Sunday music picks: Marchfourth Marching Band, Lone Star Music Awards
Editor’s note: This article was originally published April 26, 2014
Marchfourth Marching Band at the Parish. Although the 20-piece ensemble from Portland draws influences from a wide variety of street music traditions, the group isn’t exactly a marching band. They use electric instruments and feature vocalists, but like the carnival bands that inspire them they also employ heavy percussion artillery and boisterous blasts of brass. They also throw in sideshow elements such as stilt-walkers and vaudeville dancers. $14 advance, $18 door. 9 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. parishaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Lone Star Music Awards at the Marc in San Marcos. With a website, magazine and retail store, the New Braunfels-based Lone Star Music has built a substantial niche business focusing on Texas roots music in the past decade. This sixth annual awards show will feature performances by some of the genre’s leading lights and promising new names, including Joe Ely, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Reckless Kelly, Slaid Cleaves, William Clark Green, Thieving Birds, Zane Williams and Kylie Rae Harris. $5-10. 7 p.m. 120 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. lonestarmusic.com. — P.B.
Also: North Carolina indie band Lost in the Trees, touring behind its new Anti- Records release “Past Life,” plays Holy Mountain with Wild Moccasins. … If that’s not enough of a hip indie fix for you, make it a Red River doubleheader with James Jackson Toth’s project Wooden Wand indoors at the Mohawk. … KGSR’s “Lone Star State of Mind” broadcasts live from the Saxon Pub with musical guest Hal Ketchum. … The self-proclaimed “princess of Austin soul” Latasha Lee keeps it classy with the Black Ties at the W Hotel. … Former Muddy Waters sideman Paul Oscher may have lost his regular Tuesday gig with the closing of Manchaca’s Railroad BBQ, but Strange Brew steps up to the plate with a 6 p.m. Sunday show (sandwiched between the Welch Boysat 4 p.m. and the Brewbirds at 8 p.m.). … Seeking ’70s throwbacks on the edges of town? Check out Wishbone Ash up north at the Roost, or head west to One World Theatre forJohn Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester(the latter in place of the late England Dan Seals). … Also out west, at the Backyard in Bee Cave, is a Backyard Symphony show featuring a pops orchestra playing classics by Lennon/McCartney, Simon & Garfunkel, George Gershwin and more. … Matt Farrell celebrates the release of a new disc with a 3 p.m. in-store at Antone’s Records.