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Tonight: Tal National, Zoumountchi at Sahara Lounge

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Michael Corcoran

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 15, 2013

Tal National at the Sahara Lounge. That this 12-piece Nigerian band is playing in a club as intimate as the former T.C.’s Lounge is pretty special. But this is also a homecoming of sorts, as Sahara co-owner Ibrahim Aminou grew up in Niger playing with many of the Tal guys. Aminou’s house band Zoumountchi closes the show at 11:30 p.m. Tal National goes from 9 p.m. to 11. $12 in advance.

Also performing: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant, Black Pistol Fire at Emo’s East; Hot Command, Lex Land at the Belmont; Jeff Hughes & Chaparral at Antones; Amy LaVere at Saxon Pub; Alejandro Escovedo, the Hunt Sales Memorial at the Continental Club; Love Leighs, Choctaw Wildfire, Jesse Harris at the White Horse; Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers at the Hole In the Wall; Ghosts Along the Brazos at One 2 One; Crazy Eyes (Seattle), Quitters, Smoking White at Trailer Space (free instore).

Canceled: English Teeth, Watch Out for Rockets, Cheetahs at Club Deville. Deville was shuttered Oct. 11.