At their best, bands are quite literally like families. The Burning Hotels are rallying around founding member Matt Mooty, whose wife's cousin, 30-year-old Natalie Wolf, is recovering after a stroke in February, just three weeks after giving birth to her third child. The Hotels have assembled a benefit concert featuring some of DFW's sharpest performers, and which gets under way at 3 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Motor Lounge. Along with a set from the Hotels, Larry g(EE), the Longshots and Calhoun will perform. Eight bucks gets you in, with proceeds earmarked to cover Wolf's medical and living expenses while she convalesces.
Austin's Quiet Company released its debut, Shine Honesty, seven years ago. The LP went out of print, and rather than reissuing the tracks first offered in 2006, the band, led by vocalist/guitarist Taylor Muse, decided to go back and re-record the entire album, which resulted in the new (old?) album, Dead Man on My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited (due out Tuesday). The award-winning indie rockers will showcase the revitalized tunes, among others, during Friday's show at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, joined on the bill by Fort Worth's Sonic Buffalo and the Longshots.