Ran­dom Acts

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The Igua­nas per­form at Sky­light; Em­my­lou Harris and Rod­ney Crow­ell play the Crosby Theatre; In­trigue at the Palace or A Melo­drama Marred (by Mys­te­ri­ous, Mur­der­ous May­hem) is this year’s Fi­esta Melo­drama at Santa Fe Play­house

Zy­deco, roots rock, blues, rhythm and blues, and Ca­jun are all strong el­e­ments in the mu­sic of The Igua­nas. That mu­si­cal di­ver­sity is a re­flec­tion of the back­grounds of the mem­bers, in­clud­ing singer/sax­o­phon­ist Joe Cabral, a na­tive of Ne­braska who got his mu­si­cal feet wet play­ing in his fa­ther’s Mex­i­can band; and vo­cal­ist and gui­tarist Rod Hodges, who learned the con­junto mu­sic that re­lates to his mother’s Mex­i­can her­itage while play­ing blues in Colorado. The band has been based in New Or­leans since the early 1990s. Of its longevity, in­clud­ing time spent in Austin in the af­ter­math of Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina, Cabral said he and the other mu­si­cians “re­spect the power of the band as an en­tity, and each in­di­vid­ual in the band steps up to play his part. When it’s good, that’s re­ally what it’s all about.” The band plays Sky­light (139 W. San Fran­cisco St., 505-982-0775) at 7:30 p.m. on Sun­day, Aug. 30. Santa Fe’s Les Gens Bruyantsopen­s­theshow.Tick­et­sare$15in­ad­vance,$22day­of­show;visit www.sky­light­santafe.com — Paul Wei­de­man

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