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Saturday To-Do: Gringo Star

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GRINGO STAR
10 p.m., Sticky Fingerz, $5.

The name kills me. Days before the first of eight shows in three days at Austin's South By Southwest Music Festival, Atlanta's big-beat, Southern, psychedelic garage rockers Gringo Star visit our city on the third date of a 30-stop tour. Wears me out just contemplating. Hitting the road in support of its debut album, “All Y'all,” the four-piece is sure to deliver a backyard party atmosphere to an indoor stage. The album's title track, which brings to mind a T-Rex-Kinks fusion, with melodic emphasis on Kinks and the omnipresent, subtle tambourine shakes we T-Rex fans love and cherish. The video makes me want to be there, mixing it up with neighborhood party people, complete with sombrero-wearing mariachi singers riding Segways. This show is bound to be festive. Local pop band Big Boots opens.

—Paul Peterson

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