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Saturday music picks: Vintage Trouble, Centro-Matic

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 30, 2014

Vintage Trouble at the Belmont. The down and dirty rock ‘n’ soul band from Los Angeles sounds great on tape, but live they are downright unforgettable. With buckets of charisma, electrifying energy and a genuine feel-good vibe they come determined to move your body and lift your spirit. If you’re not a sweaty mess by the end of the night you’re doing it wrong. $15. 305 W. Sixth St. thebelmontaustin.com — D.S.S.

Centro-Matic at the Mohawk indoor. Now 11 albums into their two-decade career, Denton band Centro-Matic has become part of the old guard of Texas indie rock. They seem less a going concern than an occasionally reconvening entity these days, with leader Will Johnson having been welcomed into the Monsters of Folk fold and drummer Matt Pence frequently busy with studio projects. The new “Take Pride in Your Long Odds” is just the band’s second album since 2008. Pleasant Grove and American Werewolf Academy open. $12. 10 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock

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