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for Fri., May 4
  • Ain't Wastin Time & Cream Cheese Accident

    Ain't Wastin' Time pays tribute to the Allman Brothers, 8pm. Cream Cheese Accident pays tribute to the String Cheese Incident, 10pm.
    Fri., Oct. 19, 8pm  
    Threadgill's World HQ
  • Fowlerfest

    Mark your calendars for Fowlerfest Friday, Oct. 19th, with Kevin Fowler and friends.
    Fri., Oct. 19  
    Buck's Backyard
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    Superchunk, Xetas

    “Growing up, I was into hardcore,” admits Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan, 50, warming up to the subject of the three-decade-old North Carolina indie stalwarts’ viciously political new album, What a Time to Be Alive. “And a lot of that music was political. But in terms of writing my own songs when I was 21 or 22, a lot of those songs were about personal things. We would play a concert to get Harvey Gantt elected rather than Jesse Helms, but I never felt I was politically knowledgeable enough to write a song about politics that wouldn’t have been shallow or obvious.” The events of Nov. 8, 2016, changed that for McCaughan. Watching in disgust as the electoral college handed the nation over to a maniac, songs began pouring out. It only made sense for McCaughan to convene with guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Laura Ballance, and drummer Jon Wurster – plus special guests including Austin’s Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit) on single “Break the Glass” – to work out his frustrations in 32 minutes of explosive, melodic guitar rock: “To see the rot in no disguise,” he hisses on the title track, “the scum, the shame, the fucking lies/ Oh, what a time to be alive.” It’s Superchunk’s most stringent album since their third, 1993’s On the Mouth. “Musically, it’s more stripped-down than a lot of our records we made between 1992 and now,” agrees McCaughan. “Subject matter-wise, it’s more influenced by current events. We’ve always had some songs that were, but never this explicitly for the whole record. Because compared to Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, this is a whole new level of fucked-uppedness. “It definitely feels like a con job, and it feels like a whole lot of damage can be done before anyone else is held responsible.”
    Fri., May 4, 8:30pm
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    Sydney Wright single release w/ The Please Please Me, Ladyfang, Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals, Otis Wilkins, Otis the Destroyer, DJ Cez

    This striking modern pop songwriter with a major league voice and emotional delivery released one of the strongest local singles of 2017 with the thundering, stand-up-for-love doctrine “You Can Stay.” Now the West Texas native, calling Austin home since 2015, follows with piano ’n’ strings slow burner “Seiche,” previewing a debut long-player. Often a looping solo act, the multi-instrumentalist here welcomes a full band.
    Fri., May 4, 8pm
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    Ruben Ramos

    In Sugar Land son Ruben Ramos, Los Super Seven – Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender, Los Lobos’ Hildago & Rosas, Joe Ely, Flaco Jiménez – net the Traveling Wilburys equivalent to Roy Orbison. Begotten to a Mexican Revolution-torn family in which 10 of his uncles were musicians, East Austin’s “El Gato Negro,” 78, preserves Tejano from a century ago – horns, salsa, polka. His band the Revolution earns every catcall.
    Fri., May 4, 7pm
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    Brent Cobb, Savannah Conley

    Before supporting Chris Stapleton this summer, Brent Cobb rolls out in support of upcoming LP Providence Canyon. The Georgia native cuts easy country melodies with vivid down-home Southern portraits, his official 2016 debut Shine On Rainy Day prompting cousin and hot-hand Americana producer Dave Cobb to dub him the “redneck Paul Simon.” New Low Country Sound signee Savannah Conley opens.
    Fri., May 4, 9pm
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