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Weekend music picks: Cracker and Camper van Beethoven, Iron and Wine

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 25, 2013

Listen to artists playing around town in our This Weekend in Austin Spotify playlist updated each Wednesday.

Friday

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven at Mohawk. David Lowery formed Cracker, which produced the alt-rock staple “Low,” after Camper Van Beethoven went on a break in the early ’90s. Now, they both appear in one place. 8 p.m. $20. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com

Also playing:

  • Living Color and Hard Proof Afrobeat at Emo’s East
  • the Sword, American Sharks and Castle at Red 7
  • Adam Ant and the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse and Prima Donna at the Belmont
  • Pacific Dub, Subrosa Union and Coronation at the Flamingo Cantina
  • Uncle Lucius, Quaker City Night Hawks and King Coduroy at Antone’s
  • Firefall at the One World Theater
  • 311, Cypress Hill and G. Love and Special Sauce at ACL Live
  • Foreign Mothers, the Dead Space, Plutonium Farmers and Beth Israel at Beerland

Saturday

Iron and Wine at the Paramount Theatre. Sam Beam, who performs as experimental folk pop act Iron and Wine, plays his annual benefit show for the Midwives Alliance of North America. With Girl Pilot. 7 p.m. $30-$50 (check with venue; this show is close to selling out). 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Also playing:

  • Black Sabbath at the Erwin Center
  • California Wives and One Hundred Flowers at Mohawk
  • the Dandy Warhols, Theophilus London, the Sour Notes and Gentleman Rogues at Stubb’s
  • the Wolf, Communion and Holy Wave at Hotel Vegas
  • Cotton Mather and Skyrocket at the Belmont
  • the Preservation and Littlewolf at the Continental Club
  • Austin Lounge Lizards at the Cactus Cafe

Sunday

Heybale! at the Continental Club. Austin country supergroup holds down a Sunday night residency, along with the Wagoneers, at the Continental Club. 10 p.m. $8. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com/Austin.

Also playing:

  • Rubberneck’s Second Anniversary with Bad Lovers, Dikes of Holland, Nazi Gold and Party Girl at the Grand
  • Sublime with Rome and Pennywise at the Backyard
  • the Resentments at the Saxon Pub