Weekend music picks: Large times with Lyle Lovett, RAS Day, Hot Sauce and more

These live music events are worth braving the heat for.

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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at ACL Live on Aug. 25, 2016. Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Friday: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at ACL Live. Might there be a new record from Lovett coming soon? It’s been six years since his last one, 2012’s “Release Me.” No word yet on more new music, but in the meantime, he’s been a reliable regular visitor to ACL Live with his much-loved Large Band. One thing he hasn’t done there yet is tape “Austin City Limits” since the show moved downtown; he did the very last taping at the old KLRU Studio 6A digs, and overall has appeared on the show more than a dozen times. This appearance is a standard concert and not a taping, but if and when another album does arise, a TV-show slot seems a sure bet. $49-$99. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Saturday: RAS Day at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. Cerebral R&B artist/activist/poet Saul Williams leads a bill that also includes powerful NYC rapper Nitty Scott, Afro-Brazilian dance duo Gato Preto and local electro-tribalists Trouble in the Streets. But the family-friendly Eastside get-down hosted by husband/wife hip-hop team Riders Against the Storm is about much more than music. There also will be workshops in yoga, martial arts and swordplay, a vibrant vendors market, a children’s market and a silent Afro-fit disco. And, of course, Riders Against the Storm will perform. $25 ($30 with Friday night Body Rock party at the North Door). 3 p.m. gates. 1106 E. 11th St. rasdayfest.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: “Stand With Russ” benefit at Antone’s. Russ Hartman, editor of the local ‘zine Austin Daze and longtime Austin music die-hard, needs a new wheelchair and the bands he’s spent decades supporting are chipping in to help. The new chair will allow Hartman to stand (and dance with all the ladies, he jokes on Facebook). The power bill features Latin funk all-stars Brownout, their acid washed sister act, Money Chicha, the Guy Forsyth Band, Greg Izor and more. They also promise special guests all night long. $25.7 p.m. doors. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: Belle Sounds, Ali Holder at One-2-One Bar. Part of the South Lamar venue’s new “Wonder Women Afternoon Listening Sessions” series with host Barbara Nesbitt, this double bill teams two notable Austin acts for music and discussion. Singer-songwriter Holder’s Americana-oriented music has been featured on three albums since 2012, including last year’s “Huntress Moon.” There’s more of a pop slant on the new record “The Sea Within” from the Belle Sounds, which features Noelle Hampton and Emily Shirley as well as Hampton’s husband, ace guitarist Andre Moran. $15-$20. 3 p.m. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com. — P.B.

Little Joe y La Familia at SXSW 2018. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday: Hot Sauce Festival at Fiesta Gardens. The salsa might be the hottest thing at this annual benefit for Central Texas Food Bank, but the Austin Chronicle has assembled a solid musical roster that will also bring the heat. The bill is anchored by five-time Grammy winner Little Joe y La Familia. It also includes performances from cumbia/salsa band El Tule, rockers Altamesa, DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club and more. $5 donation to the food bank. 11 a.m. gates. 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austinchronicle.com/hotsauce — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Kansas at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Papadosio, Higher Learning, Ryan Viser at Mohawk outdoor

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Jomo & the Possum Posse at Antone’s

Body Rock ATX tribute to Michael Jackson at the North Door

Levitation screen print pop-up with Annabelle Chairlegs at Volcom Garden

Motograter, Band of Julez, Crowned at 3Ten

Walter Beasley at One World Theatre

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Dossey, Signy at Empire

Papadosio at Mohawk indoor

Boyfrndz, Megafauna, Think No Think at Barracuda

Otis Wilkins EP release, Blood Pumps, Little Mazarn at Stubb’s indoor

Wrenfro, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Croy and the Boys at Hotel Vegas

Los Skarnales at Flamingo Cantina

Ray Prim Quartet, Natalie Price at Townsend

Cari Hutson & Good Company album release at One-2-One Bar

Churchwood, Pong at Sahara Lounge

Toni Price at Threadgill’s North

Extreme Heat at Threadgill’s South

Renee Austin, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Saturday

Wiz Khalifa, Re Sremmurd, Lil Skies, O.T. Genasis at Austin360 Amphitheater

Badfish (Sublime tribute), Full Service, Audic Empire at Stubb’s outdoor

Marcus King Band, Bishop Gunn at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

White Denim at Mohawk indoor (two shows, both sold out)

“Beto Days Ahead” fundraiser with Quiet Company, Eric Tessmer, Harvest Thieves, Western Youth, Lowin, A. Sinclair, Ben Ballinger, Ali Holder, Curtis Roush, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Wuki at Empire

Flatland Cavalry, Kody West, Shotgun Rider at Scoot Inn

Will Taylor & Strings attached play Joni Mitchell at Townsend

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) at 3Ten

Temple of Angels at Hotel Vegas

Federico7, Zoumounchi at Sahara Lounge

Twrp with Planet Booty at Barracuda

Hail Marley, Ter’rell Shahid at Flamingo Cantina

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Soul Man Sam at C-Boy’s

Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Booze Weasels, Garrett Lebeau at Continental Club

Albert & Gage Band at Donn’s Depot

Sunday

Ana Popovic at One World Theatre

Antone’s Record Shop 31st anniversary with Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Damn Times at Antone’s Record Shop

Katie Herzig, Sawyer at 3Ten

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle

The Millbrook Estates at Hotel Vegas

Bells of Joy at Threadgill’s South


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