Play Here’s Live Music Picks for March 25 weekend and beyond

Last Updated by Chip Chandler - Digital Content Producer on
Midnight River Choir

by Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Live music picks for the weekend and beyond include some top Texas country bands, the wrap-up of SXSWhat? and a band whose name we won’t use.

Midnight River ChoirMidnight River Choir with Charlie Stout: The New Braunfels-based quartet Midnight River Choir will float back to town for a 10 p.m. show tonight at Hoot’s Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road, with opening act Charlie Stout. The band’s name was inspired directly by its formation – when members Eric Middleton, Justin Nelson, Jeromy Yager and Mitchell Pyeatt started harmonizing during a late-night float down the Guadalupe River. Though Yager later left the band, the remaining trio (along with Bob Driver III) have released a trio of albums, and word is, a new EP is forthcoming. Stout, meanwhile, is a Lubbock singer-songwriter who’s one of the best writers on the scene today. His opening spots are always marked by a wicked sense of humor – sometimes leading to a show that’s more entertaining than the headliner. Cover charge is $10.

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Gleewood with Mount Ivy: Folk rock duo Gleewood will head back to Amarillo for a 10 p.m. show tonight with Amarillo’s own gleeful hippie rock band Mount Ivyat Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. They’re one of my favorite bands in town, overflowing with imagination and fascinating song structures, and while I’ve yet to see Gleewood, I can only imagine they’ll make a good match. Cover charge is $XX.

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Mike & The MoonpiesMike & The Moonpies with Sounds del Mar: Country band Mike & The Moonpies is on the verge of a national breakthrough following last year’s “Mockingbird,” a CD inspired by the country music lead singer Mike Harmeier grew up listening to on the jukebox at the Longbranch Inn in Tomball while hanging out with his dad and granddad. The album was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 40 country albums of 2015: “Harmeier writes with a storytelling skill and specificity his heroes would appreciate,” Sarah Rodman wrote. They’re playing with Austin buddies Sounds del Mar, whom we profiled earlier this week, at Golden Light Cantina. Cover charge is $8.

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The 806SXSWhat?: The 806’s month-long celebration of bands coming to or from Austin’s South by Southwest music festival wraps up with concerts by indie/folk band Field Division at 9 p.m. Saturday; pop band Pullman Standard with psychedelic act Pleasures and “Brazilian stoner rock” band Tempo Plastico at 8:30 p.m. Sunday; and Los Angeles-based rock bands Hotstop and No Small Children at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Suggested donation is $5 each night at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. For the full schedule, visit www.reverbnation.com/venue/the806coffeelounge.

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Mike ChismMike Chism & Hollow Point: Midnight Rodeo’s near-weekly spotlight on local bands continues with the Texas country sounds of Mike Chism & Hollow Point at 9 p.m. Saturday at the club, 4400 S. Georgia St. Cover is $6 for ages 21 and older and $10 for ages 18 to 20.

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Unnamable rock band: Golden Light will feature a popular, though provocative band whose name we won’t be printing here. Frontman Dustin Hill told me once that the band’s name was directly inspired by the original name for the Rolling Stone’s 1971 classic “Brown Sugar.” Some aren’t quite convinced by that explanation and see both racist and misogynistic overtones in the name. It’s troublesome, certainly, but rock, as the Houston Press’ Chris Gray put it, “has been at least a little transgressive in nature, or at least the stuff that is worth a damn is.” Make up your own mind and, if you wish, check the band out at 10 p.m. Sunday at Golden Light Cantina. Cover charge is $XX.

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SupersuckersSupersuckers with Jesse Dayton: Country punk band Supersuckers formed more than 25 years ago, but lead singer Eddie Spaghetti thinks they’ve never been better. "I guess we're late bloomers," Spaghetti told the Nashville Scene this week. "It's taken us 25 years to make our great records. I mean, who does that?" The band is out on the road for the first time since Spaghetti was diagnosed with cancer; now cancer-free, the singer has been performing again since February. They’ll perform with Austin rockabilly singer Jesse Dayton at 10 p.m. Sunday at Hoot’s, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover charge is $10.