Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 18, 2014
Thumpers at Stubb’s indoor stage. "Galore," released on Sub Pop in February, is the first album from London electro-pop duo Thumpers, but guitarist-keyboardist Marcus Pepperell and drummer-bassist John Hamson Jr. have known each other since their preteen years. A break in their other projects a couple years ago led them to collaborate on tunes that resulted in two EPs that earned BBC attention and eventually a full-length deal. $12. 9 p.m. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
Also: Catch more electro-pop songcraft from Denton artist Sarah Jaffe, whose new album "Don’t Disconnect" marks a sharp departure from her earlier folk-pop work. She plays a 5 p.m. free in-store at Waterloo Records. … Honky-tonkers Roy Heinrich & the Pickups kick up dust at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. … This week’s guests at guitarist Johnny Goudie’s weekly Strange Brew show are Lang Freeman and Kacy Crowley. … Soon-to-be-wed Alejandro Escovedo has been rocking the Continental Club again on Tuesdays this month, with Toni Price’s happy-hour gig as a lead-in and first-rate upstairs options of James McMurtry and the Ephraim Owens Experience in the Continental Gallery.