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Not SXSW: Stevie Nicks, Pretenders, Chuck Prophet, plus Rodeo Austin


The South by Southwest Music Festival officially starts on Monday, and private events during SXSW Interactive will occupy many venues this weekend. But a handful of high-profile events offer music opportunities beyond SXSW’s horizons.

Friday-Saturday: Chuck Prophet at Continental Club. In past years, Bay Area rocker Prophet often was ubiquitous at SXSW, but this time he’s coming in early, for a two-night stand at his favorite Austin venue. His new album “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins,” released last month on Yep Roc Records, addresses not only the storied Texas rocker’s death in 1966 but also last year’s loss of David Bowie. $18. 9:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Patrick Sweany opens second show). 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com.

Saturday: Dwight Yoakam at Rodeo Austin. Touring to support his 15th studio album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” the Southern California honky-tonker kicks off the annual cowboy-heaven fortnight at the Travis County Exposition Center. A strong opening stretch includes classic country legend Charley Pride on Sunday and rock-pop-country crossover star Elle King on Monday. Concerts continue nightly through local mainstay Kevin Fowler’s closing show on March 25. $20-$175. 7 p.m. (Sunday shows 3 p.m.) 7311 Decker Lane. rodeoaustin.com.

FULL LINEUP: Kenny Rogers, Fitz and the Tantrums, Patti LaBelle among Rodeo Austin highlights

Sunday: Stevie Nicks, Pretenders at Erwin Center. Nicks’ appearance with Fleetwood Mac at the Erwin Center in 2015 likely will be her last-ever here with the band for which she’s best-known. But the 68-year-old singer and songwriter also had a notable solo career in the 1980s, and she’ll stress that material in this show. Adding significance to the bill is an opening slot by fellow ’80s rocker Chrissie Hynde and her band the Pretenders, largely reconstituted from the original lineup but still a formidable live act. (The Pretenders will stick around to tape “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live on Monday.) $49-$150. 7 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s

Leann Rimes at Gruene Hall

Friday

Ringo Deathstarr, Ume, Tele Novella, Blxpltn, Shmu, Stiletto Feels, Sailor Poon, Slugbug at Cheer Up Charlie’s

After-fire benefit for Felix Griffin & Josh Pappe at Grizzly Hall

Jeff Plankenhorn, Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Elias Haslanger Quintet at Elephant Room

Belle Sounds at Saxon Pub

Saturday

KT Tunstall at One World Theatre

Uncle Lucius, Dallas Burrow at Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse

Two Hoots & a Holler at Little Longhorn Saloon

Sunday

Austin Music Awards at ACL Live

Insects vs. Robots at Sahara Lounge

Jon Dee Graham & the Lo Jinx Orchestra at Continental Gallery



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