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By Andy Argyrakis
Randolph revs up, Austin-based Americana, plus emo to alt-rock with Jimmy Eat World
Monday, August 12, 2013


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Randolph revs up: Every album into his celebrated career, Robert Randolph and company continue to stretch deeper into an electrifying spread of rock, funk and R&B, all centered around the leader's pedal steel guitar prowess. Though there's plenty to devour musically from this prodigy throughout "Lickety Split" (Blue Note Records), guests like Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty add fuel to the fire, and while they won't likely be present on the road, the immensely talented Family Band can actually rival their jaw dropping chops. Thursday, August 15 at Park West: www.jamusa.com.

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Austin-based Americana: Landing somewhere at the crossroads of country and Americana, Bonnie Whitmore is earning comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Neko Case and even Stevie Nicks. Aside from sounding like a southern angel, her self-penned lyrics throughout "There I Go Again" (This Is American Music) are cut in the classic storyteller tradition, racking up raves from CMT Edge, No Depression and hometown papers like the Austin Chronicle. Friday, August 16 at House Pub: www.thehousepub.com and Saturday, August 17 at Tonic Room: www.tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

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Emo to alt-rock with Jimmy Eat World: Long graduated from the emo ranks and planted firmly in the alternative rock scene, Jimmy Eat World keeps up the prolific place on its eighth studio CD "Damage" (RCA). The project was produced in part by the band, alongside Chris Cornell collaborator Alain Johannes, which puts a fresh spin on the group's angular guitar anthems. Aside from new tunes, the group never forgets to play plenty from its breakthrough album "Bleed American," which expanded its audience exponentially without ever losing the band's integrity. Sunday, August 18 at Vic Theatre: www.jamusa.com.


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