Home Music festivals Crucial Concerts for the Week Ahead: Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Fest, Borzoi, International Jazz Day, Ladyfang, Juan Wauters, and More – Music

Crucial Concerts for the Week Ahead: Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Fest, Borzoi, International Jazz Day, Ladyfang, Juan Wauters, and More – Music


Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Festival

Central Machine Works, Friday the 29th
Far Out Lounge, Saturday 30
At Stubb’s, Sunday 1

If higher education should be free, so should music festivals. Because once Band becomes mandatory, sound convergences could be considered mandatory. First field trip – the completely FREE Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Festival. Here are a few reasons why fiesta is essential:

Reason #1: co-founders Piper LeMoine and Baldomero “Frank” Cuellar. “After many years of declining health, Frank was in desperate need of a kidney transplant at the end of 2019, writes in LeMoine. “Luckily I was able to donate one of mine in June 2020. We are both doing very well.

Reasons 2 to 4: the central machine operates on Fridays, the Far Out lounge on Saturdays, and indoor/outdoor at Stubb’s Sunday. San Antonio squeezebox ruler Eva Ybarra y Su Conjunto Siempre, 9 p.m. Friday; rising Alamo City accordion rock star Brenda Martinez, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Austin, 86, mainstay of Johnny Degollado, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Reasons 5 to 7: LeMoine’s handicaps. Conjunto Puro Corazon: “Eight accordions! They all play at the same time at the beginning and end of the set, and each accordionist plays a piece or two during the set.”

Ernesto & Chano Cadena: “A legendary conjunto family in Alice. Ernesto spent many years singing with his uncle Chano before starting his own band. We love Ernesto because he’s such a hardworking, blue collar worker. Think of Springsteen if he had actually worked in the steel mills.”

Los Cucuys by Rodney Rodriguez: “Considered one of the best in Conjunto music right now.” – Raoul Hernández

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Cheer on Charlies, Friday the 29th

Prior to recently joining the popular old-school rock & roll show Low Cut Connie, Rockyanne Bullwinkel had been a powerful local vocal presence in acts like Bad Lovers and the Reputations. Bullwinkle is now making an appearance as pop character Blue Jean Queen, who has released two big singles: a titular track reminiscent of true blue-era Madonna and “Wild Wild Woman,” justifying her “outlaw pop” label with a bad girl essence, pop ballad and steel guitar. Friday’s CUC Assembly also features psychedelic art-pop favorites Calliope Musicals, synthwavers Urban Heat and darkwave uplifters Haunt Me. – Kevin Curtin


Hole in the Wall, Friday the 29th

Borzoi on Friday Releases “Passing” — The Trio’s First New Music Since 2018 LP A prayer for war. Sonically harsh yet compulsively danceable, the delightful single rides a noise-disco hit on which hoarse, red vocals are unified with sinuous, high-pitched guitar lines requiring headphones to soak up the stereo panning. The band, which annually prompts South by Southwest to classify them as Aussies, plays Hole in the Wall with Sarah Ronan’s alt/post-punk outfit Queen Serene, shoegaze rockers Welcome to Heck and loud New York rockers A Deer a Horse. – Kevin Curtin

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Center Long, Saturday 30

Jazz in the afternoon? It must be International Jazz Day! Four Lone Star jazz organizations line up the lineup, which means a nice variety, all in gold. The Texas Jazz Society brings in the Wasabi Big Band, the Women in Jazz Association honors us with ATX veteran Pamela Hart and her quintet, and the Austin Traditional Jazz Society returns pre-bebop with the Silver Creek Jazz Band. The Austin Jazz Society is busting the heavyweights with the Austin Jazz Royals, led by saxophonist Elias Haslanger, trumpeter Ephraim Owens and trombonist Andre Hayward – all improvisational monarchs. Singer Christian Wiggs is the host. –Michael Toland


Valhalla, Saturday 30

Ladyfang’s playful energy exemplifies the quartet’s eclectic tastes and magnetic artistic expression. Consisting of guitarist Brett Marcom, bassist Tyler “Chocolate” Schutte, beatkeeper Rocky Joseph and vocalist Cara Juan, the band of housemates bounce around like neurons, conducting electrical impulses and creating cosmic reactions. Alternative rock trio Tough on Fridays and recent winners of the Austin Music Awards Best Rock Act 2022, the Dead Coats, bring a touch of grunge to the Red River Tavern, bolstering the triple threat lineup with hot tunes and a scorching atmosphere. .– Morgan-Taylor Thomas

John Wauters

Mohawk, Tuesday 3

Juan Wauters’ music sounds candid, even sometimes like children’s music (“Disfruta la Fruta”). An Uruguayan-born New Yorker, the songwriter’s lo-fi, bilingual, folk-inspired indie sound could convey the innocence of a Wes Anderson movie, say, or the sweetness of Daniel Johnston. After traveling parts of Latin America to collaborate in indigenous styles for his excellent 2019 LPLa Onda by Juan Pabloa reflection emerges on Wauters’ fifth LP, 2021’sreal life situations. Started before the pandemic with tracks dating back to 2016,EPIRB features collaborations with nine artists, including Mac DeMarco and Homeshake, for another genre-hopping experience; North American this time.– Christina Garcia