“I don’t want to be considered a folk guy anymore,” says Ola Podrida mastermind David Wingo. “It’s not what I’m doing on this record.” Ghosts Go Blind opts for band cohesion over solo artistry. “Playing with the American Sharks and ...Trail of Dead might help break that perception,” chuckles Wingo. Wild rock locals the Sharks open for Wingo, who drops new material before T.O.D. plays 2002’s Interscope Records breakthrough Source Tags & Codes.– Kevin Curtin
Nontraditional Austin all-stars for nontraditional learning: Bob Schneider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Cotton Mather, What Made Milwaukee Famous, and Michael Fracasso, 2pm.
It’s taken 40-plus years and an Oscar-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, but Sixto Rodriguez’s time has finally arrived. The Detroit street poet recorded just two albums, 1970’s Cold Fact and 1971’s Coming From Reality, but they’re enduring classics, filled with urban despair and bruising triumph. He’s the Roky Erickson of the Motor City, a near-casualty of the psychedelic era getting a second shot. Don’t miss him again. Jenny O. opens.– Austin Powell
Old West ambience meets its local saloon soundtrack.