Thursday music picks: Creek Show, Smallpools
Creek Show at Empire Control Room, Waller Creek. Venues along Waller Creek from Fifth to Ninth Street celebrate the dream of turning the downtown ditch into a vibrant walkable feature with an evening of light-based art installations and music. Easy Tiger kicks things off with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., then electro pop outfit Corduroi presents a DJ set on Sabine St. Deck and Empire Control Room hosts an evening of excellent local music with Marmalakes, Ruby Jane and Calliope Musicals. $5 door, free with RSVP. 606 E. 7th St. empireatx.com.
Also: Los Angeles indie pop band Smallpools visits Emo’s with Magic Man and Panama Wedding. … A “Help Clifford Help Kids” show at ACL Live features sets by rootsy Texas acts Cory Morrow and the Dirty River Boys, with all proceeds benefiting American YouthWorks. … Easygoing North Carolina singer-songwriter David Wilcox, touring behind his latest disc “Blaze,” plays at One World Theatre. … Rootsy English indie trio Bear’s Den joins Dan Mangan & Blacksmith and Christof at the Parish. … The Austin Classical Guitar Society presents Celil Rafik Kaya and Nicolas Emilfork at Cactus Cafe. … Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam bring the tour for their “Gonzo” album to Red 7 with Masked Intruder, SycAmour and Neon Cobra. … Playing in Traffic Records presents another of its “Traffic Jam” shows at the Continental Club featuring three of the label’s acts:Digital Wild, Girl Pilot and Amy Cook. … It’s rockabilly night at One-2-One Bar with Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers and Jimmy & the Mustangs.