Steel Train at Emo’s.
From Springsteen to Gaslight Anthem to Titus Andronicus — they must put something in the water in New Jersey that fosters simultaneously thoughtful and shout-along anthemic rock. To that crowd add quintet Steel Train, whose self-titled third full-length jumps and inspires — and has seen release alongside a companion disc featuring covers of the album’s songs by an all-female roster of ringers that includes Tegan and Sara, Angel Deradoorian of the Dirty Projectors and lead singer Jack Antonoff’s high-school flame Scarlett Johansson. With Matt Embree, Young the Giant and Wiretree. 8 p.m. $12. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com. — Patrick Caldwell
Also recommended: Wakey! Wakey! at the Mohawk, Arc Angels at Antone’s, Eli Young Band at Carlos ‘N Charlie’s, M.O.T.O. at Beerland, the Derailers at the Continental Club, Dan Dyer and the Bruce James Soultet at Momo’s, Kalu James and Malford Milligan at the Saxon Pub.
Steel Train (Friday at Emo’s)