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Minor Mishap Marching Band turns 10; plus Gurf Morlix, John Doe and more music this week

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com
The Minor Mishap Marching Band celebrates 10 years of merry mayhem with a reunion concert on Sunday. [Dave Creaney/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Friday: Gurf Morlix album release at El Mercado Backstage. Morlix has received some well-deserved attention in the past year for his role in the acclaimed biopic “Blaze” about the late Austin songwriter Blaze Foley, who was one of Morlix’s best friends. But he’s been one of Austin’s most accomplished musicians for decades. “Impossible Blue,” his 10th studio album, is classic Morlix music, a rough mix of blues and folk deeply grounded in the guitar grit that has been his trademark since his 1980s years in Lucinda Williams’ band. Drummer Rick Richards, B3 organ ace Red Young and backing vocalist Jaimee Harris helped to color in the songs; Morlix handled everything else himself. $20. 8 p.m. 1302 S. First St. elmercadorestaurant.com. — P.B.

Friday: Bright Light Social Hour at Waterloo Records. Known for sprawling instrumental jams and fuzzed out grooves, the new release from Austin’s indie rock powerhouse, “Jude, vol. 1,” is the band’s most lyrically explicit, personal and moving work to date. The band members wrote the album in the throes of grief, leaning on the music they were creating to cope with the 2015 suicide of Alex O’Brien, brother to bassist Jackie O’Brien and the band’s manager for four years. The songs are vulnerable and poignant, but shimmer with a quiet beauty. The album is the first of two releases that carry Alex O’Brien’s middle name. The crew hits the road in early March for an extensive spring tour that includes a brief stop back in Austin for the South by Southwest Music Festival. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Latasha Lee and the Black Ties, Soulman Sam at the Continental Club. Every year for her birthday, the Continental Club’s longtime PR maven, Dianne Scott, says she likes to spotlight at least two bands she thinks are “the cat’s pajamas.” For this go 'round, she presents a “soul/R&B/doo wop throw-down.” Longtime fans of Austin soul will be happy to see Latasha Lee and crew back in action. After a few quiet years, Lee started dropping a steady stream of new videos and music online last year and the band appears to be gearing up for a busy 2019. $15. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: Minor Mishap Marching Band 10-year birthday at Springdale Station. Clad in black and yellow; carrying horns, drums and assorted noisemakers; and spreading whimsical merriment wherever they go, this D.I.Y. street band has become a beloved Austin institution. For the birthday bash, the band is inviting everyone who’s ever performed with them to join in a massive reunion show. This show also serves as a fundraiser for the many free community performances and street parades the band hosts throughout the year. $20-$25. (includes open bar). 8 p.m. 979 Springdale Road, Ste. 160. minormishap.com — D.S.S.

Thursday: John Doe Folk Trio at Continental Club. Here’s where Austin still proves its mettle as Live Music Capital: X co-founder Doe, so essential to Los Angeles that his band’s first record was called “Los Angeles,” moved here last year and promptly formed this terrific acoustic-leaning side project with upright bassist Kevin Smith of Willie Nelson’s band and well-traveled drummer Cully Symington (Shearwater, Okkervil River, etc.). Doe’s still doing X tours with some regularity, but he may well be making his best music right now with this ensemble. $20-$22. 10 p.m. (Pro tip: Arrive early for the free 7 p.m. happy hour show with rootsy guitarist Casper Rawls, who regularly has some of the city’s most talented acoustic musicians accompanying him.) 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Colter Wall at Waterloo Records. The much-talked-about young Canadian troubadour’s Thursday evening concert at Scoot Inn, a make-up date for the original Dec. 7 show that was postponed by inclement weather, is already sold out. The good news is that he’ll stop by Waterloo beforehand for a 5 p.m. in-store where not only the admission is free, so is the beer (while supplies last). 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Disney’s DCapella, Southern Stride at ACL Live

Quiet Company E.P. release, Black & White Years, Black Books at Mohawk outdoor

Fruition, Daniel Rodriguez at Antone’s

The Electric Church 2-year anniversary party with Bali Yaaah, Rattlesnake Milk, more

Pat Byrne at Saxon Pub

Mike Flanigin Trio with Sue Foley & Chris Layton, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Dale Watson, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Continental Drift, TC Superstar, Pleasure Venom, Hey Cowboy at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Pong, Crack Pipes, Rocket 808, Morales at Beerland

Soul Supporters, Silo Road, Missy Beth & the Morning Afters at White Horse

Ali Holder Band, Christy Hays at Radio Coffee & Beer

Michael Hearne & Shake Russell at Threadgill’s

Skyrocket at Highball

Karaoke Apocalypse at Hotel Vegas

Robert Kraft Trio, Lost Counts at Continental Gallery

Beth/James at Cactus Cafe

West Coast Feed at Stubb’s indoor

Joyce Muniz, Robert Roman, Enter the Dao at Empire

JSTJR at Parish

Saturday

Tobymac, Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers, Aaron Cole at HEB Center

Devotchka, Neyla Pekarek at Scoot Inn

Jesse Cook at One World Theatre

Go Fever EP release, Hong Kong Wigs, Hard Proof, Being Dead, Grant Cross’ Arms at Cheer Up Charlie’s

A. Sinclair album release, Good Field, Daphne Tunes at Mohawk indoor

Valor Alan EP release, ATX Flowdown, Ben Buck, Branchside, Foci at Empire

William Fitzsimmons, Jim & Sam at Cactus Cafe

Twiddle, Hip Abduction at Antone’s

Ramsay Midwood, Cornell Hurd, John Carver at Sam’s Town Point

A-Town Getdown, Watters, Flyjack at 3Ten

Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Hail Marley, Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

Garrett Lebeaut, Johnny Nicholas, Robynn Shayne at Saxon Pub

16 Bit Lolitas at Parish

Western Youth, Matthew McNeal at Stay Gold

Christy Hays, Ethan Azarian at ABGB

Zumbi and the All Stars, Patois, Maracatu Texas at Sahara Lounge

David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at Geraldine’s

Tequila Rock Revolution, Atash at One-2-One Bar

Chili Cold Blood, Kathryn Legendre, Dave Insley at White Horse

Wrongbird, Cover Letter at Stubb’s indoor

Aaron McDonnell at Cosmic

Teresa Neal at Townsend

Sunday

Rachael Yamagata, Radnor & Lee at Antone’s

King Princess, Louisiana Purchase, Banoffee at Emo’s (sold out)

Andrew Nolte at Cosmic

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Hilary York at C-Boy’s

Doug Strahan & the Good Neighbors at ABGB

Monday

Current Joys, As the Cities Burn at Barracuda

The Function at Hotel Vegas

Blue Monday with Carl Weathersby, James Bullard at Antone’s

Dylan Bishop, Rose Sinclair at Sam’s Town Point

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Arielle LaGuette, Hunter Duncan, Boone Graham at Townsend

Tyler Stuckey, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Shelley King at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Bluegrass Night at Radio Coffee & Beer

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Yung Gravy at Emo’s

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quartet at UT McCullough Theatre

Caroline Says, Little Mazarn, Margaret Chavez at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Sue Foley Acoustic Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Donovan Keith, 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Mike Schoenfeld, Christy Hays at Volstead Lounge

Nate Boff, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Betty Soo at Geraldine’s

Umlauf After Dark with Sydney Wright at Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Durawa, Blue Mist at El Mercado Backstage

Floyd Domino’s All-Stars at Sam’s Town Point

Lip EP release, Gregs, Town Lake at Mohawk indoor

Jeff Warren Johnston at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

Jacob Banks, Jamie N Commons at Mohawk outdoor

Jacob Banks at Waterloo Records

Samantha Fish, John Egan at Antone’s

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Warren Hood at ABGB

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Matt Hubbard Trio, Cheatin’ Hearts at C-Boy’s

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Silvie Rider-Young at Parker Jazz Club

La Mona Loca, Seela at One-2-One Bar

Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Doctor Darkness at Townsend

Thursday

Jim Messina at One World Theatre

Daniel Romano at Barracuda

International Pop Overthrow Austin with Mount Pressmore, Genders, Freddie Krc, Mooks, Leisure McCorkle at Mohawk indoor

TC Superstar, Belcurve, North by North, Mountebank at Hotel Vegas

Rubilators, Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Roxy Roca at Antone’s

Ward Davis at Stubb’s indoor

Tiefschwarz at Parish

Red on Yellow at Townsend