Weekend picks: A big birthday bash for a Texas original

Friday: Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift at 3Ten. Find the version of British legend Hitchcock and Australian ingenue Swift singing the Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost in You” at a Nashville record store on YouTube, and you’ll be hard-pressed not to want to see them together in person. This tour syncs up with the release of their new collaborative 7-inch “Love is a Drag.” It’s listed as a Hitchcock headlining show with Swift as the opener, but expect a good deal of collaboration. $23-$25. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Courtesy of Conqueroo.

Courtesy of Conqueroo.

Saturday: Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Birthday Bash at Paramount. Yeah, Ray Wylie does these every year, but turning 70 is kind of a big deal. He reflected upon those years in his recent book, “A Life, Well, Lived,” and he’s still living it up, with last year’s “The Ruffian’s Misfortune” rivaling the outlaw-country pioneer’s best work. $25-$42. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

PHOTOS: Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Birthday Bash in 2014

Saturday: Azizi Gibson at Empire. Rapidly rising rapper Azizi Gibson was born in Germany and raised in Thailand and he’s signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. The combination gives him a worldly outlook and lush production with a cutting-edge, avant-garde jazz aesthetic. $12-$30. 8 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

» RELATED: More music events in our calendar



  • Gogol Bordello at Stubb’s
  • Aaron Neville Duo at Paramount
  • Dweezil Zappa at ACL Live
  • Doyle Bramhall II, Brandy Zdan at Parish
  • Lee Fields & the Expressions, Amasa Hines, Mama K & the Shades at Mohawk outdoor
  • Kelsey Waldon, K Phillips at Cactus Cafe
  • The Meditations, Music4Life at Flamingo Cantina
  • Jackie Greene, Cordovas at Scoot Inn
  • Kaleo, Bishop Briggs, The Wind & the Wave at Emo’s (sold out)
  • Subdudes at One World Theatre (sold out)
  • Wet, Demo Taped at Antone’s (sold out)
  • George Reiff benefit with Cotton Mather, Reivers, Rite Flyers, Dharma Bums, Soulphonics at ABGB
  • Veterans’ Day benefit with Kevin Welch at Saxon Pub
  • Schoenfeld, Greg Loftus, John Calvin Abney at Lamberts


  • Galactic, Fruition at Emo’s
  • Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at Parish
  • Flock of Dimes, Harkin at 3Ten
  • Peter Hook & the Light at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)
  • Record Company, Marcus King Band at Antone’s (sold out)
  • El Tule album release with La Frenetika at Hotel Vegas
  • Miss Lavelle White, Michael Holt & the Trophy 500s at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard
  • John Evans, Aaron McDonnell & the Neon Eagles at Townsend
  • Adam & Chris Carroll at Strange Brew
  • Vallejo, Mammoths, Skyline at One-2-One Bar


  • Tom Russell at Cactus Cafe
  • Copeland, Rae Cassidy at Mohawk outdoor
  • Crystal Bowersox at One World Theatre
  • Trash Talk at Barracuda
  • Jon Bellion, Travis Mendes at Emo’s (sold out)
  • Lany, Transviolet at Antone’s (sold out)
  • Monday
  • Mon LaFerte, Jackie Mendez at Mohawk outdoor
  • PWR BTTM, Bellows, Lisa Prank at Mohawk indoor (sold out)
  • Aaron McDonnell at White Horse

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