With Buxton and Steve Reno, 9 p.m. Sunday, August 21, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521 or www.rudyardspub.com.
From San Diego, the Donkeys often get lumped in with anyone inspired by the country rock of the '60s and '70s. But even a casual listen to its latest release, Born With Stripes, reveals a band not beholden to a specific aesthetic of times past but rather to a sometimes playful, sometimes reverential, sometimes irreverent songwriting style that lends the band a sonic flexibility and a wide range of emotional expression. Seemingly on tour at least twice a year across the country, in addition to its hometown gigs, the Donkeys are real veterans of the small-club circuit in America and have been steadily building an audience for the group's twangy psychedelia.
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