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Thursday music picks: Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Elizabeth McQueen, Gina Chavez

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Elizabeth McQueen and Gina Chavez at LoudMouth Rentals. The new sound equipment and musical instrument rental company opens shop with a free bash featuring live performances from Texas country great Gilmore alongside Austin stalwarts McQueen and Chavez. The party, which kicks off a monthly live music series called LoudMouth Lounge, will include complimentary drinks and bites and benefits Kids in a New Groove, a local non-profit that partners youths in foster care with musical mentors. 6 to 8 p.m. 5207 Airport Blvd. RSVP at loudmouthrentals.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Pop-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, touring behind her new album “This Is M.E.,” plays ACL Live with opener Alexander Cardinale. … Singer-songwriter Ben Watt, best known as half of the long-running pop duo Everything But the Girl, brings the tour for his new solo disc “Hendra” to the Cactus Cafe. … Hotel Vegas kicks off four days of “peace, love and punk” with Good Vibrations Festival, a celebration of excellent punk, psych and garage rock from home and abroad. … A couple blocks south at Scoot Inn, the first night of the three-day International Pop Overthrow Festival features sets by Radio Fallout, the Footnotes, Ashbury Keys and more. … Guit-steel master Junior Brown returns for a show on the indoor stage at Stubb’s. … Marti Brom and Rosie Flores get their rockabillies out at the Continental, which has Shoulders at happy hour. … One-2-One Bar presents a “Women in World Music” show with Naga Valli and Leticia Rodriguez.