Patricia Vonne, Rosie Flores, Bill Carter, and many more raise funds for bandleader and flood victim Matt McCormack, 6pm-12mid.
The Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival puts the squeeze on the Moose Lodge for the third year, lining up accordion greats including Austin’s Johnny Degollado and hard-working locals Conjunto Los Pinkys. Saturday, North Texas Norteño sextet Los Arcos Hermanos Peña are joined by Tejano Idol runner-up Devin Banda. And don’t let the genre scare you away; conjunto commingles Mexican roots with South Texas influences, a century of tradition relying heavily on the partnership between the lilting accordion and a 12-string Mexican guitar, the bajo sexto. Dancing’s optional, but only for some.
Thursday Kortesia (7pm), Los Texas Wranglers, with Vickie Roque & Beatriz Santa Ana (8), Ruben y Su Klika Tejana (9)– Nina Hernandez
Double dulcimer stomp, Texas style.
Reuniting in 2010 after a nine-year layoff, these Chapel Hill, N.C., indie stalwarts picked up where they left off, spinning smart, crunchy pop-punk every bit as compelling as their seminal Nineties work. That’s the case with the current I Hate Music, whose infectious mix of joy and anxiety encapsulates everything there is to love about Superchunk. Although founding bassist Laura Ballance sits out the current tour, live sets find the band sounding inspired and energized.– Scott Schinder