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A cumbia party at a brewery, Lucinda Williams, more live music in Austin this week

Peter Blackstock
Stephanie Bergara's Selena tribute act, Bidi Bidi Banda, takes part in Chingona Fest on Saturday. [LYNDA M. GONZALEZ/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Here's what's happening in the Live Music Capital of the World this week.

Saturday: Chingona Fest at Hops and Grain. For the second year, the festival celebrating powerful Latinas takes over the parking lot of the East Austin brewery for a day of music. Oakland outfit La Misa Negra, who play a mix of cumbia and Afro-Latin sounds, lead a bill that also includes Austin’s ace Selena tribute act, Bidi Bidi Banda; rapidly rising rockers Tiarra Girls; and the all-female Mariachi Las Coronelas from San Antonio. The event will also feature Latina food and arts vendors from all over the country. $30. Gates at 11:30 a.m. 622 N. Pleasant Valley Road. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Milk Carton Kids at Paramount Theatre. Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan have made magic on their albums as a duo without accompanists. But on last year’s Grammy-nominated “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do,” one of the things they did is welcome additional players into the studio for the first time. Recording in Nashville with producer Joe Henry, they brought in aces including guitarist Russ Pahl, drummer Jay Bellerose and Wilco’s Pat Sansone. Still, the essence of their art centers on acoustic guitars and their vocal harmonies. Willie Watson opens. $30-$50. 7 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. — P.B.

Monday: Lucinda Williams at ACL Live. Is “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” the best album Williams ever made? Personally, I’d lean toward her 1988 self-titled album, which put her on the map as a major American singer-songwriter. But “Car Wheels” was without question a major breakthrough for the occasional Austinite, netting her a Grammy and a gold record. On a tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, she’s playing the album in full, along with a second set of career-wide selections. $39-$49. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Tuesday: Haiku D'Etat at Flamingo Cantina. The supergroup of L.A. indie hip-hop lifers released their second album, “Coup De Theatre,” 15 years ago. Last year, rappers Myka 9 and Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship and Abstract Rude of ATU released a compilation album, “Haiku De Theatre...Best of Haiku.” Now they’re celebrating the anniversary with their first tour together in five years. The show will feature a joint Haiku set, plus solo performances by the artists. $12. 8 p.m. doors. 515 E. 6th St. — D.S.S.

Tuesday through April 13: Southern Culture on the Skids at Continental Club. You know what it means when these Carolina titans of the trailer park hit SoCo for their annual weeklong run: The Lonestar Round Up is in town. The hot rod gala at the Travis County Expo Center doesn’t begin until April 12, but early arrivals get three nights of pre-parties with SCOTS and a motley crew of openers: Benny Peters on Tuesday; the Woggles on Wednesday; Barfield and Casper Rawls on Thursday; Paladins on Friday; and High Roller and Messer Chups on Saturday. $15 nightly. The star attraction takes the stage at midnight each night, with openers preceding at 10 p.m. or earlier. 1315 S. Congress Ave. — P.B.

Thursday: SXSW Hangover VIII at Mohawk indoor. For the eighth year in a row, local heavies LNS Crew will host an ATX hip hop blowout at the Mohawk. The roster for this year’s event includes LNS standouts Kydd Jones, Tank Washington and Cory Kendrix, who’s in town from Denver for the event. Young upstart CP Looney is also on the bill, and for hungry hip hop heads in the house, the crew is springing for free tacos. 9 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.



Mavericks, Liz Brasher at ACL Live (sold out)

Stick Figure, the Movement at Stubb’s outdoor

Contrabandits at Stubb’s indoor

Sales, Varsity, Lunar Vacation at Mohawk

Heart Byrne (Talking Heads tribute) at Empire Garage

Ricky Skaggs at One World Theatre

Happy Fits, Deal Casino at Mohawk indoor

Andrew Nolte, Adam & Chris Carroll, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Vapor Caves, Zettajoule at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Gibbz at Barracuda

Resonant Frequency with Casual T at Empire Control Room

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, New Candys at Hotel Vegas

Lee Ann Womack at Gruene Hall

Transit Method, Mortales, more at Beerland

Ordinary Elephant, Matt Harlan & Libby Koch at Cactus Cafe

Poly Action, Lola Tried, more at Dozen Street

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Emily Gimble at Continental Gallery

Del Castillo Trio at Townsend


Railroad Earth, Deer at Scoot Inn

Soulman Sam Evans & the SMS Band at C-Boy’s


Jenny Lewis, Watson Twins at ACL Live

Martin Sexton, Keller Williams at Mohawk outdoor

Koe Wetzel, Dirty River Boys at Empire Garage

Samba Under the Stars at Zilker Hillside Theater

Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez at Continental Club

Kevin Russell, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Robynn Shayne at Saxon Pub

Calm Blue Sea, Black Books at Mohawk indoor

Ila Minori, Big Lonesome, Calico Blue at Barracuda

Kiko Villamizar, Lakando, DJ Tropidelico at Hotel Vegas

Rock the Casbah with DJ Mel at 3Ten

Brody Price at Stubb’s indoor

Sanco Loop, Greg Vanderpool at Cactus Cafe

Gulf Coast Playboys at ABGB

Black and White Years, Nite at Empire Control Room

Delbert McClinton, Shelley King at Gruene Hall

Mothership of Queen at the Oasis

Being Dead EP release at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Jeff Lofton’s 1950s Miles Davis Tribute at Stateside at the Paramount

Cowboy Diplomacy, History Department, State School, Latin at Heart at One-2-One Bar


Tyler Childers, William Matheny at Stubb’s (sold out)


Citizen Cope at ACL Live

Turnover, Turnstile at Mohawk outdoor

Bad Sunday at Emo’s

Jazz in the Park NOLA at Republic Square

Irish Invasion with Andrea Magee, Pat Byrne & Rich Brotherton at C-Boy’s

Soul of a Musician series with Carson McHone at Threadgill's

Linen Closet, Taft, Apopka at Barracuda

Resentments, Deann Rene at Saxon Pub

Lo Jinx at Radio

Eggmen at Cosmic

The Brew at Oasis

TC Superstar, more at Swan Dive


Parcels, Undercover Dream Lovers at Mohawk outdoor

Gnomads at Hotel Vegas

Concrete Robot, Auntie at Hotel Vegas

Meangirls, Pack Sounds, more at Beerland

Austin Blues Revue with Greg Izor at Parish

Buttersweet, Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe


Better Oblivion Community Center, Lala Lala, Christian Lee Hutson at Stubb’s outdoor

Pink Martini at Paramount Theatre

Terror Jr at Parish

Being Dead at Stubb’s indoor

The Dip, Beth/James at 3Ten

Sue Foley Acoustic Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

KOOP presents Rattlesnake Milk, Will Courtney, Altamesa at Beerland

Suzanna Choffel at Geraldine’s

Willie Nelson Hoot Night at Hotel Vegas

Terror Jr. at Parish

Donovan Keith at C-Boy’s

Curtis McMurtry at Townsend


Brothers Osborne, Devon Gilfillian at Stubb’s outdoor

Christy Hays at Stubb’s indoor

DBUK, Norman Westberg at Stateside at the Paramount

Delta Sleep at Barracuda

Stephen Kellogg, Pete Muller at 3Ten

Brandon Wayne Demaris CD release, Donovan Keith, Ray Prim, Clark Twain at Antone's

Blxpltn, Hi Gene, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Nemegata, AlexAlco, Jake Lloyd at Hotel Vegas

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Matt Hubbard Trio at C-Boy’s

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


Terence Blanchard and Rennie Harris at Bass Concert Hall

San Holo at Emo’s

Stanley Jordan at One World Theatre

Leikeil47 at Empire Control Room

Boyfriend at Parish

SoDown at Stubb’s indoor

Making Movies, Money Chicha at Mohawk indoor

Whores, Exhalants at Barracuda

Nevil, Grape Street, Naked Tungs, Have to Have at Hotel Vegas

Sonic Transmissions presents Gerry Hemingway, Samuel Blaser, more at Sahara Lounge

Ugly Beats, Woggles at C-Boy’s

Bobby Long at Cactus Cafe

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Patrice Pike, Tex-Zep at Saxon Pub

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

Night Glitter at Geraldine’s