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Friday, September 17, 2010

Twelve Things To Do This Weekend: September 17-19

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 1:00 PM

click to enlarge A late 2009 RFT cover featuring KSHE mascot Sweet Meat. - DAN ZETTWOCH
  • Dan Zettwoch
  • A late 2009 RFT cover featuring KSHE mascot Sweet Meat.

Summer's not over yet! There's still one more week (more or less) to enjoy the last gasps of carefree fun and outdoor hangs. Here are twelve good bets for the weekend -- of course, on top of the events we've already covered here and here.

Friday: 1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti at Vintage Vinyl Note: This in-store performance is now 5 p.m., not 4 p.m. See the LA psych-pop weirdos do their thing for free, since the Flaming Lips show (which they're opening) is hardcore sold out.

2. Bobby Bare Jr. with Blue Giant at Off Broadway Blue Giant is a twang-misted project featuring (among others) the members of indie-blues cracklers Viva Voce. Nashville rock eccentric Bobby Bare Jr released a new album, A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head, on August 31. 9 p.m. $12 to $15.

3. Devin the Dude at Pop's One of Houston's finest hip-hop exports headlines at Pop's, with fellow Texan Speekeezy along for the ride. Locals FuFops, CKDK and Bren Suarez also open. Doors at 7 p.m. $18.

4. Alton River Festival, featuring Cracker, Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Descending New Angels Head to the east side for this outdoor event at the newish venue the Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre. Rock mainstays Cracker are headlining -- and admission is just five dollars. Devon Allman's Honeytribe, fresh off releasing a new album recorded in Nashville, opens, as does Descending New Angels. 7 p.m.

5. Leslie and the LYs, with Gold Motel, more at Cicero's The PLAY:stl music festival continues all weekend at venues scattered around the Delmar Loop; view an entire schedule here. Space-age cult electro-hoppers Leslie and the LYs headline; Gold Motel, the new project from the Hush Sound's Greta Morgan, is also performing, as are Sleeperstar, The Saps, Holding Mercury. $12, but free with a three-day wristband. 11:50 p.m.

6. Cafe Soul Four-Year Anniversary, featuring Case, the Jazz Loft It's '90s throwback night, as smooth-mover Case performs to help Cafe Soul celebrate four years as the city's premier open-mic night for aspiring R&B singers. DJ Needles and DJ Cuddy are on the decks. $15. 7 p.m. doors.

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