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Black Fret's free concert series, Bumble pool party and more Austin music this week

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Capyac will perform Saturday at Scoot Inn. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE]

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


Friday: Black Fret Summer Sessions at Long Center Lawn & Terrace. The second installment of this new series presented by the local music patronage organization features another eclectic lineup of rising local talents, most of whom have been featured as part of our ongoing Austin360 Artist of the Month series at one point. Dance to the electro-tribe jams of Trouble in the Streets (9 p.m.); work out your Latin-funk grooves with Superfonicos (8 p.m.); get lost in the eclectic adventures of Sydney Wright, Kalu James and Graham Wilkinson (7 p.m.); and drift away with the folk-and-roll melodies of Jaimee Harris (6 p.m.). Free. 5 p.m. doors. 701 W. Riverside Drive. — P.B.

Friday: Alarm, Modern English at 3Ten. Eighties alt-rockers, unite! The Alarm has been bringing their anthemic English rock to town regularly in recent years, but the addition of Modern English (of "I Melt With You" fame) makes this show an even more attractive draw for those who love to revisit the musical glory days of the last internet-free decade. Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel, the current iteration of another ’80s act, opens. $41-$44. 7:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Saturday: Desh South Asian Music Festival at Scottish Rite Theatre. Explore classical and contemporary sounds from the South Asian diaspora at this inaugural event produced by local South Asian arts organization Agni Entertainment. The event begins with artists representing the two main sub-genres of Indian classical music, Carnatic and Hindustani, then progresses into Western fusion with the Romani folk sounds of Oliver Rajamani and the Eastern soul of Nagavalli, before closing with a Bollywood film music showcase with a cast of five singers backed by the V Sharp band. $29. 4:30 p.m. 207 W. 18th St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Capyac at Scoot Inn. Back in February, these electro-funk pranksters celebrated unusual aquatic love in a deep sea-themed show. For this go-round, they take to the sky with a new live music spectacle they’re calling “Miracle From the Sky.” With a broad cast of collaborators including MC RuDi Devino, dancers/vocalists Bean & Cicely and a string quartet, they promise the show will feature “clouds, birds and other aerial delights.” The event celebrates Capyac’s new EP, “Baby Make Money,” which dropped in late May and features some of the group’s most intricate and emotional electronic compositions to date. Being Dead and Curved Light open. $15-$20. 7 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Joe Ely Band at Antone’s. A country-folk-rockin’ Texas troubadour might seem an odd choice to wrap up the 44th-anniversary run at Austin’s home of the blues, but Antone’s has long embraced the broader range of the city’s deep talent pool. Besides, Ely can get pretty bluesy when he wants to, as anyone who’s ever heard his band’s extended jam on Butch Hancock’s “Boxcars” can attest. Jason James opens. 305 E. Fifth St. — P.B.

Sunday: Bumble Summer Series pool party with Mélat at East Austin Hotel. The rapidly rising Austin soul artist dropped “After All: Episode One,” a dreamy collection of introspective R&B meditations and simmering bedroom burners that might be her strongest work to date, at the beginning of the month. Take in tunes poolside at this swanky bash hosted by dating and social app Bumble. Bonus: Bumble will be dishing out complimentary bowls from Halo Top Creamery to celebrate National Ice Cream day. Free, but must show Bumble profile at the door. Noon. 1108 E. Sixth St. See the event Facebook page for more info. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Hot Summer Nights in the Red River Cultural District. Free Week in July is back for a third time, and the event kicks off with shows throughout the district. Dance-rock duo Major Major Major play the outdoor stage at Empire with Coattails, while rockers Megafauna and Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad shred inside. Standout psych rockers Holy Wave are at Stubb’s indoor stage with Wrongbird and Cosmico, while folk-rockers Sour Bridges and Harvest Thieves play on the Mohawk’s indoor stage across the street. Down the road at Cheer Up Charlie’s, emotional indie rockers Marmalakes lead a bill that also includes Astragal and Glaze. Over over at Scratchouse, the Dry Season and Human Circuit perform. Free. Check for individual event information. — D.S.S.



Built to Spill, Orua, Xetas at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

Lasers on the Lake with A Town Get Down at Walsh Boat Landing (sold out)

Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, Guy Forsyth, Eve Monsees at Antone’s

Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, William Beckmann at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Elan Trotman at One World Theatre

Old 97s at Gruene Hall

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Pat Byrne & Rich Brotherton, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Freedonia at El Mercado Backstage

Sue Foley, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Tomar & the FCs, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Prophets & Outlaws at Stubb’s indoor

Scott Collins, Black & White Years, Cover Letter at Mohawk indoor

Daisy O’Connor record release at Cactus Cafe

Eggmen (Beatles tribute), Mock Lobster (B-52s tribute) at One-2-One Bar

Picturesque, Sunsleep at Empire

Alan Haynes at Parker Jazz Club

Redd Volkaert & Floyd Domino at Threadgill’s

Lost Counts, Emily Gimble at Continental Gallery

Curtis Lee at ABGB


Old 97’s, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend, Motorcade at Stubb’s outdoor

Jawbox, Pauses at Mohawk outdoor

Golden Vessel at Empire Control Room

A Giant Dog, Magic Rockers of Texas, Fanclub at Barracuda

Sunny Leigh Shipley album release at 04 Center

Austin Instrumental Music Festival warehouse party at 6910 Shirley Ave.

Moving Panoramas, Midcentury at Radio

Wild Moccasins, TC Superstar, Black Books at Cheer Up Charlies

Quiet Company, Color Candy, Mt. Grey at Empire

Two Tons of Steel, Lisa Morales at Continental Club

Ginger Leigh, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, George Ensle at Saxon Pub

James Hand, Them Duquaines, Dave Insley at White Horse

Tomar & the FCs at C-Boy’s

Ugly Beats, Ted Roddy, Denny DeGorio, Eric Hisaw at Carousel Lounge

Lefty Parker, David Israel, Virgil Vigil at Cactus Cafe

Lost Counts, Jesse Woods & Odessa at Continental Gallery

Simon Says (Paul Simon tribute) playing “Graceland” at ABGB

Damn Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute) at Threadgill’s

Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz at Elephant Room

Mean Jolene, Millbrook Estates at Hotel Vegas

Derailers at Broken Spoke


Mike Krol at Barracuda

Exploded Drawing poolside sessions at the Line

Chris Beall, Resentments, Irish Invasion with Andrea Magee & Pat Byrne, Denim at Saxon Pub

Suzanna Choffel at Cosmic

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Mike & the BurnAlls, Hilary York, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Conscious Raving: Sundowner Soiree at Drafting Room

Tribute to Celia Cruz with Jennifer Fuentes at Parker Jazz Club

Catching at Stubb’s indoor

Stef Chura, French Vanilla, Lolita Lynne at Mohawk indoor

Wheatfield, Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

One Step Closer, Anxious at Hotel Vegas

Jeff Lofton at Geraldine’s

Sam Pace at Stay Gold


U.S. Army Field Band at Long Center

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Betty Soo at El Mercado Backstage

Austin Blues Revue with Soul Man Sam, Jacqui Walker at Parish

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

Van Wilks at One-2-One Bar

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Nate Boff, Blue Monday with Jabo & the Old Dogs, James Bullard at Antone’s

Sadie & the Ladies, Shooks, Credit Card, Cosmic Chaos at Mohawk indoor

Colton Turner, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Wheelwrights at Geraldine’s

Bluegrass Night at Radio

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe


Man Man, Rebecca Black at Mohawk outdoor

Slayyyter, Robokid at Stubb’s indoor

Lara Price Band, Antone’s Big Trio, Ruins at Antone’s

Henri Herbert, 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Emily Gimble at Geraldine’s

Warren Hood at Cosmic

Tyler McCollum, Austones at Saxon Pub

Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Durawa, Michael Milligan at El Mercado Backstage

Daphne Tunes, Holy Tunics, Dorio at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Baby Peyote, Steve McCarthy at Carousel Lounge


Julia Holter, Ana Roxanne at Antone’s

Beat Root Revival at Cactus Cafe

Kevin McKinney, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

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

Jam for HAAM with Morach, AP Mode, Clunis, Lainey Gonzales at Stubb’s indoor

Texas Radio Live with Craig Marshall, Cuckoos at Guero’s

Shawnee Kilgore, Jana Pochop at Threadgill’s

Ruby Dice, Jay Bleu, Bill Kirchen at Saxon Pub

Snizz & Friends, Matt Hubbard, John X. Reed at C-Boy’s

La Mona Loca, Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

Betty Soo at Geraldine’s


Hot Water Music at Barracuda


Rufus Du Sol at ACL Live (sold out)

We Were Promised Jetpacks at Mohawk outdoor

Gabby’s World, Bellows, Sun June, Fanclub at Hotel Vegas

Tyler Ramsey & Carl Broemel at Cactus Cafe

Cowboy Diplomacy, Graveltooth, Pat Byrne, Kate Howard, Curtis McMurtry at One-2-One Bar

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

Not Quite Yoakam: HAAM benefit with Jonathan Terrell & friends at ABGB

Casper Rawls with Bukka Allen, Brad Fordham & Chris Searles at Continental Club

Unplugged at the Grove with Garrett Lebeau at Shady Grove

Tyler Stuckey, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business at Stay Gold

Derrick Davis Band, Rob Baird, Leeann Atherton at Saxon Pub

Belle Sounds at Geraldine’s

Soul Man Sam at Antone’s