Friday’s music picks: White Ghost Shivers, Tontons

James Brosher/AMERICAN-STATESMAN – The group White Ghost Shivers performs at the Keep Austin Weird Festival on Saturday, June 26, 2010. For 0708bets.
White Ghost Shivers. Photo by James Brosher/American-Statesman

White Ghost Shivers 15th anniversary at Continental Club. Hatched from the same Prohibition-era primordial soup as the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Austin’s own Asylum Street Spankers, the White Ghost Shivers came along a little later, but they’re now 15 years in, and still standing. They’ll bring on the vaudeville-esque party for two nights at the Continental, joined on Friday by Sounds Del Mar, Flying Balalaika Brothers and Amplified Heat. Climbing aboard Saturday are Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Wino Vino, McMercy Family Band and Big Jug Band. $15 each night. 9 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Also: Holy Mountain continues its run of top-notch close-out shows with a Houston power bill featuring dreamy indie rockers the Tontons and hilarious but often obscene rapper Fat Tony. … Austin Noise and Beerland turn up the volume with Noisefest, featuring roughly three dozen very loud bands. … Wobeon Fest kicks off with a panel discussion, a keynote address and a performance by Serafia Jane. … The Sonic Transmissions Festival reaches its second of three days at North Door. … Local outfit KP & the Boom Boom teams with New Orleans’ Naughty Professor for a night of funky soul and big-band jazz. … Opposite Day plays a record-release show at Hole in the Wall with Churchwood and the Invincible Czars. … Texas country stalwarts Cody Johnson and Cory Morrow kick up red-dirt dust on the outdoor stage at Stubb’s, with eclectic Virginia band Carbon Leaf playing later on indoors. … Memphis rocker John Paul Keith stops in at the White Horse. … Miami garage band Plastic Pinks plays Hotel Vegas with local indie juggernaut Sweet Spirit. … Back together again at least for the night, the South Austin Jug Band holds forth at Threadgill’s. … Other top local options includePossessed by Paul James at Lamberts, the Tailgators at C-Boy’s and Water & Rust at Cactus Cafe.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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