Deerhoof, Courtesy of Anniversary Group

Wizard Rodeo w/ Deerhoof, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country, the Tender Things, Little Mazarn, Pussy Gillette, Grocery Bag, Hemlock, Large Brush Collection, Up Around the Sun, Bill Baird & Jonathan Horne, Nate Wheeler, Spectral Geezers, McMercy Family Band, Jesse Ebaugh's Sahara Free Four, Ethan Azarian

Deerhoof’s sustaining anarchic delight would supercharge any realm – whether kicking off recent Bay Area-set film adaptation Shortcomings (“Sit Down, Let Me Tell You a Story.”), playing Downtown at Parish on Friday (with locals alexalone and Mental Abortion), or headlining the wonderfully weird Wizard Rodeo fest the next day. The noon-to-midnight whirlwind’s placement just east of city limits, at the Long Time sandlot baseball field, perhaps allows the San Francisco band’s two-part Travis County stop. They tote their first of 18 career albums sung in Satomi Matsuzaki’s native Japanese, March’s Miracle-Level.

Upholding the 3-year-old fireside fest’s folky essence, other out-of-towners are Durham songwriting scholar Jake Xerxes Fussell and intricate Chicago chronicler Hemlock. Alongside sets by fest organizers Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country, Little Mazarn, and the Tender Things, further Austinites celebrate standout 2023 releases: Pussy Gillette’s punk-slumped Permanent Trash, Grocery Bag’s psych-scorched debut Break You, and Large Brush Collection’s soft, sturdy single “Forgiveness Is a Gift We Give to Ourselves.” Seeking more autumnal magic? Try a Bill Baird-assisted drone zone, a cozy house stage featuring Ethan Azarian and Up Around the Sun, or a wizard-constructed mushroom dome.

Rachel Rascoe
Past date: Sat., Dec. 2, noon
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