Sunday music picks: Devin the Dude, Elevated Minds
Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 9, 2014
Devin the Dude at Red 7. Hey, what’s that smell? Oh yeah, it’s just the dank permacloud that wafts around every time the perpetually blunted Houston rapper rolls into town. These days, in addition to dropping his hazy, sing-song flow on laid-back grooves and posting pics of his stash on Facebook, Devin hosts a YouTube talk show that features interviews with fellow H-Town rap heavyweights set against a greenscreen backdrop of the Houston skyline with a weird little weed monster (really) that occasionally floats by. $21. 611 E Seventh St. red7austin.com. —D.S.S.
Also: Elevated Minds hosts an open mic, rap battle and beat battle with cash prizes at Holy Mountain. … Kalu James headlines a fundraiser for JAM (Junior Austin Music) at Sanctuary. … The Continental Club honors the late Bakersfield, California, country legend Buck Owens at its 23rd annual Buck Owens Birthday Bash. Proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. … Upstairs from the Owens Bash, Jon Dee Graham welcomes Wagoneers frontman Monte Warden as the guest for his weekly acoustic show in the Continental Gallery.