Boundaries have been quashed in the era of equal-opportunity hipness. That means two men from chilly Montreal can make slinky, sexy, funktronic disco without missing out on any magazine covers. Chromeo have been brutalizing dance floors for a decade now, and 2010 breakout Business Casual secured them as festival mainstays.– Luke Winkie
Bon Iver drummer ménages à trois with Casey Dienel and local folk charmer Falconberry.
Writers in the round shows might be commonplace in Austin, but when it features a couple of bluesmen, a Southern rocker, and a soul man most have only witnessed with the amps turned up past 11, it’s something special. Between JJ Grey’s Florida roots, Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard expressing different sides of Louisiana’s haughty style, and Luther Dickinson’s Memphis/North Mississippi grunge, it’s sure to be a night of complementary flavors and uniquely charged collaborations.– Jim Caligiuri