Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 8, 2014
Off! at the Mohawk outdoor. Keith Morris, frontman of genre-redefining punk bands Black Flag and Circle Jerks and now Off!, is pushing 60, but he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Along with his band of fellow hardcore punk vets, Morris is still cranking out furious, frenetic, mosh pit-inducing blasts of noise, most of which clock in at well under two minutes. Fellow punk rock lifers Dwarves share this bill. Bad Antics and Gay Kiss open. $15. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Early rock ’n’ roll and rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson, still stirring it up well into her 70s, is the Continental Club with Mike Stinson and Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers. … Nicaraguan-American multi-instrumentalist Jesse Beaman, who creates haunting and beautiful post rock under the name My Empty Phantom, plays inside at Stubb’s. … Samba the night away as Seu Jacinto, Morena Soul andBatuque Raiz bring the sounds of Brazil to the One-2-One Bar. … Tennessee rap crew Da Mafia 6ix (the five Three Six Mafia members who are not Juicy J) play Red 7 with Sertified, East 35 and Lil J of LOEGz. … Get your smooth jazz on at One World Theatre with saxophonist Dave Koz plus his friends Mindi Agair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. … The Roost celebrates the birthday of rock ’n’ roll DJ Johnny Walker, who put in more than 15 years on the Austin airwaves at KLBJ, with a triple threat bill of old-school Austin rock and blues featuring Omar & the Howlers, Soulhat and Pushmonkey/Podunk. … Church of the Friendly Ghost presents a night of improvisations at the Museum of Human Achievement. … Shake your hips to the salsa, cumbia, reggae fusion of El Tule at Flamingo Cantina. … Strange Brew is hopping with top local acts from early evening until late night, including sets by Randy Weeks, Jimmy LaFave and Churchwood. … Other marquee locals in action include Alejandro Escovedo at Cactus Cafe (with saxophonist Elias Haslanger sitting in), Monte Montgomery at the Belmont, Mike & the Moonpies at ABGB, and Malford Milligan at the Saxon Pub with the Whiskey Sisters. … Local booking agency ComboPlate celebrates its 15th anniversary at Maria’s Taco Xpress from 6-9 p.m. with a guitar pull featuring Michael Fracasso, Nathan Hamilton and Beaver Nelson plus short performances by the Painted Redstarts, Christiane Swenson and Payton Nicole.