Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils at Antone’s. How many people can say they were at the very first night of the original Antone’s nightclub at Sixth and Brazos streets, in 1975? Guitarist Ian Moore says he was, though it would still be more than a decade before he could legally hang out in bars. That didn’t stop a young Ian from sitting outside the front door and taking it all in, though. “I would listen to the music, and the waitresses would kindly bring me water from time to time,” he remembers. Eventually he became a regular performer at the storied Guadalupe Street Antone’s, and even after his career as a solo blues-rock songwriter took him to a new home in the Pacific Northwest, he continued to visit often, playing many times at the club’s subsequent Fifth and Lavaca location. He makes his debut at the new Antone’s, back open after a two-year absence, with his backing band the Lossy Coils. Expect the set to feature material from a series of soul singles he recently recorded with his former Austin bandmates George Reiff, Bukka Allen and JJ Johnson, as well as tunes from the forthcoming “Strange Days” EP produced in part by Austin’s Adrian Quesada. Los Coast opens. $17. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
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Body Rock sixth anniversary at Empire. The wildly funky dance party from DJ Chorizo Funk, hosted by Riders Against the Storm, has grown into an essential monthly happening for folks who move their bodies to work out their troubles, express their joy and uplift their spirits. It’s also an excellent place to link up with your homies, throw back a few drinks and shake yourself silly . There might be a soul train-style dance line. There will likely be fabulous costumes with sequins and/or glitter. There will certainly be an abundance of sweaty exuberance and buoyant vibes. $5-$7. 9 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Relive the ’90s with Salt ’n’ Pepa, Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Coolio and more at the Cedar Park Center. … French electronica producer Madeon, whose debut album “Adventure” topped the U.S. dance charts last year, is at Emo’s with Skylar Spence. … Native Austinite Ian Moore returns from Puget Sound to play for the first time at the new Antone’s with his band the Lossy Coils, after an early show by Eddie & the Evereadys. … Surviving members of the alt-rock band Morphine perform as Vapors of Morphine Friday and Saturday at the Continental Club. … Grand Ole Opry member and Hill Country resident Hal Ketchum stops in at One World Theatre. … The Austin Friends of Traditional Music present their all-day Midwinter Festival at Dougherty Arts Center with performances by Ed Miller, Redfire Stringband, Danny Santos y los Bluegrass Vatos and more. … Matt the Electrician and Little Brave celebrate their collaborative single at North Door with Wilson Marks. … Country-folk singer-songwriter Jamie Lin Wilson plays late at the Saxon Pub, which also features a 6 p.m. show with Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel. … Garage-rock rules at Hotel Vegas with the Zoltars, while the Madisons head up a rowdy country bill at Hole in the Wall. … Other top local options include Tele Novella and Lowin at ABGB, Kalu James at Geraldine’s, Sarah Sharp at Stay Gold and James Polk’s CenterPeace at the Elephant Room.