Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 2, 2014
Antemasque at the Mohawk outdoor. The off-again, on-again partnership of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala is alternately thrilling and confounding to fans. The chemistry between the two, driving forces behind El Paso bands Mars Volta and At The Drive-In, inspires cult-like fanaticism when they’re on. The flipside is searing heartbreak when gigs have suddenly disintegrated mid-tour. Only a few tracks from the latest project, recorded with superstar bass player Flea (who will not be joining the tour — Marfred Rodriguez Lopez, Omar’s brother, is playing bass), have emerged. The new sound shows promise, but most fans aren’t concerned either way. Instead, they’re just happy to see the two West Texas post-hardcore heroes back on the same stage again. Le Butcherettes open. $17. 6:30 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Try as you might, you’ll never escape the ubiquitous bouncing melody of Michael Bublé’s "Haven’t Met You Yet" — especially if you go to the Erwin Center, where he’s performing in support of his latest chart-topping album, "To Be Loved." … The lineup of Pure Prairie League playing at One World Theatre won’t include high-profile former fronting singers Craig Fuller or Vince Gill, but the set list no doubt will include old favorites including the ’70s classic "Amie." … Longtime Austin country-folk troubadour George Ensle is at Strange Brew.