Majid Jordan, Jose Gonzalez highlight this week’s top Austin shows

Feb 01, 2018
A Giant Dog will be at Beerland for a residency gig every Thursday this month. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Majid Jordan at Emo’s. Jordan Ullman and Majid Al Maskati’s dreamy R&B duo is one of the most promising of the many Drake-ish acts from the Toronto rap kingpin’s October’s Very Own label. The group is best known for co-producing and performing on Drizzy’s hit “Hold On, We’re Going On,” and the track’s anthemic vibe echoes through their own soulful pop releases, including last year’s very solid album “The Space Between.” Stwo opens. $29-$31. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Jose Gonzalez at Long Center. When Gonzalez, a Swedish singer-songwriter and classical guitarist of Argentinian descent, played the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2015, he won over the crowd with quietly beautiful sounds in the midst of outdoor-fest cacophony. The Long Center is a more natural venue for appreciating his art. Opening the show is Bedouine, the artistic moniker of Azniv Korkejian, who strikes a similar chord with the adventurous folk tunes on her acclaimed 2017 debut album. $29-$69. 8 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — P.B.

Saturday: Jay Farrar Duo at 3Ten. One of 2017’s best touring shows was a sold-out Scoot Inn performance by Son Volt, the band Farrar has fronted since leaving alt-country trailblazers Uncle Tupelo in the mid-1990s. Farrar returns with multi-instrumentalist Gary Hunt for a more acoustic affair that will cover material from the whole of his career, from Tupelo and Son Volt staples to songs from his solo records and the “New Multitudes” album of Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music. $22-$25. 8:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Sunday: Posies at Cactus Cafe. When they rose up as teen wonders in late-1980s Seattle, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow were like the grunge antidote. Although they could rock out with plenty of energy onstage, their music was deeply rooted in classic pop, and it stressed the natural beauty of their vocal harmonies. As such, this acoustic show provides a fine chance to hear their music in its purest element. Over the years, the two became key members of the reconstituted Big Star, and Stringfellow toured as an R.E.M. sideman for years. But they’ve always returned to the Posies on occasion, and a recent series of reissues by Omnivore Recordings had given new life to the great records they made in their younger days. $25. 8 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Wednesday-Thursday: George Winston at One World Theatre. Long one of America’s most prominent pianists, Winston contracted a blood condition that required a bone marrow transplant a couple of years ago, which led to some time spent at the City of Hope medical center in Los Angeles. While there, he started writing what became “Spring Carousel,” his 17th album, which came out last spring with proceeds benefiting City of Hope. If you come for his old classics such as his seasons-themed meditations and his ubiquitous rendition of Pachelbel’s “Canon,” you’ll likely also very much appreciate the newer material. $25-$98. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.

Thursday: A Giant Dog at Beerland. Since they signed to Merge Records in 2016, Austin’s favorite barroom bruisers have released two excellent new albums and logged thousands of miles on the road, their glam punk antics winning new fans across the country and around the world. But for the month of February, they return to their roots with a residency gig every Thursday at one of the city’s favorite garage rock dives. Lola Tried and the Flesh Lights are also on the bill. $8. 8 p.m. doors. 711 Red River St. beerlandtexas.com. — D.S.S.

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ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Tomar & the FCs, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Friday

Borns, Charlotte Cardin, Mikky Ekko at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

Poco at One World Theatre

Anti-Flag, Stray From the Path, Sharptooth, White Noise at Mohawk outdoor

Y&T at 3Ten

Gary Nicholson, Lee Roy Parnell, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Kris Delmhorst, Matt the Electrician at Cactus Cafe

Ruben Ramos, Sunny Ozuna at OK Corral

Mystic Knights of the Sea, Lou Ann Barton, Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers at Antone’s

RG Lowe, Caroline Says, Taft, Batty Jr. at Sahara Lounge

Will Taylor & Strings Attached perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at Townsend

MAPS benefit with Megafauna, Clouds are Ghosts, Human Circuit, more at Barracuda

Softest Hard at Parish

Duncan Fellows at Stubb’s indoor

Christy Hays at ABGB

Tara Williamson at Geraldine’s

Jabo & the Old Dogs at Lamberts

Saturday

Tennis, Overcoats at Emo’s

Yonder Mountain String Band, Old Salt Union at Stubb’s outdoor

Augie Meyers at Cactus Cafe

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, Raa Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz at Antone’s

Sleigh Bells, Sunflower Bean at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

Lisa Morales record release at One-2-One Bar (see Austin360 Artist of the Month feature)

Electric Church one-year anniversary party with Rotten Mangoes, Sun Machine

Yung SImmie at Empire

Lavelle White at Skylark Lounge

Big Fix record release, Emily Shirley & James Stevens at Townsend

John Maus, Lukdlx at Barracuda

Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Hail Marley, Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

Mike Dillon Band, Amandla at Mohawk indoor

Shivery Shakes, PR Newman at ABGB

Sunday

August Burns Red, Born of Osiris, Erra, Ocean Grove at Emo’s

Overcoats at Waterloo Records (2 p.m.)

Da Costa, Aaron Huff at Radio Coffee & Beer

Miss Lavelle White, Oscar Ornelas at Antone’s

Willie Pipkin & Friends, Heybale at Continental Club

Daphne EP release, Lomelda, New Holland at Barracuda

Summer Swells, Mountain Time, Otis Wilkins at Cheer Up Charlie’s

D.B. Rouse, Lisa Kettyle, Dave Armstrong at Hotel Vegas

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Monday

Black Sabbitch, Adrian Conner at Stubb’s indoor

Kyle Morton of Typhoon at Waterloo Records

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

Mood Monday with Christy Hays at Hole in the Wall

Duncan Fellows, Oysters, Bliss Motel at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Ruby Jane Trio at Geraldine’s

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Typhoon, Bad Bad Hats, Sunbathe at Mohawk outdoor

Blastfamous USA, Sugar Pill, Hans Gruber & the Die Hards at Hotel Vegas

Uncle Lucius, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Banditos, Reputations, Croy & the Boys at Stubb’s indoor

Eric Hisaw, Differentials at Hole in the Wall

Smile Empty Soul, Stella Lost at Come and Take It Live

Wednesday

The Green, Sammy Johnson, Leilani Wolfgramm at Scoot Inn

Jonathan Terrell, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Fort Never, Signy, Caleb De Casper at Mohawk indoor

Sanco Loop, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Giulia Millanta, Johnny Goudie at One-2-One Bar

Grace Rowland Park, Ali Holder, Lindsey Verrill at Lemon Lounge

Lolita Lynne, Emme, Alyssa Grace, Carrie Fussell at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Matt Hubbard Trio, David Young at C-Boy’s

Warren Hood at ABGB

Thursday

A-Trak B2b Yehme2 at Mohawk outdoor

Denizens, Sedona Skies, Lady Fang at Stubb’s indoor

Guy Forsyth, Jeska Bailey, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Curtis Roush at Waterloo Records

Belle Sounds, Jeremy Nail at One-2-One Bar

Ray LaMontagne tribute with Dawn & Hawkes at Saxon Pub

Erik Hokkanen at Radio Coffee & Beer

Ray Prim, Roger Blevins Jr., Eric Burton at Lemon Lounge

Small Houses, Buffalo Hunt, A. Sinclair at Mohawk indoor

Los Coast, Black Pumas, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Jimmie Dreams, Koolerators at Sam’s Town Point