Michael Fracasso CD release at Strange Brew. Like the surfeit of singer-songwriters who have kicked around Austin for a couple of decades with varying degrees of success, Fracasso often seems forgotten, taken for granted. And then you hear the title track to his new album “Here Come the Savages” and wonder how that could ever be. Piano-and-vocal only, his voice soaring high and beautiful as his lyrics dive dark and painful, it’s a masterfully personal work. So is the whole record, which smartly supplements a majority of originals with gems from the likes of Brian Wilson, Ray Davies and Johnny Thunders that further tell the story of Fracasso’s own unique musical gift. $10-$15. 9 p.m. 5326 Manchaca Road. strangebrewloungeside.com.
Also:Better known as an actress, Rita Wilson recently released her second album as a pop singer. She’s at the Paramount Theatre. … Widespread Panic plays another sold-out night at ACL Live. … Southern Culture on the Skids wraps up its five-night stand at the Continental Club. … More than a dozen bands play the Texas Independence Fest at Empire. … Seattle indie stalwarts the Cave Singers bring the tour for their new album “Banshee” to Sidewinder. … Talking Heads tribute band HeartByrne is at the new 3Ten club below ACL Live. …San Antonio Tex-Mex trio the Last Bandoleros play the indoor stage at Stubb’s. … Antone’s presents soul singer Miss Lavelle White and the Dylan Bishop Band. … Other local picks include Hard Proof at ABGB, Belle Sounds at the Townsend and Peter Wagner & Carey Bowman at Cactus Cafe.