Weekend music picks: Sordid confessions and fond farewells

 

for 12-2-16: Sara Hickman's final Austin show is at El Mercado Backstage on Friday. Erika Rich for American-Statesman Sara Hickman leads a musical reflection at an interfaith vigil held in remembrance of the Orlando, Fl., shooting victims, at St. James' Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Saturday: Sara Hickman at El Mercado Backstage. Though this is being billed as the longtime local singer-songwriter’s “final Austin performance,” it’s not the ultimate arrival of the retirement she announced earlier this year, as dates in Arlington and Houston remain on her itinerary for early 2017. And somehow we expect that Hickman will still pop up now and again. But for her most devoted fans, this clearly is a night not to miss. $20. 8 p.m. 1302 S. First St. elmercadorestaurant.com. — P.B.

 

Saturday: “Heart of the City” SIMS Foundation benefit at Emo’s. The full title of this event is “True stories, sordid confessions, and music from the heart of the city,” which means the musicians will not just be playing songs, but also sharing tales about them. This could get interesting. Participants include Charlie Sexton, Erika Wennerstrom, Israel Nash, Nakia, Kathy Valentine, Riders Against the Storm, the Grupo Fantasma Horns and the Jones Family Singers. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health services for Austin musicians and music industry professionals. $50. 8:30 p.m. 2015 Riverside Drive. simsfoundation.org. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Good Vibrations III at Barracuda and Hotel Vegas

Weary Boys at Continental Club (with Leo Rondeau Friday, Croy & the Boys Saturday)

Friday

Steve Vai at the Paramount

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas at One World Theatre

Yelawolf at Empire

George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, Conjunto Los Pinkys at Antone’s

Bonnie Bishop, Graham Wilkinson at 3Ten (plus Bonnie Bishop 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records)

Metalachi at Stubb’s

Ooze Fest 2K16 with Ringo Deathstarr, Troller at Beerland

Dubfire at Kingdom

Dale Watson, Rosie Flores at White Horse

Joe King Carrasco at El Mercado Backstage

Tomar & the FC’s at ABGB

Greezy Wheels at Cactus Cafe

Eve & the Exiles at Evangeline Cafe

Saturday

Keb’ Mo’ at the Paramount

David Halley CD release at Townsend

David Wax Museum at Cactus Cafe

Kabaka Pyramid at Flamingo

Broncho at the Sidewinder

Moving Panoramas, Lowin at ABGB

Atash, Bonnie Whitmore at One-2-One Bar

Deadhorse, Black Thorn Halo at Grizzly Hall

Mike Stinson at Little Longhorn Saloon

Sunday-Tuesday

Gary Clark Jr. at the Paramount (Sunday-Monday sold out, limited availability Tuesday)

Sunday

Seu Jorge (“The Life Aquatic” Bowie Tribute) at ACL Live

A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas with Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Keiko Matsui at One World Theatre

Sect, Body Pressure at Mohawk indoor

Ian Moore acoustic duo at Strange Brew

Soul of a Musician series with Daisy O’Connor & Shawnee Kilgore at Iron Cactus North

Josh Fulero, Miss Lavelle White at Antone’s

Sophia Johnson Band at ABGB

Timberos del Norte at One-2-One Bar

Michael Koppy at Opa Coffee & Wine Bar

Reader Comments 0

0 comments