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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
  • Soul of a Musician Series with Jenifer Jackson

    Join us for a free, intimate, family-friendly performance series featuring music & conversation with Austin's finest musicians & songwriters, hosted by St. Matthew's.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Threadgill's North
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    Sunny Sweeney's Dysfunctional Family Christmas feat. Brennen Leigh & Tennessee Jet

    Sunny Sweeney pulls no punches in her songwriting. The country siren’s 2017 fourth LP Trophy laid down raw truths of hard times with thick skin and a sly wink through the pain. Wrangling fellow locals Brennen Leigh and Tennessee Jet, Sweeney serenades the dysfunction and love of seasonal gatherings. Just like your own family, but more talented and fun.
    Fri., Dec. 21, 8:30pm
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    A Merry-Achi Christmas w/ Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hérnandez

    Fusing mariachi with American holiday carols, Sol de México’s Jose Hérnandez cultivates a Christmas celebration with Southwest flavor. Since 1981, the 13-piece, three-time Grammy nominees have worked with Anglo favorites like the Beach Boys and released cross-cultural material like New York, New York, all the while traversing the traditional but vibrant sounds of mariachi.
    Fri., Dec. 21, 8pm
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    Christian Bland & the Revelators, Blushing, Fanclub

    Black Angels’ third eye.
    Fri., Dec. 21, 9pm
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    Think Lizzy

    The boys are back in town.
    Fri., Dec. 21, 6:30pm
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    Michael Martin Murphey's A Cowboy Christmas 25th Anniversary

    Austin’s countercultural country scene was still embryonic when Michael Martin Murphey moved back to Texas in 1971. In retrospect, the songwriter’s settlement – and the fellow artists it attracted – was a crucial catalyst for the ensuing progressive country movement. “A lot of us were professional songwriters in other places, but we didn’t like the kind of music we were expected to turn in, so we went back there and began bouncing these new songs off each other that didn’t fit the mold of what was popular at the time – something representing the gritty side of America,” he reveals. “We were literally starving artists trying to develop an American voice that was strongly Texan.” Murphey’s career has balanced tradition and originality, exploring everything from Old West cowboy tunes to bluegrass. It was this impulse toward history that created his Cowboy Christmas show, now celebrating its 25th anniversary. “In 1991 I put out a Christmas album called Cowboy Christmas, and I had no idea that the original Cowboy Christmas Ball was being kept alive by a committee in Anson,” he says. “They called me up and invited me to play it. They made me aware of all these old-time dances and the music that went with it, and as I began to research it, it opened up a whole new world to me.” The show, which features 19th century dances, tells the history of the Cowboy Christmas Ball in the tiny town near Abilene. It’s presented in a larger context of Texas music, which includes Murphey’s cosmic country originals. “Really the show is about the progression of the music and preservation of the tradition,” he offers. “I’ve always loved history and now I am history.”
    Fri., Dec. 21, 8pm
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    Chief Perch, The Cold Tony's, Daphne Tunes, Howard & the Nosebleeds

    Secret Soup Records’ “Acid Test” musically manifests LSD’s warping influence. Austin indie-poppers Daphne Tunes float woozy introspections before paranoia sets in with Houston freak rock experimentalists Howard & the Nosebleeds. The coastal beachgaze of San Marcos youngsters the Cold Tony’s pull back to Earth, before Chief Perch doses a mind-scattering blend of ensemble funk, cosmic jazz, and polyrhythmic R&B.
    Fri., Dec. 21, 10pm
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