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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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    Wagoneers w/ Monte Warden, Tylor Branden (6:00)

    Buddy Holly honky-tonk.
    Fri., Feb. 22
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    Churchwood (12:30am), the Flesh Eaters, Sean Wheeler (10:00)

    When Chris Desjardins first convened the Flesh Eaters lineup commandeering the Continental Club this weekend, its limited shelf life was inherent. He’d already recorded and performed with several ad hoc aggregates bearing the name, always composed of L.A. punk luminaries, so no one batted an eye when 1981’s A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die boasted half of X (John Doe, DJ Bonebrake) and three-fifths of the Blasters (Dave Alvin, Steve Berlin, Bill Bateman). Ears may have done a double-take at the free jazz/swamp R&B/garage punk backing Desjardins’ yowled beat verse. “I’d been listening to a lot of African music,” recalls Desjardins of the album’s inspirations. “A lot of African pop music and tribal chants, and drumming records. I’d gotten a lot of ideas for songs from that, so I wanted to take those indigenous African ideas and transpose them to garage punk as an experiment, to see what kind of rhythms I would get. “Like, I was listening to a lot of Bo Diddley during that period, and a lot of Link Wray.” All songs were written via Desjardins singing into a tape recorder, with either Doe or Alvin creating musical beds from cassettes of the singer’s mordant, Rimbaud-at-midnight, creature-feature lyricism. Much of the same methodology is employed on the first Flesh Eaters disc in 14 years, new Yep Roc release I Used to Be Pretty. The triumvirate that created L.A. punk’s songwriting template – literary, bohemian, poetic – remains front and center. “Even though we all have egos, we’re pretty deferential to each other,” says the bandleader. “I don’t know if that give-and-take would have been so prevalent when we were younger.”
    Fri., Feb. 22
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    General Smiley w/ Lakandon, Moe, McPullish

    Like last year, dancehall reggae pioneer General Smiley celebrates his birthday locally. Behind sing-song bars, Michigan & Smiley – Anthony Fairclough and Erroll Bennett, respectively – burst onto the iconic Studio One imprint in the late Seventies. Debut single and LP Rub a Dub Style became synonymous with the Jamaican scene and smash hit “Diseases” remains top ranking. A 2012 collaboration with local producer McPullish and Austin’s Lakandon as his current backing band means Smiley’s now a Lone Star general.
    Fri., Feb. 22, 9pm
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    Harvest Thieves, Western Youth, Otis Wilkins, Ben Ballinger

    ATX roots outlaws host a Teflon trio.
    Fri., Feb. 22, 9pm
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    John Maus, Sailor Poon [outside]

    Political philosopher John Maus samples his pitched-down, fifth goth-pop LP, 2018’s Addendum, created on modular synthesizers built after a search for musical essence inside the machines.
    Fri., Feb. 22, 9pm
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    No Idea Festival w/ Toshimaru Nakamura & Sean Meehan

    Since the highly social act of musical improvisation oxygenates any festival, at the 16th annual No Idea Festival, fresh air abounds. From banjo to cornet and through degrees of composition, installation, and site-specific encounters, local and international performers will navigate limitless, on-the-spot possibilities. Tonight features Toshimaru Nakamura from Tokyo, who redefined “instrument” by using a mixer as one.
    Fri., Feb. 22, 8pm
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