This week’s music picks: Get a double dose of Nothing, and see Elizabeth Cook up something


Venom Inc., Necrophagia, Blood Royale at Grizzly Hall. The new East Riverside venue next door to Emo’s is seeking to serve many audiences with events ranging from local country shows to private bookings. Metal is clearly a big part of their plan, though, as evidenced by this triple bill. An offshoot of the metal band Venom, the new Venom Inc. features former members Jeff Dunn and Anthony Bray. Also playing are Ohio death-metal lifers Necrophagia and local punk-metal band the Blood Royale. $15-$20. 7 p.m. 2015 East Riverside Drive. — P.B.

Also: Christine Albert and her band welcome Shake Russell, Michael Hearne and Mike Roberts as guests of this week’s Mystery Monday show at El Mercado. … Indire-rock band Brother Superior continues its two-years-running Monday residency at the Blackheart with Jonathan Terrell opening. … Other local options include Da Costa at Strange Brew, the Dylan Bishop Band at Antone’s and Sydney Wright at Geraldine’s.


Nothing at Sidewinder. Frontman, Domenic “Nicky” Palermo began writing “Tired of Tomorrow,” Nothing’s morose, but beautifully textured new album, while hopped up on painkillers at a California hospital following a beating at an Oakland club that left him with a fractured skull and spine. His recovery record is a collection of bleakly existential but oddly uplifting shoegaze. In addition to the club show, the band plays a free in-store at Waterloo Records at 5 p.m. $13. Doors at 6:30 p.m. 715 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Grupo Fantasma will play the new 3Ten venue on April 16. Photo courtesy of Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma’s “Austin City Limits” taping at ACL Live also will be live-streamed. Photo courtesy of Grupo Fantasma

Also: Don’t fret if you didn’t win tickets to see Latin powerhouse Grupo Fantasma tape an episode of “Austin City Limits,” as the show is live streaming on the ACL YouTube channel. … Back from an extended national tour, Texas troubadour James McMurtry resumes his Tuesday acoustic residency at the Continental Gallery. … Bassist for countless high-profile Austin acts over the years, Bruce Hughes plays his own gig at 8 p.m. at Strange Brew, which also features Joe King Carrasco sitting in on Durawa’s regular 6 p.m. show. … Other top local options include the Ruby Jane Trio at Geraldine’s, Mike Stinson at the White Horse and Graham Weber at Stay Gold.


Gorilla vs. Bear 5 at the Parish. The influential Dallas-based music blog has a good track record of picking tomorrow’s sensations while they’re still on a slow burn rise. For the fifth installment of their summer tastemaker party in Austin they present an evening of enthralling electropop. Canada’s Jessy Lanza channels her unease into pulsing aural collages that are equally upbeat and paranoid, and New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma floats in on a debut full-length album that bubbles with summer sweetness. $14. Doors at 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. — D.S.S.

Elizabeth Cook at 3Ten. You never know quite where Cook might turn up. When Todd Snider’s Hard Working Americans tour rolled through Austin last year, the Nashville singer-songwriter was a surprise guest vocalist. Sirius/XM subscribers can catch her morning show on the satellite radio network’s Outlaw Country channel. Or how about the video above from 2014, where she played a Velvet Underground song on — gasp! — the Grand Ole Opry (and dedicated it to David Letterman, to boot). But it’s been six years since she’s had a new record out, a drought that ends with this month’s “Exodus of Venus.” Gordy Quist from local sensations Band of Heathens opens the show with a solo set. $20. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Also: Arrive at 3Ten early for the free monthly Wine Down series from 5 to 7 p.m., music by Amanda Cevallos and wine samples from Ruffino plus bites from Cru. … Get your fledgling music fans out to Symphony Square early for Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park with Joe McDermott at 9:30 a.m. … One of Austin’s next great psych-rock acts, Annabelle Chairlegs headlines at Barracuda. … Liverpudlian Pink Floyd cover act Brit Floyd plays Cedar Park Center. … Brooklyn’s Big Thief showcase their stark songwriting at a free Waterloo Records in-store before a show later at Sidewinder. … Sun Radio’s Texas Radio Live series features Rosie Flores plus the Band of Babies at Guero’s. … Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman joins Strings Attached for their weekly show at El Mercado Backstage.


Texas Heritage Festival at Stubb’s. In its second year, this Lone Star-sponsored festival moves to Stubb’s and adds a non-Texan headliner with South Carolina Americana duo Shovels & Rope, who impressed in opening set for Jason Isbell at ACL Live earlier this year. Also on the bill are former Austinite Will Sheff’s Okkervil River, Nina Diaz’s San Antonio outfit Girl in a Coma, and recent Austin returnee Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit. The $10 ticket price benefits a statewide network of food banks. $10. 6 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — P.B.

Also: Formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, mandolinist Jeff Austin headlines the Parish with local opener the Deer, whose new album is one of Austin’s best of 2016 so far. … Comic pop punk anti-heroes Basketball Shorts celebrate the release of their excellent new digital/vinyl drop “Hot and Ready” with Flesh Lights and more at Cheer Up Charlie’s. … R&B crooner and super-producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds plays ACL Live. … Montreal electro-duo Adventure Club plays Vulcan Gas Company. … Also from Montreal, King Khan & the Shrines bring their psych-punk oddity show to the Mohawk outside. … Jason Boland, leader of red dirt band the Stragglers, plays solo acoustic at Strange Brew. … KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove features James McMurtry at Shady Grove. … Other top local options include the Happen-Ins with the Joe Jacksons (celebrating a new single) at the Continental Club, Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s and Tex Thomas at Guero’s.

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