OUT THIS WEEK
Johnny Winter, "Step Back." Posthumous release by the legendary Beaumont-born guitarist whose late-’60s rise included regular gigs at Austin nightclubs. The disc features new collaborations with Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper and others.
Justin Furstenfeld, "Songs From an Open Book." First solo acoustic album by the frontman of noted local rock band Blue October.
Brian Pounds, "Strikes and Gutters." Five-song EP from the singer-songwriter who competed on NBC’s "The Voice" last year. Release show 9-18 at Strange Brew.
ManChildATX, "My Mouse Finger Is Insured for $10 Million." The latest project of Austin music scene veteran Rich Malley (Horsies, Happy Family, Kamikaze Refrigerators) includes such humorous tunes as "Peanut Butter Setback" and "Armstrong’s Doctor’s Doctor." There’s no formal record-release show, though Malley did live-stream a solo karaoke-style performance from his own bathroom at his website last week. (Apparently that’s the new thing.)
SEPT. 8: Christine Albert, "Everything’s Beautiful Now," release show Sept. 25 at Strange Brew.
SEPT. 9: Belle Sounds, "Black Stone" EP, release show Sept. 13 at Lamberts.
SEPT. 9: Nightowls, "Good As Gold B-Sides" EP, release show Sept. 12 at Stubb’s indoors.
SEPT. 9: Lost & Nameless, "When You Walked Into the Room" EP, release show Sept. 12 at Cactus Cafe.
SEPT. 13: The Light Upstairs, "Breathing Out & In," release show Sept. 13 at Cactus Cafe.
SEPT. 16: Ahren Behrens & the Midnight Stroll, self-titled EP (Megaforce).
SEPT. 16: Fauntleroys, "Below the Pink Pony" EP (Plowboy).
SEPT. 16: Band of Heathens, "Sunday Morning Record."
SEPT. 23: Marcia Ball, "The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man" (Alligator), release show Sept. 26 at One-2-One Bar.
SEPT. 23: Will Knaak, "The Only Open Road" (Lounge Side).
SEPT. 25: Kim Simpson, "Tex-Mex Guitar" vinyl 45rpm EP, release show Sept. 25 at Cactus Cafe.
OCT. 7: Hal Ketchum, "I’m the Troubadour" (Music Road).
OCT. 7: Shakey Graves, "And the War Came" (Dulatone), playing Oct. 30 at Stubb’s.
OCT. 14: Timberos Del Norte, self-titled.
OCT. 14: Charlie Mars, "The Money" (Rockingham/Thirty Tigers), release shows Oct. 17-18 at Threadgill’s South.
OCT 14: Balmorhea, "Heir," playing Sept. 7 at the Parish.
OCT 28: Hardin Burns, "Down the Deep Well," release show Oct. 8 at the Roost.
NOV. 11: Young Tongue, "Death Rattle" (Punctum/Raw Paw), playing Sept. 25 at the Mohawk.
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