Artist collective Calculated Carelessness hosts its Kickstarter party, gathering musicians together for songs of distorted love. The installation piece incorporates music, interactive sculpture, and animation, and while it’s unclear how that all comes together, the project corrals a fine live soundtrack. Paul Banks leaves his Carousels behind for this one, but the slick-toned tenor’s solo set will feature the same ethereal menace. Aimee Bobruk and Christy Hays jump-start the evening with a lush, feminine lilt. Six other acts perform. – Abby Johnston
Wu-Tang Austin celebrates a new EP Saturday; Bavu Blakes, DJ Chorizo Funk, Crew 54, etc. honor civil rights on Sunday.
In what might be considered an “off” year (no new studio LP), the Flatlanders still managed to rewrite more than four decades of Lone Star music history. 2012’s The Odessa Tapes made the trio’s Rounder Records debut sound like demos, its long lost session spinning pure burnished gold. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock all pursue personal projects, so any Three Musketeers grouping should be considered equally golden. Enchanted Amy Cook opens. – Raoul Hernandez
Incendiary ATX bar burners again under one roof, with the Damn Times and Schooley’s One-Man wrecking crew.