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for Sat., May 5
  • Fowlerfest

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

    Superchunk, Flesh Lights

    “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.”
    Sat., May 5, 8:30pm
  • Music

    Pecan Street Festival

    Forty-one acts on three stages – Red River, Trinity, Neches – over two days, noon-9pm, peak a post-SXSW avalanche in the live music capital. Saturday, the Sun Machine levitates, Lola Tried gets Norah Jones vulnerable, and Chronicle cover soul divas Mélat, Alesia Lani, and the Chulita Vinyl Club represent. Free! www.pecanstreetfestival.org/music.
    Sat., May 5, noon
    Sixth Street between San Jacinto & Red River
  • Music

    Bill Ball 3 w/ Big Bill, Why Bonnie, Hi, Gene, David Israel, Trés Oui, Leather Girls, Andy, Pataphysics, Reputations, Muff, Zoltars, Semihelix, TC Superstar

    Team building punks Big Bill gather a whopping, 13-fold gaggle of Austin music goodies. The wacky organizers front the whole shebang, which includes Why Bonnie’s bedroom pop, Très Oui’s determined dreamscapes, Leather Girls’ garage scuzz, the Reputations’ snarly soul, and Zoltars’ smartypants psych. Townies David Israel, Pataphysics, Semihelix, and more accompany. Benefits SAFE Austin, and formal attire is encouraged.
    Sat., May 5, 8pm
  • Music

    Tacos & Tequila feat. Grupo Fantasma

    Cinco de Mayo shots!
    Sat., May 5, 7pm
  • Music

    JMBLYA w/ Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, Cozz, Killy, Jack Harlow, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth

    Austin promotions umbrella Scoremore launched JMBLYA to bring tomorrow’s hip-hop to Texans today. They succeeded: Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt (2013), Chance the Rapper (2014), Travis Scott, Vic Mensa (2015), Future, Rae Sremmurd (2016), and Chance, Gucci Mane, and Migos (2017). Carolina chart-topper J. Cole now headlines behind April’s No. 1 scan KOD with Georgia trio Migos, who promote new double album Culture II. Young Thug replaces Cardi B due to her pregnancy by Migos MC Offset, but Kevin Gates, Bun B, Trae tha Truth, and more make a day of it.
    Sat., May 5
  • Music

    Fatai, Isaac Tauaefa Band

    Tongan Aussie Voice finalist and Hawaiian Texan from X Factor.
    Sat., May 5, 9pm
  • Music

    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., May 5, 11am
  • Music

    Tequila Rock Revolution (single release) w/ Boca Abajo (10:30pm), Jeff Plankenhorn (album release), Malford Milligan, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Cari Hutson, Girl Guitar Acoustic Showcase (3:00)

    Jeff Plankenhorn backed Texan greats from Joe Ely to Ray Wylie Hubbard before debuting his own songwriting on 2016’s Soulslide. New platter Sleeping Dogs follows suit with soulful, pop-tinged Americana, grinding blues jams, and duet buddies Patty Griffin and Hubbard, plus a host of A-list co-writers. Plankenhorn’s resonator and custom designed “Plank” steel fuse an eclectic, electric sound. Malford Milligan, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, and more guests join live.
    Sat., May 5
  • Music

    Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival w/ Flaco Jiménez & more

    The main event of this three-day affair throws down at Stubb’s on both stages and totally gratis. Over two dozen conjuntos from around the state compress their button accordions and pluck bajo sextos as crowned by the genre’s greatest superstar, Flaco Jiménez. See the full schedule online.
    Sat., May 5, 11am
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