Tuesday music picks: Lucinda Williams, Manchester Orchestra


(Update: This show has been moved to the Parish for weather reasons, and is now sold out.) Lucinda Williams at the Parish. “I didn’t set out to make a country soul album,” Lucinda Williams said earlier this year in reference to her new two-disc release “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.” “But all of a sudden, all of these songs were like, OK, where does thie need to go? Memphis, and Muscle Shoals.” The intersection of country and soul is a natural destination on Williams’ rambling musical atlas, and there’s a ton of intriguing stuff to explore in this 100-minutes-plus opus, from the opening “Compassion” (written with her father, the renowned poet Miller Williams) to a nearly 10-minute ruminative rendition of the late J.J. Cale’s “Magnolia” at the end. She’ll get to some of that, plus no doubt a lot of her classic Americana material, in this outdoor show at Stubb’s with opener the Kenneth Brian Band. Sold out. 7 p.m. doors. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.

Also: Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra have released two albums this year: “Cope,” which charted in the top 20, and “Hope,” featuring acoustic versions of all the same songs. Their show with Chris Staples originally was scheduled for the Scoot Inn but has been moved to Emo’s for weather reasons. … The Mohawk’s outdoor stage presents Peter Hook & the Light, fronted by the former Joy Division and New Oer bassist. … Singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips, a native Texan who has lived overseas for a fair part of his half-century career, plays the Cactus Cafe. … Soulful punkers Flesh Lights play a release show for their new album “Free Yourself” at Hotel Vegas. … Wagoneers frontman Monte Warden begins a month of Tuesdays as host of the web TV show “ATX All Access” with guests David Grissom and the founders of Black Fret… The  Broken Spoke begins a weeklong celebration of its 50th anniversary with Tuesday regular Weldon Henson performing classic country tunes.

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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