Weekend music picks: Lizzo dance party, remembering Uncle Walt’s Band and more

Friday: Lizzo at Emo’s. Do not go to this show. Unless you want to shake your body silly while screaming at the top of your lungs as your heart expands with such joy you feel like your chest might explode. The sassy rapper/singer sounds “Good As Hell” on tape, but seeing her perform live with her body-positive Big Girl dance crew is a next level feel-good experience, one that absolutely should not be missed. Doja Cat opens. $18. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

READ/WATCH: Interview with Lizzo at ACL Fest 2016

Saturday: That Carolina Sound at Cactus Cafe. If you don’t know the band name, you might well know the participants, especially if you were a fan of the Austin/Carolina country-jazz trio Uncle Walt’s Band. The sole surviving member, David Ball, teams with Austin violinist Warren Hood — son of Uncle Walt’s Band fiddler Champ Hood — and Warren’s cousin Marshall for a night that promises to bring back fond memories of the late, great Walter Hyatt. Ball also will play many songs from his solo career, adapted to the acoustic trio style. Oh, and about that name? It came from Lyle Lovett, one of Uncle Walt’s Band’s biggest fans, who once described this music that influenced him so much as “That Carolina Sound.” $20-$25. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Saturday: Emerge: Austin’s Annual Graffiti Art Show at the Gatsby. Few people have done more to support real hip-hop culture in Austin over the last two decades than Russell Manley a.k.a. DJ Notion of MusicNMind productions. This family-friendly event, a co-production with Art Seen Alliance, spotlights the work of graffiti artists from around the state. It also features rhymes from Wu-Tang’s Killah Priest, Crew 54 and Anastasia and includes Notion himself, Gensu Dean and more on the wheels of steel. $5. 6 p.m. 708 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/musicnmind. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Jackie Venson at Antone’s. Elements of rock, soul, blues, pop and more wind through the danceable grooves of “Transcends,” the new five-song release from the fast-rising local singer-songwriter and guitarist. She’s inclined toward socially conscious lyrics, as on “Fight,” in which she vows to “open my eyes and fight the good fight.” It’s been a big year for Venson, who spent quite a bit of time on the road opening for Gary Clark Jr. The $20 admission price includes a copy of the EP. 6:30 p.m. (Stay late for Miss Lavelle White & Guy Forsyth; 8:30 p.m., $7.) 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Sarah Jarosz returns to Austin for a show at the Paramount on Friday, Nov. 3. Contributed/Scott Simontacchi





Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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