With Larry and His Flask and Jenny Owen Youngs, 8 p.m. Monday, September 24, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlivemusic.com.
In the tradition of other British guitar bards like Billy Bragg, Frank Turner writes wry, stalwart acoustic folk-punk songs with an eye on society. The former Million Dead front man is touring behind the upcoming Last Minutes and Lost Evenings, his follow-up to 2011's England Keep My Bones, which put him on the map. Just because he wields an acoustic doesn't mean he's twee or sweet. He can be quite cantankerous for a 30-year-old, but that's a good thing.