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Weekend picks: The Melvins, Little Radar, Urban Achievers Brass Band

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 8, 2013

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Friday

The Melvins at Mohawk. Fresh off last year’s 51 states in 51 days tour and a new album of covers, longtime sludge rockers the Melvins return to Austin to celebrate 30 years as a band. With Honky. 8 p.m. $20. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com

Also playing:

  • Obnox, the Gospel Truth, Burnt Skull, John Schooley OMB, Trustees and Buildings at Beerland
  • Filligar with Mikaela Davis at Red 7
  • Bobby Patterson and the Disciples and Lisa Marshall at the Continental Club
  • Bobby Long and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at Stubb’s
  • Elliott Smith tribute at the Scottish Rite Theater (benefits the SIMS Foundation, technically sold out)

Saturday

Little Radar at Stubb’s. Austin-based Little Radar’s new album, “Souvenirs,” mixes a melancholy, Pacific Northwestern-style of indie rock with folk and roots rock. With the Calm Blue Sea and the Baker Family. 9 p.m. $8. 811 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com

Also playing:

  • Fat Tony, Flesh Lights and the Lower Class at Hotel Vegas
  • James Hand and Ted Russell Kamp at the Continental Club
  • Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies and Daniel James of Leopold and His Fiction at Mohawk
  • Guy Forsyth at the Saxon Pub; Erik Larson and the Peacemakers, Bird and the Early Worms and the Mooks at Strange Brew
  • Sara Hickman at the Cactus Cafe

Sunday

Urban Achievers Brass Band at the White Horse. New Orleans-style brass band music rules on Sunday nights at the White Horse. Followed by the Second Sunday Sock Hop. Free. 9 p.m. 500 Comal St. thewhitehorseaustin.com

Also playing:

  • The Resentments at the Saxon Pub
  • the Wagoneers and Heybale! at the Continental Club
  • Funkatron at the Flamingo Cantina
  • Alex Goot, Sam Tsui featuring Kurt Hugo Schneider and King the Kid at Stubb’s