Minor Mishap Marching Band brasses off for the Care Communities and AIDS Walk Austin.
Punk birthday bash, ATX style, with Applicators and more.
The marriage of R&B harmonies and loping reggae riddims was a divine union and few have produced more heavenly results than the Itals. The vocal trio formed almost by accident in 1976 when a single by Keith Porter and Ronnie Davis gathered enough momentum that a better name than “Keith & Ronnie” was needed to capitalize. “In a Dis Ya Time” remains their signature song and, according to Keith Richards, “the pinnacle of how reggae can sound.” As the sole touring original member, Porter still drives the “Rastafari Chariot.”– Thomas Fawcett
Forget the Perseid meteor shower, Austin’s shooting stars are out on Friday. Last year’s Time Can Change offered further reminder of former Austinite Seth Walker’s broad definition of roots music, where stripped-down country and blues steal time with jazz and rock. The Warren Hood Band remains a superstar act in the making with impeccable cred. The bandleader fiddles his way through a jazzy, down-home repertoire, but it’s singer-pianist Emily Gimble that makes this hometown show worth it.– Margaret Moser