Sunday music picks: Matisyahu, Texas Tornados
Matisyahu at Stubb’s. Two years after he shocked the Orthodox Jewish community by shaving his beard and dying his hair blond, the reggae rapper is back with a second pop-oriented release, “Akeda.” While digging deep to reexamine his spirituality, he has also, thankfully, toned down the feigned Jamaican patois that characterized his early records. Radical Something opens. $25. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: The final day of COTA Fan Fest downtown, an afternoon-only affair, features headlining sets by the reconstituted Texas Tornados and indie garage rockers Heartless Bastards along with sets by touring acts Hurray for the Riff Raff and Filter plus locals Dale Watson and Emily Wolfe. … Rachael Yamagata brings her languid love songs to the Parish. … Two-tone ska lifers the English Beat stop by Red 7. … Irish singer-songwriterJames Vincent McMorrow, touring behind his latest album “Post Tropical,” plays the Belmont. … Gold Magnolias, featuring former Austinites who moved to New York a few years ago, return for a show at the One-2-One Bar. … If you go crazy for that “Mamma Mia” sound, head west to One World Theatre, which features the tribute band Arrival From Sweden: Music of Abba.