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    Rich Harney Jazz Festival Day 1 w/ Beth Ullman Quartet, Suzzan Craig, Elias Haslanger Quintet

    Pianist/composer Rich Harney left a significant void in the local jazz circle when he unexpectedly passed in 2020. His old friend and partner Alex Coke fills it with an inaugural festival at First Presbyterian, at which Harney was a fixture every Sunday morning. Friday night includes frequent Harney co-conspirator Beth Ullman and her Quintet, NYC pianist Suzzan Craig, and Harney mentee Elias Haslanger’s Quintet. Saturday brings pianist Andy Weyl and his trio, an encore performance from Craig, and organizer Coke’s 5tet. Harney’s books and records will also be for sale.
    Fri., May 26, 7pm. $20 general admission for one-day ticket, $30 for both days. All ages. 
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    Bourgeois Mystics (album release), Cilantro Boombox, Lena Luca

    Tomorrow’s show doubles as an album release party and farewell event for the eclectic group entering an indefinite hiatus. Recent singles – previewing upcoming album Gentrification of Planet Earth – mix a pot of various sounds ranging from funk to rap rock flows (“Abortable Housing”).
    Fri., May 26, 9pm
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    Crashing in with King Louie 10th anniversary w/ Supernova, Orya, RUUex

    Austinites in search of a remixed, internationally informed good time have maintained a weekly go-to since 2013: Crashing in With King Louie. An influential force in the city’s now-familiar integration of cumbia, hip-hop, house, and more, the DJ packs a dance floor with genre-spanning selections. Maestro of the Friday residency messages: “‘Crashing in’ started around the time that many Red River District venues were shutting down due to sound ordinance restrictions and rising rent prices. Heading east of I-35 felt like the right move and Volstead would soon become home.” The Madrid-born and Mexico-raised DJ, also of the cross-border collective Peligrosa, adds: “What was once a monthly party soon turned into a weekly bash heading into year two. A pivotal moment … occurred when Major Lazer announced at ACL that the after-party was at Volstead. That night was unforgettable and set the bar for what is now the hottest Friday night party on the Eastside.” Supernova (Pangea Sound), Orya, and RUUex add to the 7pm to 2am special.
    Fri., May 26, 7pm. No cover (21+).
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