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Monday music picks: The Who, Doobie Brothers

The Who with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at Erwin Center. Last month’s “The Who at 50” panel during South by Southwest toasted the legendary British Invasion rock band that, against all odds, is still touring in 2015, if pared down to two surviving original members. 162 more words

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Sunday music picks: Bob Schneider, Billy McLaughlin

Saxon Pub 25th Anniversary. The stretch of South Lamar between Riverside and Oltorf was still a pretty sleepy stretch in the spring of 1990 when the Saxon Pub opened for business. 241 more words

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Saturday music picks: The Suffers, Big Head Todd & The Monsters

The Suffers at the Scoot Inn. “If you can’t do this, get out of the business!” an ecstatic David Letterman said grabbing the hand of Suffers’ vocalist Kam Franklin after the band delivered an explosive “Late Night” performance last month. 181 more words

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Friday music picks: Zeale, Father John Misty

Zeale CD release at the Mohawk outside. Austin rapper Zeale’s 2014 “Frnz and Fngz” dropped late last year when he was in the middle of a cross-country tour blitz. 196 more words

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Thursday music picks: Dirty River Boys, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga

Dirty River Boys at Shady Grove. Now in its 22nd year, KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove” remains a popular seasonal series that presents some of the region’s top-drawing acts. 173 more words

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Wednesday music picks: Benjamin Booker, Jandek

Benjamin Booker at Mohawk outdoor. The young New Orleans-based artist plays gutsy blues rock with an anarchic punk sensibility. With a through line provided by his gravelly voice, he explored everything from down-home Delta blues to mosh-pit inducing furious guitar work in his early afternoon ACL Fest set last year. 139 more words

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Tuesday music picks: Hozier, Waxahatchee

Hozier at Austin Music Hall. The emotional Irish singer became a superstar last year when his stirring song “Take Me to Church,” accompanied by an intrepid, graphic video outcry against Russia’s anti-homosexuality laws, became a viral sensation. 268 more words

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