Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 28, 2014
Jackie Venson CD release at Skylark Lounge. Promising R&B and soul artist Jackie Venson celebrates the release of her debut full-length "The Light in Me" at one of the eastside’s best underground holes in the wall. Backing her deep, smoky vocals with intricate piano work and blazing guitar solos, the young Berklee Music College alum establishes herself as part of the next generation of formidable Austin talents. 5 p.m. 2039 Airport Blvd. — D.S.S.
Also: Los Angeles outfit Jail Weddings, an eight-member band that describes its music as "noir psych-rock," highlights a stellar four-act bill at Hotel Vegas with John Wesley Coleman, Ruby Fray and the Harms. … Northwest indie-folk act Widower, aka Kevin Large, plays songs from his latest release "Fool Moon" at Red 7 with Enchiridon and Ditch Witch. … North of Nashville, an alt-country duo from Portland, Maine, is at the Roost in support of a self-titled debut album. … Rainey Street mainstay the Blackheart has a full plate with Jesse Moore of East Cameron Folkcore, Peter Shults of Hello Wheels and Jordan Valentin. … Singer-songwriter Chris Knudson, aka Kanude, is at the Saxon Pub with ace rhythm section Dony Wynn and Brad Houser. … Ben Ballinger plays a going-away party at Hole in the Wall for Hole manager Alex Livingstone and his wife, Jennie.