Weekend music picks: Viva Mexico!, RakefetFest and more

From Tejano standouts and stars of the local world music scene, to Japanese punk and Canadian power pop, our music picks are all over the map this week.

OUR TOP PICKS

Friends host RakefetFest to help Rakefet Laviolette

Friday: RakefetFest at the Parish. Friends and fellow musicians rally to help Rakefet Laviolette, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Laviolette and her husband, Joel Laviolette, run the Rattletree School of Marimba, and the event is designed to help provide a “financial cushion” so the family can devote the time they need to her treatment and recovery. A who’s who of Austin’s top world music artists including Atash, Seu Jacinto and Bamako Airlines will perform. $10. Doors at 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Friday: Sloan at 3Ten. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1991, power-pop band Sloan rode the ’90s alt-rock wave to semi-stardom and still has a devoted cult following that includes 3Ten booker Jack McFadden, who’s been more excited about this show than just about anything he’s booked since the club opened in 2016. This year’s “12” is (naturally) the 12th release from the band, but they don’t tour down this way often, so if you want to see them, now’s the time to go. $12-$25. 8:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Viva Mexico! celebration at the Mexican American Cultural Center. The MACC hosts a concert remembering squeezebox savant Anthony Ortiz Jr., who died last summer after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 24. Some of Ortiz Jr.’s favorite Mexican songs will be performed by his family’s band Mariachi Corbetas at the center’s Black Box Theater. Other featured musicians include accordionists Juan Diaz and Ricky Cabrera as well as pop-rock artist Lesly Reynaga, who recently earned the center’s Emerging Artist Award. Free. 5 p.m. 600 River St. austintexas.gov/esbmacc. — Nancy Flores

RELATED: Rising accordionist Anthony Ortiz Jr. dies at 24

Sunday: Shonen Knife at 3Ten. The all-female Japanese pop punk outfit has been shredding guitars and expectations since the ’80s. Along the way, they hung out with Nirvana in the ’90s, created a Ramones tribute project called Osaka Ramones and released 20 albums. Don’t let the adorable coordinated dresses fool you; they show up ready to rock you hard. Ringo Deathstarr opens. $21.50-$25. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Lucius, Cornelia Murr at Paramount Theatre

St. Paul & the Broken Bones at Fair Market (also 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records)

Doja Cat, Lvl Up, Skirts, Caroline Says at Barracuda

Bob James at One World Theatre

Hyukoh, Inner Wave at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)

B3 Summit with Delvon LaMarr, Ike Stubblefield, Red Young, Sauce Gonzalez at Antone’s

Rakefet Laviolette benefit with Atash, Seu Jacinto, Bamako Airlines, Paula Maya at Parish

Jonathan Tyler, Will Courtney, Jesse Ebaugh at Continental Club

David Bowie tribute with Super Creeps, Kay Odyssey, DJ Mahealani at Empire

Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute), Departure ATX at Threadgill’s South

Mayeux & Broussard, Garrett T. Capps, Kathryn Legendre, Lucas Hudgins at White Horse

Elias Haslanger Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Robert LaRoche & David Perales at Townsend

Los Nahuatlatos, Kiko Villamizar, Enrique Legarreta, Ex Romantika at Sahara Lounge

Lost Counts, Robert Kraft Trio at Continental Gallery

Ley Line at Cactus Cafe

Brown Sugar & the Brothers at Geraldine’s

Graveltooth, Mojo, Electrik Ants at One-2-One Bar

Friday-Saturday

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Saturday

Borgore, GG Magree, Benda at Emo’s

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Scoot Inn

Scott Miller, Matt McCormack at Cactus Cafe

Al Di Meola at One World Theatre

Carbon Leaf, Ben Ballinger at 3Ten

Ninas Arriba benefit with Gina Chavez (EP release), Carrie Rodriguez, Jane Ellen Bryant at Antone’s

Outyouth benefit with Bleached Roses, Belcurve, Why Bonnie, more at Barracuda

Benefit for Kelli Archer with Modern Don Juans, Rubilators, Drakes, LeRoi Brothers, Two Hoots & a Holler at Continental Club

SIMS Foundation benefit: George Strait tribute with Kristopher Wade, Jacob Jaeger at ABGB

Gravitas Recordings showcase with Psymbionic, Au5, more at Mohawk outdoor

Danny Malone, Pulkingham Layne at Townsend

Dawn & Hawkes, Guy Forsyth, Dickie Lee Erwin at Saxon Pub

Hank Williams birthday bash with Jake Penrod at White Horse

Otis the Destroyer, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Hotel Vegas

Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room

Viva Mexico with Son de Rey at Sahara Lounge

Ullrich Ellison & Tribe at Threadgill’s South

Susan Gibson at Threadgill’s North

Larry Seaman at One-2-One Bar

Microsessions with Tom Meny, Jon Muq, Obsolete Machines, Texas Textbooks at Aveda Institute

Sunday

Asleep at the Wheel record release at Broken Spoke

Owen, Fred Thomas at Mohawk indoor (sold out)

Kolars, Calliope Musicals, Pope Coke at Stubb’s indoor

Los Gumbo Blues Band, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Tuck & Patti at One World Theatre

Soul of a Musician series with Nakia at Threadgill’s North

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Resentments, John Gaar, Denim at Saxon Pub

Lo Jinx Supper Club, Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Dale Watson, Hilary York at C-Boy’s

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Eve Monsees at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Yacht Rock Sunday with Mixer Rogers at Empire

Fragile Rock at Hotel Vegas

Sunday Shindig with Jason Robert Blum at Cosmic Coffee


View Comments 0

%d bloggers like this: