One day, the Continental Club will name this hot-rod jam after its annual centerpiece, birth-of-rock bedrock James Burton. Beginning Thursday in Taylor at Old Beyersville Hall with the kickoff barbecue (noon-4pm), musically the action peaks at the South Austin speakeasy with Southern Culture on the Skids topping its five-day run on Friday with Dallas soulman Bobby Patterson and Saturday with Burton beforehand.
A sea of chrome at the Travis County Expo Center, drive-in movies at Top Notch Burgers (7525 Burnet), and Sunday’s 11am Hill Country procession to Ski Shores Cafe – hot damn.
Expo Center: Jungle Rockers (11am), Devil’s Daughters (12:45pm), Bobby Patterson (2:30), Junior Brown (4:30); Giddy Ups: Hellbound Eddie (6), Bankhead (7), Mandy Marie & the Cool Hand Lukes (8), Charles P & the 10% (9), Pushrod (10), So Long Problems (11); Jo’s Coffee: Herman the German (6), Midwest Monster (7:15), Bellfuries (8:30); Nasty’s (7pm-2am): F. Bombs, Maddie Rodriguez, Moon Howlers, Terry Elliott, Jive Bombers, and Twinkle Toes.– Raoul Hernandez
Circuit of the Americas’ country christening.
From this week’s “Playback” Music news: Crawling into the vacated Home of the Blues like a cockroach intrusion, Infest christens the former Antone’s spot with a good old-fashioned punk show Friday. British street punk vets One Way System and SoCal mainstays Agent Orange top a heavy bill that includes Mass Terror, Sniper 66, Here to Offend, One Shot Down, and Hey! The all-ages event kicks off at 6pm, and the first 50 people that bring in the Infest Chronicle ad get in free. Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly throws down tomorrow night, Saturday.– Kevin Curtin
Just in time for the announcement of a Dixie Chicks reunion in May at the Moody, the Trishas show how it’s done at the Saxon, 9pm.