Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 29, 2014
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Stubb’s. The year Charles Bradley’s Daptones Records debut "No Time For Dreaming" dropped the veteran soul singer played an electrifying set for a capacity South by Southwest crowd at Cedar Street Courtyard. A few songs in, the former James Brown impersonator did a spin and dropped to his knees. As he stood to finish the song a trickle of blood ran down his leg, dripping onto the stage. Bradley glanced back at the horn player behind him and shrugged, then resumed singing as if his life depended on it. The man is 300 percent heart. Trampled By Turtles opens. $25. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Stick around for an indoor after-show at Stubb’s with the high-energy acoustic troupe Spirit Family Reunion. … KDRP’s weekly "Texas Radio Live" free broadcast at Guero’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. features a strong double bill of former major-label artists Tish Hinojosa and Kevin Welch. … Electropop artist Dan Croll brings his gorgeous textures and thoughtful songwriting to the Parish with Panama Wedding. … Red dirt country band Jason Boland & the Stragglers is at Nutty Brown Cafe. … Singer-songwriter David Halley, one of the many great roots musicians who migrated to Austin from Lubbock in the 1970s, is at the Cactus Cafe with Nathan Hamilton.