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Country duos at ACL Live, Solstice Fest in Pan Am Park among top shows


OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Dale Watson & Ray Benson at ACL Live. If Wimbledon had an Austin country music equivalent, this would be like the doubles final. Watson & Benson were already honky-tonk and western swing title holders in their own right before they teamed up this year for their “Dale & Ray” duo album. Husband-wife Robison and Willis have been mixed-doubles champs for a while now, releasing two records together before Robison’s recent release with his Back Porch Band. His touring behind that record was halted recently by a bout with pneumonia and a bacterial infection; this show marks a welcome return to the stage after a string of postponed tour dates. $29-$39. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

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Saturday: Solstice Fest at Pan Am Park. After two nights of precursor shows in a handful of Red River District venues, Solstice Fest hits full gear in this east side park with headlining sets from out-of-towners JJ Grey & Mofro, the indie-swamp-rockers from Florida, and Built to Spill, proto-indie-rockers from the Northwest. The big-name local on the bill is psych-rock outfit Bright Light Social Hour, but there’s lot’s more, including early main-stage sets by Los Coast, Sweet Crude and the Halfways, plus a second stages featuring Golden Dawn Arkestra, Radio Moscow, Capyac, Mobley, Hunter Sharpe and Slomo Drags. $35. 11 am. doors; full schedule at solsticeatx.com. 2100 E. Third St. — P.B.

Saturday: Fasten Fest at Fair Market. The big ride-hailing news of the month was the state legislature-mandated return of Uber and Lyft to Austin. But Fasten, one of the companies that established a foothold here when the transportation giants left town last year, is celebrating a year in Austin with a free party that also includes free brunch and free booze. The music lineup includes out-of-towners Beach Fossils, El Rancho and DJ Justin Martin, as well as locals Quiet Company, the Nightowls and Mama K & the Shades. According to the event’s Facebook page, doors open at 11 a.m., free brunch runs until 2 p.m. and free drinks go until 5 p.m. with the music stopping at 1 a.m. 1100 E. Fifth St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Chicago, Doobie Brothers at Austin360 Amphitheater. These classic-rock hitmakers from the 1970s fit well together on a double bill, in part because both have soldiered on without their most identifiable vocalist. (Chicago’s Peter Cetera played a solo show in April at the Paramount; the Doobies’ Michael McDonald has played here on his own several times in recent years.) Regardless, fans will get the hits, from “Black Water” to “Colour My World.” $25-$142.50. 7:30 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.

Saturday, June 17: Girlpool at Barracuda. For their new album, guitar and bass duo Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad added drummer Miles Wintner, and his beats give their material a more rounded sound without overshadowing the sparse emotional rawness that made their last go round so appealing. $13-$15. 9 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Monday: “All Over the Map” book release party with Shinyribs and Carolyn Wonderland at Continental Club. Two of Austin’s most passionate musical acts help former American-Statesman writer Michael Corcoran celebrate his updated and expanded edition of “All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music,” published last month on UNT Press. Shawn Sahm and Brennen Leigh also are scheduled to appear. $10. 9:30 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. (A book-signing event precedes the show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. across the street at the Austin Motel; those who buy a book there get into the show for free.) — P.B.

Tuesday: Steve Earle at Waterloo Records. The Texas-born, New York-based troubadour will feature songs from his new album “So You Wannabe an Outlaw” at this solo acoustic in-store performance. He’ll be back in a couple of weeks as part of the lineup for Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, joined at that show by his longtime backing band that includes former Austinites Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.

DETAILS: Willie Nelson’s Picnic returns to Circuit of the Americas

Wednesday: Jump On It kickoff at Givens Park. Later this year, Austin’s original summer rap series is slated to bring heavyweights B.o.B. and Trae tha Truth to East Austin, but the event starts a two-month weekly run with a concert from Dallas rapper B.o.B, hosted by ATX’s own Nook. The all-ages party in the park includes a game zone for kids and community outreach organizations on site. $5 ($30 VIP). Gates at noon; music at 6 p.m. 3811 E. 12th St. jumponitevents.com. — D.S.S.

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Friday-Saturday

White Ghost Shivers at C-Boy’s

Friday

Solstice Fest: Bayonne, Midnight Stroll, Wild Now at Empire

Solstice Fest: London Souls, Leopold & His Fiction, Otis the Destroyer at Mohawk outdoor

Solstice Fest: Nina Diaz, Charlie Belle, Light Wheel at Sidewinder outdoor

Carolyn Wonderland CD release in-store at Waterloo Records

Matthew Logan Vasquez CD release, Glass Grapes, Jason Blum at Continental Club

Peligrosa with JPatron, Deltatron, Cholo Bueno, Brukout at Empire

West Coast Jam with Norman Brown, Rick Braun & Richard Elliot at One World Theatre

Milligan Vaughan Project at Antone’s

Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Octopus Project, Ringo Deathstarr, Mystic Braves at Barracuda

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

80H Project at Stay Gold

Saturday

Revolution at ACL Live

Jean-Luc Ponty at One World Theatre

Bob Schneider at Threadgill’s South

Jonathan Fox, Elijah Ford, P.T. Banks at Stubb’s indoor

My Education, Honey & Salt, Kay Odyssey at ABGB

Wheelwrights, Greg Vanderpool at Cactus Cafe

Jake Penrod, Whitney Rose, Dave Insley at White Horse

Renee Woodward at Townsend

Microsessions with Mike Schoenfeld, Nichole Wagner, Cassandra Bellamy and Wilson Marks at Music Lab Saint Elmo

Jonathan Terrell, Carson McHone at 3Ten (2 p.m., free)

Graham Wilkinson, Suzanna Choffel at Cedar Street Courtyard (2 p.m., free)

American Dreamer, Akina Adderley at Speakeasy (2 p.m., free)

Alan Haynes, Brad Stivers at Antone’s (1:30 p.m., free)

Sunday

Bokante at Antone’s

Double Eagle String Band at Blackheart

Soul of a Musician series with Swimming With Bears at Iron Cactus North

Wagoneers, Rosie Flores, Hilary York at C-Boy’s

Timberos Del Norte, John Bush Band at One-2-One Bar

Thelma & the Sleaze, Birdcloud, Rated Exes, Mean Jolene at Hotel Vegas

RG Lowe at Waterloo Records (5 p.m., free)

Monday

Mystery Monday with Randy Weeks at El Mercado Backstage

Cory Reinisch, Graham Weber at Blackheart

Aldous Harding, Krista Van Liew, Julia Lucille at Mohawk indoor

Gold Steps, Sine Cura at Sidewinder

One World Revolution record release at One-2-One Bar

Tuesday

Gipsy Kings at ACL Live

Dispatch, Jake Shimabukuro at Stubb’s outdoor

ZZ Ward, New Respects at Parish

Spaceface, Palm Daze, Growl at Mohawk indoor

Mike Stinson, Toni Price at Continental Club

Curtis McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Keller Brothers, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Jonathan Terrell, Mike Schoenfeld at Blackheart

Ali Holder, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business at Stay Gold

Graham Wilkinson at Geraldine’s

Stan Coppinger CD release at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

Sound & Cinema with Icing (Cake tribute) and “Princess Bride” screening at Long Center Lawn

Will Courtney, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts at Continental Club

Jelly Ellington, Michael Dillard Band, Nomad City, Reverent Few at Empire

Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Julie Nolen, Bill Kirchen at Saxon Pub

Elsa Cross, Mrs. Glass at Blackheart

Chris Gage, Lauren Ellis at El Mercado Backstage

Ruby Jane Trio at Geraldine’s

Boogarins at Sidewinder

Thursday

Unplugged at the Grove with Ray Prim at Shady Grove

Black Lillies, Dustin Schaefer at Stubb’s indoor

Jeff Black at Cactus Cafe

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

Soul Man Sam, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Dylan Bishop, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Matt McCormack, Patrice Pike at Saxon Pub

John Inmon at One-2-One Bar



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