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    Vockah Redu, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Synthemesc

    Bounce music was born out of Nola housing projects and youths from those complexes continue to ringlead the genre. Vockah Redu and crew offer breakneck twerk routines to four-to-the-floor romp beats that lubricate dance floors, whether in a sweaty club or on a boat along with surfy rockers Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad and deep housers Synthemesc. Tickets and info on Eventbrite.com.
    Sun., Aug. 26, 5:30pm
    S.S. Saturnalia
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    The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival w/ Little Joe y La Familia, El Tule, Altamesa, Big Wy's Brass Band, Chulita Vinyl Club ATX

    For decades, Little Joe y La Familia have synthesized Tejano with jazz, country, and rock & roll. Along the way, they and their frontman’s groundbreaking status has been bolstered by four Grammys, beginning with recognition for 1991 classic 16 de Septiembre, the first Tejano title to win in the Best Mexican-American Album category. Still, singer José Hernández remains humble. “I was never a formally trained musician,” admits the 77-year-old vocalist. “I’m limited and I sometimes feel like I get too much credit.” Growing up poor in a predominantly black neighborhood of Temple, a young Hernández listened to Western swing and big band swing on the radio. His family, including a dozen siblings, added to a musical education. “I remember my brothers and sisters bringing in original recordings from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald,” he recalls. “My dad and his compadres would sing loudly to Spanish music at the big parties we had at the house. It’s a part of my DNA.” This upbringing can be heard in cuts like the spiraling flourish of “Anna,” off 1973’s Total, and a symphonic reworking of Tejano classic “Las Nubes” from the previous year’s Para La Gente. The latter resonated in the working-class struggle of many Latinos in the Southwest. Hernández’s support for Chicanos extended far beyond his music career, which launched at the age of 13 in his cousin’s band. He continually backed the political and socioeconomic interests of working-class Mexican-Americans and co-founded the Chicano Alliance Network. “Throughout my career, much of the Spanish music was imported and I remember in one major label offer, the executive told me, ‘If you sell 20,000 copies, I’ll walk to Texas and personally get drunk with you,’” remembers Hernández. “It almost felt insulting, so I started my own record label. I wanted to do things my way.”
    Sun., Aug. 26, 11:30am
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    Surf-Psych City Twilight Hour w/ HiFiKid, Hand-Me-Down Adventure, the Gnomads, Post-Modern Girls

    Long Beach native Jo Pausic’s wicked howling amplifies HiFiKid’s demonic folk pizazz, rejecting West Coast chic for dark garage braced with acoustic blues melodies and rumbling drums. Similar melancholy bellows from local surf rock trio Hand-Me-Down Adventure, while fellow natives the Gnomads flood the psychedelic beach day with reverb-drenched punk, and Post Modern Girls bring a feminine touch to the Strokes catalog.
    Sun., Aug. 26, 8pm
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