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  • Songwriters Series: Toni Price

    "The 57-year-old singer has carved out a special place here in the live music capital, where she owns one of the most extraordinary local legacies of any musician in the last 30 years." - Kevin Curtin, Austin Chronicle
    Fri., Aug. 24, 8pm  
    Threadgill's North
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    Dirty Projectors

    Last year, Dirty Projectors shed its identity. Bandleader Dave Longstreth is best known for obtuse guitar licks, somersaulting vocal lines, and puzzle-piece arrangements, but his 2017 solo release brooded a breakup document indebted to hip-hop and electronic production techniques. No tour behind it, but he’s reformed the group as a sixpiece in advance of a new album out in July. Austin Chronicle: On the few shows following the last album you weren’t playing guitar. Will it be back? Dave Longstreth: I love the guitar, we have a thing, but when I was making the self-titled record, the guitar ideas would gradually fall out of the sessions. I couldn’t figure out how to play guitar in that music. The inadvertent moratorium on guitar does not stand on the new songs. AC: What inspired you to shift away from rock music to new production styles? DL: The danger for rock music and all of its varied bastard children is that it becomes a historical practice that’s more or less obliged to use older tools. The music on the self-titled record uses whatever’s there to make the point and to get to the emotional meat. AC: That album is a year old now. Have your feelings about it changed? DL: The funny thing about being a songwriter is that you’ve gotta use your feelings. And that makes you vulnerable, because your feelings are your feelings. I’m proud of that record musically and I grew a lot in making it. It’s not an easy listen, but for me it was necessary to do. AC: Was it a conscious choice not to tour the last album? DL: Definitely. I thought it would be too devastating to tour that album. That was never in the cards for that one. AC: It seems unusual, because I associate Dirty Projectors as road warriors. DL: That’s totally right on, but like Willie Nelson said, phases and stages.
    Tue., May 15, 6:30pm
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    Apocalyptica

    If you think Finnish metal classicists Apocalyptica are simply a Metallica covers band, well, they are again. After 18 years of chamber thrash originals and a turn to power metal, the four-string freaks (including returning lead cello Antero Manninen) leave Shadowmaker vocalist Franky Perez at home to revisit unlikely 1996 breakout success Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. Metallica are now so old that even their cover bands are doing single album revival tours.
    Tue., May 15, 7pm
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    Elaina Kay, Enough Rope w/ Hayes Carll, David Grissom (6:00)

    ATX troubadour extraordinaire.
    Tue., May 15
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