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Looking for live music beyond ACL Fest? Check out Raul Malo, Big Freedia, Bob Mould, more

Here are our top picks among live music options in the Austin area for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Son Volt at Haute Spot. Singer-songwriter Jay Farrar's alt-country torchbearers, which in recent years have included an Austin-based rhythm section in bassist Andrew Duplantis and drummer Mark Patterson, recently released their 11th studio album, "Electro Melodier." Wilco became the bigger bang out of the mid-1990s Uncle Tupelo split, but Son Volt has hung around for the long haul too, continuing to make compelling records and putting on memorable live shows. Here's a chance to see them far away from the ACL Fest mayhem, at a terrific outdoor venue on the north end of town. One of Austin's best alt-country bands, Harvest Thieves, will open the show. $25-$55. 8 p.m. 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. hautespotvenue.com — P.B.
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Lady Gaga Enlists Big Freedia for 'Judas' Cover Off Upcoming 'Born This Way' 10th Anniversary Album

Little Monsters, get ready to put your paws up — Lady Gaga is gearing up to give you a rehash of one of her most groundbreaking albums. On Friday (May 28), Lady Gaga announced her Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary CD, a re-release of her Born This Way album due out via Interscope on June 18. The new edition of the album -- which features all 14 songs off of the original version -- will come with new packaging and six additional tracks, where Gaga taps different artists who are "representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community" to reimagine the songs of Born This Way.
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OZY Media Announces Virtual OZY FEST May 15-16 Partnering with HBCUs, Clubhouse | Chance the Rapper, Sevyn Streeter, Dr. Fauci, Condoleezza Rice, Rev. Al Sharpton, Big Freedia, Rep. Maxine Waters, Mark Cuban, Aida Rodriguez

OZY Media today announced that OZY Fest, its one-of-a-kind festival of great entertainment, interactive experiences and big conversations, will return on May 15-16 as a virtual event, after the 2020 festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Headliners include musicians Chance the Rapper, Sevyn Streeter, Big Freedia, Marc Rebillet and Kat Cunning; comedians Tig Notaro, Maz Jobrani and Aida Rodriguez; chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Tom Colicchio and Ming Tsai; thought leaders Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mark Cuban, Condoleezza Rice, Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Cramer, Revd. Al Sharpton, Deepak Chopra, Rep. Maxine Waters, Sunny Hostin, Alicia Garza, Marcus Scribner, Sophia Chang, DeRay Mckesson, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Adam Grant, Katty Kay, Matt James, Valerie Jarrett, Dr. Michael Lomax, Mariana van Zeller, Dr. Danielle Moss, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., Angela Benton and Carlos Watson; and sports figures Michael Vick, Stephen A Smith and CC Sabathia. The festival will be livestreamed to the Carlos Watson Show YouTube Channel, presented by OZY Media.
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The Week in ‘Wives: RHOA and Big Freedia, RHOD and Bigfoot, RHONJ and a big goodbye

It was a tense week of Housewives-watching, my fellow Bravoholics. First, we caught up with The Real Housewives of Atlanta, still in New Orleans, and still picking the same old fights as they were a month ago — this time with Big Freedia on hand to watch the madness. Next, we followed The Real Housewives of Dallas on their road trip of Oklahoma, where they made questionable wine and "Dr. Pepper donuts," the latter of which actually looked delicious. Finally, we finished the week with The Real Housewives of New Jersey, where Melissa and Joe had an awful argument before everyone put aside their differences to say goodbye to the one and only Nonno. Here are the best, worst, and wildest moments from this week in 'wives!
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Rebecca Black Releases Remix Celebrating 10 Years of "Friday" with Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, and 3OH!3

Rebecca Black debuted a hyperpop remix of her viral single "Friday," celebrating its 10th anniversary. The new release marks the second offering from her in 2021, following "Girlfriend." The remix is produced by Dylan Brady of 100 gecs and features pop music agitator, Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, and 3OH!3. In a press release, Black shared, "Friday has this accidental campiness that was part of making it what it was, and through the years, camp has been something I've only further tried to embrace."
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Rebecca Black Releases "Friday" Remix ft. Dorian Electra, Big Freedia, 3OH!3

The internet’s favorite song to hate was treated to a remix in honor of it’s 10th anniversary. Rebecca Black’s “Friday” went viral in 2011 and remains in YouTube’s top 20 most-disliked videos to this day, even after being taken down and re-uploaded following a legal dispute between ARK Music and then-13-year-old Black. The singer even received death threats over the song’s annoying and nasally performed nature at the time. It’s worth noting that Black continues to make music to this day, with much more palatable pop releases such as the queer love song “Girlfriend” in January of this year.
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