Mash-up and flow. With DJ Z-Trip.
Austin’s own Night Ripper, Christopher Rose, throws everything but the kitchen sink into his raunchy, riff- and pop-culture-heavy mash-ups, which can now be sampled via his Car Stereo (Wars) debut, The Bandit. White Denim spreads its fashionable Captain Beefheartisms, while Single Frame – featuring CS(W)’s other half, Adreon Henry – does the “Monster Mash” early, with Josh Mills of Clap! Clap! and Terry Diabolik of Finger on the Pulse spinning in between. – Austin Powell
Manifestation, Demonio, Slow Grind, Sakrefix, Mala Suerte, and many more. Brutal!
Red 7, 611 E. Seventh
A big weekend for roots-reggae fans. Mystic Bowie, best known for his lengthy association with the Tom Tom Club, was a smash at the Austin Reggae Fest back in April, and he’s graced stages internationally with an infectious blend of reggae, funk, ska, and even some zydeco. Locals Afrofreque open. Sunday, Israel Vibration, one of Jamaica’s premier roots harmony groups, hits the stage for a powerful performance, along with the Mau Mau Chaplains. – Jay Trachtenberg
Fresh off a Letterman appearance, NYC’s dapper White Rabbits head up this free show with Caribbean-tinged indie-pop melodrama. The sextet’s new Fort Nightly (Say Hey) posits Haircut 100/JoBoxers effervescence against world-wary adulthood. Nashville, Tenn.’s Clutters bring Farfisa-fueled garage snarl into the mix, while Detroit’s Gore Gore Girls combine dueling affections for the Ronettes and splatter flicks. Kansas City, Mo.’s Architects get it started at 10pm. – Greg Beets