Another weekend of ACL late-night shows and more live music

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 Music
Jay Janner
Britt Daniel and Spoon play an ACL Fest late-night show at Stubb’s on Friday. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Spoon at Stubb’s outdoor. Austin’s biggest indie-rock band ever (maybe simply its biggest band ever) takes a break between ACL Fest big-stage weekend performances for an official late-night show that serves fans not heading to Zilker this year. Another lineup change before the release of “Hot Thoughts” earlier this year has returned the band to majority-Austinite status. Fellow ACL-Fester Mondo Cozmo, the stage name of Philly indie-rocker Josh Ostrander, opens. $28. 8 p.m. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Songhoy Blues at Antone’s. Formed in exile in Bamako after radical fundamentalists took over their region of Northern Mali, the band has killer chops, and they play like rock stars. But it’s the magnanimous joy lead singer Aliou Touré and his crew radiate while they sing and dance that reinforces every notion we have about the incredible, life-affirming power of music. Raging Fyah opens this official ACL Fest late-night show (both bands play the festival at Zilker Park on Sunday). $20-$23. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — D.S.S.

READ MORE: Review of Songhoy Blues at SXSW 2015

Tuesday: Alvvays at Mohawk outdoor. Two and a half years after the Toronto dream pop outfit became the hottest thing at South by Southwest 2015, they’re back with another satisfying collection of incongruently upbeat melancholia. On “Antisocialites,” jangly riffs swirl into warm clouds of fuzzy nostalgia, while vocalist Molly Rankin splits the difference between bittersweet and beautiful to create the perfect sad songs for a sunny day. Nap Eyes opens. $17.50-$20. 6:30 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Swan Songs Serenade with Ruthie Foster at Riverbend Centre. This annual event is the primary fundraiser for Swan Songs, a local nonprofit that arranges intimate concerts for terminally ill patients. There’s no charge to the patients; they request a style of music or a specific local performer, and Swan Songs arranges everything. The musical performer for this year’s Serenade, a gala affair that includes dinner, drinks and an auction, is Austin folk-blues-gospel great Ruthie Foster, a three-time Grammy nominee. $150-$200. 6 p.m. doors. 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway. swansongs.org. — P.B.

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Wednesday: Scott Miller & Bonnie Whitmore, Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub. Most any night at the Saxon will feature at least a couple of separately-ticketed shows by quality songwriters, but this one is particularly abundant in its offerings. Miller, a first-rate Virginia tunesmith with many albums on his own and with roots-rockers the V-Roys, teams up with Austin shining star Whitmore in the 11 p.m. slot ($12). Wilkins, a fine writer who’s a longtime fixture at the Saxon, plays at 9 p.m. ($10). And Monte Warden’s country-rock band the Wagoneers has just started a weekly 6 p.m. residency at the Saxon after finishing a long run of Sundays at the Continental Club ($5). 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Clifford Antone Foundation with Booker T. Jones and Jackie Venson at Antone’s. With a dual-purpose mission to “honor the past/invest in the future,” the foundation named for the founder of Austin’s long-running blues haven is all about “making sure the city’s live music scene stays vibrant while also caring for the Austin area’s population of aging musicians,” as the Statesman’s Gary Dinges wrote last year when the foundation launched. Living-legend keyboardist and bandleader Jones, a lifetime-achievement Grammy recipient, headlines this benefit, with local rising star Venson opening. It’s a members-only event, with memberships available for $250 per quarter or $1,000 annually via cliffordantonefoundation.org. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. — P.B.

Thursday: Waterloo Revival at the Belmont. George Birge and Cody Cooper grew up in Austin and began playing music here, but when they started getting serious about building a career, it was pretty clear that their pop-country style needed the kind of push they could more easily get in Nashville. They’ve been there for a couple of years now and have been gaining steam this summer with “What Guy Wouldn’t,” a song written by four Nashville pros that was released by the Show Dog Nashville label. They’re back for a homecoming show amid a national tour that has included a few dates opening for Toby Keith. $12-$15. 8 p.m. 305 W. Sixth St. thebelmontaustin.com. — P.B.

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Friday-Saturday

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Friday

Louis the Child, Lauv, Win & Woo at Emo’s (ACL Fest late-night show)

Nick Hakim, Jon Bap & Norvis Junior at Antone’s (ACL Fest late-night show)

Tank & the Bangas at Stubb’s indoor (sold out) (ACL Fest late-night show)

KMFDM, Ohgr at Mohawk outdoor

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Lou Ann Barton, Sue Foley, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Johnny Nicholas, Drew Davis, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Beaumonts, Hickoids, Winsome Losers, Rennie & the Banned Names at ABGB

Drums & Tuba at Threadgill’s

Huntertones at Parish

David Messier at Townsend

Soul Man Sam at Lamberts

Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room

Heather Bishop CD release at One-2-One Bar

Saturday

First Aid Kit, Jade Bird at Stubb’s outdoor (ACL Fest late-night show)

Okey Dokey, Liz Cooper & the Stampede at Stubb’s indoor (ACL Fest late-night show)

Yellow Claw, Bailo, Dolf at Emo’s (ACL Fest late-night show)

Insane Clown Posse at Empire

Greta Van Fleet at Parish

Scott H. Biram at Threadgill’s South

Emily Gimble, Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers at Continental Club

Hard Proof, Palo Duro, Reputations at Hotel Vegas

Money Chicha, Chulita Vinyl Club at ABGB

Mayeux & Broussard at Hill Country Galleria

Western Youth at Stay Gold

Cowboy Diplomacy, Those Poor Serfs at Townsend

Sunday

Radical Face at Central Presbyterian Church

Soul of a Musician series with Guy Forsyth at Iron Cactus North

Hank Williams & Lucinda Williams tribute at Threadgill’s South

Resentments, John Gaar, Lost Austin Band at Saxon Pub

Hilary York, Aimee Bobruk, James Hand at C-Boy’s

Ali Holder, Jaimee Harris, Ben Balmer at Hole in the Wall

Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Lavelle White at Antone’s

Claudia Gibson, Tom Meny, Susannah Joffe at Lemon Lounge

Monday

Breaking Benjamin at Emo’s

John Bush Band at One-2-One Bar

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Bob Cheevers at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Avey Tare at Barracuda

Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Trevor Sensor, Peter Oren at Sidewinder

Donovan Keith at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

Tee Grizzley, Lud Foe, OMD Peezy, Sada Baby at Antone’s

Moses Sumney, Sam Gendel at Parish

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Surf Curse, Young Mammals, Blood Pumps at Barracuda

Los Aztex at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

Rosie Flores & the Blue Moon Quartet at Continental Gallery

Ray Prim & Mexican Chocolate at Geraldine’s

Trube Farrell & Snizz, Matt Hubbard Trio at C-Boy’s

Thursday

King Crimson at Bass Concert Hall

Robert Cray Band at Paramount

Macklemore & the Gemini at Emo’s (sold out)

Joan Osborne at One World Theatre

Blackalicious, Lyrics Born at Empire

J.D. McPherson, Nikki Lane at Scoot Inn

Subdudes at 3Ten

Hayes Carll, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Rich Chigga at Mohawk outdoor

Los Coast, Halfways, Sun Machine at Mohawk indoor

Witt Lowry, Ro Ransom at Stubb’s indoor

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