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Saturday music picks: Scootenanny, Willis Alan Ramsey and Waylon Payne

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 13, 2014

Scootenanny at the Historic Scoot Inn. The 10-hour party on the eastside features some of Central Texas’ hottest electro-pop and dance rock innovators. Art pop outfit Octopus Project, self-described future wave duo Night Drive and electronic dub enthusiasts Holiday Mountain are all set to play. Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo will also put in a DJ set to keep the party hot. The Black and White Years, Orthy and Corduroi round out this loaded bill. $30-45. 4 p.m. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Willis Alan Ramsey and Waylon Payne at Threadgill’s South. When you see Ramsey’s name on the bill, you can be assured it’s not a record-release party. It’s now 42 years past the self-titled debut that became a country-folk classic; reports still surface now and again about a follow-up, but in the meantime, Ramsey’s occasional live shows provide a window into his music. Opening act Waylon Payne, who’s gone a mere 10 years since his lone CD “The Drifter,” also is well worth hearing. $15-$25. 9 p.m. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Also: Fort Worth alt-rockers the Toadies play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Babooon and Diesel & Dixie. … Los Angeles rock band Say Anything, whose sixth album, “Hebrews,” is out this week, plays Emo’s with Front Bottoms, So So Glos and You Blew It. … Austin’s psychedelic Sun Ra enthusiasts the Golden Dawn Arkestra are at Empire Control Room for this month’s installment of the Tipping Point, which also features Subkulture Patriots and Jackie Venson. … Shoulders bang their big drum and sing merrily frightful tunes at ABGB. … Cactus Cafe features the wise-ass bluegrass observations of the Austin Lounge Lizards. … Renowned local songwriter Bill Carter sets up shop at Maria’s Taco Xpress. … Country options include the Cornell Hurd Band at the Broken Spoke, Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousinswith Horse Opera at North Door and the Jay Statham Band’s 3 p.m. CD release show at Saxon Pub. … South Austin listening room Strange Brew celebrates its fourth anniversary with a full day of music starting at noon; check strangebrewloungeside.com for more details.