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Ume Fitzgerald's, June 6

Former Houstonians Ume have been threatening a national breakthrough for a few years now, advancing to the finals of a Rolling Stone "choose the cover" contest in 2011, but it's just a matter of time, really. The now Austin-based trio excels at both aggressive riff-rockers and shoegaze-touched reveries, piloted either way by the expressionist guitar work and dream-like vocals of Lauren Larson.

After a couple of years of heavy touring behind 2011's Phantoms, Ume returned late last year with second LP Monuments, which showcased Larson's nascent star quality more than ever. Ume plays a 5:30 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music before opening for the Courtneys later at Fitz.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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