This year marks the Cactus Café’s 35th anniversary, and they’re celebrating by bringing in Jeff Tweedy, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning alt-country group Wilco, for a solo show.
The Cactus Café announced this week that Tweedy will play June 21 at the Texas Union Ballroom, not the Cactus Café itself. Tickets for Tweedy’s show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
The Wilco frontman recently announced a solo album and a 17-city tour. The Austin show will be the 10th stop on that tour. General admission tickets (with a limit of two) are $85.
Here are some other tickets going on sale Friday:
• James Wallace and the Naked Light at Lambert’s (July 24)
• Kitten at Stubbs (July 15)
• Nicole Atkins with Abram Shook at the Belmont (July 18)
• Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at the Belmont (Aug. 7)
• The Life and Times at Holy Mountain (Aug. 8)
• L.A. Guns at the Belmont (Aug. 20)
• Metalachi at the Belmont (Aug. 23)
• Owen Pallet at Mohawk (Sept. 18)
• How to Dress Well at Central Presbyterian Church (Sept. 27)
• Joyce Manor at Red 7 (Sept. 27)
• Bonobo at Mohawk Austin (Oct. 10)
• Il Sogno Del Marinaio with Mike Watt at Stubb’s (October 28)
• Merle Haggard with Marty Stuart at ACL Live (Nov. 11)
A double feature of music documentaries will screen Sunday night for free. "When Dallas Rocked" details the North Texas city’s music history and includes interviews with Jimmie Vaughan, Jon Dillon, Angus Wynne and Stephen Tobolowsky. It will show with "You Must Be Weird or You Wouldn’t Be Here" about the storied club the Cellar in Fort Worth. The free screenings, sponsored by Antone’s Records, start at 6 p.m. at Tom’s Tabooley, 2928 Guadalupe St. Information: www.tomstabooley.com/events.
Fit folks wanted
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— Pam LeBlanc
Next week in Austin360
The Long Center for the Performing Arts is bringing back a lot of its popular summer programming. We’ll have the details. We’ll also have Nancy Flores’ monthly look at what’s coming up in Latino cultural events, and Dale Roe talks to Joan Rivers and has comedy highlights for June. Plus, a little movie called "Maleficent" is opening. We’ll let you know how Angelina Jolie does playing wicked.