Hurray for the Riff Raff: Alynda Lee Segarr's sixth album as HftRR is a thoughtful and beautiful folky collection of songs about New Orleans. 8 p.m. Thursday at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak; 713-862-3838.
Matt the Electrician: Matt Sever is actually an electrician. He's also a fine, funny songwriter who regularly checks in here from his home base of Austin. 7 p.m. Thursday at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk; 713-528-5999.