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Thursday music picks: CBGB, Walter Salas-Humara & Jon Dee Graham

Peter Blackstock

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 6, 2014

The CBGB at Cactus Cafe. Not to be confused with the legendary New York punk club CBGB, or the new South Austin hangout ABGB, this new local outfit’s name is an acronym for the Colin/Bonnie/Graham Band. Accomplished Americana singer-songwriters Colin Gilmore, Bonnie Whitmore and Graham Weber have worked together on the road and in the studio before, but this endeavor is a more concentrated pooling of their considerable talents. Drummer Matt Winegardner rounds out the ensemble. $10-$12. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. — P.B.

Also: Singer-songwriters and old friends Walter Salas-Humara (of New York) and Jon Dee Graham (of Austin) create whimsical artwork of dogs and bears, respectively. Check out their works and hear them play some songs acoustically in a free event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Yard Dog on South Congress. … Zoso aims to bring you “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” at the Belmont. … Groovy shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr headline a bill of locals that also includes Midnight Masses and Bali Yaah at Holy Mountain. … Emily Bell plays a free acoustic set at KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove at Shady Grove. … Orange County crusty punks Phobia play the Mohawk outdoors.