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  • Soul of a Musician Series w/ Woody Russell

    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., April 22, 6pm. Free.
    Threadgill's North
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    HONK!TX

    Now in its eighth year, this gathering of community brass bands exudes the affirmative brio of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in the cinematic adaptation to Thirties Broadway musical Babes in Arms. For three days, a grassroots collective of musicians and volunteers turns the streets and parks of Austin into a show everyone can attend. That easy accessibility and openness makes HonkTX! an ideal post-South by Southwest palate cleanser.: Some 24 bands perform starting Friday night in Mueller Lake Park. 2018’s lineup includes favorites like local black-and-yellow noisemakers Minor Mishap Marching Band, camouflage funk from Fort Sam Houston’s Biohazard Brass Band, and Somerville, Mass., standard-bearers Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society, which started the world’s first Honk festival in 2006.: Santiago, Chile’s Banda Rim Bam Bum is the farthest-flung of this year’s bands. Founded in 2009, the multidextrous group numbering into the 20s plays covers and originals spanning the gamut from jazz and cumbia to Andean rhythms like Tinku and San Juanito. Founding trombonist Alexis Cornejo says there are bands with a similar formation in Santiago, but the others typically play to dancers in religious settings.: “Playing on the street is an artistic and political action,” Cornejo says. “We take the music of this private context and make it public.”: Banda Rim Bam Bum’s skills in composition and arrangement make for a remarkably intricate sound. Cornejo notes that all members study music at some level, with many serving as teachers.: “We put our energy into the sound,” explains Cornejo. “We try to give well-played music to the people where the harmony builds in a collective way, as if each of us were a finger of a pianist.”: See the full schedule at honktx.org
    Fri., April 6, 6pm
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      Luna, Flaural

      Demonstrating to acolytes like Real Estate how it’s done, Nineties college radio staple Luna reunited in 2014 after a decade of dissolution. 2017’s A Sentimental Education still orbits the jangle psych of founding guitarist Dean Wareham’s seminal Galaxie 500 through a batch of carefully chosen covers from the Cure, Velvet Underground, Yes, and more. Flaural’s latest EP Over Imaginary Cigarettes travels a similar route out of Denver.
      Fri., April 6, 8:30pm
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      Tribute to Leon Russell

      Doug Strahan, Lucas Hudgins, Sarah Sharp, Christy Hays, Josh Buckley, Wild Bill, and more celebrate genius Okie.
      Fri., April 6, 8pm
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      Xylouris White, Charalambides, Soft Healer

      During SXSW last month, Greek lutist George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White thrilled a modest but disproportionately rapturous crowd at the Parish with unmitigated shred. The stringer blurred his strum with speed folk, while the Dirty Three beatkeeper strafed jazz percussion across his kit. Only a mosh went missing. Houston avant-gardists Charalambides and local psych outfit Soft Healer support.
      Fri., April 6, 8pm
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      The Wagoneers w/ Monte Warden, Ben Rodgers (6:00)

      First responders – APD, AFD, EMS – get in free to “Stout & High” homegrown country kick.
      Fri., April 6
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      Southern Culture on the Skids

      Beginning Thursday, almost three dozen acts soundtrack a cruise through 12 venues hosting the 17th annual Lonestar Round-up. Chicken shack fryers Southern Culture on the Skids man the Continental Club all week. Find the full schedule of events at www.lonestarroundup.com/schedule.
      April 3-7, 11:59pm
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      Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, GGOOLLDD

      British New Wave synth breakouts are still led by co-founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys.
      Fri., April 6, 8pm
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      Bruno Furlan, Doseph

      Bruno Furlan’s tech-house productions converted French hip-house disciples Amine Edge & Dance, and Dirtybird Records’ Barclay Crenshaw followed suit. The Brazilian producer arrives at Ethics in the wake of the venue’s management changeover and announcement of Dirtybird’s BBQ in May.
      Fri., April 6, 9pm
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      Lonestar Roundup w/ the Booze Weasels, the Derailers, Dave Gonzales & Susanna Van Tassel, the BlueBonnets (11:00am)

      Beginning Thursday, almost three dozen acts soundtrack a cruise through 12 venues hosting the 17th annual Lonestar Round-up. Even so, the heart of this parade resides in acres of preening hot rods at the Travis County Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday, which stacks the all-star talent. Friday sandwiches local country veterans Dave Gonzalez & Susanna Van Tassel and the Derailers between Go-Go’s bounce from the Bluebonnets and closing bar rock by the Booze Weasels. Find the full schedule of events at www.lonestarroundup.com/schedule.
      Fri., April 6
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