With Rise Against and Hot Water Music, 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas (Bayou Place), 713-230-1600 or www.bayoumusiccenter.com.
This Springsteen-esque New Jersey rock act released its fourth full-length, Handwritten, this summer to fan and critical acclaim. Lead singer Brian Fallon is turning into one of the sturdiest songwriters of his generation, as cuts like "Too Much Blood" unleash his Jersey growl to great effect. The disc's killer pedigree boasts Boss producer Brendan O'Brien behind the boards and none other than author Nick Hornby handling the liner notes. Remember liner notes?