Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 1, 2014
John Fullbright, Butch Hancock and Michael Fracasso at the Cactus Cafe. From Hancock’s 1970s-’80s heyday to Fracasso’s accomplishments in the 1990s-2000s and on through Fullbright’s ascension in the current decade, the three songwriters taking part in this high-end guitar-pull cover a lot of Americana history. Oklahoma visitor Fullbright, who’ll also be at Waterloo Records for a 5 p.m. in-store to promote his acclaimed new disc "Songs," is the hot ticket here, but even with his prodigious talent, he’s still looking up to Hancock, the dean of Texas troubadours. Fracasso seems overlooked at times, but the stuff he recorded with Charlie Sexton remains some of the most evocative folk-pop Austin has produced. $25-$30. 8 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.
Also: A nice touch by the men who are Devo: In the publicity blurb for their current tour, they note that original member Bob Casale, who died earlier this year, "is now touring the universe." Catch the devolvers who remain stuck on this mortal coil at ACL Live. … If you wanted to create a flier for a fake show of metal bands, the names Sargeist and Hod might seem like good choices. But no, they’re both real: Sargeist hails from Finland and Hod lives in San Antonio. Catch them together at Red 7. … Former major-label artist Rick Trevino, known for recording country songs in both English and Spanish versions, plays KOKE’s weekly free show at Nutty Brown Cafe. … Also on the free radio-show tip, catch Gina Chavez and Giulia Millanta at Guero’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for KDRP’s Texas Radio Live. … Hard-hitting Louisville, Kentucky, indie trio Young Widows is at Holy Mountain with fellow Louisvillians White Reaper. … Get into a psych/ambient/noise state of mind at the Scoot Inn with local acts Obscured by Echoes, DePalma, Groove Think and Atlas Owls. … Rock singer-songwriter Mike Nicolai is part of packed night at Sahara Lounge that also includes Miro, Heavenly States and Daniel Thomas Phipps & the Kinfolk.