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