Austin Mu­sic Source: Seven nights

In Austin, there’s some­thing cool go­ing on ev­ery night of the week.­sic­source

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‘For Clif­ford’ at An­tone’s. Clif­ford An­tone loved the women of the blues — and there’s quite an assem­bly of fe­male tal­ent on this night of the 35th an­niver­sary month. An­gela Strehli, Mar­cia Ball, Carolyn Won­der­land, Toni Price, Teal Collins of Mother Truck­ers, Shelley King, Pa­tri­cia Vonne, Cindy Cashdollar, Lisa Pankratz and many more will make a mighty roar. 7:30 p.m. $17.50. 213 W. Fifth St. www. an­ — Michael Cor­co­ran

Also rec­om­mended: Iron & Wine, Calex­ico at the Para­mount; Flostradamus at Red 7; Guy Forsyth at the Shady Grove; Shake Rus­sell at the Cac­tus; Ottmar Liebart at One World Theater; Peter Case at Thread­g­ill’s South; Kid Congo Pow­ers at the Mo­hawk; Moon­light Tow­ers at the Con­ti­nen­tal.


The Flat­landers at the Para­mount The­atre. The 1998 re­union of brightly burn­ing Lub­bock lights Joe Ely, Jim­mie Dale Gilmore and Butch Han­cock is one of the best re­union sto­ries in a mu­sic scene that’s full of them. De­fy­ing all odds, ev­ery­thing the Flat­landers have put out since reteam­ing not only matches but ex­ceeds the band’s early ‘70s hey­day — with last year’s ‘Hills and Val­leys’ stand­ing as yet an­other in­stant coun­try clas­sic. With the Green­cards. 8 p.m. $33.50$84.50. 713 Congress Ave. www.austinthe­atre. org. — Pa­trick Cald­well

Also rec­om­mended: Foot Pa­trol at the Beauty Bar; the Sol­dier Thread and Quiet Com­pany at the Parish; Built by Snow and Fo­cus Group at the United States Art Author­ity; the White Ho­tel, the Dis­tance Run­ner and Candi and the Strangers at the Ghost Room; English Teeth and the Hi-Tones at the Con­ti­nen­tal Club; El­liott Smith trib­ute night at Dominican Joe’s; Dar­den Smith at the Cac­tus Cafe; Reck­less Kelly at An­tone’s; Tele­graph Canyon and Mon­a­hans at Club De Ville.


Randy Rogers Band at Nutty Brown Cafe. James Tay­lor in a Luck­en­bach T-shirt, Rogers has a wel­com­ing voice, un­af­fected by the urge to go fake coun­try, and he writes catchy songs. But ‘One More Good­bye’ could be the most un-ro­man­tic love song of all time. The new good­bye song, ‘Too Late for Good­bye’ from the up­com­ing Aug. 24 re­lease ‘Burn­ing the Day,’ is a lot bet­ter. Bruce Ro­bi­son opens. $15. 12225 U.S. 290 W. www.nut­ty­brown­ — M.C.

Also rec­om­mended: Betty Soo, Belleville Out­fit at Thread­g­ill’s South; Bowl­ing For Soup at the Parish; Terri Hen­drix at the Cac­tus; Pong at the Con­ti­nen­tal; YellowFever at Emo’s.


Hey­bale at the Con­ti­nen­tal Club. In 2000, fed up with play­ing to empty rooms in Nashville with his lov­able coun­try-western band Hey­bale, ace coun­try per­cus­sion cat Tom Lewis moved to Austin. Gui­tarist Redd Volka­ert, the man who logged time with Merle Hag­gard and Dale Wat­son, made the trek, too, and be­fore long the duo roped in long­time Johnny Cash pi­ano man Earl Poole Ball ... and the rest is Con­ti­nen­tal Club his­tory. Hey­bale’s been pack­ing the dance floors on Sun­day nights at the Con­ti­nen­tal for 10 years as of this show. Bring your gift of tin and your dance shoes and show some re­spect for one of Austin’s most de­pend­able and swinging res­i­den­cies. 10 p.m. $8. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.con­ti­nen­tal­ — P.C.

Also rec­om­mended: Di­nosaur Feath­ers at Beer­land; Teen Heat at Red 7; Ju­nior Brown and Tanya Rae at the Con­ti­nen­tal Club; Robert Francis at Emo’s; Hard Proof Afrobeat at the

Ghost Room.


Melissa Etheridge at Bass Con­cert Hall. Whether you’re a fan of Missy E’s con­fes­sional odes, as heard on the lat­est ‘Fear­less Love,’ there is some­thing to be said for ex­pe­ri­ence at turn­ing crowds into Jell-O. Etheridge owns her stage like only a vet­eran rocker can. 8 p.m. $35 - $100. 2400 E. Cam­pus Drive. — M.C.

Also rec­om­mended: Brian Keane at Momo’s; Lone­ly­land at Saxon Pub; Four Let­ter Lie at Red 7; Dale Wat­son at the Con­ti­nen­tal.


Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graf­fiti at the Mo­hawk. Lis­ten­ing to his June-re­leased ‘Be­fore To­day,’ it’s al­most hard to re­mem­ber that Ariel Pink’s spent most of his ca­reer crank­ing out bliss­fully odd­ball lo-fi pop so shaggy and jagged that it’s rarely been able to ap­peal to any­one out­side a cult fol­low­ing. Nearly ev­ery last ves­tige of Pink’s home-record­ing be­gin­nings have been stripped away in fa­vor of in­stantly en­dear­ing pop — sin­gle ‘Round and Round,’ with its in­sis­tent bass line and hummable re­frain is as good a piece of ra­dio-friendly candy as any­thing else this year. With Magic Kids and Puro In­stinct. 7 p.m. $12. 912 Red River St.­ — P.C.

Also rec­om­mended: the Devil Wears Prada at Emo’s; Boom­box ATX at the High­ball; Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Busi­ness at the Hole in the Wall.


Crowded House at Stubb’s. I’m on a heavy C.H. course lately, play­ing ‘It’s Only Nat­u­ral’ ev­ery morn­ing and ‘Fall At Your Feet’ ev­ery night, When you list the great­est post-Bea­tles pop bands, you’ve gotta put these New Zealan­ders up there with Squeeze in the top rung. Stubb’s is the worst venue in town (un­less you’re up front — then it’s the best), but this show should be worth all the backs of heads be­tween you and the mu­sic. With Lawrence Ara­bia. 8 p.m. $35. 801 Red River St. www.stubb­ — M.C.

Also rec­om­mended: Bob Dylan at the Back­yard; Here We Go Magic at Emo’s; Leatherbag at the Cac­tus.

Crowded House

(Wed­nes­day at Stubb’s)

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