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Austin music this week: Ray Benson’s birthday bash, new 3Ten series, Lulufest, more

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Ray Benson will play his belated birthday bash via livestream on Saturday with speical guests including Willie Nelson. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN file]

Here’s a look at some of the Austin artists doing livestream shows this week.


Friday: “Stream Come True” with Jonathan Terrell. Hot on the heels of “At Home With ACL Live,” a new series unveiled last week, the marquee concert hall’s downstairs club venue 3Ten is now getting in on virtually hosting livestreams as well. Israel Nash got it started on Thursday; acclaimed indie-roots-rocker Terrell follows with this Friday show. On tap next week are sets by Pat Byrne (Tuesday) and Folk Uke (Thursday); additional bookings include Fastball’s Miles Zuniga (May 26) and Austin360 Artist of the Month alumnus Mobley (June 18). Proceeds from online donations will go to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. 8 p.m., — P.B.

Friday: Tyfs48 Radio Livestream Phase II. Back in March, underground dance music enthusiast Charles Mxxn, host of the popular Thank You For Sweating party series, was working at South by Southwest, plotting a run of late night parties at the Coconut Club that would spotlight party rockers from all over the world. Now, with social distancing measures in place and no sense of when we might come together to sweat it out on the dance floor again, he’s created an ongoing series of 48-hour virtual throwdowns featuring artists from the global electronic music underground. He hopes to “raise community spirits and charitable funds” and “create new connections between artists and listeners through various forms of electronic music,” he says. — D.S.S.

Friday-Sunday: Lulufest. The second edition of this jazz extravaganza highlighting bands led by women was scheduled to take place on the St. Edwards University campus. Organizers have reimagined the event as a virtual affair. Performances kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday and feature artists from across the country and around the world. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Ray Benson’s Birthday Bash. An annual event benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the Asleep at the Wheel leader’s soiree usually takes place during South by Southwest, but we all know how that turned out this year. Benson actually contracted COVID-19 himself, but he’s on the mend and will take part with his Wheel bandmates in this star-studded livestream also featuring Willie Nelson, Kat Edmonson, Buddy Miller, Randy Rogers, Micky & Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly, Brennen Leigh, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend, Tami Neilson, Seth James and more. 8 p.m., — P.B.

Tuesday: Sarah Sharp. An alumna of our Austin360 Residency of the Month series, the low-key jazz vocalist is using livestreams to extend the Tuesday happy-hour shows she’d been doing at downtown jazz haven the Elephant Room for a few years. Sharp has gathered her ace supporting cast of guitarist Mitch Watkins, drummer Masumi Jones and upright bassist Kristopher Wade for front-yard concerts bathed in the natural twilight of an Austin spring season. 7 p.m., — P.B.

Wednesday: Jackie Venson. After completing a staggering 50-day run of daily livestreams, Austin’s ace ax-slinger granted herself a well-deserved “stream-cation.” She returns to the airwaves for a special charity event. During this performance, Venson will rally her JV Squad to support the greater Austin music community as she auctions off three guitars from her personal collection to benefit local music nonprofits, HAAM, HOME and SIMS Foundation. 9:30 p.m., — D.S.S.


Friday, May 15

Andrea Magee, 6 p.m.,

SIMS Foundation Sofa Sessions with Outasight, 5 p.m.,

Saturday, May 16

Cory Reinisch, John Krajicek, Vanessa Peters, Isaac Hoskins, noon,

Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey, 6 p.m.,

Sunday, May 17

Anna Larson, 3 p.m.,

Tuesday, May 19

Giulia Millanta, 5 p.m.,

Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey, 6 p.m.,

Betty Soo & Dave Madden, 6:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 20

Kate Howard, noon,

Anna Larson, 6 p.m.,


Monday: Bonnie Whitmore, 3 p.m.,

Monday: Stephen Carolan. 5 p.m.,

Monday: Jeff Plankenhorn, 7 p.m.,

Monday: Bob Appel, 7 p.m.,

Monday: Chris Gage, 8 p.m.,

Monday: Cari Hutson & Hunter St. Marie, 8 p.m.,

Monday: Oscar Ornelas, 8 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Aeseaes, 6 p.m.,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Gina Chavez, 8 p.m.,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Sydney Wright, 8 p.m.,

Tuesday: Erin Ivey, 10 a.m.,

Tuesday: Colin Gilmore and guest, 2 p.m.,

Tuesday: Katie Marie, 6 p.m.,

Tuesday: Vapor Caves, 6 p.m.,

Tuesday: Eric Bettencourt, 7 p.m.,

Tuesday: Miles Zuniga, 7 p.m.,

Tuesday: Sarah Sharp with Mitch Watkins, Masumi Jones and Kristopher Wade, 7 p.m.,

Tuesday: Will Taylor & Strings Attached, 7:30 p.m.,

Tuesday: Fingerpistol, 8 p.m.,

Tuesday and Thursday: Heather Bishop, 11 a.m.,

Tuesday and Thursday: Jaelyn Penner, 9 p.m.,

Tuesday and Friday: Frederico7, 7 p.m.,

Wednesday: Christopher John Edwards, 4:22 p.m.,

Wednesday: Hanna Barakat, 5 p.m.,

Wednesday: Pat Byrne, 5 p.m.,

Wednesday: Micah Motenko, 6 p.m.,

Wednesday: Shinyribs/Kevin Russell, 6 p.m.,

Wednesday: Rosie Flores, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Matt Hubbard, 7 p.m.,

Wednesday: Carolyn Wonderland, 8 p.m.,

Wednesday: Ethan Azarian, 8 p.m.,

Wednesday: Mobley, 8 p.m., or

Wednesday: Mau Mau Chaplains, 8:30 p.m.,

Wednesday: Jon Dee Graham & William Harries Graham, 8:30 p.m.,

Wednesday: Sonya Jevette, 8:30 p.m.,

Wednesday-Saturday: Lisa Marshall, 8 p.m.,

Thursday: Vanessa Lively, 4:40 p.m.,

Thursday: Erin Ivey, 5:30 p.m.,

Thursday: Bruce Smith, 6 p.m.,

Thursday: Cece Yentzen, 6 p.m.,

Thursday: Cooped Up Concerts, 7 p.m.,

Thursday: Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, 7 p.m.,

Thursday: Graham Wilkinson, 7 p.m.,

Thursday: Scotty Alexander, 7 p.m.,

Thursday: Oliver Steck, 7:30 p.m.,

Thursday: Patrice Pike, 8 p.m.,

Thursday: Bonnie Whitmore’s Virtual Gallery, 8:30 p.m.,

Friday: Lex Land, 10:30 a.m.,

Friday: Jon Dee Graham with William Harries Graham, noon,

Friday: Joanna Howerton & Michael Cross, 12:30 p.m.,

Friday: Betty Soo, 1 p.m.,

Friday: Patricia Vonne, 4 p.m.,

Friday: Eliza Gilkyson, 5:30 p.m.,

Friday: Colin Gilmore with Tammy Lynn, 6 p.m.,

Friday: Emily Gimble, 6 p.m.,

Friday: Robi Polgar, 6 p.m.,

Friday: Grace Pettis and friends, 6:30 p.m.,

Friday: Chancers, 7 p.m.,

Friday: Monte Warden, 7 p.m., (May 15: Little Richard tribute)

Friday: Stories From the Road, 7:30 p.m.,

Friday: AJ Vallejo, 8 p.m.,

Friday: Bob Schneider, 8 p.m.,

Friday: Chorizo Funk, 8 p.m.,

Friday: Harold McMillan & Carl Storckman, 8:30 p.m.,

Friday: Miles Zuniga & KB Imle, 9 p.m.,

Friday and Sunday: Kamilla & Stefan, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday: Kris Schultz, 1 p.m.,

Saturday: Suzanna Choffel, 3 p.m.,

Saturday: Michael Fracasso, 6 p.m.,

Saturday: DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party, 6-10 p.m.,

Saturday: Mandy Prater, 9 p.m.,

Saturday: Kevin Russell, 9 p.m.,

Saturday: Chorizo Funk, 10 p.m.,

Sunday: Dave Madden, 10:30 a.m.,

Sunday: Corey Baum, 11 a.m.,

Sunday: Graham Wilkinson, noon,

Sunday: Shelley King, 2 p.m.,

Sunday: Bob Livingston, 4 p.m.,

Sunday: Deer Fellow, 4 p.m.,

Sunday: Ulla (Austin360 Residency of the Month for May 2020), 5:30 p.m.,

Sunday: Chris Beall, 7 p.m.,

Sunday: Patrice Pike, 7 p.m.,

Sunday: Mixer Rogers, 7:53 p.m.,