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Friday music picks: Brian Ellis, Alvvays

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Brian Ellis at Holy Mountain. Multi-instrumentalist Ellis serves as guitarist for psych rockers Astra and keyboardist for hip-hop artist Egyptian Lover. He has a new electro funk project loaded with slinky keys and flanged out, booty poppin’ bass. The show, presented by Austin Boogie Crew, is also a birthday throwdown for local groove purveyor DJ Chicken, George who opens the night. $5. 9 p.m. doors. 617 E. Seventh St.

Also: Toronto indie pop band Alvvays (that’s two v’s, not a w) plays a 5 p.m. free in-store at Waterloo Records before their show at Red 7. … Local orchestral pop outfit Mother Falcon plays North Austin club the Roost. … Dave Matthews Band guitarist Tim Reynolds brings his side project TR3 to the Scoot Inn. … Local blues rockers Hooka Hey celebrate the release of a new single “Nasty” at Lamberts. … 74-year-old Delta blues artist Little Freddie King stops by C-Boys.