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for Sat., April 1
  • Joe Bonamassa Live in Concert

    Joe Bonamassa is one of today's top live performers. His enthusiastic shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and cited by Guitar World Magazine as “the world's biggest blues guitarist,” he has single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre.
    Sun. Oct. 29, 8pm  
    ACL Live at the Moody Theater
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    Urban Music Festival w/ Stokley, Zapp, Lyfe Jennings, Arrested Development, Chrisette Michele, Adina Howard, Michel 'Le, Changing Faces, Sunshine Anderson, Don Diego

    Every spring, Festival, Texas – aka Austin – sprouts music convergences more plentiful than bluebonnets, but don’t snooze on the local sleeper: Urban Cultural Fest. Annually, the state capital’s dwindling Black population shows up en masse to hype both legacy acts and modern crooners and swooners. Electro G-funk pioneers who popularized the talk box, Zapp still stars two of the four Troutman bros who founded a band Ice Cube once cited as his window into hip-hop via “More Bounce to the Ounce.” A big ol’ stack warms them up: Stokley, Lyfe Jennings, Chrisette Michele, Adina Howard, Michel’le, Changing Faces, Don Diego, and Sunshine Anderson.
    Sat., April 1, noon 
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    Celebration of life for Glen "Spot" Lockett w/ Up Around the Sun, Gary Lindsey & the Pleasure Tide, Doc Grauzer

    The morning of March 4, 2023, the world lost one of its primary sources of color, joy, wonder, whimsy, and absolute substance. Glen Michael Lockett – better known by his nom de disc SPOT (entirely capitalized, with a dot in the middle of the “O” when handwritten) – moved on from this plane at age 72 at Morningside Healthcare in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, following a lengthy battle with fibrosis. You could almost feel the oxygen leave Austin as the news spread. He spent the first half of the Eighties building the sound of American hardcore punk via his groundbreaking production work for Black Flag and every other band signed by SST Records – including Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, Descendents, and Meat Puppets – plus Misfits and our own flagship punk acts the Big Boys and the Dicks. Then SPOT moved to Austin – where he not only showed the Hickoids and the entire Rabid Cat Records roster how to use the recording studio, especially the Offenders and Texas Instruments – but became a celebrated local character of many years’ standing. Saturday afternoon, all locals who loved SPOT gather at Sagebrush to remember his facility with seemingly every instrument ever designed, including a few he invented (i.e., the “fidola,” a viola played like a fiddle); his idiosyncratic sense of humor and whimsy; and his wide-ranging interests, musical and otherwise. The celebration will feature performances from Doc Grauzer on Irish harp, Gary Lindsey & the Pleasure Tide, and the old-timey musical stylings of Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins aka Up Around the Sun.
    Sat., April 1, 4pm. Free.
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    POSTPONED: UnoTheActivist, Tony Shhnow

    Hailing from the birthplace of trap music, 27-year-old Tony Shhnow deserves some credit for the plugg subgenre’s resurgence in recent years. The Georgia-launched rapper uniquely transports flows typical of his hometown onto hazy production with captivating ease. His most recent release, November’s Plug Motivation, combines common plugg elements with a mixtape aesthetic befitting DatPiff’s heyday – complete with copious producer and DJ tags. Another 2022 tape, Reflexions, further proves he’s far from a one-trick pony, with highlights including his dominance over Zaytoven-esque keys on “Supernatural 2” and the “Foolish”-sampling “Days Get Cold.”
    Sat., April 1, 6pm 
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    Rekt: DeVice Takeover w/ René LaVice, Airglo, DJ D.M.X., Alyssa Rose

    The space formerly known as Cedar Street Courtyard continues its revamp with the first event of a new drum and bass monthly residency. DeVice Records kicks off with label head René LaVice as the main event.
    Sat., April 1, 9pm 
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    LuluFest w/ Estrella All-Star Band ft. Su Terry, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, Alex Coke, Ryan Hagler, & Mike Gordon, Emily Gimble Trio, Margaret Slovak Trio (6:30)

    With the motto “where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women,” LuluFest invites women bandleaders to play whatever they like with whomever they like, though some form of improvisation is understandably required. Formerly known as the Wall Street Jazz Festival back when it was held in New York, LuluFest’s sixth Austin edition includes guitarist Margaret Slovak and her trio, former Asleep at the Wheel pianist Emily Gimble and her trio, and the Estrella All-Star Band co-led by soprano saxist Su Terry, singer Suzi Stern, and pianist/festival founder Peggy Stern.
    Sat., April 1 
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