Friday music picks: Tish Hinojosa and Carrie Rodriguez
Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 17, 2014
Tish Hinojosa and Carrie Rodriguez at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Bullock’s midsummer “Music Under the Star” series continues with an inspired pairing of major local Mexican-American singer-songwriters. Hinojosa broke through in the 1990s with records on renowned labels such as A&M, Rounder and Warner Bros. that featured original folk tunes sung in both English and Spanish. She recently returned to Austin after living overseas for many years. While Hinojosa was gone, Rodriguez became a significant new voice in Americana music, collaborating with the likes of master songwriter Chip Taylor and actor/musician Jeff Bridges as well as releasing several acclaimed solo albums. Free. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
10,000 Maniacs at One World Theatre. It’s not the same band that moved from the alt-rock underground to the pop mainstream in the late ’80s, mainly because singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant departed in 1993. But the current Maniacs iteration includes three original members and still plays songs from the old days, along with material from their post-Merchant records. Out front on vocals and viola is Mary Ramsey, who was brought to the band’s attention by former guitarist John Lombardo (with whom she still plays in the duo John & Mary). $40-$119. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org.
Also: New Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins arrives in town a day before her opening gig for Nick Cave to headline a show at the Belmont with local opener Abram Shook. See the Austin360 section in Friday’s American-Statesman for a feature story on Atkins. … Lots of CD-release action about town: The Mastersons play a 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records, Wimberley singer-songwriter Robyn Ludwick plays a release show for her new disc “Little Rain” at Strange Brew, and the Casual Strangers mark their new disc “We Used to Be Friends” on the Mohawk’s indoor stage with Chasca and Lowin. … Quiet Company’s new record won’t be out for awhile longer, so they’ll spend the evening celebrating word of this fall’s new Weezer album with a full performance of the band’s 1996 disc “Pinkerton” at Empire. … Also on the tribute tip is a Jimi Hendrix-themed show at Gypsy Lounge with a top crew of players including Corey Glover of Living Colour and guitarist Eric McFadden. … Platinum-selling Columbia Records rockers the Neighbourhood play outdoors at Stubb’s with Travis Scott and White Arrows. … Red 7 hosts the Pure Noise Records “Common Vision” Tour with Hundredth, Counterparts, Handguns, Being As an Ocean, Capsize and My Iron Lung. … Las Vegas indie band Rusty Maples is at Lamberts withHello Caller. … The Continental Club is billing the Warren Hood Band’s appearance as “Emily Gimble’s last show before joining Asleep at the Wheel”; they’ll start at 10 p.m. and play till closing. … Other top local Americana options include Bill Carter at Cactus Cafe, Sam Riggs with John Grider at Midnight Rodeo and John Baumann at Rattle Inn.