Saturday music picks: Foot Patrol, Steve Forbert
Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 6, 2014
Prince’s “Purple Rain” as performed by Foot Patrol at Empire. If there’s one thing this band of electrofunk fetishists loves as much as feet it’s his Purple Majesty. Many artists might butcher the raw emotion of the era-defining masterpieces like “When Doves Cry” and “Purple Rain,” but rest assured, the hits of his Ruffled Highness are in supremely capable hands with this crew. $10-$13. 606 E. 7th St. empireatx.com —D. S. S.
Also: It’s a full afternoon and evening at Strange Brew. The great Steve Forbert follows his Kerrville Folk Fest appearance with a 7 p.m. show, on the heels of a 5 p.m. CD release show by country-folk singer-songwriter Lew Card. There’s also sets at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. by local favorites Wendy Colonna and Scrappy Jud Newcomb, respectively. … The Warren Hood Band plays KDRP’s free Saturday Night Concert Series at the Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater. … Psychedelic rockers the Coffee Sergeants are at the Cactus Cafe. … Phish tribute band A Live One is at the Parish. … Soulful duo Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel play a 6 p.m. set at the Saxon Pub.