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Austin360 On The Record: Patricia Vonne, Brownout, more
 Patricia Vonne celebrates the release of her new album on Saturday at the Continental Club. Contributed/Mark Guerra OUT THIS WEEK Patricia Vonne, “Top of the Mountain” (Bandolera). The seventh album from the Austin-based native of San Antonio draws upon the full range of her artistic ambitions and musical
            inclinations...

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Patricia Vonne celebrates the release of her new album on Saturday at the Continental Club. Contributed/Mark Guerra OUT THIS WEEK Patricia Vonne, “Top of the Mountain” (Bandolera). The seventh album from the Austin-based native of San Antonio draws upon the full range of her artistic ambitions and musical inclinations...
Get the blues while it’s hot: July brings the Antone’s anniversary bash
 Miss Lavelle White celebrates her 89th birthday as part of the monthlong Antone’s anniversary celebration in July. TAMIR KALIFA/
               AMERICAN-STATESMAN Summer’s almost here, and that means just one thing at Austin’s home of the blues: A monthlong blowout bash to celebrate the
            storied venue’s...

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Miss Lavelle White celebrates her 89th birthday as part of the monthlong Antone’s anniversary celebration in July. TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN Summer’s almost here, and that means just one thing at Austin’s home of the blues: A monthlong blowout bash to celebrate the storied venue’s...
Weekend music picks: Little Steven, Steely Dan, Cupcakke, more
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzVLRzmTlo&w=640&h=390] Friday: 
               Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre.
             A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born
            Steven Van Zandt has been...

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzVLRzmTlo&w=640&h=390] Friday: Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul at Paramount Theatre. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his long tenure in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the guitarist born Steven Van Zandt has been...
Ludacris to play Rallycross event at Circuit of the Americas this fall
 Ludacris will perform at the World Rallycross Championship at Circuit of the Americas on Sept. 29. Contributed/Arnold Wells Multimillion-selling and Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris will perform Sept. 29 at Circuit of the Americas as part of the two-day
            FIA World Rallycross Championship event at Circuit of the Americas. Tickets...

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Ludacris will perform at the World Rallycross Championship at Circuit of the Americas on Sept. 29. Contributed/Arnold Wells Multimillion-selling and Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris will perform Sept. 29 at Circuit of the Americas as part of the two-day FIA World Rallycross Championship event at Circuit of the Americas. Tickets...
John Prine at Waterloo Records? It’s happening, on June 4
 John Prine has added a June 4 Waterloo Records in-store to his Austin itinerary for next month. Contributed/John Kurc Legendary songwriter John Prine already had two local appearances on the books for next month: June 5, taping “Austin City
            Limits” at ACL Live, and June 30, playing Bass Concert Hall. Now he’s...

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John Prine has added a June 4 Waterloo Records in-store to his Austin itinerary for next month. Contributed/John Kurc Legendary songwriter John Prine already had two local appearances on the books for next month: June 5, taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live, and June 30, playing Bass Concert Hall. Now he’s...
That’s not brisket, that’s Grizzly Bear: Brooklyn band to play at Stubb’s
 Grizzly Bear will play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on Sept. 12. Robert Hein for American-Statesman Brooklyn indie-rock band Grizzly Bear, whose 2017 album “Painted Ruins” reached the top-5 of the Billboard rock albums chart,
            will play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on Sept. 12. Tickets, $46-$51, go on sale...

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Grizzly Bear will play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on Sept. 12. Robert Hein for American-Statesman Brooklyn indie-rock band Grizzly Bear, whose 2017 album “Painted Ruins” reached the top-5 of the Billboard rock albums chart, will play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on Sept. 12. Tickets, $46-$51, go on sale...
Emmylou Harris takes the long view of a storied career in first of two Paramount nights
 Emmylou Harris performed at the Paramount on Saturday, May 19, and will return for a second show on Sunday, May 20. Peter
               Blackstock/American-Statesman Midway through her concert Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, Emmylou Harris made a reference to bucket lists but acknowledged
            hers is basically nonexistent. There&rsquo...

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Emmylou Harris performed at the Paramount on Saturday, May 19, and will return for a second show on Sunday, May 20. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman Midway through her concert Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, Emmylou Harris made a reference to bucket lists but acknowledged hers is basically nonexistent. There&rsquo...
This week’s music picks: Blues on the Green, Hot Luck Fest and more
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5u2EfCHReM&w=640&h=390] Tuesday: 
               David Crosby at Paramount Theatre.
             Given that he’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might come as a slight surprise that last year’s “Sky Trails” was just
            Crosby’s sixth solo album....

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5u2EfCHReM&w=640&h=390] Tuesday: David Crosby at Paramount Theatre. Given that he’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might come as a slight surprise that last year’s “Sky Trails” was just Crosby’s sixth solo album....
Austin360 On The Record: Kelly Willis, Jason Boland, more
 Kelly Willis is at Waterloo Records at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, to celebrate the release of “Back Being Blue.” LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK Kelly Willis, “Back Being Blue” (Thirty Tigers). Hard to fathom that it’s been more than a decade since the last solo release from Willis, in part because...

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Kelly Willis is at Waterloo Records at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, to celebrate the release of “Back Being Blue.” LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN OUT THIS WEEK Kelly Willis, “Back Being Blue” (Thirty Tigers). Hard to fathom that it’s been more than a decade since the last solo release from Willis, in part because...
SUMMER MUSIC GUIDE: Who’s playing where in the hottest months
 Where there’s heat, there’s music. That’s what summer in Austin is like, and it means big touring concerts, cool club shows and outdoor festivals everywhere. We’ve compiled a master list of more than 200 music events from June through September to help you plan what to do until the weather turns cooler again. Ready...

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Where there’s heat, there’s music. That’s what summer in Austin is like, and it means big touring concerts, cool club shows and outdoor festivals everywhere. We’ve compiled a master list of more than 200 music events from June through September to help you plan what to do until the weather turns cooler again. Ready...
Songwriters group to honor Texans Billy Gibbons, Christopher Cross, others
 Billy Gibbons will be inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association during a ceremony at the Paramount Theatre
               in February 2019. Photo by Erika Rich for American-Statesman The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association will induct ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, 1980s hitmaker Christopher Cross, Americana...

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Billy Gibbons will be inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association during a ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in February 2019. Photo by Erika Rich for American-Statesman The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association will induct ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, 1980s hitmaker Christopher Cross, Americana...
Austin360 video premiere: Watch Kat Edmonson ‘Sparkle and Shine’ in Manhattan
 Kat Edmonson premieres the video for her song “Sparkle and Shine” with Austin360 today. She’s at Waterloo Records on Thursday
               for a 5 p.m. in-store before Saturday’s concert at ACL Live. Contributed/Glynis Carpenter A Houston native who called Austin home for a decade, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson...

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Kat Edmonson premieres the video for her song “Sparkle and Shine” with Austin360 today. She’s at Waterloo Records on Thursday for a 5 p.m. in-store before Saturday’s concert at ACL Live. Contributed/Glynis Carpenter A Houston native who called Austin home for a decade, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson...
Is Paul McCartney the biggest act ever at ACL Fest? C3 says yes.
 Festival organizers don’t often traffic in superlatives or absolutes. Much as sports coaches prop up the team over contributions
            of any single player, they’re more likely to stress the value of the whole package. Amy Corbin, head of C3 Presesnts’ concert division, has that down when discussing the lineup she...

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Festival organizers don’t often traffic in superlatives or absolutes. Much as sports coaches prop up the team over contributions of any single player, they’re more likely to stress the value of the whole package. Amy Corbin, head of C3 Presesnts’ concert division, has that down when discussing the lineup she...
Late September offers up two big indie shows: Decemberists at Bass, Liz Phair at Mohawk
 Colin Meloy brings the Decemberists back to Austin this fall. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015 No need to wait till early October in Zilker Park to catch some of this fall’s buzz-heavy tours that are coming to Austin.
            Two major indie acts just landed at different venues here a couple of days from each other: Liz Phair...

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Colin Meloy brings the Decemberists back to Austin this fall. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015 No need to wait till early October in Zilker Park to catch some of this fall’s buzz-heavy tours that are coming to Austin. Two major indie acts just landed at different venues here a couple of days from each other: Liz Phair...
Meet your ACL Hall of Fame inductees for 2018: Ray Charles, Los Lobos, Marcia Ball
 Los Lobos will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 at ACL Live. Contributed The ceremony’s not till October, but Monday night before St. Vincent taped “Austin City Limits,” the long-running television
            show announced the inductees for its 2018 ACL Hall of Fame class: Ray Charles, Los...

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Los Lobos will be inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 at ACL Live. Contributed The ceremony’s not till October, but Monday night before St. Vincent taped “Austin City Limits,” the long-running television show announced the inductees for its 2018 ACL Hall of Fame class: Ray Charles, Los...
This week’s music picks: Dirty Projectors, Joe Pug, Khalid, more
 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckp0Rlhka_o&w=640&h=390] Tuesday: 
               Dirty Projectors at Mohawk outdoor.
             In the band’s first tour since 2013, lead projector Dave Longstreth is joined by a five-piece backing crew that includes
            regular contributor Nat Baldwin but not Amber Coffman...

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckp0Rlhka_o&w=640&h=390] Tuesday: Dirty Projectors at Mohawk outdoor. In the band’s first tour since 2013, lead projector Dave Longstreth is joined by a five-piece backing crew that includes regular contributor Nat Baldwin but not Amber Coffman...
Austin humorist, country music entertainer Sammy Allred dies at 84
 Sammy Allred, a native Austinite who was a nationally known humorist, country music entertainer and radio personality, died Thursday. He was 84. Allred and Dewayne Smith formed the comedic country music duo the Geezinslaw Brothers in the 1950s. They were regulars on the “Louisiana Hayride” radio show based in Shreveport, La.,...

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Sammy Allred, a native Austinite who was a nationally known humorist, country music entertainer and radio personality, died Thursday. He was 84. Allred and Dewayne Smith formed the comedic country music duo the Geezinslaw Brothers in the 1950s. They were regulars on the “Louisiana Hayride” radio show based in Shreveport, La.,...
Austin360 On The Record: Kat Edmonson, Vince Bell, more
 Kat Edmonson plays songs from her new album “Old Fashioned Gal” at Waterloo Records on May 17 and at ACL Live on May 19. Contributed/Glynis
               Carpenter Generally our Austin360 On The Record roundup features local artists, but we occasionally include new work from artists who
            once called Austin home and...

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Kat Edmonson plays songs from her new album “Old Fashioned Gal” at Waterloo Records on May 17 and at ACL Live on May 19. Contributed/Glynis Carpenter Generally our Austin360 On The Record roundup features local artists, but we occasionally include new work from artists who once called Austin home and...
Huey Lewis tribute, Khalid, Toni Price and more in clubs this week
 OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Huey Lewis tribute & benefit at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre. This was supposed to be a concert by Bay Area great Lewis and his band the News, but he called off all future dates last month because of significant hearing loss resulting from Meniere’s Disease, a serious inner ear condition. To help promote awareness...

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OUR TOP PICKS Friday: Huey Lewis tribute & benefit at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre. This was supposed to be a concert by Bay Area great Lewis and his band the News, but he called off all future dates last month because of significant hearing loss resulting from Meniere’s Disease, a serious inner ear condition. To help promote awareness...
Hey jam-band revelers: Catch 3 nights of String Cheese Incident at this new Austin fest
 String Cheese Incident will headline all three nights of the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival at Carson Creek Ranch in September.
               Contributed/Scott McCormick Waterloo Music Festival, a new event centered around touring jam bands supplemented by local acts, will make its debut Sept.
            7-9 at Carson Creek Ranch with...

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String Cheese Incident will headline all three nights of the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival at Carson Creek Ranch in September. Contributed/Scott McCormick Waterloo Music Festival, a new event centered around touring jam bands supplemented by local acts, will make its debut Sept. 7-9 at Carson Creek Ranch with...
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