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This week’s music picks: Tex-Mex Christmas at Antone’s, Ozomatli and more

Peter Blackstock


Monday: Blue Christmas Tex-Mex Dance Party with Flaco Jimenez and Los Pinkys at Antone’s. If you didn’t catch the big Tex-Mex Fiesta at ACL Live on the Friday before Christmas, here’s another chance for a sampling with a similar flavor. San Antonio’s Grammy-winning accordion legend Jimenez, who took part in that show, will be part of this one too, along with Austin conjunto faves Los Pinkys. $10-$15. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. — P.B.

Wednesday: Jackie Venson and Ray Prim live tapings at One-2-One Bar. It’s been a big year for both of these local artists. Venson got some prime national gigs opening tour dates for Austin guitar great Gary Clark Jr., and she played to a big crowd in Zilker Park as part of KGSR’s Blues on the Green summer series. Prim released a live record in the spring and followed it this fall with “To Whom It May Concern,” which earned him Austin360 Artist of the Month honors in September. Both artists will be recording their shows on this night in one of the city’s best-sounding rooms. Venson plays at 8:30 p.m., with Prim at 7 p.m.; each show carries a separate $10 admission. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. — P.B.


Thursday: Ozomatli at the Mohawk. For almost 20 years the L.A.-based collective has been liberally mixing various Latin styles into their signature blend of exuberant Chicano rock and resistance rap. For the latest release, “Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica” they dig deep into reggae and dub styles to create feel-good grooves that will chase the post-holiday doldrums away. Hard Proof opens. $25.-$30. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.



  • Dale Watson’s annual Christmas show & dance at Continental Club
  • Jonesin’, Presto Chango at C-Boy’s
  • Marmalakes at Hole in the Wall
  • George Devore at Saxon Pub


  • Robynn Shayne, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • Ephraim Owens Experience, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Dylan Bishop 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s
  • Kate Priestley Duo at Geraldine’s



  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Michael Fracasso, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Suzanna Choffel at Geraldine’s
  • Croy & the Boys, David Touchton, Thrift Set Orchestra at White Horse
  • Walt Wilkins, Johnny Nicholas at Saxon Pub
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Matt Hubbard Trio, David Young at C-Boy’s
  • Chris Gage & friends at El Mercado Backstage
  • Craig Marshall at Threadgill’s North


  • Savage Poor, Tom & Us (Tom Petty tribute) at One-2-One Bar
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Aaron Stephens, Emily Gimble, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s
  • Soul Man Sam & the SMS Band, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s
  • Shawn Pander, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub