Moody Blues and marching bands top this week’s Austin shows

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 Music
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Dream Syndicate plays Saturday at 3Ten. Contributed

OUR TOP PICKS

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.

Monday: “Hi, How Are You?” Day at the Mohawk. Songwriter Daniel Johnston’s trademark catch-phrase — the title of his best-known 1980s cassette release, celebrated with a mural near the University of Texas campus — provides the name for this “celebration of music, art and mental wellness” presented in conjunction with the SIMS Foundation and the City of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division. It’s partly a tribute to Johnston: Acts including Kathy McCarty (whose 1995 album “Dead Dog’s Eyeball” remains the gold standard for Johnston covers), Moving Panoramas, Jane Ellen Bryant, Will Courtney, Cowboy Diplomacy and Leslie Sisson with Josh T. Pearson and Jonathan Terrell will play Johnston’s as well as some of their own. There’s also a showcase of Johnston’s art along with works by David Thornberry, Jason Archer, Miguel Rangel and Matthew Rodriguez. $10-$15 ($50 VIP). 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Wednesday: Sphynx at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Last summer, our favorite fabulously mustachioed glam pop fanatics, Sphynx, dropped “Golden Garden,” a glittery platter of sing-along synth jams that won them a slew of new fans across the country. They strut their stuff at Cheer Ups before heading out West for a few dates. It might be chilly outside but break out the flash tats and the hot pants anyway. Their summery vibe will warm your heart. With Chief Perch, Chakra Khan. $3. 9 p.m. 900 Red River St. cheerupcharlies.com. — D.S.S.

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

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

Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger at ACL Live (sold out)

Saturday-Sunday

Dead Tongues, Phil Cook Duo at Sam’s Town Point

Saturday

John Hiatt & the Goners with Sonny Landreth at Paramount Theatre

Brockhampton at Emo’s (sold out)

Chanticleer at UT Bates Recital Hall

Crystal Method at Empire

Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sunseeker at Barracuda

Elephant Room 27th anniversary with Tomas Ramirez at Elephant Room

Monte Montgomery, Madisons, Folk Uke at Saxon Pub

Scott H. Biram, Graham Wilkinson, Soul Man Sam, Jeff Hughes & Chaparral at Continental Club

OLE ELO, Recovering Van Halen, Sanchoville at Highball

Adrian Ruiz Quintet Monks Jazz Club pop-up at Fast Folks

Zumbi & the All Stars, Micah Shalom at Sahara Lounge

Otis Wilkins, Matt Gilmour at ABGB

Bob Cheevers, Stephen Doster at Townsend

Shawnee Kilgore, Anna Tivel at Cactus Cafe

Sunday

Pinback, Major Entertainer at Mohawk outdoor

Red Not Chili Peppers at Empire

Folk Family Revival at Cactus Cafe

RAICES benefit with Mamis, Ladyfang, Xetas at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Dylan Bishop Band, Miss Lavelle White, Shelley King at Antone’s

Alien Knife Fight at Sahara Lounge

Deep Dark Woods, Harvest Thieves at Stubb’s indoor

Deep Dark Woods at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)

Soul Man Sam & friends at Skylark Lounge

Resentments, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Candler Wilkinson at Hole in the Wall

Monday

Beat Root Revival, Brian Pounds at Saxon Pub

Lillingtons at Sidewinder

Jonathan Terrell & Josh T. Pearson, Steel Monday with Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Marlars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Wendy Colonna at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Brannen Temple at the Continental Gallery

81/2 Souvenirs Happy Hour at C-Boys

Dickie Lee Erwin’s Americana night at Skylark Lounge

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Brannen Temple, Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Charlie Belle at Geraldine’s

Curtis Lee at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Haunted Summer, Signy at Mohawk indoor

Oysters, Holiday Music, Being Dead, Robby at Hotel Vegas

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental Club

Michael Fracasso, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

Barbara Nesbitt at Threadgill’s North

Paul Klemperer at Skylark Lounge

Colin Gilmore at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Johnny Holden at Scoot Inn

Thursday

Sleep, Pinkish Black at ACL Live

John “Papa” Gros Band, Roxy Roca, Henry + the Invisibles at Antone’s

Prawn at Sidewinder

Kacy Crowley, John Nielson at Cactus Cafe

Name Sayers, Royal Forest, Dan Ryan at Mohawk indoor

Mamafesta, Drew Davis & Friends at Stubb’s indoor

Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

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

Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s