This week’s music picks: HAAM Benefit Day brings music all across Austin


Pitchfork Radio kickoff at Barracuda. You’re probably familiar with Pitchfork the online music review site, and perhaps Pitchfork the festival, which takes place annually in Chicago. Now there’s also Pitchfork Radio, billed as “a streaming, free-form, live Internet radio station.” The station will conduct its broadcast at Barracuda during daytime hours this week, and they’ll celebrate the first day with a free show featuring acclaimed local indie bands Holy Wave and Otis the Dstroyer. Admission is free with RVSP via the venue’s website. 6 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. — P.B.

The Campbell Brothers play Cactus Cafe on Monday.

The Campbell Brothers play Cactus Cafe on Monday.

Also: Irish space-rockers God Is an Astronaut visit the Parish. … Soak in the “sacred steel” gospel instrumental sounds of the Campbell Brothers at Cactus Cafe. … Praise jazz with Church on Monday, featuring saxophonist Elias Haslanger, B3 player James Polk and more at the Continental Gallery. … Blues-rock guitarist Chris Duarte is back in the saddle for his Monday residency at One-2-One Bar. … Guitarist and singer-songwriter Rosie Flores joins Christine Albert and the Mystery Monday crew at Ell Mercado Backstage. … For homegrown roots-music options, check out country singer-songwriter Amanda Cevallos is at the White Horse, and Cory Reinisch of alt-country band Harvest Thieves playing a solo set at the Blackheart.


HAAM Benefit Day. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians hosts fundraising events throughout the year, but the big enchilada is this 11th annual affair in which hundreds of bands perform in all sorts of venues across town, including grocery stores, hotels, the airport and even a couple of McDonald’s locations. The hub of all the activity is the downtown Whole Foods, where Nakia & the Blues Grifters will kick things off at the un-musician-like hour of 6 a.m. for a 14-hour run that will include appearances by Carson McHone, Bill Kirchen, Jackie Venson and many others. Look for the HAAM donation boxes at each venue. A full list of all the action will be posted at Check our Austin360 Instagram account, as well as @blackstock360 on Twitter, for updates from morning to night as we cover many HAAM Benefit Day shows for “One Day and Night in September,” the latest in our monthly series highlighting live music around town. — P.B.

Also: Experimental rockers Swans have a new album out, but frontman Micheal Gira says this will be the final tour with the current lineup. They play the Mohawk as part of the club’s ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. … Boston rockers Somos play Sidewinder. … Flamenco guitarist Benise visits One World Theatre. … Drummer Ernie Durawa’s studio ensemble Los Jazz Vatos convene for a rare live gig at 6 p.m. at Strange Brew. … Waterloo Records hosts a 5 p.m. in-store performance by Johnny Nicholas for his new album “Fresh Air.”


Greyhounds and Emily Gimble at Guero’s Oak Garden. If this juxtaposition between the R&B duo Greyhounds and keyboardist Emily Gimble, who recently left western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, seems surprising on the surface, there’s actually a lot of common ground between their musical interests. Gimble’s upcoming record reaches far beyond the country roots of her fiddle-legend grandfather Johnny Gimble; furthermore, she and Greyhounds keyboardist Anthony Ferrell are two of this city’s most soulful vocalists. Catch both acts as they play Sun Radio’s weekly “Texas Radio Live” show. Free (donations accepted). 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1412 S. Congress Ave. — P.B.

Also: Toronto electro duo Crystal Castles play a sold-out show at Emo’s. … Anthony Green, frontman of Saosin and Circa Survive, plays a solo show at Mohawk outdoors. … Catch world-music band Atash and power-poppers Wrenfro at Strange Brew. … Country-rock band Whiskey Myers plays a 5 p.m. acoustic in-store at Waterloo Records.


GZA, Magna Carda, Anya at Mohawk outdoor. The Mohawk’s 10-year anniversary celebration continues with a night of hard-hitting hip-hop featuring Wu-Tang founding member GZA, an emcee widely regarded as one of the best lyricists of all time. Opening the show are two rapidly rising ATX hip-hop acts, Austin360’s February Artist of the Month Magna Carda, who have been steady grinding and building their profile all summer long, and local lyrical champ Anya, possibly the most undersung emcee in the city. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Also: The Broken Spoke’s James & Annetta White celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the storied South Austin honky-tonk with a free dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring music from Alvin Crow. … Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave plays the next-to-last week of KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove” series at Shady Grove. … Monterrey, Mexico-born, Los Angeles-based rapper Nina Dioz headlines a Sahara Lounge bill that includes Krudas Cubensi and Como Las Movies. … Other touring acts in town include Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Wertz at the Belmont with Cappa and Aaron Krause, and indie trio the People’s Blues of Richmond indoors at Stubb’s. … Top local options include Croy & the Boys at the White Horse, Redd Volkaert at Strange Brew, the Ruby Jane Trio at Geraldine’s, and Sounds Del Mar at the Continental Club. … All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s monthly “Front Porch” series usually features live music, but this fall’s lineup kicks off with a panel discussion titled “The Crisis of Music in Austin” featuring music historian Ted Gioia, mayor Steve Adler and others. It runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with free admission.

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