As an acoustic performer, Miche Fambro hadn't played an electric guitar in ages; the jazz troubadour even considered selling his amplifier. So when Fambro finally plugged in last year, he channeled his inner Jimi Hendrix and Alvin Ray Jr. was born. Fambro reached out to fellow local scene veterans Roy Stein (formerly of New Math, The Jet Blackberries, Atomic Swindlers, and My Plastic Sun) and Craig Moffitt (of Miche and the Anglos) to complete the character-driven, eponymously named musical trio. Stein's drums set the pace while Moffitt lays down a foundation of blues-rooted bass lines for Fambro's psychedelic riffs. Suffice to say, it rocks.
Alvin Ray Jr. performs at 10 p.m. (Honey Spine is on 6-9 p.m.) on Friday, February 28, 10 p.m. at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $5. abilenebarandlounge.com.