From San Angelo, the Boys play a self-described style of “Texican Rock ‘n’ Roll,” blending tejano with adult contemporary rock. With their ’04 dad jam “Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys earned themselves a Grammy for Best Pop Performance and a spot on AAA radio for all time. $35, 8pm, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene, (800) 874-6489 —Matt Stieb
Money Chicha (Sat, 9/13)
For vinyl fiends and re-issuers, finding a slice of vintage Peruvian chicha is the discovery of El Dorado in LP form. In the ’60s, when the fuzz pedals and psychedelic styles of the U.S. and U.K. met the Afro-Peruvian rhythm of the cumbia, the exciting chicha style was born. Over a charged drum and clave rhythm, a duet of fuzzy, reverbed-out guitars jam in the suave, pentatonic scale, giving the chicha a tall, dark and handsome attitude. Since 2012, Austin’s first chicha outfit, Money Chicha, has kept the music alive for us norteamericanos. Composed of members of the excellent Austin bands Grupo Fantasma, Spanish Gold, Ocote Soul Sounds and Brownout, Money Chicha’s polyrhythmic incantations are a delicacy for dancers and lovers of the Freak Out worldwide. With DJ Steven Lee Moya. $5, 9pm, Hi-Tones, E. Dewey, (210) 785-8777 —Matt Stieb
Hydra Melody (Sat, 9/13)
"Some people like drugs, I like petals," guitarist Taylor Ferguson told the Current earlier this year. If that's true, the SA band's new material is a real speedball of a weekend bender. With Ready Revolution and Sound of Curves. $12, 7pm, Jack's Patio Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks, (210) 494-2309 —Matt Stieb
Soul Track Mind LP Release (Sat, Sept 13)
Austin neo-soul outfit Soul Track Mind releases their newest effort Unbreakable, a retrospective of pop-soul from the generations dating back to the original Stax lineup. $12-$40, 8pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson, (210) 223-2830 —Matt Stieb
TWOgether (Sun, Sept 14)
For Jerkagram, comfort is essential
Sunday night at the Ten Eleven features a lineup of twosomes, headed by the NYC fraternal twin duo of Jerkagram. On their new EP, Tired Old Horseshit , the Brothers Jerkagram sound angry and meditative, a two-pronged answer to the Spiderland work of Slint. With Jeremiah Birdhouse, Infaustus and the reverb-kissed tunes of SA’s Fish Brain. $5-$8, 9pm, the Ten Eleven, 1011 Avenue B, (210) 320-9080 —Matt Stieb
Leif Vollebekk, You and I Underwater (Tues, Sept 16)
On his new LP North Americana, Montreal musician Leif Vollebekk plays sparse, arresting tunes developed around his piano chops. The solo project of RMRS singer Micheal Christopher, You and I Underwater finds deep emotion in rock 'n' roll emo. $5-$8, 8pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125 —Matt Stieb
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