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The Five Best Concerts in Houston This Week: Shakey Graves, Propaghandi, Spoon, etc.

Shakey Graves, David Ramirez Fitzgerald's, December 29

Shakey Graves, the musical alter ego of Austin's Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is fast becoming the name to drop among the scruffy aspiring singer-songwriter set. As heard on the 2011 debut Roll the Bones, Graves' DIY patchwork of folk and blues - accentuated by a kick-drum fashioned out of an old suitcase - struck a chord with hipsters and older roots-music aficionados alike.

Released in October, new LP And the War Came keeps the charge going, recently sending the single "Dearly Departed" into AAA radio's Top 10. Come early for David Ramirez, whose own material works through the same interpersonal issues, albeit in a somewhat mellower key.

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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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