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John Wesley Coleman III is an unlikely connecting dot between Austin’s various sounds. He’s a little bit country, a little bit soul, a little bit punk, and primarily rock and roll, doing his thing for close to three decades under a variety of guises. His thing now includes Microwave Dreams, something of a clearinghouse for all of his oddball charm. The title clues you into the low stakes, but the slacked-out songs only enhance Coleman’s DIY credo. “Hang Tight” sounds like a house party featuring Thin Lizzy as the live entertainment, knocking over the furniture with every windmilled power chord. Coleman makes this kind of meat-and-potatoes rock tasty again, and that’s exactly why he’s hanging tight after all these years.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX