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    Snow tha Product

    Claudia Feliciano, MC.
    Sat., June 23, 7pm 
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    Ice Cream Festival (after dark) w/ Lee Fields & the Expressions, Tameca Jones, DJ Mel

    A gritty 1972 funk record, Lee Fields’ “We Fought for Survival” chronicles a hardscrabble North Carolina upbringing that included picking cotton with his family to keep food on the table. Now 67, the soul survivor began a long and winding career after cutting a cover of James Brown’s “Bewildered” as a teenager in 1969. By the mid-Nineties, the singer helped spur the Brooklyn soul revival that birthed Daptone Records and launched the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley to third-act stardom. “Charles wound up being one of my best friends and Sharon was like a little sister to me,” Fields gushes. “Man, they were so genuine and so real. Just talking about them is like being transported to a place with pure fresh air around me. I’m glad I had them in my life for the time that I did.” Perfectly paired with the vintage sounds of the Expressions, the frontman brings a lifetime of experience to the stage, including a short stint fronting Kool & the Gang right before the band’s breakout. “I’ve been in it with everybody from Solomon Burke to Wilson Pickett,” he affirms. “I met the game changers. I studied them, watched their actions, their manners, the way they did things. The day I met James Brown was the day I realized I had to be me. The world don’t need two Jameses. “It was hard to be myself because of the uncanny resemblance that I have to James Brown, but that was the beginning of finding myself. And I found it because I’m surviving, working all the time. That’s a good thing. “I’m running out of time, so I’m trying to touch as many people as I can and bring as much joy as I can to people.” – Thomas Fawcett
    Sat., June 23, 6pm 
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    Los Skarnales, Kiko Villamizar, Hans Gruber & the Die Hards

    Houston ska, Austin Colombian croon.
    Sat., June 23, 9pm 
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    Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Sailor Poon, Trouble Boys, Teddy Glass (7:00)

    Synth enthusiast Robert Rolston and his spouse, puppeteer/maracas-extraordinaire Panacea Theriac, have spent the better part of two decades crafting a fantastical alternate universe. The freak NOLA duo plies colorful narratives soundtracked by a sonic chaos of industrial dance party beats and bayou-infused spookiness. Austin party monsters round out the electri fied, experimental bill: the crass, fearless feminism of weirdo-punk quartet Sailor Poon, and gritty, classic rock & roll from trio Trouble Boys. – Libby Webster
    Sat., June 23
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    Tha Alkaholiks

    Rappers Tash, J-Ro, and producer/DJ E-Swift have promulgated party rap with hardcore accents for 25 years. Known for associations with Xzibit and King T, the L.A. trio first garnered notice on 1993’s 21 & Over, a quintessential throwdown album that yielded Top 10 single “Make Room.” 1995’s Coast II Coast remains their best, with 1997’s Likwidation placing a close second. – Kahron Spearman
    Sat., June 23, 7pm
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    Free Range Bastards, Pocket FishRmen, Obnosticon, All Monsters Attack

    Native bar rockers Free Range Bastards turn 20 with veteran punks the Pocket Fishrmen.
    Sat., June 23, 9pm
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    The Deer, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Batty Jr.

    Homegrown folk mosh and booming blues psych wooze.
    Sat., June 23, 8pm 
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    Hector Ward & the Big Time, Nolatet, Giulia Millanta (album release) (6:30)

    Given our proximity, no surprise locals take for granted Bayou State virtuosos. Fronted by vibraphonist and honorary ATXan Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin) and pianist Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), Nolatet travels on its backline of Astral Project rhythm duo James Singleton (Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, John Abercrombie) and the band’s true star, veteran drummer Johnny Vidacovich (Professor Longhair, James Booker, Mose Allison). NOLA in da house. – Raoul Hernandez
    Sat., June 23 
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    Josh Buckley (record release)

    Las Cruces: Gram Parsons meets Crazy Horse, ATX-style. Four stars.
    Sat., June 23
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