Wednesday’s music picks: Greg Dulli, Maggie Belle

Afghan Whigs Greg Dulli Photo by Ha Lam
Greg Dulli plays Central Presbyterian Church. Photo by Ha Lam

Greg Dulli, Derrick Brown at Central Presbyterian Church. The Afghan Whigs started churning out R&B-tinged alt-rock in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986 and their 40th anniversary is shaping up as a big year for the band and their fans. The Whigs have a new album due out on Sub Pop later this year and frontman Dulli is doing a limited run of intimate evenings in churches and synagogues across the country. Dulli will perform stripped down versions of his solo material and Afghan Whigs songs. $28. Doors at 7 p.m. 200 E. Eighth Street. — D.S.S.

Also: Sahara Lounge hosts an excellent, horn-heavy night of soul and funk with New Orleans’ Maggie Belle and Austin360 March Artist of the Month Mama K & the Shades. … The first non-SXSW public show at the new 3Ten club below ACL Live is a free event featuring the 1o-piece Macaxeira Funk ensemble. … Beerland celebrates owner Randall Stockton’s birthday with Jonly Bonly and more. … The second installment of the new Microsessions “speed dating for new music” series at the Vortext features 15- minute sets by Grace Park & Jesse Dalton, Lagoons, Chazz Bessette, More Eaze and Michael Garfield. … Sun Radio’s Texas Radio Live at Guero’s Oak Garden features singers Sarah Sharp and Sarah Arenella from 6 to 8 p.m. … Austin rock scene lifer Thor Harris and his friends headline an indoor show at the Mohawk. … Will Taylor & Strings Attached wrap up a run of Wednesday happy-hour shows at Tellers downtown. They’ll move the gig to El Mercado Backstage next week. … Thee Unseen Eye, another project of guitar-drums couple Eve Monsees and Mike Buck, plays late at Antone’s, after happy hour with the Tommy Shannon Blues Band. … Top roots options include Bill Kirchen at the Broken Spoke, Warren Hood at ABGB and Joe King Carrasco with Danny B. Harvey at Evangeline Cafe.

Author: Staff Writer

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