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The Music Crumudgeon’s preview for the Week of April 24, 2024


OK let me just say how much is sucks when I have to try to finish this up during lunch at work! Blogger loves to autosave and somehow my work disappeared and before I could navigate away Blogger autosaved. So I’m going to have to make this brief.

This Week’s spotlight
Free Jazz Dudes from Holland and Germany!
Sun., April 27 -
Peter Brotzmann/Han Bennink
@ DiverseWorks ($13, 8PM)
See Nameless Sound for more Information (

Oh man this is gonna rock! Bennink is just this powerhouse player. He’s got lungs of steel and his shows have the musical force of a hardcore show. Here, he’s playing with Holland’s Han Bennink who is a show unto himself. The guy will play anything in front of him - a ladder, the floor, his shoes…you name it he’ll bang on it. If you are one of those people who think this is just noise, I say reserve your judgement until you’ve actually seen it live.

Photographs from fotodraai (link)

Thursday, April 24

Black Black Gold
@ The Continental Club
Garagey Psych that will kick off your weekend with a bang.

Steve Earle/Allison Moorer (in-store)
@ Cactus Music
Steve “Motherfucking” Earle at Cactus FREE! How awesome is that!

The Neptones/The Misfires/Picture Book
@ Rudyard’s

Hey Matt Sargent (Ex- Rusted Shut, Happy Fingers Institute, etc) is playing garagey surf with the Neptones - who’d a thunk it?

Friday, April 25

Steve Earle/Allison Moorer
@ Verizon Wireless Theater
In case you couldn’t get enough at Cactus the day before.

Mike Park / O Pioneers!!! / Teenage Kicks / The Anchor
@ Casa Show’le
(6702 Langdon; 6PM, $6)

West coast acoustic singer and a dude with a thing for Bikini Kill headlines this show. Eric I Heart U’s Oh Pioneer’s is always a hoot and Teenage Kicks are poppy garage that tickles.

The Defenestration Unit
@ Brasil

Jazz and Coffee who’d a thought to put those together is a genius.

Saturday, April 26

Elf Power/Lazy Horse/The Missing Files
@ The Backroom (The Mink)
Athens, Ga./ Elephant 6 return with more of their psychedelic bubblegum. Lazy Horse, who plays before, finally has new recordings up on their myspace that actually sound good enough where you can actually tell what’s going on. Bonus is that they are good songs too.

Buzzfest XXI,
featuring a hella lot of crap!
@ who cares


Pong/The Horsies
@ The Continental Club

Pong is Austin for lights and dancing.

Saturday - Sunday
April 26-27

iFEST 2024, featuring Bettye LaVette, Buddy Guy, Red Stick Ramblers, The Wailers, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, The Neville Brothers, DJ Sun, D.R.U.M., Jones Family Singers, Trudy Lynn, Step Rideau, Triple, The Flamin’ Hellcats, Felipe Galvan y los Carnales, Yoko Mono, Cuervo, Karina Nistal, Zydeco Dots, Sonny Boy Terry, Earl Gilliam, Little Joe Washington, Kelly Dean, Kyle Turner, Sugar Bayou, Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers, Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys, Johnny Falstaff, The Hollisters, Free Radicals, Ryan Scroggins and The Trenchtown Texans, Spain Colored Orange, & Plump
@ Downtown Houston

That’s a hella lotta stuff, isn’t it?!!

Sunday April 27

Papermoons/The Wild Moccasins
@ Dean’s Credit Clothing

Cancelled !!!!
but they will both be at the Mink on May 16th with
Bright Men of Learning which will be awesome.
The Papermoon’s new song on myspace (a teaser for the album they are recording) is the shit. Oh man, I mean their 7″ was great but this is just on a whole different level. The vocal harmonies are crushingly good. Listen to it and see if it doesn’t make you die from goodness. Also on the bill is Wild Moccasins whose Block Party show was one of those where it was impossible to walk away from - their myspace demos don’t do them justice so see them live.

listenlisten/State Bird/Buxton
@ The Backroom (The Mink)

Listenlisten’s acoustic stuff is pretty sweet. Just enough atmosphere and moodiness to have them on my to check out list. Buxton meanwhile are checked off that list but there are three exclamation marks to the right of the name. Great live performances and the new album is just one of those I can’t put down. Just that song Joseph Collins alone was enough to kill which it’s patient build up and joyous ending. Eh, I’ll post a review soon. Point is don’t miss the opening band!

The Defenestration Unit
@ Discovery Green Park

Jazz in the newest snazzy park downtown. This should be a good warm up to
the Brotzmann/Bennink show!

Monday April 28

Golden Axe
@ Rudyards
(Mike Sims Benefit $5 Suggested donation)
This just in…”We [Golden Axe] are playing Monday night at Rudyard’s. Downstairs. To benefit Mike Sims’ legal defense. there is a suggested $5 donation. we play at midnight. Mike books the bands at rudyard’s and bartends as well and is an awesome dude as well. come help him out and jam out at the same time”

Wednesday April 30

Aaron Loesch’sOne Man Band
@ Under the Volcano
2349 Bissonnet

It’s that dude that won that guitar contest a while back. Remember

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