Thursday music picks: Centro-Matic, Timberos Del Norte
Centro-Matic farewell tour at the Parish. When current Americana sensation Jason Isbell sat in with Denton indie group Centro-Matic last week in Nashville, he referred to them as “my favorite band” and added, “Thank you for letting me be part of your beautiful music.” Highly respected by their peers, the group is calling it quits after nearly 20 years together, though its members remain active with other projects in performance and production, especially guitarist Will Johnson and drummer Matt Pence. Austin band Monahans opens. $13-$15. 9 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.
Timberos Del Norte at One-2-One Bar. It’s a full-on Cuban music party as this expansive band of singers, horn players and a superb rhythm section celebrates the release of its self-titled debut disc, one of the year’s most pleasant surprises among local records. The news this week may be about diplomatic relations with Cuba, but Timberos Del Norte shows that the artistic connections are well ahead of the curve. $10. 9 p.m. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com. — P.B.
Also: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the world’s greatest prog-rock yuletide band (what, no Grammy category for that?), brings its holiday tour to the Erwin Center. … Dance the night away outdoors at the Mohawk to Jay Electronica, Mindz of a Different Kind, Lyric Michelle and Ptek, with an after-show on the indoor stage featuring Yip Deceiver and Space Camp Death Squad. … The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar rolls on with Band of Heathens (8 p.m.), Hot Club of Cowtown (3:30 p.m.) and Sarah Pierce (noon) at Palmer Events Center. … Recent Asleep at the Wheel addition Emily Gimble plays a solo show at the Continental Club, which also features the carnivalesque sounds of Shoulders at happy hour. … Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman plays at 7 p.m. as part of the monthly “Unplugged on the Front Porch” series at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.