With SXSW on a horizon, we get a stretched simple chronicle of Night After Night, with roughly too many good shows to keep lane of. Almost.
Danny Schmidt during San Antone Café Concerts. Sometimes compared to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, this Austin singer-songwriter takes such high regard with a pellet of salt, preferring instead to camber over his guitar and fascinate with really cold finger-picking and a lovely, accessible voice. Schmidt is compelling his latest album, “Man of Many Moons.” His low-pitched character is seductive, low-key and complicated in a artistry.
Bare Wires during Korova. The Oakland contingent takes a name from a John Mayall manuscript though plays not British blues though simple guitar-and-rhythm power-pop-punk with glam overtones.
The Scene Aesthetic, He is We, Carter Hulsey, Plug In Stereo, Racing a Messenger during White Rabbit. Billed as “The Love Is All Around Us Tour,” this package uncover offers fans a event to locate a slew of like-minded indie artists underneath one roof. There’ll be acoustic indie cocktail from Seattle’s The Scene Aesthetic, Tacoma-based cocktail pleasantness of He is We, Joplin, Mo.-bred singing songwriter Carter Hulsey and, from Portland, Ore., Trevor Dahl aka Plug In Stereo.
Cactus Country during a Hangin’ Tree Saloon. The dance rope will lift double avocation with Top 40 hits, nation classics and originals, initial during a honky-tonk in Bracken and afterwards Saturday during Leon Springs Dance Hall, in one of a singular open shows.
Liberty Band during Fountain Bleu. Led by trumpeter Bobby Esquivel, a mythological horn-driven rope brings a dance-oriented brew of Tejano, oldies, jazz and RB to a new Fountain Bleu, 6737 Poss Road. Liberty Band is celebrating a 34th anniversary during this weekend baile. Also on a check is a Five Star Band. Music from 8-midnight. Tickets $15; $12.50 in allege during Janie’s Record Shop. Call 210-735-2070.
Anders Osborne, Jeff Strahan during Sam’s Burger Joint (9 p.m.). In December, New Orleans-based guitar ace, thespian and songwriter Osborne tore it adult during Sam’s with a Stanton Moore Trio. Osborne’s entrance behind with his band, so listen for somewhat opposite takes on his blues/rock/etc. including songs from his latest CD, “American Patchwork.” Adam Johnson plays roots blues, etc. on a square during 6 p.m.
Jamie Davis Friends during a Josephine Theatre (8 p.m.). If you’re looking for jazz and swing, demeanour to vocalist Jamie Davis. Better yet, listen to Jamie Davis. Raised singing in his dad’s Pentecostal church in Mansfield, Ohio, Davis is during home versus combos, large bands and harmony orchestras. His résumé includes a Count Basie Orchestra, Milt Jackson, Melba Moore and many others. A master of classics and standards, Davis’ repertoire also includes some surprises. For a Josephine concert, Davis will be corroborated by an all-star local/area band, Mark Little (piano), Ron Wilkins (trombone), Richard Oppenheim (saxophone), George Prado (bass) and Kevin Hess (drums).
Granger Smith during The Bit House. With 5 Top 10 Texas singles and another (“5 More Minutes”) about to moment a milestone, Smith is creation his symbol with a mix of outlaw and contemporary country.
Emory Quinn during John T. Floore Country Store. San Antonio celebration pairs top-shelf lyrics with a accumulation of low-pitched influences, and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Rigney can move them all to life on something like 10 instruments. The Wheeler Brothers will open.
Ted Russell Kamp during Gruene Hall. Kamp will lift a few new tunes from his arriving release, “Get Back to a Land,” and maybe some he wrote as a sideman for Shooter Jennings. He’ll play during noon. Wednesday, he’ll be during Sam’s Burger Joint with Michael O’Connor.
Brandon Rhyder during Gruene Hall. One of a many means vocalists on a Texas Music scene, Rhyder only scored another Top 5 singular on a Texas Music draft with “Lord, we Hope This Day Is Good.” The Brian Burke Band will open.
Academy of Texas Music fundraiser during John T. Floore Country Store (11 a.m.-5 p.m., free). If we don’t get adequate folk, nation and Texas singer/songwriter song during this one, we only aren’t profitable attention. The check includes Melissa Ludwig, Peter Lovett, Katherine Dawn, Jason and Rayah, Lee Winright, Cris Valdez, Jody Jenkins, Thomas Michael Riley, Mark Allan Atwood, Shannie, Art and Lisa, John Inmon, Shake Russell Trio, David Fenley, Susan Gibson, Jana Pochop, Jessica Shepherd, Laurie Gibson, Claude “Butch” Morgan and Lucky Boyd. Money from a raffle and donations will advantage a preparation and good work of a Academy of Texas Music.
The L M’s; Bepko, Fletcher, Santos Rose; Harry Wurzbach a 410s during Tycoon Flats (1 p.m.). The follow-up to a annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, this music-powered advantage for SAMMinistries is also a thank-you celebration for Empty Bowl volunteers. And, word is this will be a culmination for a rocking and rolling Harry Wurzbach and a 410s.
“NY2SA” during Saluté Here’s a night of hip-hop from New York and S.A. New York crews Rebel Diaz and ReadNex Poetry Squad are streamer to Austin for SXSW. They’ll stop off to organisation with internal hip-hop purveyors Apaso and Itzli and DJ Cortez and comedian Chuck Robinson. This partial of a hip-hop spectrum facilities not braggadocio and bling, though socio-political explanation and village activism.
“Break Time” concerts in Main Plaza (5-8 p.m.). Just in time for illumination saving time and Spring Break, Main Plaza Conservancy comes to a stone ’n’ hurl rescue with daily outside concerts. Monday, Arturo “Sauce” Gonzales’ mythological Westside Sound featuring a West Side Horns kicks off a giveaway array (also, Buttercup’s Erik Sanden and Joe Reyes take a theatre from 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday). Pop Pistol, Azul and Making Movies play Tuesday; Los Nahuatlatos, Wednesday; Bombasta, Mar 17; and Frontera Bugalú, Mar 18. Free.
Portugal. The Man during Sam’s Burger Joint. Unpredictable and initial immature art-pop rope sprang out of Sarah Palin nation (Wasilla, Alaska) though resides in Portland these days. They’ll be during SXSW, though stop here first. The inclusive act led by John Gourley is compelling a latest acclaimed effort, “American Ghetto.” The sound is unreal with acoustic guitars and synths in a spotlight, though brilliant, if offbeat, creativity passed center. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is equally darling, sounding like a ’60s British pop-prog subterraneous with a three-piece electric guitar-bass-drums attack.
Matt Haimovitz Uccello during San Antone Café Concerts. “Meeting of a Spirits,” a CD by cellist Haimovitz, a Uccello organisation and featured guests, was nominated for a Grammy for exemplary crossover album. Performer, composer and teacher Haimovitz has been channel over for a prolonged time, personification exemplary and other song in venues trimming from general unison halls to punk clubs. The large cello organisation is on a approach to Austin to open for Bob Geldof’s SXSW keynote residence and play a integrate other SXSW gigs, though will stop during San Antone to perform selections from “Meeting of a Spirits,” new arrangements of jazz classics with limit cello power.
Chapel Club, A Classic Education during Limelight. Fronted by a Canadian singer/songwriter, Italy-based A Classic Education plays general indie rock. The rope is on a prolonged debate highway with a latest effort, “Hey There Stranger.” Chapel Club, from London is an alt-rock rope operative with a entrance full-length album, “Palace.”
Dance Gavin Dance during White Rabbit. Sacramento rope takes screamo and hardcore stone to infrequently cocktail levels with snippets of cotton-candy tune peeking by a bloodletting. The rope expelled a latest, “Downtown Battle Mountain II,” this week. The choice includes San Diego’s In Fear and Faith, that marries electronica elements to a heartless screamo attack; Alabama’s Iwrestledabearonce (metal mothers with a clarity of amusement and different influences); and Close to Home, Just Like Vinyl and DJ Chocolate. These are groups that regularly provoke a outdoor and darkest edges of Billboard charts.
Steve Poltz a Rugburns during San Antone Café Concerts. Canada-born, West Coast-bred singer/songwriter Poltz, a unchanging caller to these tools during SXSW, is famous for rocking and rolling with a Rugburns, co-writing a strike “You Were Meant for Me” with Jewel and portion adult crafty folk/rock/etc. wherever he goes.
— Compiled by Jim Beal Jr., Hector Saldaña and John Goodspeed.