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Thursday music picks: Benefit for Southwest Key Unaccompanied Minors Shelters at Continental Club

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Benefit for Southwest Key Unaccompanied Minors Shelters at Continental Club. Southwest Key, an organization dealing with immigration issues by providing shelter and education to unaccompanied minors, is trying to add a music program to its agenda. Not surprisingly, a bunch of Austin musicians, some of them underage themselves, have rallied to the cause. Performers include the Mastersons, East Cameron Folkcore, Painted Redstarts, Belle Sounds, Emily Bell, Christiane Swenson and Payton Nicole. In addition to the show, there’s also an instrument drive, with donations being taken at South Austin Music through Dec. 31. $15-$17. 9:30 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. swkey.org. — P.B.

Also: Western music master Michael Martin Murphey travels back to Austin for his annual Cowboy Christmas show at One World Theatre. … Dallas alt-country band Old 97’s heads south on I-35 for a show at the Parish with Homer Henderson opening. … California electronica producer RL Grime is at Emo’s. … Expatriate Austinite Ian Moore returns from the Northwest for an acoustic duo gig at Strange Brew.