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Hayes Carll, David Ramirez and Dale Watson play extended runs, and more music highlights

Peter Blackstock


Multiple-night runs: Hayes Carll, David Ramirez and Dale Watson. Once in a blue moon, high-profile local acts stack up several shows in a row for special occasions, but it seems to be an epidemic this month. Hot on the heels of last weekend’s three-night “Shakey Graves Day” run at Cactus Cafe and the Parish comes a similar rush from three Austin singer-songwriters mining distinctly different veins of roots music.

First up is honky-tonker Dale Watson, who celebrates his new album “Call Me Lucky” with five straight shows in the area, including three in Austin. After teeing off with shows Thursday, Feb. 14, at Gruene Hall (8 p.m., $10) and Friday at the Hill Country's legendary Luckenbach Dancehall (8 p.m., $20-$45), Watson plays Saturday at the Broken Spoke (9 p.m., $10-$15) and Monday in his usual Continental Club slot (10 p.m., $7). For a guy who moved part-time to Memphis a year or so ago, Watson still sure finds time to get in a lot of Austin gigs.

Also sporting a new album is Americana standout Hayes Carll, who follows Friday’s Dualtone Records release of “What It Is” with a five-pronged blitz of Austin gigs. Catch him Wednesday at Saxon Pub (8:30 p.m., $20-$30); Thursday at Waterloo Records for a free 5 p.m. in-store set followed by a late show at the Continental Club (10 p.m., $25-$28); Friday, Feb. 22, at 3Ten (8:30 p.m., sold out); and Saturday, Feb. 23, at Antone’s (9 p.m., $25). Ben Dickey — star of last year’s Blaze Foley biopic “Blaze” and awaiting the early-March release of his own new record, “A Glimmer on the Outskirts" — opens the Continental, 3Ten and Antone’s shows.

Finally, indie sensation David Ramirez doesn’t have a new record out, but he’s revisiting his entire catalog in a four-night stand at Cactus Cafe beginning Wednesday and ending Saturday, Feb. 23 (8:30 p.m., $20-$25). Night one will include “American Soil” plus the “Strangetown” EP; night two is “Apologies” plus “The Rooster” EP; night three is “Fables”; and night four is “We’re Not Going Anywhere.” Each show features a different opener: Carson McHone on Wednesday, Thomas Csorba on Thursday, Matt McCloskey on Friday and Jason Robert Blum on Saturday. The run helps the Cactus launch a series of special events for its 40th anniversary. — P.B.

Friday: Emily Wolfe album release at Mohawk outdoor. The long-awaited, full-length debut from ace ax-slinger Emily Wolfe is a raucous rumble, rich with muscular riffs and soaring solos aplenty. Wolfe’s incongruously silky vocals glide on top, adding melodic clarity and singalong hooks to the furious distortion that drives the album. Excellent Houston indie pop outfit Wild Moccasins and local standouts Think No Think will also perform. $12-$15. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Clear Soul Forces, Noveliss at Flamingo Cantina. Kick it old-school style. The four-man hip-hop crew from Detroit spits real knowledge over soulful production reminiscent of your golden-era faves. Grouchy old hip-hop heads take heart — this is new music steeped in a deep respect for the culture, and there’s not a mumble rapper in the bunch. Openers include the local powerhouse Mindz of a Different Kind and a rare live performance from pizza don D.O.S., who’s spent the last few years building his catering business, Da Slice. $10. 9 p.m. 515 E. Sixth St. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Fleetwood Mac tribute at Cosmic. On the heels of the classic band’s performance at the Erwin Center last weekend, Austin musician Lonnie Trevino has gathered a posse of his fellow locals to perform both hits and deep cuts from the band’s catalog. Participants include Akina Adderley, Jane Ellen Bryant, Wendy Colonna, Suzanna Choffel, Johnny Goudie, Charlie Faye, Noelle Hampton, Barbara Nesbitt, Phil Hurley and many more. Free. 8 p.m. 121 Pickle Road. — P.B.

Thursday: Jane Claire at North Door. Though she’s best known locally as the leader of Boss Babes ATX, an innovative collective dedicated to championing gender equality, music has been Jane Claire Hervey’s primary pursuit for much of her life. Her new EP, “Sour Grapefruit,” weaves incisive lyricism and sultry vocals in a heady collection of downtempo daydreams. DJ Kay Cali, P1nkstar, Y2K (uno wane) and Kinder and Friends also perform. $5-$10. 8 p.m. 501 Brushy St. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Arlo Guthrie, Sara Lee Guthrie at Paramount Theatre. When you follow up your massive hit song with a funky independent movie of the same name, as Arlo Guthrie did with “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1968 and 1969, it means you can celebrate the golden anniversary of both works 50 years later. Thus the “Alice’s Restaurant: Back by Popular Demand” Tour brings the show to Austin, with a backing crew that includes his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, an accomplished recording artist in her own right. Sarah Lee also will open the show. $20-$68. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. — P.B.



Pat Green at ACL Live

Alan Walker, K-391, Zazxx at Emo’s

Kooks (rescheduled from Nov. 21) at Stubb’s outdoor

Bayonne album release at the Mohawk (sold out)

Austin Samba presents Carnavalia at Paramount Theatre

Marc Broussard, David Grace at Antone’s (sold out)

Love Lockdown with Lesly Reynaga, Alesia Lani at Empire Control Room

Jonathan Richman at Continental Club

Y&T at 3Ten

Tomar & the FCs, Jitterbug Vipers at C-Boy’s

Toni Price at Threadgill’s

Reverent Few, South Austin Moonlighters, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Kay Odyssey, King Country, Wurve, Modular Sun at Hotel Vegas

Geoff Queen & Emily Gimble at Sam’s Town Point

Peterson Brothers at Geraldine’s

Leche at Waterloo Records

Kris Kimura Quartet at Parker Jazz Club

Pamela Hart, TripTrio with Lissa Hattersley at Elephant Room


Terry Klein CD release at Townsend


G. Love & Special Sauce, Ron Artis II & the Truth at Stubb’s outdoor

Bethel Music, Tasha Cobbsu at ACL Live (sold out)

Poppy, Jane Ellen Bryant at Emo’s

Questlove DJ set, Kalu & the Electric Joint at Empire Garage

Great Lake Swimmers, Native Harrow at 3Ten

Shinyribs at Sam’s Town Point

Austin Roller Disco with Dimitri’s Ascent, Henry + the Invisibles, more at Austin Roller Rink

Harlem album release, Why Bonnie, Mean Jolene at Antone’s

Mamahawk album release, Shy Beast, Torre Blake at Empire Control Room

Live at Raul’s 40th anniversary re-release party with Raul’s Royal Foot, Hotmom at South Austin Museum of Popular Culture

Mike & the Moonpies, A.Sinclair at Hotel Vegas

Slothrust, And the Kids at Barracuda

Crucial Prophet at Sahara Lounge

Nestor Torres at Parker Jazz Club

Texas KGB, Ray Prim, Soul Man Sam at Continental Club

Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Johnny Nicholas, Dickie Lee Erwin, Coby Wier at Saxon Pub

Tomar & the FCs, Lavelle White at C-Boy’s

Alan Doyle at Cactus Cafe

Lost Counts, Eric Burton at Continental Gallery

Trey Privott (of Los Coast) at Barrel o’ Fun

Hard Proof at ABGB

Charlie Belle at Geraldine’s

Quentin Moore at Stay Gold

Austin Meade at Rustic Tap


BJ Thomas at One World Theatre

Justin Nozuka, Craig Cardiff at Antone’s

Go Fever at Waterloo Records

Tribute to the Blue Note Era with Adrian Ruiz Quintet at Parker Jazz Club

Tribute to Dean Scott with Duck Soup at Saxon Pub

Soul of a Musician series with Erin Ivey at Threadgill’s

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Willie Pipkin & Friends with Emily Gimble, Heybale, Marshall Hood at Continental Club


Rainbow Kitten Surprise at ACL Live (Monday sold out)


Anna Larson at Geraldine’s

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, Austin DeLone at El Mercado Backstage

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

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Church on Monday Bant at Continental Gallery

Fragile Rock, Attic Ted at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Tyler Stuckey, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Dylan Bishop at Sam’s Town Point


Austin Music Industry Expo at Emo’s

The Cuckoos, La Chinoise at Hotel Vegas

Elizabeth Cook, Kendell Marvel at Cactus Cafe

Durawa, Red Young at El Mercado Backstage

Sue Foley Acoustic Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Chris Ruest, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

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

Gold Leather, Desilu, Sour Notes at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Savage Poor at Flamingo Cantina

JM Stevens at Geraldine’s

Brevet at Stubb’s indoor

Sophia Johnson Band at Sam’s Town Point

Joseph Mach & the Lighthearts, Jeff Warren Johnston at One-2-One Bar


Abba Mania at Paramount Theatre

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie at Emo’s

Aces, Joan at Scoot Inn

Texas Radio Live with Terry Klein, Honey Made at Guero’s

Belle Sounds at Geraldine’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

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

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

Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

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

Pulkingham Layne at Townsend


Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Delta Bombers at Antone’s


Expendables, Ballyhoo at Empire Garage

Washed Out (DJ set) at the Parish

VHS Collection at Stubb’s indoor

TC Superstar, Caleb De Casper, Hong Kong Wigs, Sabrina Ellis at Hotel Vegas

Funkotron, Gaping Dad at Empire Control Room

Patrice Pike, AJ Vallejo at Saxon Pub

Van Mary, Stacks, Millbrook Estates, Silver Bars at Barracuda

Treadles, Exhalants, MeanGirls, Paperback at Beerland

Sugaree, John Wesley Coleman at Sahara Lounge

Mexstep of Third Root at Antone’s Record Shop

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Kenny Williams at Parker Jazz Club

Derrick Davis Trio at Geraldine’s

Allman Brothers tribute, These Fine Moments at One-2-One Bar