Weekend picks: Muse’s spectacle rock and free family-friendly shows

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Friday: Big Bill, Suspirians LP release at the Electric Church. The latest from local alt-rock trio Suspirians is a heavy dose of psychedelic hypnosis. Melodies drift into and out of focus over fuzzy guitar riffs propelled by relentless pulsing rhythms courtesy of Lisa Cameron, who used to play drums for Roky Erickson. Art punks Big Bill are holding down a Friday night residency at the new club that recently opened in the converted Jesus Is Alive Ministries building on Cesar Chavez in East Austin. 9 p.m. 5018 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/theelectricchurchaustin — D.S.S.

Muse performs during the 2013 Austin City Limits festival.
Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

Saturday: Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars at Austin360 Amphitheater. Muse was epic when the band headlined the Austin City Limits Music Festival a couple years back. We’re betting their anti-authoritarian, dystopian rock spectacle will have an even deeper resonance this go round. $30-$99.50. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com— D.S.S.

Saturday: Daybird early shows. Free, all-ages concerts every Saturday in June? Yes please. The City of Austin’s new summer series continues with live music from 1 to 5 p.m. in five venues in a walkable stretch of Downtown Austin. This week’s spotlight event is the second annual Austin Record Label Flea Market at 3Ten where you can peruse the latest releases from nine local labels while rocking out to the sounds of A. Sinclair and stomping your feet to the browngrass of Sour Bridges. Other events include Ruby Jane at Speakeasy and Jackie Venson at Antone’s. See austintexas.org/daybird for full lineup. — D.S.S.

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Friday-Saturday

Sigur Ros at ACL Live

Mike Flanigin Trio with Sue Foley & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Friday

Com Truise, Clark at Mohawk outdoor

Foot Patrol, Heller/Wade, Tio Chico, All Skate, Big State at the Sahara Lounge

The Roosevelts, Ruby & The Reckless at 3ten

Rezz at Vulcan Gas Company

Radney Foster, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Elizabeth Cook at Cactus Cafe

JEFFtheBrotherhood at The Sidewinder

Little Hurricane at The Sidewinder

Acoustic Alchemy at One World Theatre

Delicate Boys (EP release), Magic Rockers of Texas, Planet Manhood, Robby at Cheer Up Charlies

Soul Brass Band (New Orleans), John Nemeth at Antone’s

Bidi Bidi Banda, Dani McDonnell, Jomo & the Possum Posse at Threadgill’s

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Saturday

Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Bash with Churchwood, John Wesley Coleman, Ralph White and more at Continental Club

The Hood Internet, Air Credits at The Sidewinder

Whores., Wrong, Bummer, Easy Prey at Barracuda

Big Mic, Subrosa Union, Gypsi, Stormshadow, Heritage Band at Flamingo Cantina

Flow Tribe, John “Papa” Gros Band at Antone’s

Destructo at Kingdom

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton at Saxon Pub

Suzanna Choffel at ABGB

Austin Lounge Lizards at Cactus Cafe

Matt the Electrician, the Deer at 3Ten

Rosie Flores at Threadgill’s

Free Rent Zine Release Party with Loteria, The Bad Invaders, Many Birthdays, Paperback at Stay Gold

Sunday

Miike Snow, Klangstof at Stubb’s outdoor

Tripping Daisy at Mohawk outdoor

Ramesh, BUHU at Cheer Up Charlies

Marshall Tucker Band at One World Theatre

Soul of a Musician series with Cotton Mather at Iron Cactus North

 

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