SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) is hosting a ’70s-themed dance party at Sister (407 Central NW) on Thursday, Aug. 15. The Social Justice Soul Train concert will benefit SWOP’s fundraising effort for a September fest celebrating Nuevo Mexicano arts and culture, Tierra del Soul: Fiestas de Chile y Arte. Tierra del Soul plans to showcase 100 New Mexican artists, a lowrider show, a green chile cook-off and live, local music. It’s a good cause and a great opportunity to dust off your polyester finery and pretend you’re a Soul Train dancer. DJ Kayote starts spinning funky, soulful wax at 9 p.m. Five bucks gets you into this 21-and-over happening.
“ ... A stone gas, honey,” wax vs. twang, BaBa’s Sunday roost and psyched for sexbeat
“ ... A stone gas, honey!”
Wax vs. twang
Scene stalwart and Alibi contributing writer Captain America’s Garage & Wax series celebrates its eighth iteration at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Friday, Aug. 16. G&W Vol. VIII takes a turn for the twang with performances by hell-raising country trio Sin Serenade, Li’l Nessie & Her Tail Chasers (The Shadow Men fronted by Nessa Grande), fiddle/banjo duo Blue Rose Ramblers and Alonerly, Antonia Montoya’s solo project. Poor Boy, the Huron Valley Listening Club and America himself start spinning hot wax at 8 p.m., and the live music kicks off at 9:30 p.m. Admission to this 21-and-over barn dance is only $5.
BaBa’s Sunday roost
Never one to shy away from a challenge, banjo/tuba duo BaBa (Alibi alum Steven Robert Allen and local legend Mark Weaver) soundtracks Buster Keaton’s 1921 comedy short, The Goat, on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). This third installment of the 2013 Roost Creative Music Series revs up at 7:30 p.m. sharp, and tickets are just $5. BaBa conjures a pretty unique new sound from early jazz and country fiddle inspiration. If you’re ISO an entertaining and stimulating early Sunday concert to inspire you to make it through yet another week of work/school/whatnot, this is it.
Psyched for sexbeat
Self-described “psych-my-delic, sexbeat, gar(b)age” quartet The Shine Brothers brings together four righteous exes: Nate Ryan (ex-The Black Angels), Colin Ryan (ex-Woven Bones), Oakley Munson (ex-The Rondelles) and electronic composer Ryan Rapsys (Euphone). Touring in support of their new full-length cassette Hello Griefbirds!, the band touts itself as the aural party favor if The Everly Brothers were invited to The Birthday Party. The Shine Brothers sets heads a-nodding at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Angel Babies and Elevator Boys open this 21-and-over show, and seven bones gets you in. See you at 9:30 p.m.