Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 22, 2014
Haim at Stubb’sandFuture Islands at Mohawk. In an uncanny twist of fate, the first two winners of SXSW’s new Grulke Prize for Developing U.S. Act land on the outdoor stages of Red River Street’s top two venues on the same night. Beat-heavy Los Angeles pop band Haim took home the 2013 inaugural award, which was created to honor longtime SXSW creative director Brent Grulke after his death in 2012. The group — consisting of sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim plus drummer Dash Hutton — blew up in the ensuing months, returning to wow big crowds at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Baltimore indie electro-pop band Future Islands won this year’s prize last month with a string of shows that drew heavy buzz in the wake of a breakthrough performance on David Letterman’s late-night show. Read more about both bands in Tuesday’s American-Statesman. Stubb’s: $22.50-$25, 7 p.m., 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. Mohawk: technically sold out, 6:30 p.m., 912 Red River St., mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.
Al Jarreau at One World Theatre. At age 74, Al Jarreau has become an elder statesman of jazz, though he’s always reached beyond the purist form of the genre. He’s won Grammys for Best Vocal Performance in the jazz, pop and R&B categories, as well as one for Best Children’s Recording (his 1980 release "In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record"). Another Grammy nomination came in 2013 for his work on "JumpinJazz Kids: A Swinging Fairy Tale," one of two Jarreau records nominated last year (the other in the jazz vocal category for a live record done with Metropole Orkest of the Netherlands). He’ll do two shows at One World, with pre-show dinner optional. $50-$129. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. – P.B.
Also: KDRP’s free Texas Music Live series at the Guero’s oak garden features Austin-by-way-of-L.A. roots-rock songwriters Ramsay Midwood and Randy Weeks. … South American metal/hardcore band HeadCrusher is at Holy Mountain with Blood Royale. … San Diego indie roots-rock band Augustana is at Emo’s with Twin Forks. … Brooklyn electronica act Chrome Sparks is at the Parish with Bagheera. … San Antonio acoustic duo Demitasse celebrates the release of its new CD "Blue Medicine" at Hyde Park Theatre with Danny Malone. … Check out Eve Monsees, Thierry Le Coz and company when Eve & the Exiles plays Maria’s Taco Xpress, which is rolling with midweek live music in the evenings now. … Jeff Hughes & Chaparral keep the boots scootin’ at the Broken Spoke. … Soulful singer Nakia plays up north at the Roost, with a happy-hour show by the bluesy Peterson Brothers. … The Continental Club keeps the Wednesday weekly fires burning with veterans James McMurtry and Jon Dee Graham plus the upstart Painted Redstarts. … Hole in the Wall is rockin’ with the Berkshire Hounds, J. Wesley Haynes and Crooked Sails. … Scoot on east to the Scoot Inn for The Fun Part, San Saba County and HeadShy, or check into Hotel Vegas for A Giant Dog, the Stuffies, the Trustees and DJ Andrew McCalla.