Thursday music picks: Shovels & Rope, Hayes Carll, Shakey Graves
Shovels & Rope, Hayes Carll, Shakey Graves at Stubb’s. It’s hard to imagine a more Americana-buzzworthy lineup than this triple bill featuring a red-hot national headliner plus two top-drawing locals. After winning Emerging Artist of the Year honors last year at the Americana Music Awards, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope got to tape an “Austin City Limits” episode and hit the top 20 of the Billboard album charts with their new disc “Swimmin’ Time,” released in August. Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll has been in a bit of a holding pattern since his last release in 2011 for the now-shuttered Lost Highway label, but his talent is too strong for him to be kept down long. Meanwhile, Shakey Graves seems on a rocket toward stardom with his just-released disc “And the War Came” on Dualtone, the same label Shovels & Rope is on. Technically sold out. 6 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
Also: You’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair of band names than the Belmont’s bill of …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead with I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, plus a bonus opener of Magnet School. … Julian Casablancas is best-known as the singer for the Strokes, but his show at Emo’s features the Voidz, with whom he just released a new album called “Tyranny.” … Son Volt leader Jay Farrar begins a two-night stand of solo acoustic shows at the Cactus Cafe. … Indie-rock band A. Sinclair celebrates the vinyl release of their EP “Pretty Girls” indoors at the Mohawk with T. Hardy Morris and Dumb.