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Awards shows, No Idea Fest, I'm With Her among week's music highlights

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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is part of Saturday's Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame show at the Paramount Theatre. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Here's what the week ahead holds for the Live Music Capital of the World.


Friday: Moving Panoramas album release at Barracuda. In the years since the release of their first album, “One,” the group morphed from an all-girl trio to a six-piece, multi-gendered indie-pop outfit. The larger cast creates a fuller sound, adding rich sonic textures to the band’s signature dreamy pop on their new Modern Outsider Records release, "In Two." The addition of steel guitar weaves a mournful twang into the mix, and the trio of ladies on the front line enchant with harmonic bliss. Midcentury and Mean Jolene open. $8-$10. 9 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. — D.S.S.

Friday-Sunday: No Idea Festival. The festival of improvised music brings together top talent from around the world to revel in moments of spontaneous creativity. Now in its 16th year, the event presents a mix of curated, first-time collaborations between artists and ongoing projects that are in various stages of development. Festival organizers frequently bring artists back to the festival multiple times to allow collaborations to grow. Evening events take place at the Museum of Human Achievement. Festival pass: $45-$60. Individual tickets: $5-$20. Check for detailed schedule information. 3600 Lyons Rd. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame Awards Show at Paramount Theatre. The 2019 inductees for this annual event are an impressive lot: ZZ Top leader Billy Gibbons, Grammy-winning Austin pop star Christopher Cross, native Texan troubadour Steve Earle and songwriter Bob McDill, author of many country classics including Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me.” Gibbons, Cross and Earle will perform, along with Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Shawn Camp and others. Ronnie Dunn of the 1990s hitmaking country duo Brooks & Dunn is the master of ceremonies. $75-$250. 7:30 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. — P.B.

Sunday: I’m With Her at Hogg Auditorium. Wimberley-raised string-music prodigy Sara Jarosz is all grown up and living on the East Coast now, but she visits often. Lately her trips here have included esteemed peers Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan, who teamed up to make an album under the name I’m With Her in 2017. After playing Old Settler’s Fest last year, they return to help Cactus Cafe celebrate its 40th anniversary. They’re far too popular for the intimate cafe room, though, so this one’s movin’ on up to the nearby historic UT campus auditorium. Delle Sorelle opens. $35-$45. 8 p.m. 2300 Whitis Ave. — P.B.

Wednesday: Austin Music Awards at ACL Live. Putting a genre label on Austin music has always been tricky, but the umbrella’s even broader now than it was in the past, so this year’s awards show theme of “many sounds, one city” seems apt. The lineup reflects it: High-energy buzz band Black Pumas and recent ATX transplant John Doe of X head up a bill that also includes fast-rising rapper Abhi the Nomad, eclectic tango maestro Glover Gill, soul stirrer Tomar Williams, always-in-demand DJ Mel and string ensemble Tosca, as well as a pack of ace Continental Club regulars in Rosie Flores, Jon Dee Graham and the Peterson Brothers. Every year there’s an out-of-town ringer in the mix as well; this year, it’s Jakob Dylan, though other “very special guests” are promised, as well as a tribute to the late, great MC Overlord, the local hip-hop pioneer who died last year. Between performances, awards will be handed out to winners in more than two dozen categories. $35-$150. 7:55 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Wednesday: Noname at Emo’s. “Room 25,” the studio debut from the Chicago rapper who came up in the same youth poetry program as Chance the Rapper, is a stunning platter, rich with lyrical dexterity and lush, jazzy grooves. With astute analysis of race, sex and gendered expectations, the artist also known as Fatimah Warner has emerged as one of the leading voices of the new hip-hop generation. Elton opens. $25-$27. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Texas Radio Live with Go Fever, Shy Beast at Guero’s. Go Fever, our Austin360 Artist of the Month for February, caps an impressive month of local activity that included an EP release show, a Waterloo in-store and a Black Fret showcase by playing Sun Radio’s weekly live broadcast from the outdoor oak garden at Guero’s. They’re perfectly paired with Shy Beast, another engaging indie-pop band. Donations accepted. 6 p.m. 1412 S. Congress Ave. — P.B.



Flesh Eaters, Churchwood, Texacala Jones at Continental Club


Hippie Sabotage, Sebastian Paul at Stubb’s outdoor

Blood Orange at Emo’s (sold out)

Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey at 3Ten (sold out)

Ron Gallo, Post Animal at Barracuda

David Ramirez, Matt McCloskey at Cactus Cafe

Donovan Frankenreiter, John Craigie at Antone’s

Harvest Thieves, Western Youth at Hotel Vegas

John Maus, Sailor Poon at Mohawk outdoor

Austin Jamily with Funk You, Zach Morgan & Friends at Mohawk indoor

Harvest Thieves, Western Youth, Otis Wilkins, Ben Ballinger at Hotel Vegas

Pamela Hart, Nada & Hartt Stearns, Andre James at One World Theatre

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Extreme Heat, Natalie Zoe at One-2-One Bar

W.C. Clark, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Sonic Twin, Baij, Dream Data at Swan Dive

Breezah at Stubb’s indoor

Micah Shalom & the Babylonians at ABGB

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five at Beerland

Kelly Hafner album release at Geraldine’s


Clutch, Big Business, Inspector Cluzo at Stubb’s outdoor

Boombox Cartel at Emo’s

Book of Love at 3Ten (sold out)

Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey at Antone’s (sold out)

Dorothy, Spirit Animal, Black Heart Saints at Scoot Inn

Frederico7 album release with Cilantro Boombox, Kiko Villamizar at Empire

David Ramirez, Jason Robert Blum at Cactus Cafe

Pissed Jeans at Barracuda

Moon Hooch at Parish

Grace Pettis, Rachel Reese & Jesse LaFave at El Mercado Backstage

Guy Forsyth, Amy LaVere, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

I Love Rock & Roll with Automatic Weekend, more at Celis Brewery

Pike & Sutton at One-2-One Bar

Grimy Styles at Flamingo Cantina

Lost Counts, Eric Burton at Continental Gallery

McMercy Family, Frauleins at Radio Coffee & Beer

Albert & Gage Band at Don’s Depot


Atlanta Rhythm Section at One World Theatre

Sunset Sessions with Will Sheff, Otis Wilkins at Eberly rooftop

Nina Nesbitt, Public, Sophie Rose at Antone’s

Resentments, Gary Nicholson & the Whitey Johnson Band at Saxon Pub

Wonder Women Afternoon Sessions with Jane Ellen Bryant, Hardened & Tempered at One-2-One Bar

Pollen Rx, Daymaker, Real Dom, Carrie Fussell at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Soul of a Musician series with Jenifer Jackson at Threadgill’s

Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Mike Stinson at C-Boy’s

David Pulkingham & Friends at Cosmic

Daniel Dufour Trio at Parker Jazz Club


Mystery Monday “Amp Up for Swan Songs” with Christine Albert, Chris Gage, Mitch Watkins, Sarah Sharp, Oliver Steck, Woody Russell at El Mercado Backstage

Scott Yoder, Bad Lovers at Hotel Vegas

Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Dylan Bishop, James Shelton at Sam’s Town Point

Bluegrass Night at Radio Coffee & Beer


Texas Observer Rabble Rouser with Shinyribs, TC Superstar at ABGB

Black Queen, Uniform at Barracuda

Jaimee Harris, Brody Price at Cactus Cafe

Sue Foley Acoustic Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio, Ruins at Antone’s

Durawa, Earl Poole Ball at El Mercado Backstage

Lolita Lynne, Beach Street, Otis Wilkins at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Mike Stinson, Shelley King at Continental Club

Michael Fracasso, Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Donovan Keith, 8½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Curtis Lee at One-2-One Bar


Dropkick Murphys at Stubb’s outdoor

Kalu & JT, Lesly Reynaga at Native Hostel

Daughters, Cult Leader at Barracuda

Christy Hays, Jonathan Terrell at Cactus Cafe

Jared & the Mill, Chief White Lightning at Stubb’s indoor

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

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

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Warren Hood at ABGB

Kady Rain & guests at Scoot Inn

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

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Daisy O’Connor at Geraldine’s


Dave Mason & Steve Cropper, Gretchen Rhodes at Paramount Theatre

Car Seat Headrest, Naked Giants at Emo’s

Jelly Ellington, Aaron Stephens, Corbella at Empire’s, Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, Being Dead at Antone’s

Damien Jurado, Sun June at North Door

Teddy Glass vinyl release, Marmalakes at Beerland

Andrew Nolte at Stubb’s indooir

Sean Rowe at Cactus Cafe

Kenny Williams at Parker Jazz Club

Belle Sounds, Phineas Gage at One-2-One Bar

Graham Weber, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery