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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
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    Free Week: Blackie, Black Mercy, Doula, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Blk Ops

    “My favorite part about performing live is when I let it all go: When I don’t have anything left and I put my feelings into the microphone.”: Raised in the Texas revolution stronghold of La Porte, an industrial town roughly 35 minutes outside of Houston, 31-year-old hip-hop punk Michael LaCour (aka Blackie) employs the boisterous nature of his “Chemical City” backyard as inspiration for a discography that exemplifies the beauty of raw emotion. He juxtaposes an assemblage of noise, with early works rumbling like a Cici’s arcade and rattling as if Player One brought his piggy bank with him. Now, harmonious piano keys serve as backdrop for passionate yelps of rebellious independence and aggressive saxophone blowing as nervy as Champagne-laced Red Bull.: “I was like, ‘My dad played the saxophone, Imma play the saxophone.’ A bunch of things hit me at once, so I just went for it and started playing the instruments,” explained the singer.: His Houston accent often comes to the forefront of his songs regardless of the instrumental canvas behind him. While he didn’t realize the power of his voice initially, LaCour credits a friend for hearing the power in his baritone pitch: “He gave me a big compliment, saying my voice cut through any track. He was like, ‘You’ve got a voice like Pimp C. It’s gonna cut through everything.’”: As a persona, Blackie creates music for the voiceless due to his unique position as a black noise artist.: “I want it to be everybody in the mosh pit,” he maintains.
    Sat., Jan. 5, 8pm
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      37th Street Lights

      This is how Austin does holiday lights. This yearslong tradition took a hiatus, but it's back this year and it's weirder than ever.
      Through Jan. 5. Free.  
      505 W. 37th, across from Amy's Ice Creams on Guadalupe
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      Theatre

      A Tuna Christmas

      The City Theatre company takes on Joe Sears and Jaston WIlliams' classic about holiday antics in the third smallest town in Texas, with Scot Friedman and Rick Smith handling all the many roles and Robyn Conner directing.
      Through Jan. 5. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).  
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      Dance

      ACC Dance Classes

      The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
      Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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