Crooks, "Wildfire." Spiking twangy country with Latin accents of accordion and trumpet, six-piece local outfit Crooks extends a Central Texas aesthetic that stretches back through the likes of the Sir Douglas Quartet and Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns. Crooks’ sound bends a bit more toward the dark side, pulling in elements of spaghetti-western indie rock on 10 original tracks plus a cover of "The Git Go" by legendary Texas outlaw songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. Release show July 11 at Scoot Inn, in-store July 14 at Waterloo Records. Here’s a promo video the band made for the record, with music, interviews and live footage:


Ease Them Pistols, "Bittersuite" EP. Seven songs from the trippy roots quartet that describes its music as "bootgaze." Release show July 9 at Hole in the Wall. Here’s the track "1000 Mile Love":

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JULY 23: Kris Brown, "Pies in the Sky," release show July 23 at Strange Brew.

JULY 24: William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts, "Foreign Fields," release show July 24 at Strange Brew, in-store July 30 at Waterloo Records.

JULY 28: Good Field, "The Eastern Sea," release show July 18 at the Parish.

AUG. 1: Carson McHone, "Good Luck Man," release shows Aug. 1 at White Horse and Aug. 2 at Saxon Pub.

AUG. 4: Peterson Brothers, self-titled (Blue Point), release show July 20 at Continental Club.

AUG. 7: I Am the Albatross, "Lonesome Son" (Rail Rider), playing July 31 at Hole in the Wall.

AUG. 7: Craig Marshall, "After All" (Big Ticket).

AUG. 14: Mother Falcon, "Good Luck Have Fun" (BitCandy), release shows Aug. 21 at North Door and Aug. 22 at Empire.

AUG. 21: Mike Flanigin, "The Drifter," playing most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. at the Continental Gallery.

AUG. 21: Bellfuries, "Workingman’s Bellfuries" (Hi-Style).

AUG. 28: David Ramirez, "Fables" (Thirty Tigers), release show Aug. 27 at Cactus Cafe.

SEPT. 4: Nightowls, "Fame Sessions" (Super Sonic Sounds).

SEPT. 18: Charlie Belle, "I Don’t Want to Be Alone" EP.

SEPT. 25: Patty Griffin, "Servant of Love" (via Thirty Tigers), playing Sept. 23 at Paramount Theatre.

OCT. 2: Moving Panoramas, "One" (Modern Outsider).

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