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    Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prince, Childish Major

    As Andre 3000 immortalized, the South got somethin’ to say, and Mississippi MC Justin Scott has answered with soulful bars since 2010 breakout K.R.I.T Wuz Here. October’s third studio LP 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time synthesizes swag from Southern titans T.I and UGK with poignant reflection, harnessing beats ranging from Atlanta trap to New Orleans bounce. Georgia wordsmiths Cyhi the Prynce and Childish Major open.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm 
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    Texas Independence Fest

    Hardscrabbling together “Texan Pride, heavy metal music, [and] BBQ” since 2008, Come and Take It Productions tops the 2018 iteration of its annual Texas Independence Fest not with a regional monster, but rather a Maryland institution. Grindcore trio Dying Fetus joins previous headlining imports Down, Behemoth, and Goatwhore. They’ll represent the Republic nonetheless. “Texas is one of the best places to play in the world,” writes drummer Trey Williams.“We love the Lone Star State.” Last summer’s eighth LP from the progressive death merchants, Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse), splattered one of the group’s best albums overall and its top seller, which even cracked the Billboard charts. “We put a lot of time and effort into this album,” acknowledges the beat master. “Every detail was reviewed and reviewed again. This album grabbed the ear of the fans, and we’re grateful for the positive reception.” So now it’s deodorant commercials, Netflix series soundtracking, and extreme sport spots! “[We’re] not meant for the mainstream,” counters Williams. “Open your eyes and look at the content of most band shirts. The general population can’t and won’t stomach that kind of content/imagery. Also, I think most of America sees hard music as a joke.” But “Fixated on Devastation” and “Ideological Subjugation” are so ... catchy. “We’ve always tried to have good songs. If the end product is ‘catchy,’ then it is what it is. We just do what we do: mix grind, death, hardcore, and thrash into a human blender.”
    Sat., April 14, noon 
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    Hey Loretta Hillbilly Hoedown & Pie Social

    Fearless country siren Loretta Lynn turns 86 Saturday, so Austin honky-tonkers celebrate the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” who helped reshape Seventies female empowerment. Proving “Woman Enough” are Teri Joyce, Marti Brom, Christy Hays, Bonnie Montgomery, Summer Dean, and many more, while menfolk Kevin Russell and new Austinite John Doe lend support. Pie proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation.
    Sat., April 14, 8pm
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    Ragnar Kjartansson’s S.S. Hangover

    Less a concert than an outlandish performance sculpture, Austin’s contemporary chamber ensemble Density512 don formal wear, board an Icelandic fishing boat, and spend hours floating around a lagoon before a crowd of onlookers. S.S. Hangover, a musical marathon of irony and exhaustion, was devised by Reykjavik artist Ragnar Kjartansson. His countryman and collaborator Kjartan Sveinsson, famous for a 15-year tenure in Sigur Rós, presents his accompanying score opening weekend.
    Sat., April 14, 11am
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