Weekend music picks: Fab T-Birds, Dream Syndicate, Moody Blues and more

Friday-Saturday: Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson at Antone’s. In 1986 the Fabulous Thunderbirds became one of Austin’s biggest bands ever, with the top-10 single “Tuff Enough” omnipresent on the radio. Their overnight success was a decade in the making: The band’s mid-1970s rise intertwined with the arrival of Antone’s, which means that singer/harmonica player Kim Wilson’s visits to the latest Antone’s location are always something special. Wilson lives out west now and the lineup has gone through countless changes since co-founder Jimmie Vaughan’s heyday as its guitar star. But the T-Birds’ blues-based repertoire remains a lasting part of Austin’s legacy as a music mecca. Bobby Patterson & the Disciples open Friday; Whitey Johnson & Derek O’Brien open Saturday. $32-$35. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Dream Syndicate at 3Ten. A new Dream Syndicate record three decades after the Los Angeles psychedelic rockers released a handful of influential 1980s albums was one of 2017’s most unlikely but rewarding musical turns. “How Did I Find Myself Here?” stands up well to the band’s past work, its 11-minute title track a reminder of just how deep the Dream Syndicate could delve into the heart of a song. Leader Steve Wynn has kept plenty busy since the band’s halcyon days, from solo albums and records with his band the Miracle 3 to key roles in ensembles such as the Baseball Project and Gutterball. Original drummer Dennis Duck and later-period bassist Mark Walton returned for the album and tour, along with Miracle 3 guitarist Jason Victor and fellow 1980s Paisley Underground traveler Chris Cacavas on keyboards. $22-$25. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Honk! TX Kaleidescope of Brass at North Door. The best little street band fest in Texas is a free-spirited, family-friendly affair set to march through the city April 6-8 and sweep away any lingering corporate-sponsored cynicism leftover from Austin’s March madness. But the volunteer-run event is produced on a shoestring budget. This fundraiser presents a blockbuster bill of brass bands headlined by the madcap Minor Mishap Marching Band and including the Dead Music Capital Band, the Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour and many more. There will also be a silent auction. Suggested attire: colorful tutus, bright wigs and many-colored robes. All ages welcome til 11 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 8:30 p.m. 501 Brushy St. Facebook.com/honktx — D.S.S.

Sunday: Moody Blues at HEB Center. It’s been a bittersweet past few weeks for the mystical English classic rock band. December brought news that the Moody Blues would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; then in early January, co-founder Ray Thomas died of cancer at 76. Thomas hadn’t played with the group since 2002 so the Austin show will still go on, but his presence will be felt when the group celebrates the 50th anniversary of its landmark 1967 release “Days of Future Passed” by playing the album in its entirety. The core still features lead singer/guitarist Justin Hayward, bassist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge, all of whom had key roles as writers and/or singers on “Days of Future Passed” and other Moody Blues records. $57-$148. 7 p.m. 2100 Avenue of the Stars (Cedar Park). hebcenter.com. — P.B.

 

M.C. Taylor brings Hiss Golden Messenger to 3Ten on Friday, then opens for Bon Iver at ACL Live Saturday through Monday. Contributed/Elise Tyler

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan and George Rains at C-Boy’s

Friday

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Hiss Golden Messenger at 3Ten
  • Enter Shikari, Single Mothers, Milk Teeth at Mohawk outdoor
  • Hidden Empires EP release, Edison Chair, Oh Antonio at Mohawk indoor
  • Terminal Mind CD release, Eastside Suicides at Beerland
  • Mastersons at Cactus Cafe
  • Uncle Lucius, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
  • Peligrosa at North Door
  • No Comply Skateshop 11-year anniversary with Residual Kid at Empire
  • Toasters, Los Kurados at Flamingo Cantina
  • Yuma, Coattails, Hermits, Dogson at Barracuda
  • Sue Foley, Lou Ann Barton, Blues Specialists at Continental Club
  • Wagoneers at Broken Spoke
  • Annabelle Chairlegs, Crypt Trip, Dull Drums, Suburban Turbans at Hotel Vegas
  • Belle Sounds, Michael Zapruder, Saints of Second Chances at Townsend
  • Lonesome Heroes, Megan Lacy at ABGB
  • Jon Von Dango, Los Coast at Sam’s Town Point
  • Lyricist’s Lounge spoken word & hip-hop open mic with Anastasia at Bahadi’s Chicken & Lounge
  • Margaret Wright at Skylark Lounge
  • Ladies’ Night dance party at Sahara Lounge

Saturday-Monday

Saturday

Sunday

 

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