Tuesday’s music picks: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bronze Radio Return

Ladysmith Black Mambazo plays the Long Center. Photo courtesy of the Long Center
Ladysmith Black Mambazo plays the Long Center. Photo courtesy of the Long Center

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sweet Honey in the Rock at Long Center. Thirty years after Paul Simon’s “Graceland” introduced the most successful singing group in South Africa to the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, led by founder Joseph Shabalala, is still going strong. The group is known for its tight a cappella harmonies, as is opener Sweet Honey in the Rock, a contemporary ensemble of female singers celebrating African-American culture. $29-$59. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 7:30 p.m. — D.S.S.

Also: Connecticut indie band Bronze Radio Return brings the tour for its new album “Light Me Up” toe the Parish. … Foxygen touring drummer Diane Coffee plays songs from the new solo album “Everybody’s a Good Dog” on the Mohawk’s indoor stage. … Guitarist Kevin McKinney heads up an Allman Brothers tribute night at Strange Brew with singers including Malford Milligan and Kacy Crowley. … Catch first-class folk and jazz at the Continental Gallery with James McMurtry early and Ephraim Owens late.

Author: Peter Blackstock

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

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