Tuesday’s music picks: Bluebonnets, Terence Blanchard

The Bluebonnets. Photo by Holly Reed.
The Bluebonnets. Photo by Holly Reed.

Bluebonnets, Eve & the Exiles, Ladyband Johnson, Saints of Second Chances at Townsend. Well-timed with the centennial of the Paramount Theatre across the street, the debut of the Townsend has created a cool new downtown hangout with a small but great-sounding music room in the back. Co-owner Kathy Valentine helps her Bluebonnets bandmate Dominique Davalos celebrate her birthday with this quadruple bill of acts whose lineups have a fair bit of overlap. $10. 7:30 p.m. 718 Congress Ave. thetownsendaustin.com.

Also: Five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard visits One World Theatre. … SoCal electro-rockers Awolnation, signed to the illustrious sugar-and-caffeine-driven Red Bull Records, play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with recent ACL Fest performer Meg Myers. … Baltimore duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat bring their Minutemen-timed songs to the Mohawk’s indoor stage. … Florida hip-hop artist Robb Banks, touring behind “Year of the Savage,” plays the Belmont with IndigoChildRick and Wifisfuneral. … The weekly Durawa show at Strange Brew says “surprise guest,” which turned out to be Delbert McClinton a couple of weeks ago. No promises this time, but Ernie Durawa knows some pretty cool folks, so you never know just who might show up.

Author: Peter Blackstock

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

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