7 nights: Music picks for the coming week
Matmos and Horse Lords at the North Door. Electronic music savants Matmos (whose new album “The Marriage of True Minds” is one of the year’s most excellently bonkers) join forces with Horse Lords, another Baltimore act, this one with a bit of a Fela Kuti obsession. With Total Unicorn. A Church of the Friendly Ghost production. 8 p.m. $12. 501 North I-35 (frontage road). ndvenue.com — Joe Gross
Also playing: French Inhales, Lola-Cola, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, Bell Riots at Beerland; the Carper Family at the Cactus Cafe; Suns of Orpheus, Atash at Frontier Bar; Nye, Monkee, Kingdom at Trailer Space; Lonely Life Afterparty with ((Sounder)), Gal Pals, Troller, DJ set by Bonnie Prince Billy at the Mohawk; Magnifico (Queen cover band), Vanispheres (Rush cover band) at Holy Mountain; Zeale, Deejay I Wanna Be Her at Hotel Vegas; Consider the Source, Montu, Dimitri’s Ascent at The Parish Underground; Opposite Day, ThunderCougarFalconBird at the Hole in the Wall.
Residual Kid at Mohawk. 14-and-under trio with an inclination toward the heavy, fuzzier side of rock ‘n’ roll (they’re an official South by Southwest showcasing act next month). With the Boxing Lesson, Purple and Blackstone Rangers. 10 p.m. $6 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Peter Mongillo
Also playing: Church Shoes, Selena y Los Burritos, John Wesley Coleman III at Trailer Space; Ringo Deathstarr, Boyfrndz, Tiger Waves, Obscured By Echoes at Holy Mountain; Scott H. Biram, Dirty River Bourbon Show at the Continental Club; the Bellamy Brothers, Mayeux and Broussard at Antone’s; Coheed & Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Russian Circles at Stubb’s; Roger Wallace and the Lowells at the White Horse.
Opening party for Tim Kerr and friends at End of an Ear. Start your Saturday off right by celebrating the reissue of two Austin punk classics, both by the Big Boys. Light in the Attics’ reissue of “Where’s My Towel/Industry Standard” is quite the deluxe item, with a rare Big Boys sticker, original inserts, plus a new insert. Timmy “Chaos in Tejas” Hefner’s label 540 Records is reissuing the Big Boys seminal “Fun Fun Fun” EP on vinyl, complete with 24-page booklet. Hang out starting at 6 p.m. Free. — J.G.
Also playing: Yonder Mountain String Band, Wood & Wire at Stubb’s; Flesh Lights, the Bad Lovers, Bobby Jealousy, Lola Cola, Tijuana Bible, the Well, Seven Circles, 365 Colours at Hotel Vegas (starts at 1 p.m.); Pocket FishRmen, Lick Lick at Beerland; Brownout at Frank; Thieves, A New Hope at Red 7; Geography, Borrisokane at the Mohawk; New Arrows, Gentlemen Rogues at Holy Mountain; Zoumountchi, History of Strings — Ibrahim Aminou at the Sahara Lounge; Phoebe Hunt at the Cactus Cafe; J.D. McPherson, Bellfuries, James “Slim” Hand at Antones.
Hooka Hey at Mohawk. French four-piece camp out in Austin until SXSW, show their love for ’70s hard rock with big bluesy guitar riffs. 9 p.m. $6. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.M.
Also playing: Heybale and the Wagoneers at the Continental Club; the Resentments at the Saxon Pub; Tangible Green, Rivers and Repeat the End at Hole in the Wall.
Dale Watson at the Continental Club. Monday is a good night for regulars and Dale Watson’s rockabilly/honky-tony purism is beer for your chicken soup soul. 10 p.m. $7. 1315 S Congress Ave. continentalclub.com/austin — J.G.
Also playing: Gang Sign, The Rich Hands, Poppy Red, Slanted Ones at Hotel Vegas.
Borrisokane at Holy Mountain. Six-piece Austin pop outfit Borrisokane sprinkles darker post-punk with lighter pop elements. With Knifight, Shortwave Party and Brotherhood Electric. 9 p.m. 617 E. Seventh St. holymountainaustin.com. — P.M.
Also playing: Shawn Nelson and the Good Buds and Moneywell Spunt at Hole in the Wall; Gurf Morlix at Waterloo Records; Miles Zuniga at Strange Brew; Bruce Hughes at the Saxon Pub.
Bone Thugs N Harmony at Emo’s East. All five original members of this ground-breaking soul-plus-hip-hop-but-not-really-new-jack-swing outfit. Meet them at the crossroads. 7 p.m. $28.50. 2015 East Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com. — J.G.
Also playing: Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison at Waterloo Records; Efterklang, Nightlands at the Mohawk; Clepto, Hipsterectomy, Dying Time at the 29th St. Ballroom; the Motel Ball Band at Hotel Vegas; Doom Siren, ACXDC, Nomads, Sleepwalkers, Night Siege, Dethrone at the North Door; Brad Rice & the Electric Mud, Southside Ramblers at Frontier Bar.