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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
  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
    BLK Vinyl
  • Music

    Free Week: Duel, Amplified Heat, Bridge Farmers, Destroyer of Light, Crimson Devils [control room]

    The cream of Austin heavy turns Free Week into a bloodbath. Biker doom quartet Duel re-lives this year’s Live At the Electric Church release, veteran blues metal trio Amplified Heat celebrates its 2018 LP Madera, psych metal threesome Bridge Farmers blasts songs from its self-titled debut and upcoming follow-up, anthemic doomsters Destroyer of Light preview their second album, and motor stoners Crimson Devils kick the ass of 2017’s debut A Taste of Blood.
    Thu., Jan. 3, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week: Abhi the Nomad, the Bishops

      For the next three years, Austin hopefully holds on to Abhi Sridharan Vaidehi. Credible assurance arises from the Indian rapper’s receipt of an O-1B visa for extraordinary artistic abilities, as well as his deep love for the capital. Approval from Homeland Security followed standout 2018 sophomore LP Marbled, out on esteemed hip-hop imprint Tommy Boy Entertainment. Vaidehi’s sweet, wonky wordplay now extends into a four-pack of snappy singles. The 25-year-old calls them an experiment in “just completely rapping my ass off.” Catch his premiere on Red River, because our city needs to nail down this nomad.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 10pm
    • Music

      Free Week: PR Newman, the Oysters, Lola Tried

      Longtime fixture of the Austin music scene and former co-leader of the Berkshire Hounds, multi-instrumentalist Spencer Garland’s solo project, PR Newman (Punkrock Randy Newman), swaggers with candid intensity. Debut 2018 LP Turn Out weaves through a smart, unpredictable amalgamation of genre. From pure bluegrass twang on “Damn, I Miss That Guy” and jangling bop in “Everything” to the winking, brutal takedown of hipster Austinites’ obsessions with rural living (“Let’s Go Meet in a Small Town”), Garland’s sharp lyrics string together brassy funk and soul grooves with Americana and classic rock riffs, all awash in punk-meets-honky-tonk ’tude.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 9pm
    • Music

      Free Week: Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space, Sherry, Spirit Ghost, Dude Elsberry

      On 2017’s Not Brandy, Not Whiskey, John Michael Sherry muses on the passage of time while painting landscapes in Ram and Rundgren country. Less dreary than Stephin Merritt, less cloying than Wayne Coyne, the singer balances melancholy leisure with charged sentiment, using the right brushes, colors, and brushstrokes to mark measures and arrange embellishments. Honest reflections fed through shaky harmonies ground the moonglow piano magic of elegant tracks like “Each Day” and “Enough,” making them mortal without breaking the spell. Live, daylight arrives when Sean Lochridge, Declan Murtagh, Austin Perriraz, and Sherry bomb that alchemy with surf-pop psych and amp rock delight.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 7pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Gallery Lucid: Mindscapes

      Elliot Rogers' first solo show offers "hypnotic spaces and surreal mindscapes which reflect his inner meditative visions and explore the connection between the self and the alien other." It's all trippy AF, in other words – and the closing party will be awash with live music and fancy libations.
      Closing reception: Sat., Jan. 5, 6pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Guzu Gallery: Binge

      That Vince Torres and his astonishing cohort of creatives have garnered more graphic goodness for those Guzu walls, with 26 artists paying tribute to shows from the small screen, with stylish renditions of characters and settings from television’s past and present. Featuring homages by Chet Phillips, Tessa Morrison, Killian Glenn, Half-Human, Nina Sanchez, and more. Where's your fandom at, baby? It's probably right here, right now.
      Through Jan. 7
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Rohit Records: Release Party for the Closing

      Holy Mingering Mike, citizen, here's one hell of a fine immersive fantasy, in which a fellow named Rohitash Rao has conjured an entire a record store for bands that don’t exist – filled with album covers, concert posters, and T-shirts manufactured from Rao's own wild musical mythology. And now, on the closing night of the show, the artist is having a record release party for one of those bands that doesn't exist, but performed by an actual band.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 6-9pm
    • Community


      Texas State Men's Basketball

      Vs. Georgia Southern: Thu., Jan. 3, 7pm. Vs. Georgia State: Sat., Jan. 5, 4pm. $10 ($6, kids).  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Central Park Five (2012)

      Controversy & Conversation: Documentary covering the case of five teenagers wrongfully convicted for rape in 1989.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 6:30. Free.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      The Lady Eve (1941)

      Essential Cinema: Edith Head's Hollywood: Preston Sturges' delirious humor sets up Henry Fonda's wealthy dope to be taken by Barbara Stanwyck's seductive con artistry. Stick around for a post-screening discussion with Susan Mickey, UT costume designer, as part of this January series focusing on the wardrobe magic of Edith Head.
      Thu., Jan. 3, 7:00  
    • Arts


      Vanessa Gonzalez

      Your first Cap City headliner of 2019 is likely to be one of the funniest performers of the entire year. This local woman is, we mean, a total riot – as far-flung comedy fans recently learned at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs Festival and beyond.
      Jan. 2-5. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $12-23.  
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