If either sax titan Joe Lovano or trumpet ace Dave Douglas were coming to town, it’d be notable. Having both of these internationally acclaimed jazz stars together in the same band constitutes a reason to celebrate! Both musicians remain leading voices on their respective instruments, plus their quintet features the rambunctiously creative veteran drummer Joey Baron. Inspired by the musical visions of Wayne Shorter, this night promises superb modern, progressive music with a distinctive edge.– Jay Trachtenberg
Memphis punk rednecks.
Clattering post-funk, Butthole Surfers-like live, wakes an even older Austin post-punk predecessor on Spray Paint’s debut full-length. Spray Paint LP – literally spray painted by S.S. Records out of the California state capital – bumps and grinds, quakes and shakes, like no less than the Big Boys. Rooted in the convulsion therapy of the Tuxedo Killers and gargantuan rumpus of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, the local trio follows up two 7-inches with a quivering Taser of homegrown catharsis.– Raoul Hernandez
Stonesy locals with up-and-coming rockers the Sweet Nuthin.