Quiet Company at Waterloo Records. So much was made of lthe ocal indie rock band’s in-and-out-of-Christianity themes across its first few albums that it’s refreshing to hear Quiet Company working pretty much entirely outside the scope of religiosity on “Transgressor.” Leader Taylor Muse still has a keen sense for dramatic delivery, as is clear on lines such as “My veins are full of rust and it’s worse than I thought” on “The Most Dangerous Game,” an aggressive, infectious rocker that’s the album’s immediate standout. Free. 5 p.m. 600-A N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com.
Also: Another record-release event finds local hardcore trio Xetas celebrating their new LP “The Redeemer” at 6 p.m. at End of an Ear. … More hardcore is in store at North Door, which presents the “War on Texas” tour with Power Trip, Impalers and more. … Nashville folk-rock band Seryn, touring behind its new album “Shadow Shows,” plays indoors at Stubb’s with Friendly Savages. … The release day for James McMurtry’s first album in seven years finds him in his regular Tuesday slot at the Continental Gallery.