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  • Soul of a Musician Series presents: Barbara Nesbitt

    Join Threadgill's for a free, intimate, family-friendly performance series featuring music & conversation with Austin's finest musicians & songwriters, hosted by St. Matthew's.
    Sun. March 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Threadgill's North
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    Pecan Street Festival

    Sat., Sept. 22, 11am
    Sixth Street between Brazos & I-35
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    The Jesus Lizard, Suckling

    Strange times: Trump’s president, billionaires are launching cars into space, and Jesus Lizard wild man David Yow tossed the opening pitch at a Dodgers game – fast, high, and outside. Some 31 years after the Chicago-by-way-of-Austin quartet started, their physical approach remains similar. Bassist David Wm. Sims says Yow isn’t expected to do anything unsafe despite occasional stage diving, but he himself suffered a meniscus tear during the band’s December dates. A recent viewing of Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges doc Gimme Danger added insult to injury. “In the interview, Iggy was sitting on his foot, with his leg tucked completely under him, which I completely cannot do anymore,” laments Sims. Battle scars aside, he, Yow, guitarist Duane Denison, and drummer Mac McNeilly still conjure the highly distilled essence of blistering touchstones like 1991’s Goat and 1992’s Liar when they occasionally reunite. Given the austere conditions under which the Steve Albini-produced albums were recorded, there’s no trickery other than nailing it down. “We just wrote the songs as we wanted to play them in clubs in front of people, and then we went and recorded them that way,” Sims says. “We didn’t really have the wiggle room to get fancy with that process.”
    Sat., Sept. 22, 8pm 
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    Frankie Cosmos, Lomelda, Stef Chura

    Launched under the K Records-influenced penmanship of Greta Kline, Vessel marks the project’s 52nd release from the New Yorker’s bedroom-built archive. Now crafting indie-pop as a quartet, Frankie Cosmos’ Sub Pop debut sharpened Kline’s simply-put, highly empathic outlook. Texan Hannah Read’s rich poetics join as Lomelda, and Detroit songwriter Stef Chura opens with bristly guitar rock.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 9pm 
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    Shoreline Mafia

    Shoreline Mafia became the face of L.A.’s SoundCloud-fueled hip-hop renaissance after a Fox News exposé on lean catapulted their intemperate raps from the streets to suburbia. From the low-riding thrash of “Spaceship” to the downtempo jerk of “Musty,” the new Atlantic Records signees synthesize and expand the West Coast sound with unbounded neo-G-funk.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm 
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    Seismic Dance Event

    Independent promoter RealMusic Events presents a two-day camping experience featuring over 40 of your favorite DJs and dance music artists. Headliners include Austin’s own Kingdom Nightclub resident DJ Barbuto on Friday and multifaceted punk producer/funk DJ/sometimes singer Amtrac on Saturday. Vibe out to tech-y house and progressive beats while commingling at the food trucks and art installations.
    Fri., Sept. 21 
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    Laraaji, Dallas Acid

    Call Edward Larry Gordon (Laraaji) New Age, but he’s not new to music. Since the late Seventies, the Philly-born virtuoso has performed aural meditations on the electric zither, an old-world cross between harp and guitar. In Austin, he plays alongside homegrown ambient trio Dallas Acid, with whom he collaborated on Arrive Without Leaving, due October 2. Austin Chronicle: Why the zither? Laraaji: I was guided to the zither in a pawn shop in 1974. I was pawning a guitar, when a mystical inspiration advised me not to take money for it, but to swap it for the zither in the window. It summed up everything I wanted to do with music: communicate the nature of cosmic unity and stay present in the eternal moment. AC: How did you link up with Dallas Acid? L: Myself and my musical partner Arji played with them in March at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. We had a very warm, loving connection, and the next day we were taken into a studio. We shared an enormously large gong they travel with, and it gave me a chance to explore Moog synthesizers, I’ve never had one myself. AC: Will there be much improvisation locally? L: It’s mostly improvisation, with a sense of tonality. Before my performance I meditate to get a connection with the cosmic universe and a sense of what energy or feelings that should be accented. My music emphasizes the intimate cosmic presence. Full Q&A online at austinchronicle.com/daily/music.
    Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm 
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