Hamell on Trial at Strange Brew. It’s been a long time since his 1990s Austin heyday where he often held court at the long-gone Electric Lounge, but Ed Hamell is still pounding on an acoustic guitar and pushing the needle into the red with records such as last year’s ironically titled “The Happiest Man in the World” on New West Records. $10-$14. 8 p.m. 5326 Manchaca Road. strangebrewloungeside.com.
Also: Nashville surf-rockers Los Straitjackets and rockabilly singer-guitarist Deke Dickerson drop by the Continental Club in support of their new collaborative record, with an opening set by the Ugly Beats. … Girl Pilot, the folksy indie-rock band fronted by Sahara Smith, plays Lamberts. … Thursdays mean Texas country at the Highball, this week provided by Mike & the Moonpies. … Dallas indie-rockers Sealion are at Red 7 with Bummer Vacation. … Also from the Metroplex is bluesy Americana outfit theJonathan Fox Band, who play the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Supermoon.