Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 12, 2014
Austin Sound & Cinema with Golden Dawn Arkestra at the Long Center. Prepare yourself for a sensory adventure. Local Sun Ra enthusiasts Golden Dawn Arkestra put on one of the most spellbinding stage shows in town. With elaborate costuming, creative movement and dance and rambling funky jazz jams from some of the city’s top players they take audiences on an adventurous musical journey. It’s a fantastic setup for the beloved ‘80’s action flick "Raiders of the Lost Ark," which closes out another perfect pairing for the popular summer series. Free. Music begins at 7 p.m. W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — D.S.S.
Also: Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs and soul queen Tameca Jones have jointly made a solid contribution to breaking our region’s crippling drought this summer. We’re obligated to tell you that this is the twice rescheduled date for the artists’ Blues on the Green show at Zilker Park. (Cue rainclouds) … The Both, aka Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, play outdoors at the Mohawk (see feature story on mystatesman.com); they also stop by KUTX for an in-studio performance that will air at 6 p.m. … Mississippi singer-songwriter Charlie Mars, who’s been hanging around town a lot this year, starts a month-long residency at the Saxon Pub. … Mike Dillon, the Texas vibraphonist who made big waves regionally in the ’90s with Billygoat and in the aughts with Hairy Apes BMX, is back at the Parish with groove funk outfit Critters Buggin’, a long-running Seattle-based band featuring wild saxophonist Skerik and original New Bohemians members Brad Houser and Matt Chamberlain. … Chris Gage, one of Austin’s most accomplished pianists of the past three decades, celebrates his 60th birthday at Strange Brew with his wife, singer Christine Albert, plus good friends David Carroll and Paul Pearcy.