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Friday music picks: Cilantro Boombox at Gypsy Lounge

Peter Blackstock

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 1, 2014

Cilantro Boombox at Gypsy Lounge. Drawing from influences that run the gamut from dancehall to salsa, party jams to punk rock, the eight-piece ensemble throws down a stellar selection of grooves to make you move. The band is celebrating the release of “Fears Away,” a sunny, life-affirming new single that has all the marks of a perfect summertime party jam. 9:30 p.m. 1504 E Sixth St. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Also: Psych Fest kicks off three days of experimental noise at Carson Creek Ranch with Dandy Warhols, Black Lipsand fest-founders the Black Angels performing. … Living-legend pop crooner Tom Jones is at ACL Live. … Colorful neighborhood cultural center Esquina Tango celebrates Cinco de Mayo early with a dance party featuring Huerta Culture and Plan Sonidero. … Pioneering California punk band the Dickies are on the Mohawk’s outdoor stage. … Battleme, the post-Lions project of former Austinite Matt Drenik, plays inside at the Mohawk with Not in the Face, and also Saturday at the Cactus Cafe. … At the Cactus on Friday is Ohio folk-rock duo Over the Rhine. … Anthemic local rockers Quiet Company spent the early part of the year studio-bound working on their new album, but they come up for air with a gig at Holy Mountain. … Body Rock ATXtakes it back to hip-hop’s golden age with a Native Tongues tribute at Sahara Lounge. … Local singer-songwriter choices include Jimmy LaFave at Threadgill’s, Sara Hickmanat Strange Brew and Bob Schneider at the Roost. … Rockabilly singer Kim Lenz is at the Continental with JP Harris & the Tough Choices. … Nashville electo-pop duo Cherublights up Emo’s. … Omaha indie-rock band The Faint plays the Belmont. … Road trip! Scoremore presents JMBLYA at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels with Chance the Rapper, Bauer and RL Grime and A$AP Ferg.