Party with the best local bands, musicians, and more, as chosen by Austin's live music fans in the Chronicle's Austin Music Poll! Performances by DAIISTAR, Pussy Gillette, S.L. Houser, Walker Lukens, Ben Kweller, Sabrina Ellis, Kalu James, Eve Monsees, Kevin Russell, and many more!
After Roberto Carlos Lange celebrates PHASOR with a Feb. 9 tour kickoff in Atlanta, Austin earns the fourth live airing of the new album’s electronic- and folk-woven songwriting as Helado Negro. Preview the comforting, mechanized warmth with singles like “Best for You and Me,” inspired by the Asheville, North Carolina resident’s visit to the infinity-touching SAL MAR synthesizer machine. Playing with contrast, his prior LP Far In emerged during lockdown in Marfa. Equally must-see for reworking the folk framework, NYC artist June McDoom followed up the haunting whirl of her self-titled 2022 EP on this year’s With Strings, rearranging two originals alongside Judee Sill and Nina Simone selects. – Rachel Rascoe