Hotel Vegas turns 11, plus Bob Dylan, Alt-J, more

Here are our top non-SXSW picks among live music options in the Austin area for March 10-16. Check venue websites for COVID-19 protocols.

Thursday

Hotel Vegas 11th anniversary bash. Eleven years ago, a couple of Austin music lifers opened an East Austin dive that has since nurtured some of the city’s best garage punk, psych pop and indie rock. After two years of cautious programming due to the pandemic, the club is hosting a blowout bash with 11 bands, 11 DJs and 11 comedians. There’s also a drag show, screen printing (free tees for the first 111 guests) and vendors. The stacked lineup includes A Giant Dog, Ringo Deathstarr, Sailor Poon, Borzoi, Pleasure Venom and more. Free. Doors at 4 pm texashotelvegas.com. — DSS

TWRP, Rich Aucoin at Empire. After multiple reschedules, including a canceled Free Week 2022 gig, the Canadian synth-rockers formerly known as Tupper Ware Remix Party finally land in Austin. Austin’s premiere indie booking agency, Resound, and Empire’s team, Heard Presents, had planned to use this show to launch the rebranded and relocated Parish (opening soon in the old North Door space) but instead opted to move it over to Empire and make it a free show. Canadian indie rocker Rich Aucoin opens. 8pm empireatx.com. — DSS

Marcia Ball plays a fundraiser for Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers at Mozart's on Thursday.

“Pianorama” fundraiser for HOME at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Legendary Austin musician Marcia Ball and longtime local booking agent Nancy Coplin share a birthday, and they’ll celebrate together to benefit Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers, an organization they co-founded to help aging area musicians pay for basic living expenses. The main event is a piano free-for-all featuring Ball, Red Young, Floyd Domino, Nick Connolly and Johnny Nicholas; also on the bill is the Zack Morgan Band with Tje Austin and Miggy Milla. $40-$120. 7 pm homeaustin.org. — PB

Alt-J will play at Germania Insurance Amphitheater on Saturday.

Saturday

Alt-J at Germania Insurance Amphitheater. The first show of the year for the outdoor amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas features the Grammy-nominated British indie-rock band, which broke big with its 2014 top-5 album, “This Is All Yours. This tour will focus on the band’s fourth album, “The Dream,” which came out last month. Portugal the Man and Sir Chloe open. $29.50-$79.50. 7 pm germaniaamp.com. — PB

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