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  • Soul of a Musician Series w/ Carson McHone

    The series provides an intimate musical encounter with some of Austin’s finest musicians. Though it is a concert, it is more than that. Sun., March 25, 6pm. Free.
    Threadgill's North
  • HONK!TX Festival of Community Street Bands

    Brass bands from across the globe are coming to rock your world in a free, kid-friendly, three-day musical extravaganza featuring colorful costumes, joyous dancing, and sizzling tunes. Fri.-Sun., April 6-8.
    Fri., Mueller Lake Park; Sat., Adams-Hemphill Park; Sun., Pan Am Park
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    Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Ike Stubblefield Trio

    If you look at the inside of a Hammond B-3 organ, it’s like a miracle,” marvels Dr. Lonnie Smith. “It’s like something from Thomas Edison. The makers are geniuses.” Takes one to know one. The soul-jazz maestro, 75, remains a mesmerizing performer and B-3 wizard. Turban-wrapped with a long white beard, the Western New Yorker looks the part of a mystic. Like his groove-filled music, he proves easy to connect with. “When I came to Blue Note [Records], I had been playing behind all these Motown-type groups: Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, the Impressions,” he explains. “I love that kind of music, so I took some of that grease into Blue Note and had a slow funky thing that I stayed with for a while.” Playing alongside Lou Donaldson, Lee Morgan, and George Benson, Smith rolled that slow funky thing to a boil on a series of stellar LPs for the classic jazz imprint, starting with 1968’s Think! “I get that inside my body when I play it,” he says of the organ. “It’s like electricity. It’s like fire. It burns through you. Everything runs hot while I’m playing. I’m totally out of it, into space. I’m gone. I don’t get that from any other instrument. It just hugs and grabs you. It’s warm. There’s nothing like it.” Dr. Smith, who is self-taught and plays by ear, leads a live trio that must stay nimble. “What happens if I throw a curve at you, or you throw a curve at me? Are you able to respond to that? What do you do now? You got to watch and listen, keep your ears open. It’s so beautiful when you’re doing it right. “Each and every one of us has a story to tell, and that’s what you have to do. You have to play life. Not just notes, but life.”
    Fri., Sept. 29, 8:30pm 
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    Father John Misty

    As Father John Misty, Josh Tillman croons disdain for our modern experience while sucking its marrow. Balladeer of the existentially bored and prophet of oblivious profligacy, his third LP Pure Comedy hones a perfect pop pastiche between apocalyptic visions and self-flagellating confession. Prepare for a tightrope walk between sincerity and snark. Psych-folk chanteuse Weyes Blood opens an added second show.
    Fri., Sept. 29, 8pm
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    Fri., Sept. 29, 10pm 
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    Agony Column

    Fri., Sept. 29
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    Monk Parker (LP release), Adam Torres, Thor & Friends

    Leading the jazz rocking King Valentine Octet (Austin) and Valentine Six (New York), he was Parker Valentine. Collaborating with ex-paramour Lily Wolfe in NYC slowcore combos Parker & Lily and the Low Lows, he was Parker Noon. Now, Mangham “Monk” Parker forges a solo path on Crown of Sparrows somewhere between languid country & western and orchestral psych-pop. Based again in Austin, Parker hosts the ethereal Adam Torres and tribal Thor & Friends.
    Fri., Sept. 29, 9pm 
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