. Harvey in the backing band (along with acoustic guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan), and is being issued by Austin/San Antonio label Saustex. Fallon’s essentially a spoken-word artist, reciting poetry and telling stories of his adventurous career behind the scenes with artists including U2 and Led Zeppelin on numbers with titles such as "Time Is an Accordion" and "I Believe in Elvis Presley." This is a limited-edition release of 700 CDs, with digital-download sales also available. Fallon will be at SXSW, with an official showcase March 19 at midnight plus other appearances to be announced.
Big Bill, "The Second Bill" EP. The follow-up to the band’s 2013 debut EP "A Hard Day’s Bill" features six tracks of lo-fi garage-rock strangeness. Song titles such as "I Wanna Do Evil" and "Who Put Dave in the Microwave" reveal the band’s humorous bent. Relese party Feb. 19 at Holy Mountain.
FEB. 24: James McMurtry, "Complicated Game" (Complicated Game Records), release shows Feb. 24 at Continental Gallery and Feb. 25 at Continental Club, in-store Feb. 26 at Waterloo Records.
FEB. 24: Quiet Company, "Trangressor" (Modern Outsider), release show Feb. 21 at Empire Control Room, in-store Feb. 24 at Waterloo Records.
FEB. 24: Mayeux & Broussard, "High Times and Good Rhymes," release show Feb. 21 at Stubb’s.
FEB. 24: Parker McCollum, "The Limestone Kid" (Indie Extreme), release show Feb. 28 at Saxon Pub.
FEB. 24: The Zoltars, self-titled (Happenin/Burger), release show Feb. 27 at Hotel Vegas.
FEB. 24: Amanda Cevallos, "The High Hands," release show Feb. 26 at Continental Club.
FEB. 24: Texas Never Whispers, self-titled, release show Feb. 28 at the Mohawk.
FEB. 25: Xetas, "The Redeemer" (12XU), in-store Feb. 24 at End of an Ear, release show Feb. 25 at Hotel Vegas.
FEB. 26: Sounds Del Mar, "Miami Vice’n," in-store Feb. 26 at Trailer Space Records, release show Feb. 28 at the Mohawk.
FEB. 27: Shane Cooley, "Kings Highway,) release show Feb. 27 at Spider House Ballroom.
FEB. 28: Stukenberg, B-Sides (EP), release show Feb. 28 at Stubb’s indoor.
MARCH 3: Asleep at the Wheel, "Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys" (Bismeaux), with many special guests. Taping "Austin City Limits" Feb. 24 at ACL Live.
MARCH 3: Happen-Ins, "Glamour Shots" (Avenue West), release show March 6 at the Mohawk, vinyl-release in-store April 23 at Waterloo Records.
MARCH 3: Luke Jacobs, "Velvet After Feel," produced by Carrie Rodriguez.
MARCH 3: Cherubs, "2 Ynfynyty" (Black Panda).
MARCH 6: Town Hall Devils, "Ouroboros Blues" EP, release show March 6 at the Blackheart.
MARCH 10: Bright Light Social Hour, "Space Is Still the Place" (Frenchkiss), in-store March 10 at Waterloo Records, release show March 27 at Stubb’s.
MARCH 10: Joe Pug, "Windfall" (Lightning Rod), in-store March 8 at Waterloo Records.
MARCH 10: Chubby Knuckle Choir, "Reveille."
MARCH 31: Milkdrive, "Places You’ve Not Been," playing March 14 at Cactus Cafe.
APRIL 7: East Cameron Folkcore, "Kingdom of Fear," release shows April 1-4 at Salvage Vanguard Theater.
APRIL 7: Ray Wylie Hubbard, "The Ruffian’s Misfortune" (Bordello/Thirty Tigers), playing Old Settler’s Music Festival April 17.
MAY 12: Joe Ely, Title TBA.
SPRING: Dale Watson, "Call Me Insane" (Red House/Ameripolitan).
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