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    Rodeo Austin w/ Midland

    Midland’s polished honky-tonk twang hit a sweet spot on country radio with the Central Texas transplants’ 2017 debut LP On the Rocks and heavy-rotation single “Drinkin’ Problem.” Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson look like a 21st century Flying Burrito Brothers and sing like a Nineties neo-traditional country revival with just enough Red Dirt to scuff their boots. Midland’s sophomore LP lands later this year.
    Tue., March 19
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      Austin Spurs

      Vs. Texas Legends: Tue., March 19, 7:30pm. Vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce: Thu., March 21, 7:30pm. $6-79.  
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      Doug Mellard

      Yes, that Doug Mellard! Former FPIA champ! Knocked 'em dead in Montreal! Now delivering rapid-fire laughs as he moves his career forward to larger horizons! Now at Cap City, to anoint the stage that Joe Rogan's gonna set on fire soon after.
      Thu., March 21, 8pm. $14-19.  
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      Nils Frahm

      Nils Frahm knows his way around a grand piano. And a space echo. And a Moog. The Berlin-based pianist bridges the worlds of electronic and contemporary classical music, performing solo symphonies from a command center of keyboards and effects.: Austin Chronicle: Describe your musical background.: Nils Frahm: My background is not so much classical. I think of myself more as a jazz musician, but my voicings and harmonic developments resemble a classical tone, because I leave out all the weird notes that jazz is famous for.: AC: How did you get into electronic music?: NF: My brother played me trance music for the first time when I was 10. My father didn’t like it. He said I couldn’t listen to it because my brother blew out his speakers. I liked it even more then, because it was forbidden. Then when I was 14, I started sneaking into parties. That music became a three-dimensional way of life.: AC: What’s the inspiration for your live setup?: NF: When I was young, I saw the Portishead live concert DVD and they had an orchestra and organs and space echoes, and the drummer was playing jazz style. That was the most shocking thing for a 14-year-old looking for something else and thinking it’s not there. It was there, and even better than I thought.: AC: Why do you think there’s such a crossover between electronic and classical music?: NF: People who’ve listened to electronic music for some time are ready for more of an organic feel and emotionality, as opposed to just an acid-trippy thing like it was 20 years ago. I always loved the fusion of electronic music and jazz, or the spirit of dub, so I think there’s still a lot of possibilities for machine-made music to be emotionalized.
      Tue., March 19, 8pm
    • Arts


      Umlauf @ Hotel Ella: The Story of Integration at UT Austin

      The Umlauf's Hotel Ella Salon series continues, with Leslie Blair and Virginia Cumberbatch, authors of As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin, guiding a discussion on race in space in Austin and interviewing two of their book's subjects.
      Tue., March 19, 6pm. Free.  
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      Visual Arts

      Wally Workman Gallery: Deconstructing Nostalgia

      Elizabeth Chapin’s work references her Southern upbringing and the conflicted nostalgia surrounding the gentility and graciousness of the South. "Chapin views much of this culture as made possible largely by graceless and dark systems. This obfuscation of ugliness and the worship of appearance is the theme that runs throughout her new body of work." Ayup. Now, how about a large array of exemplary fauvist portraits, sometimes embellished by frames of tulle or active neon twisted like wild yarn? This fierce combo sizzles like angel spit on a griddle, makes eyes take wing. Recommended.
      Tuesdays-Sundays. Through March 24
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