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    Killer Queen

    UK Queen tribute (b.1993) and local Queen tribute afterparty (b.2007).
    Sat., June 29, 8pm
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    Ike Stubblefield Trio feat. Bernard Purdie & Grant Green Jr., Bernard Purdie drum clinic (2:00)

    One of the most prolific drummers the world has ever known, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie will share secrets of his signature shuffle in a daytime clinic, then join organist Ike Stubblefield and guitarist Grant Green Jr. – son of the Blue Note soul-jazz giant – in a trio later that evening. “Trios with organ players, I was doing that by the time I was 12,” declares Purdie from his home in New Jersey. “There isn’t an organ player out there I haven’t played with, including Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff. It’s one of the best formats because everyone has to be aware of each other. There’s no running away. It’s a combination that works because we’re all listening to one another, and everybody has a part.” The human metronome, who celebrated his 80th birthday this month, served as music director for Aretha Franklin 1970-75, a period that includes her live gospel-soul masterpiece, Amazing Grace. “It’s still one of the most wonderful performances by anybody because this lady … ooooooh, she sang. It’s spiritual, it’s gospel, it’s funk, it’s R&B, it’s pop. It’s got every ingredient. It’s got the spirit! “She preached in rehearsal. Not just normal soul preaching, she preached! I’ll never forget it. I know her father was a preacher, but he did nothing compared to what she did in rehearsal. There wasn’t a dry eye in that church, and this was just at rehearsal!” Purdie’s list of collaborators is endless and peerless: Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Bob Marley, Dizzy Gillespie, Donny Hathaway, Steely Dan, et al. “I don’t try to force artists to be like other artists. That’s been the secret of my success all these years.”
    Sat., June 29
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    Billy Harvey (album release)

    Released in 2004, Billy Harvey’s Pie now remasters onto vinyl. “Better than everybody else,” says Bob Schneider, and indeed, the Illinois native and longtime Austinite nabbed an International Songwriters Award for “Frozen Through” on said sophomore album. The track pointed the way for his mercurial indie rock on existential reckoner The Everlasting War (2009) and pop-leaned Elephants in the Room (2017).
    Sat., June 29, 9pm
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    Chris Travis, Tripnotix, Lepht, RAM [control room]

    Founded as funky Eighties pop, L.A.’s Harriett Brown bounces R&B anchored in dark, slinky electronics. The multi-instrumentalist’s precisely restrained production slicks up danceable sophomore Mall of Fortune, undeniable behind the trippy “Bag Away” and crooning “Man.” Classically-trained local Roddrinskee Johnson supports as hard-edged pop project Drint, preceded by Austin native Torre Blake’s gently unfolding R&B.
    Sat., June 29, 9pm
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    Dale Yeah! Dick Dale tribute w/ the Hungry Onions, Nematoads, Los SuperAvengers, the Boss Jaguars, the Baffles

    Surf’s Up: Hungry Onions, Nematoads, Los SuperAvengers, Boss Jaguars, Baffles, etc.
    Sat., June 29, 6pm
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    Mother Falcon Music Lab student concert

    Session No. 2 of Create Your Own World stokes local indie classicism.
    Sat., June 29, noon
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    Pataphysics (album release)

    Nearly two decades into Pat Healy’s output of breakneck, absurdist synth-punk, the third LP from his quartet Pataphysics drops Friday. The Future of Synth Rock yields 29 tracks of whirring, headbanging, Eighties nerviness, following the locals’ Computer Chair EP from earlier this year, which jolted 10 songs onto a 7-inch record. Free show and beer runs 5-6pm, no openers.
    Sat., June 29, 5pm
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