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Weekend picks: Eleanor Friedberger, Hayes Carll with Bruce and Kelly

Joe Gross

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 20, 2013

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Eleanor Friedberger at the Parish. The Firey Furnace songstress has gone solo (well, at least for the moment) and her new album, “Personal Record” (Merge) is one of the year’s most well-regarded hunks of indie pop. (As opposed to her brother Matthew, who is a well regarded indie pop … never mind). With Teen. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. $15. 214 E. Sixth St.

Also playing:

  • Afrofreque at the Sahara Lounge
  • Ian Moore at the Continental Club
  • Rust, Ancient VVisdom at Gypsy Lounge
  • Baths, Houses, D33J at the Mohawk
  • MDC, Verbal Abuse at Red 7; Magnifico (Queen tribute) at the North Door
  • the Wolf, Tele Novella, Daniel Francis Doyle, Borrisokane at Holy Mountain
  • Opposite Day at Flamingo Cantina
  • the Black & White Years, Tiger Waves, Shrines at Stubb’s
  • Antiques, Bartalk at the Hole in the Wall
  • Golden Bear at Frank
  • Mike Pinto at Antones


Hayes Carll and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis at ACL Live. Note: A confluence of high-quality Texas country songcraft found here. Carll is one of the top “Texas music” blasters of his age, while Bruce ‘n’ Kelly make their own brand of emotionally detailed music. With the Warren Hood Band. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $25 to $35. 310 W. Second St. - J.G.

Also playing:

  • Deafhaven, Marriages at Red 7
  • Hole in the Wall’s 39th Anniversary Celebration Finale with Big Britches, Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business, the Bread at the Hole in the Wall
  • Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel, DJ uLOVEi at the Belmont
  • Twin Shadow, Elliphant at Emo’s East
  • Del the Funky Homosapien at Flamingo Cantina
  • Joseph Arthur at the Parish
  • Rodeo Queen album release at the Parish Underground
  • 10YR, KB the Boo Bonic, Krypol Haze at the Scoot Inn
  • Holiday Mountain at the North Door
  • Obsolete Future Label Launch with Thug Entrancer, Bodytronix at the Museum of Human Achievement


Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters at ACL Live. That title is a complicated way of saying that this is Plant with his new backing band, which consists of members of one of his old backing bands and some other folks. Plant will donating the proceeds of the concert to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. This show is technically sold out. 310 W. Second St.

Also playing:

  • Christopher Owens at the Cactus Cafe
  • the Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson) at the Central Presbyterian Church
  • Prince Rama, Sleep Over, Technicolor Hearts, screening of Never Forever at Red 7
  • Radar Bros., Ola Podrida, ((Sounder)) at the Mohawk
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats at Antones
  • Poco at One World Theater