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Tuesday, July 31: Dax Riggs @ Rhythm Room

It took more than three whole years for Dax Riggs to release a proper follow-up to 2007's We Sing of Only Blood or Love, but next week Riggs comes back in full with Say Goodnight to the World. This album is an entirely louder and more menacing affair than Love -- if that's at all possible -- echoing Roy Orbison, the Stooges, Julian Cope and Deep Purple at various turns.

Also in those three years, Riggs has firmly planted himself in the Austin area and begun touring almost incessantly with bands like Queens of the Stone Age. Additionally, Riggs's varied musical background in previous projects Acid Bath and Deadboy & the Elephantmen brings in diverse crowds and nurtures newfound devotees. -- Craig Hlavaty

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