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Thursday music picks: A. Sinclair and Otis the Destroyer, Patrice Pike

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 21, 2014

A. Sinclair and Otis the Destroyer dual EP release party at the Mohawk indoor. Local rock outfit Frank Smith was a scene stalwart for more than a decade before the group decided to disband (rebrand?) last year. Out of the ashes comes the new band A. Sinclair, named after the group’s brazen singer Aaron Sinclair. The band celebrates the release of “Pretty Girls,” a loaded collection of grungy rockers. New band Otis the Destroyer, which includes two members of recently disbanded act the Couch, celebrates a debut release at the show. Chasca opens. $6. 10 p.m. 912 Red River St., mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Fresh off a six-week, 27-date tour, alt-rockers Nelo play a homecoming show at the Belmont with the Novel Ideas and Max Gomez. … KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove” series of free shows at Shady Grove features the everywhere man, Bob Schneider. … Blues harp master Paul Oscher plays for no cover from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. … Roots-rockers Chris Berardo & the Desberardos are at the Saxon Pub with Patrice Pike. … Cheer Up Charlie’s presents an Austin Music Scene Documentary Filming with Silver Ships, Les Rav, The Human Circuit and Auroravore. … Out in the Hill Country, the Kerrville Folk Festival kicks off its 18-day run at the Quiet Valley Ranch with a strong opening-night lineup of Dale Watson, Ray Benson, MilkDrive, Parker Millsap and Steve Poltz.