Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 15, 2014
Sister Nancy at the North Door. In a genre dominated by men, Kingston-born reggae queen Sister Nancy has been a force in the international dance hall scene since the early ’80s. The first female DJ to perform at the popular Reggae Sunsplash party in Jamaica, she scored international fame when her debut album "One Two" dropped in 1982. The album contains the dance hall anthem "Bam Bam" which is quite literally played at every reggae dance party everywhere almost every time. These days she only tours intermittently, so jump at the chance to see the woman who inspired a whole generation of female reggae selectas, singers and chanters. With Selector Mossman and Capt. Jim Bradford. $10-$13. 9 p.m. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.
Also: It’s an incredibly busy night for local record-release shows. Harvey Thomas Young, erstwhile leader of the legendary Tex Thomas & the Danglin’ Wranglers, is at Austin Ale House touting his new album "More Than We Was"; singer-songwriter Curtis McMurtry plays songs from his debut disc "Respectable Enemy" at Strange Brew; indie-pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults celebrates its new album "Neon" at Holy Mountain; Spanish-language singer Leticia Rodriguez Garza unveils her four-song EP "Saguita Al Bate" at Sahara Lounge; and the Blackheart hosts a triple record-release show for rootsy acts Taylor & the Wild Now, Valley Forge and Kellie Lee. … If you didn’t get tickets to Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s "Austin City Limits" taping earlier in the week, you can catch them on the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with Tele Novella and Little Brave. … Old-school Nashville rock ’n’ roll band Wild Feathers plays Emo’s with local openers Jamestown Revival and Leopold & His Fiction. … The Coffee Sergeants, longtime veterans of Austin’s psychedelic-pop underground, play the One-2-One Bar, while their old-school power-pop brethren the Rite Flyers are at ABGB with Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. … Colorado acoustic guitarist and looping sensation Trace Bundy stops at the Cactus Cafe. … Psych yourself out at Hotel Vegas with Christian Bland & the Revelators, Chris Catalena and Team Nightstand, or indoors at Stubb’s with Transcontinental Trip and Henry & the Invisibles. … Country roadhouse favorite the Casey Donahew Band checks in to the Midnight Rodeo. … Swing your partner on the dance floor at the White Horse with Two Hoots & a Holler or at the Broken Spoke with the Derailers.