Bullet the Blue Sky
As part of its ongoing "Artists Among Us: Poster Art in Austin" exhibit, the Austin History Center is hosting a reception Friday evening, emceed by the one and only Eddie Wilson. Former Armadillo poster artist Bill Narum and Austin expat Nels Jacobson (Club Foot) will speak, with music by Juan Gutierrez and Moonlight Towers. Free.
Don't forget SPAMARAMA, Austin's annual salute to the beloved potted meat, hits Waterloo Park, Saturday, from 12-6pm. Austin Music Award winners Grupo Fantasma and Wideawake join SPAMARAMA perennials the Uranium Savages, plus a special tribute to the 13th Floor Elevators from Roky Erickson's brother Sumner and friends. $5; kids under 12 free.
Austin's Lady Soul herself, Miss Lavelle White, backed by the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers, headlines Sunday's Women in Rhythm benefit for KOOP radio and the Capital Area Food Bank at Threadgill's World Headquarters. Suggested donation is $5 and a nonperishable food item. 1pm.
Austin Music Awards show pillagers Tia Carrera fire up their psychedelic sludge engine every Wednesday in April from 8pm-midnight at Jackalope on Sixth Street. Nearby shot bars advised to watch out for a broken glass or two.