Friday music picks: Del Castillo, Weird City Hip Hop Festival
Del Castillo farewell show at the Roost. After 14 years, the Austin flamenco rock band anchored by brothers Mark and Rick del Castillo has decided to call it quits. “We just need to take a break,” Mark del Castillo said last week, citing the struggles facing an independent band in the decision to disband. Del Castillo said he’s “very grateful and happy” for everything the band has achieved but ready to focus on other projects, including ongoing collaborations with director Robert Rodriguez. Drop by to revel in the band’s passionate gypsy rock one last time and say goodbye with a smile. $25. 9 p.m. 2113 Wells Branch Parkway. theroostaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Also: The first annual Weird City Hip Hop Festival kicks off with a special edition of the monthly Body Rock party featuring L.A. electrofunk wizard Dam Funk at Empire, a Pushermania party with Doughbeezyand MaxoKream at Red 7 and GuiltySimpson at Holy Mountain. … Local blues piano great MarciaBall celebrates the release of her rollicking new album “The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man” at One-2-One Bar. … The WhiskeyShivers celebrate the release of a new self-titled album at Holy Mountain. … Many songs of the ’60s sound dated today, but the hits John Sebastian wrote for the Lovin’ Spoonful have stood the test of time. He deserves a warm welcome back at One World Theatre. … Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson pulls from the Tull catalog and his new solo album at ACL Live. … Rootsy Virginia group Carbon Leaf brings its “Indian Summer Revisited” tour to Lamberts. … Greg Humphreys, former leader of North Carolina’s Hobex and Dillon Fence, opens for South Austin Moonlighters at the Cactus Cafe. … New York rockers Pretty Reckless stop by Emo’s. … Shows at Red River Street’s big outdoor stages include L.A. indie rockers AirborneToxicEvent at Stubb’s and a Mohawk triple bill topped by Palms, featuring former members of the Deftones and, uh, Isis. … Guitar great Jimmie Vaughan sits in with the Mike Flanigan Trio Friday and Saturday at C-Boy’s.