Tuesday music picks: Shabazz Palaces, Coheed and Cambria
Shabazz Palaces at Red 7. Signed to Sub Pop records, the Seattle duo, which includes Ishmael Butler who used to rhyme as Butterfly in jazzy ’90s crew Digable Planets, inhabits the far fringe of experimental hip hop. On the group’s new release, “Lese Majesty,” hints of melody drift through hazy echo chambers, while muffled verses weighted with ancient wisdom and scientific theory surface and submerge into the murky beats. The effect is occasionally disconcerting, but frequently intriguing and definitely unlike anything you’ve ever heard. The band plays a free in-store at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records before the Red 7 show. $14 advance, $16 door. Doors at 9 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. red7austin.com —D.S.S.
Also: Prog-rockers Coheed and Cambria bring their latest “Neverender” tour to the outdoor stage at Stubb’s, with opening act Thank You Scientist. … Ernie Durawa welcomes guitarist Murali Coryell to his weekly 6 p.m. show at Strange Brew.