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This week’s music picks: The Wine Down, Richard Buckner, more

Peter Blackstock


Wednesday: The Wine Down series with Sour Notes at 3Ten. The local indie band, whose 2017 album “Darkest Sour” was their fifth release in less than a decade, celebrates is 10th anniversary by playing this seasonal series that features local bands plus tastings of Charles Smith Wines on the last Wednesday of every month. There’s also free bites from neighboring restaurant Trace. Free. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd.


Thursday: Richard Buckner at Cactus Cafe. A sort of modern-day rambling-troubadour who’s called a lot of places home — including Austin at one point — during his quarter-century career as a recording artist, Buckner has made quite a few memorable albums for labels including MCA, Overcoat and more recently Merge. Cast early in the alt-country crowd, he soon proved to transcend such boundaries with songs that often connected more with indie audiences. $18-$20. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St.



  • Beto O’Rourke benefit with Black Eyed Vermillion, Fontanelles, Shoulders, Uncle Pie Hole, more at Barracuda
  • Handsome Ghost, Beta Radio at Stubb’s indoor
  • Blind Owls, Ugly Beats, Dayeater at Mohawk indoor
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, Bob Livingston, Walt Wilkins at El Mercado
  • Nate Boff, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Matthew Judson, Dave Scher Trio, Jeff Bryant at One-2-One Bar
  • Jonathan Terrell at Sam’s Town Point
  • Colin Gilmore at Hilton Cannon & Belle


  • Midge Ure, Robert Harrison at 3Ten
  • Smallpools, Great Good Fine OK at Stubb’s indoor
  • Kym Warner, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • Alex Coke/Rich Harney Quintet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room
  • Toni Price at Little Darlin’
  • James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Bonnie Montgomery at Continental Club
  • Night of the Cadillacs, Dylan Bishop, 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s


  • Migrant Kids, Weed Martyr, Dossey, High Church at Hotel Vegas
  • James McMurtry, Bonnie Whitmore, Big Fix at Continental Club
  • Paul Nelson Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Jack Wilson & Grace Rowland Park at Cactus Cafe
  • Texas Radio Live with Ty Richards, Craig Marshall at Guero’s
  • Naked Wednesdays with Conrad Keely, Leslie Sisson, Michael Booher, Jeremy Nail, Mina Soto at Spider House Ballroom
  • Wild Rivers, Katy Kirby at Stubb’s indoor
  • Lonely Biscuits at Mohawk indoor
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • John Inmon at Threadgill’s North
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Nichole Wagner at Geraldine’s


  • Matisyahu, Stephen Marley at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Josh Garrels, Strahan at Emo’s
  • Brownout at Waterloo Records
  • Nightmares on Wax, Catching Flies at Mohawk outdoor
  • Just Blaze at Empire
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Los Coast at Shady Grove
  • Jonathan Terrell, Carson McHone, Saddle Sores at White Horse
  • Curtis McMurtry, Ali Holder at Townsend
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Jai Malano, Big Sugar, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s
  • Accidentals, Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • Jimmie Dreams, Speedy Sparks at Sam’s Town Point
  • Brother Brothers at Radio Coffee & Beer

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