Thursday’s music picks: Wild Seeds, SoMo

SoMo, aka Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales, plays Emo's. Photo courtesy Republic Records
SoMo, aka Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales, plays Emo’s. Photo courtesy Republic Records

Wild Seeds, Rite Flyers, Kathy McCarty at Continental Club. Before Steve Wertheimer began arguably Austin’s greatest nightclub run at the Continental nearly 30 years ago, there was a final night under the previous management that included Wild Seeds, Doctors’ Mob and Glass Eye. This is close to a repeat, with the Mob’s Steve Collier in the Rite Flyers and Glass Eye’s McCarty playing solo. $6. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave.

Also: Also boasting deep Austin roots is R&B performer SoMo, aka Joseph Anthony Somers-Morales, who headlines at Emo’s with Kirko Bangs and Jordan Bratton. A native Austinite whose father was in the omnipresent cover band Duck Soup, SoMo now lives in North Texas and just released his third album, “My Life II,” on Republic Records. … Red-hot Colorado band Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats are coming to town for an Austin City Limits taping on Nov. 22, and they’ll also play a sold-out show at Scoot Inn with Caroline Rose. … Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, one of the few in the world who can give our own Eric Johnson a run for his money in terms of sheer technical mastery, plays the Paramount. … 2008 American Idol winner David Cook is at One World Theatre. … Top local options include Flesh Lights at Sidewinder, Dale Watson at the Highball and Croy & the Boys at the White Horse. … 80H Project plays at noon in the McDonald’s at 5516 N. Lamar Blvd. to help celebrate the chain’s presentation of $10,000 to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians raised this year on HAAM Benefit Day.

Author: Peter Blackstock

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

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