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Posted: 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

Saturday music picks: Hard Working Americans, Rogê 

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By Peter Blackstock and Deborah Sengupta Stith

Hard Working Americans at Stubb’s outdoor. An oddball Americana supergroup, Hard Working Americans includes witty singer-songwriter Todd Snider, Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, singer-songwriter and Ryan Adams/Chris Robinson sideman Neal Casal, Derek Trucks’ younger brother Duane on drums and Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi. The group’s self-titled debut album is a lovable collection of covers by like-minded artists, including Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Straight to Hell,” the Bottle Rockets’ “Welfare Music” and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings’ “Wrecking Ball.” Cody Canada, sans his band the Departed, opens. $22. 8 p.m. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Rogê at Flamingo Cantina. When rising Brazilian star Rogê played the Elephant Room at South by Southwest 2013, a group of sassy expats inspired by the singer’s funkified bossa nova and samba-laced jazz took over the virtually non-existent dance floor and transformed the usually sedate listening room into a hip-switching groove cellar. Coming off high-profile placements during the recent World Cup festivities in his home city Rio de Janeiro, the singer and composer is attracting more attention than ever. The open floor space at Flamingo should provide ample space to shake it all out. Local Brazilian acts Morena Soul and Macaxeira Funk open. $15. Doors at 9 p.m. 515 E. Sixth St. 9 p.m. doors. flamingocantina.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Also: Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam moved to North Carolina last year, but he returns for his annual midwives benefit concert at the Paramount. … Red 7 has shows by touring rock acts both outside, with Atlanta trio the Coathangers plus White Fang and Feral Future, and inside, with Chicago duo the Hood Internet, masters of hip-hop/indie-rock mash-ups. … Also from Chicago is experimental rock band Dead Rider, which headlines a Hotel Vegas show with Marriage and Coma in Algiers. … Other left-of-center rock options include Brooklyn electronic funk outfit Exmag at the Parish with Marvel Years, Diamond Cuts andGlofficial, and Peter Matthew Bauer of the Walkmen, who plays songs from his new solo album at Holy Mountain with Little Lo. … Eclectic world music band Atash performs the score to the silent film “The Unknown” with musicians from the Austin Chamber Music Workshop at the North Door. … Alt-country band the Madisons celebrate the release of their colorfully named new disc “You Can Take Your Sorry Ass Back to West Texas” with a free show at the Blackheart. … Americana singer-songwriter Hayes Carll travels to the north end for a show at the Roost. … It’s a good day of music for the all-ages crowd. In the afternoon, the North Door presents a group show by graduating members of the latest Girls Rock Camp class, and in the evening, the Mohawk presents a two-stage all-ages indie extravaganza with Black Books, Young Tongue, Little Radar, Isaiah the Mosaic, Modern Medicine, Supermoon, Wiretree and Brandy Zdan.

Peter Blackstock

About Peter Blackstock

Peter Blackstock is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman. A UT grad who grew up in Austin, he worked at the Statesman in high school and college before moving to Seattle and co-founding the alt-country magazine No Depression in the '90s.

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Deborah Sengupta Stith

About Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith is a music writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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