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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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    Boy George & Culture Club, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

    “It’s really down to the fact that everyone was asking, ‘Is George in the band?’” So explains Boy George why his classic Eighties pop outfit Culture Club now has his name topping marquees. “They did briefly attempt to replace me. I’m told it was a total disaster,” laughs the singer. There’s no replacing London’s George O’Dowd, 57, nor his Culture Club bandmates: Roy Hay, guitar; Mikey Craig, bass; and Jon Moss, drums. They owned the Reagan/Thatcher years with an infectious string of hits that deftly referenced Trojan Records reggae, Motown, and late Seventies electro-pop on dance floor fillers “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Church of the Poison Mind,” and “Karma Chameleon.” George’s croon and inability to be anything other than himself brought cross-dressing sexuality right into American homes via MTV. For many a misfit kid of that time, Boy George was their David Bowie. Though he admits his references emanate from his Seventies youth, and that Culture Club will give us the hits live, the UK quartet is also serving up their forthcoming album, Life. If astonishing 2014 ballad “More Than Silence” is indicative, this may be the band’s best music. “[‘Silence’] was the beginning of saying, ‘We really need to embrace who we are now,’” explains George. “You can’t be what you were 30 years ago, and it would be insane to try and be that person. This album is called Life, and it’s really a reflection of everything we’ve been through personally, emotionally, publicly. It’s quite inward-looking. “It’s a little bit cynical, it’s a little bit optimistic [laughs]. It’s got everything, every emotion.”
    Tue., July 10, 8pm 
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    Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Show Me the Body, Vein

    Pittsburgh’s Code Orange Kids evolved from self-described “really straightforward punk” into a death metal-tinged hardcore act of intensely destructive power. Abrasive, doom-laden, and crushingly heavy, they’ve parlayed Helmet one-chord chunk-chunk-chunk riffs into a unique weapon with the same kill radius as vintage Slayer. Los Angeles’ Twitching Tongues, New York’s Show Me the Body, and Boston’s Vein all tread similar core turf.
    Tue., July 10, 7pm 
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