Slide guitar queen gala.
Didn’t make it to New Orleans for Jazz Fest? Fear not, NOLA comes to Austin. Members of the city’s house band, the Meters, converge on Sixth Street behind founding bassist George Porter Jr., who imports his Runnin’ Pardners for a jam session sure to include all the funky standards (i.e., “Cissy Strut”). With the Meters nominated last fall for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s only a matter of time before les bons temps rouler even in Cleveland.– Thomas Fawcett
Old soul pop at ancient venue.
One-man band Eric Elbogen has been slogging the lo-fi pop trenches since 2002, but the first single from upcoming LP Endless Wonder signals a change. The fuzz guitars and clean keyboards of “Such a Drag” riff tenement Nine Inch Nails, an aberration from his normal misery pop, melding pre-pompous Radiohead with every Eighties act influenced by the Byrds. Australian piano pop duo Big Scary relive their Four Seasons cycle after Austin’s jittery gloomsters Borrisokane open wearing their best Disaster Face.– Richard Whittaker
Aussie power trio meets ATX power duo.