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    Brownout, Superfónicos

    July 2019: Seven Austinites are sweating profusely inside Lechehouse, a vibey, back-house studio in Buda. They’re trying to get an intricate horn performance committed to tape so the A/C unit can be turned back on. Welcome to day four of the overdubbing portion to Berlin Sessions. It’s a different kind of Brownout album. The band operates from a post-Brown Sabbath/Public Enemy/breakbeat existence. Also, for better or worse, the group finally counts a full-time singer – me. We’ve decided to scrap any “new” songs previously hashed out and performed live. Creative stakes heightened, we put the band on the spot and track fresh ideas culled from sparse demos thrown into a Dropbox folder. Friend and collaborator Steve Berlin of Los Lobos leads us through this process. As on that 105-degreee day last summer, I hang around the studio observing, listening, and fishing for lyric ideas. At times, I even join the rhythm section: drums, bass, congas, guitars, all of which were recorded live. Nothing like folks sweating it out until they get the take. Steve proves masterful at wrangling a band of producers and pushing forward consensus. It proved a challenging and rewarding process for me personally. I found my place in the arrangements, gelling my personality with the band’s and bringing in my own thing. Steve encouraged me to take my outside-the-box vocal ideas as far as I could, then tactfully refocused me as needed. Invaluable. We set out to make an EP, but in the end tracked 14 songs. Eleven of them are on the vinyl release, two extras are digital-only bonus cuts, and there’s a li’l somethin’ somethin’ for future use. Sixteen years in, Brownout still embraces change.
    Sat., March 7, 9pm 
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    Jill Scott, Moonchild

    Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Jill Scott commemorates the 20-year anniversary of double-platinum debut album Who Is Jill Scott? The North Philly R&B/soul singer-songwriter exudes maturity and sexuality on wax with lovely poems, then went viral on her 2018 tour thanks to provocative microphone techniques.
    Sat., March 7, 8pm 
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    Nosferatu Festival w/ Avenue Rockers, Invincible Czars live score of Nosferatu

    Invincible Czars live score 1922 German expressionist silent.
    Sat., March 7, 4pm 
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    Surf by Surf East w/ the Baffles, Boss Jaguars, Los SuperAvengers, King Pelican, the Really Rottens, Nematoads, Nuclear Juarez, the Spoils, Rahmus, Total Death Mechanics

    Free and starting at 2pm, CenTex waxes up its longboards for the seventh time, showcasing six local acts (Baffles, Boss Jaguars, the Really Rottens, Nematoads, Rahmus, and the Spoils), two from San Antonio (King Pelican, Nuclear Juarez), one act straddling both cities (Los SuperAvengers), and one act from the non-landlocked locale of Corpus Christi (Total Death Mechanics). Surf’s up!
    Sat., March 7, 2pm 
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    Resistor II w/ Butcher Bear, Sex Pümp, Black DaVinciii, Dylan Cameron, Production Unit Xero, ZNO Electric Outlaw, Tiago Da Silva, Cuadroped, & more

    After three years’ absence, Resistor offers a daylong respite of local electro experimentalists across the sound spectrum. Hip-hop (Butcher Bear, Black DaVinciii), house (Dylan Cameron), ambient chiptune (Cuadroped), drone (the Viewer), and New Wave (Sex Pümp) peppers the 14-artist roster. $10 gets your lawn chair or blanket on the grounds.
    Sat., March 7 
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    Imprecation, Sepolcro, Trench Warfare, Churchacide

    Houston old-school satanic DM with dungeon synths vs. Veronese OSDM brutality inspired by the Necronomicon.
    Sat., March 7, 9pm 
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    The Vapor Caves, Lolita Lynne, Jane Claire, HYAH

    “Boogie/modern funk duo” meets “ear-bleeding cult pop.”
    Sat., March 7, 9pm 
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    Ice Cube, Trae Tha Truth

    Last March 17, the Sunday of SXSW Music, O’Shea Jackson, 50, laid waste to all festival headliners at ACL Live. True, the Compton rapper didn’t showcase like 2008 when he crammed Auditorium Shores to capacity during a free concert. Yet the control, confidence, and charisma of the onetime N.W.A. leader made all other MCs that weekend sound like Vanilla Ice.
    Sat., March 7, 6pm 
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