This week’s music picks: Grupo in the Park, Solstice Fest rises, and more

Monday: Norah Jones, Candles at Stubb’s. Austin’s getting Jones at the tail end of an extended worldwide tour to support “Day Breaks,” her sixth solo album, which came out last fall. Jones’ piano-based brand of pop often has leaned toward jazz, so it’s fitting that she dipped into the songbooks of Duke Ellington and Horace Silver on “Day Breaks,” though most of the material is original. (Jones taped an episode of “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live the night before her Stubb’s show, which is sold out.) 7 p.m. 801 Red River St. — P.B.

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Wednesday: Grupo Fantasma at Blues on the Green. What’s better than seeing one of the best Latin music ensembles on the planet? Seeing one of the best Latin music ensembles on the planet for free in one of the most beautiful city parks in the country. KGSR’s family-friendly concert series at Zilker Park continues with the mighty Grupo Fantasma. Hard Proof opens. 8 p.m. 2100 Barton Springs Road. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Solstice Fest opening night at Mohawk, Empire and Sidewinder. The first two nights of this three-day event feature local bands at three Red River District venues, before the action shifts to Pan Am Park for an all-day bash on Saturday, June 17. Top acts on Thursday include Holiday Mountain and Henry + the Invisibles at the Mohawk, El Tule and Money Chicha at Empire, and Riders Against the Storm and Melat at Sidewinder. The $35 ticket includes admission to Pan Am Park and to all the club events, space permitting. Start times and venue details are at — P.B.

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Los Angeles rockers the Regrettes play Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records and later that night at the Mohawk. Contributed/Jen Rosenstein




  • Unplugged at the Grove with Sarah Jaffe at Shady Grove
  • Passafire, Bumpin’ Uglies at Antone’s
  • Spiral Stairs, Moving Panoramas at 3Ten
  • Spiral Stairs at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)
  • LNY TNZ at Kingdom
  • Hello Wheels at Cactus Cafe
  • Suzanna Choffel at Winflo
  • Kolars at Stubb’s indoor
  • 24th Street Wailers at Continental Club
  • Sine, Knifight at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Autlier at Hotel Vegas
  • Lissa Hattersley’s TripTrio at Evangeline Cafe

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