KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 24. This annual compilation of in-studio performances from the local radio station, benefiting the SIMS Foundation and the Seton Fund, features tracks from 33 artists, including Austin acts White Denim, Hayes Carll, Bob Schneider and Shakey Graves, plus Texans Leon Bridges and the Oh Hellos. Big names among non-locals include Jason Isbell, the Avett Brothers, Andra Day and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. There’s no digital download version this year, but the CD is available at most local record stores and all Austin-area HEB/Central Market locations, plus a few other places; full details at kgsr.com.

Thieves, “No Motive” (Revival). The second full-length album from this hard-edged but melodic rock foursome shows big-league potential. The guitars hit hard, the vocals ring out clear, and the production captures the band’s considerable energy without pushing too far into overdrive. Release show Nov. 25 at Sidewinder. Here’s an album-sampler video:



DEC. 6: David Halley, “A Month of Somedays,” release show Dec. 3 at the Townsend.

DEC. 7: B. Harold Benton, “Poems for This World,” release show Dec. 7 at Guero’s.

JAN. 13, 2017: Band of Heathens, “Duende.”

JAN. 20, 2017: Matthew Squires, “Tambaleo.”