Wednesday music picks: Eli Young Band, Panic at the Disco
Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 19, 2014
Eli Young Band at Nutty Brown Cafe. A decade-long gradual climb up the career ladder finally peaked for Denton artists Mike Eli, James Young and their bandmates a couple years ago when they moved to the Republic Nashville label and had two straight No. 1 singles with “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” This spring, their new album “10,000 Towns” became their first No. 1 album. Their music takes few chances but mostly hews to the band’s rockin’ Texas country roots, forgoing the hip-hop/country hybrids that have possessed Nashville of late. Technically sold out.. 7 p.m. 12225 U.S. 290 West. nuttybrown.com. — P.B.
Also: Las Vegas postpunk rockers Panic at the Disco headline a triple bill at ACL Live that also features Walk the Moon and Youngblood Hawke. … R&B station 93.3 FM hosts “Are and Be” a showcase of soulful local talent including J Kells and Jackie Venson at the Gypsy Lounge. … Hard-rock band L.A. Guns rattles the outdoor balconies of the Belmont with High Watt Crucifixers and Cosmic Wolf. … The rock is even harder at the Parish, which presents the “Destroy the Archetype” Tour with Cage, Sadistik, Maulskull and Slop Musket. … The final Sound & Cinema show of the season on the Long Center lawn features experimental pop ensemble the Octopus Project leading into “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” … Indie singer-songwriter Israel Nash, who moved from New York to Dripping Springs a couple years ago, celebrates the North American release of his “Rain Plans” album at Lamberts. … Singer-songwriter Charlie Mars previews songs from his upcoming release “The Money” in the second show of a four-week Wednesday residency at the Saxon Pub. … KDRP’s Texas Radio Live show from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guero’s Oak Garden features Ali Holder and the South Austin Moonlighters. … Rootsy rocker Jack Wilson plays the indoor stage at Stubb’s with singer-songwriter Matt the Electrician. … The Thinkery’s free “Back to School Music Bash” from 5-8 p.m. features children’s music fromJoe McDermott, Rosie Flores, the Que Pastas, Elizabeth McQueen and Lee Alexander.