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    Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

    No artist has explored country music’s wide-ranging history and influences more than Marty Stuart. Through bluegrass, honky-tonk, rockabilly, and most recently the psychedelic desert sounds of last year’s Way out West – recorded with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ co-captain Mike Campbell – the guitarist’s musical reach with his quartet of Fabulous Superlatives slices through a broad, redefining swath of country genres. North Texas alt.country kickers Vandoliers open.
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm
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    I Hate I Skate second anniversary

    Whereas the polar opposite subgenres of liberty-spiked street punk (Lower Class Brats, Krum Bums) and nervy post-punk (Spray Paint, Institute) have largely defined the narrative of Austin’s youth rebellion this century, a new crop of DIY bands – markedly anti-commercial, anti-macho, and employing instrumentally unencumbered singers – have coalesced into one of the city’s most vibrant scenes. This weekend’s I Hate I Skate gathering showcases precisely that. Packing 25 young heavies over three days – the first two at Barracuda and the third across the highway at Hotel Vegas – festivities kick off Friday afternoon with a renegade skateboard race down South Congress from Live Oak Street to just past Riverside Drive. Next, the toughs pile into Barracuda for a seven-act hometown bill highlighted by two groups imbuing strong female perspectives on the scene: razor-sharp hardcore endeavor Body Pressure, fronted by one-time Hatred Surge screamer Faiza Kracheni, and cathartic punks Sass, led by the raw and righteous Rachael Chaney. Other muscle on the bill: Breakout’s oi!/anarcho hybrid, anti-hardcore confrontation junkies Witewash, and punk/metal mutilators Skeleton, whose vocalist Victor Ziolkowski presents the fest. Day two expands I Hate I Skate’s regional look with Integrity-style Missouri roarers Crusade, punishing Houston hardcore act Skourge, and Birmingham D-beat-influenced quartet Heavy User. Austin reps with Enemy One, a breakdown-heavy crew with all-star membership.
    Feb. 16-17, 6pm
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    Sergio & Odair Assad, Avi Avital

    Brazilian guitar breakout Badi Assad’s older brothers join their 12 strings with Israeli mandolinist.
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm 
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    Intocable

    For more than two decades now, Intocable has revitalized the polka-based Norteño genre by incorporating country, pop, and all-out rock with the traditional, accordion, and bajo sexto-driven sounds of northern Mexico. 2016’s Highway cruised footloose cumbias, reggae vamps, and blues gambles. Meanwhile, nearly 40 years of Houston-born La Mafia lionizes South Texas sister genre Tejano, another East European-derived pachanga.
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm 
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    Lights, Chase Atlantic, DCF

    Lights rides the indie-pop wave like a Canadian Ellie Goulding, exhaling sugar-throated, emotive electronica veering variously through dubstep and hip-hop. Born Valerie Poxleitner, the singer explores her evolving sexuality and lifelong battle with depression on last year’s Skin & Earth and its accompanying comic book. Australia’s Chase Atlantic opens slinging R&B like the boy band love-child of Ed Sheeran and the Weeknd.
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm 
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    Terri Hendrix Band w/ Lloyd Maines

    Allow an email to me from Hall of Fame guitarist Lloyd Maines to sell San Marcos folk siren Terri Hendrix: “Yes, that’s correct, a half-century. Along with her birthday (Feb. 13), we’re celebrating 21 years of her running her own record label. She’s released 16 records on her own, toured coast to coast, toured Europe, and in 2004 created the ‘Life’s a Song’ music workshop. She also started a nonprofit called ‘Own Your Own Universe.’ I’ve been lucky enough to produce and play music with Terri for 21 years and I can truly say that she’s one of the hardest working humans I’ve ever met.”
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm 
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    Palehound, Weaves, Most Likely

    Ellen Kempner’s yearning whispers strung out visceral, heart-wrenching rock on 2016 sophomore LP A Place I’ll Always Go. The Bostonian’s latest 7-inch, recorded with Alicia Bognanno of Bully, is half downtrodden diary, half drum-machine ditty. Celebratory pop from Toronto’s Weaves precedes, frontwoman Jasmyn Burke’s sneer leading the kicky, cathartic procession. As Most Likely, local musician Sam Houdek shapes bendy lo-fi into catchy confessionals.
    Fri., Feb. 16, 8pm 
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