Thursday’s music picks: Help Clifford Help Kids, Karla Bonoff

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Jimmie Vaughan performs at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW 2015. Jay Janner/American-Statesman
Jimmie Vaughan performs at the Austin Music Awards during SXSW 2015. Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Jimmie Vaughan will headline this year’s “Help Clifford Help Kids” benefit. Photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman

“Help Clifford Help Kids” with Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band at ACL Live. The legacy of Clifford Antone lives on through the 15th anniversary of this annual event, which raises funds for the nonprofit American YouthWorks’ efforts toward education, service and job skills training. It would be hard to find a closer tie to the event’s namesake than Jimmie Vaughan, whose Fabulous Thunderbirds helped engrave the Antone’s name into local lore. Among the special guests will be another Antone’s fixture, blues singer Lou Ann Barton. $20-$30. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.

Also: California singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff, responsible for a few of Linda Ronstadt’s best-known songs, visits One World Theatre. … It’s a night of 1970s comedy and music at Cedar Park Center as Cheech & Chong and War join forces on the “Up in Smoke” tour. … Bob Schneider will be a simultaneous star of stage and screen at Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, adding live vocals atop music videos from his recent “King Kong Suite” EPs and discussing his approach to melding music and film. … Dripping Springs psych-rocker Israel Nash plays songs from his new album “Silver Season” indoors at Stubb’s with Reed Turner. … Comedian/songwriter/politician Kinky Friedman visits Waterloo Records for a 5 p.m. in-store to promote “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” his first album in more than 30 years. … Canadian country singer Whitney Rose continues her visiting happy-hour residency at the Continental Club. … The House of Songs and Black Fret present local performers Jazz Mills and Adam Torres at the Townsend. … A benefit for Project ATX6 at ABGB features sets from Elsa Cross and Jana Horn.


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