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Weekend music picks: Metric and Paramore, Ted Roddy and Eggmen

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Austin 360

By Michael Corcoran

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 31, 2013

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Paramore and Metric at Austin360 Amphitheater. The Circuit of the Americas becomes the site of an F2 concert, with a pair of female-fronted punk pop bands facing off. Hayley Williams and Paramore, which exists because “The Voice” wasn’t around when Williams was coming up, hail from Nashville, “Music City, USA,” while Emily Haines and Metric are from Toronto and Montreal. Paramore gets cred points for mixing it up on the Warped tour a couple of times, while Metric’s coolness quotient spiked when Haines and guitarist James Shaw membered up in Broken Social Scene. The more radio-friendly, energy-scripted Paramore is headlining, but the billing should be reversed because Metric is the band you go for after you’ve grown out of Paramore. Hellogoodbye, the perfect name for a band opening a three-act bill, plays first. If you see a hipster at this show, call the coroner, because he’s been caught dead. 7:30 p.m. $29.50- $45.

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Ted Roddy and the Eggmen at One-2-One Bar. Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Never again will rock ‘n’ roll see the likes of those giants, but this show’s theme carries a unique perspective: How did they influence each other? Roddy will sing songs from Presley’s Sun Sessions backed by the Horton Brothers plus Buck Johnson. And the Eggmen, Austin’s top Fab Four recreation, will also go early in the Beatles catalog. And then? Will “the Beatles” call up “Elvis” for a jam? How can they not? Roddy at 7 p.m., Eggmen at 8:30 p.m. $12 1509 S. Lamar Blvd.

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The 7th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot at Threadgill’s. So many great songs to choose from and so many terrific interpreters. Gram’s old piano player Earl Poole Ball will be on hand, along with Jimmy LaFave, Gurf Morlix, BettySoo, Dallas Wayne and on and on. Parsons, who died at age 26, didn’t have much of a physical connection with Austin, but his pioneering mix of country and rock continues to define much of the scene and this has become one of those cool, new Austin traditions. 7 p.m. $10. 301 W. Riverside Drive.

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Free in-store at 5 p.m.: Wild Child at Waterloo Records