Weekend music picks: Blasts of brass from HonkTX! and the Dirty Dozen

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Friday-Saturday: HonkTx! Street Band Festival. The scrappy D.I.Y. event brings together two dozen street bands from across the country and around the world. This year’s acts include Banda Rim Bam Bum from Santiago, Chile; the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra from Vancouver, Canada; and the Neon Brass Party from Seattle. They’ll play alongside local faves such as Maracatu Texas, the Dead Music Capital Band and the Minor Mishap Marching Band. The family-friendly festivities kick off Friday with a five-stage party at Mueller Lake Park. On Saturday, the action moves over to the grounds around Spiderhouse for a six-stage bash around Adams-Hemphill Park, and the festivities are capped by an all-band revue on Sunday at Pan Am Park. All events are free and open to the public. 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Check honktx.org for addresses and daily lineups. — D.S.S.

Friday: Mélat at Stubb’s indoor. With airy harmonized vocals and a cascade of white-blonde curls, the Austin native carries an otherworldly mystique. Her latest release, “Move Me II: The Present,” a collaboration with California hip-hop producer Jansport J, came out in February. It’s a gorgeous collection of rainy day love songs that coax the listener into her clouds. She played a mess of South by Southwest shows, including high-profile slots on the Radio Day Stage, KUTX Live at the Four Seasons and the Waterloo Records Day Party, but this is her first proper show since the album dropped. $7 (free with wristband from Miguel, capacity permitting). 10:30 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: Atash at One 2 One. Austin’s top-notch global music ensemble weaves Mohammad Firoozi’s soaring vocal interpretations of the poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi into a rich tapestry of international rhythm and harmony that has thrilled audiences around the world. Later this month, the group travels to New York City for a concert titled “Global Harmony,” composed and arranged by founding member Roberto Paulo Riggio, at the esteemed Carnegie Music Hall. St. Stephen’s Global Ensemble, from the St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, under the direction of Atash violinist John Moon will join the group in New York. $10. 9:30 p.m. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: NOLA, Texas Food & Music Festival at HEB Center. This annual outdoor event on the lawn outside of Cedar Park’s primary entertainment destination combines Cajun specialties such as jambalaya and crawfish with a solid lineup of music leaning toward the Louisiana side of the spectrum. This year’s performers are the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. Zog, Wayne Toups & Royal BluGarou, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, and Mayeux & Broussard. $30 ($35 day of event, $99 VIP, kids under 9 free with paid adult). 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Southern Culture on the Skids at Continental Club

Friday

Miguel, Sir, Nonchalant Savant at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ggoolldd at Emo’s

Luna, Flaural at 3Ten

Mary Fahl at Cactus Cafe

Mothership at Antone’s

Western Youth at Blackheart

Xylouris White, Charalambides, Soft Healer at Beerland

Body Rock tribute to Erykah Badu at Empire

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke (free admission to all first-responders)

Pulkingham Layne at Townsend

Boss Street Brass Band, Western Youth, Great Plains at Blackheart

Papa Mali, Smooth Hound Smith at One-2-One Bar

Hunna, Coasts, Courtship at Parish

Hunny at Mohawk indoor

Tomar & the FC’s at C-Boy’s

Mike & the Moonpies at Hotel Vegas

Honey & Salt EP release at Sidewinder

Leon Russell tribute with Kevin Galloway, Christy Hays, Lucas Hudgins, more at ABGB

Saturday

Oh Hellos, Wildermiss, Jaylon Ashaun at Stubb’s outdoor

Jake Bugg, Nina Nesbitt at Parish (sold out)

Tank & the Bangas, Maggie Koerner at Scoot Inn (sold out)

Mike Nicolai album release, Queue Queue, Heavenly States at Hard Luck Lounge

Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Belle Sounds at Saxon Pub

Rock the Casbah with DJ Mel at 3Ten

Finding Euphoria Block Party at Empire

Titus Andronicus at Barracuda

Tinsley Ellis at Antone’s

Cover Letter at Stubb’s indoor

Sirens of South Austin at Cactus Cafe

Sunday

13th annual Merle Haggard birthday party with Dale Watson, Redd Volkaert, Jason Roberts, Celine Lee, Dallas Wayne, more at Threadgill’s South

Yacht Rock Revue, Hayley Orrantia, Brennly Brown at 3Ten

Sam Morrow, Resentments, John Gaar, Denim at Saxon Pub

Hilary York, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Sam Pace, Hard Riffs, Hippo at Hotel Vegas

Soul of a Musician series with Reed Turner at Threadgill’s North

Chuck Lechien, saxophone, center, with Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, from Somerville, Ma., perform near the Spider House during the fourth annual Honk!TX held in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The three day event brings marching bands from all over the country to perform for free in Austin community spaces. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

 


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