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Saturday music picks: #Unity Show, La Frenetika

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The #Unity Show at the Parish. A cross-section of Austin musicians including bluegrass band Wood & Wire, hip-hop outfit Subkulture Patriots, smoky singer Jazz Mills and folksy bluesman Kalu James join forces to raise money for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The show was conceptualized by Graham Wilkinson as a way to promote “social and cultural and spiritual unity” by bringing diverse elements of the local music scene together for a good cause. The evening’s format is loose and ripe for unexpected collaborations. “It’s gonna be pretty magical,” Wilkinson said. $10-$12. 9 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St.

Also: Cumbia outfit La Frenetika and Brazilian rhythm squad Macaxeira Funk host a fiesta at Flamingo Cantina. … 101X Homegrown Live and Vagabond Collective present a triple bill at Holy Mountain with Shivery Shakes, New York City Queens and Big Bill. … Empire Control Room sings the blues with local howler Carolyn Wonderland and young upstarts the Peterson Brothers. … Strange Brew presents shows by one of the city’s best roots-music singers, Jimmy LaFave at 9 p.m., and songwriters, Harvey “Tex Thomas” Young at 7 p.m. … Other top locals in action include John Wesley Coleman at North Door with Hex Dispensers and Dead Space and East Cameron Folkcore wrapping up a month of Saturdays at Hole in the Wall with Salesman and Carson McHone. … Country options include honky-tonker Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke, roadhouse veteran Aaron Watson at Midnight Rodeo and Asleep at the Wheel spinoff Way Out West at ABGB.