Austin's never been short on stellar roots bands or hardcore honky-tonkers, thanks in part to some young acts that perform way beyond their years. Mike and the Moonpies, Whiskey Shivers and Shakey Graves are but a few of the promising names to reveal themselves recently. Add Crooks to that list if you haven't already. Their brand of country noir is in full enjoyable effect on their The Rain Will Come LP. Soulful Austinite Ashley Monical opens the show.

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