Austin shows celebrate Clifford Antone’s legacy, more this week

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 Music
Reshma Kirpalani
Brownout plays a benefit for Puerto Rico at Empire on Thursday. RESHMA KIRPALANI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Friday: Clifford Antone Birthday Celebration at Antone’s. The founder of Austin’s most storied blues club would have been 68 on this day, and this year’s party is a two-show affair that focuses on many local women performers Antone championed over the decades. The first show benefits Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers, with performances by Marcia Ball, Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland, Rosie Flores and more (7 p.m., $15-20). Stick around for a dynamite late double bill with Lou Ann Barton and the Sue Foley Band (10 p.m., $12-$15). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Chicano Batman, Khruangbin at Emo’s. In the midst of the chaos and divisive madness of 2017, the L.A. four-piece Chicano Batman steps in with their latest release, “Freedom Is Free,” to achieve the impossible. Using a mixture of loopy funk grooves, lazy afternoon psychedelia and spirit-stirring, gospel harmonies, they somehow reignite the hopeful idealism of the summer of love. They are the retro-suited superheroes we need right now. Houston’s Khruangbin, who blend psych rock with ‘60s Thai funk, join the bill, along with opening act the Shacks. $20-$23. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Barry “Frosty” Smith memorial at Antone’s. Austin lost one of its best-ever drummers in April when Barry Smith, long known to his peers and fans simply as “Frosty,” died at 71. A fixture in the 1990s rock band Soulhat, Frosty was much-sought-after as both a session and live player by most of the city’s top roots acts. Some of them will perform in his honor at this free 2 p.m. show, including Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Tex Thomas, Leeann Atherton and the Tommy Shannon Blues Band. Stick around later for Miss Lavelle White’s weekly residency (6:30 p.m., $5), plus a late show by Alligator Records guitarist Selwyn Birchwood of Tampa, Fla. (9:30 p.m., $10). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Monday: The War and Treaty at Mohawk indoor. You know how you occasionally hear about some major musical talent who once played on a Monday night at a small club in your town, before their career went into the stratosphere? This is one of those nights. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount-Trotter, who record as the War and Treaty and recently released their debut EP “Down to the River,” might be the most powerful thing to hit soulful Americana music since the Staple Singers. $10. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Flying Lotus in 3D at Emo’s. It’s Halloween night. Will this show be strange? Oh certainly, pushing the boundaries of electronic composition is what he does. Will it be spooky? His last album was called “You’re Dead.” Is it a good place to dress up and pretend you’re going on some sort of an interstellar journey to a mystical otherworld? The best. Seven Davis Jr. and Pbdy open. $30-$35. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Amine, Towkio at Emo’s. With his hooky love song “Caroline” building heat, the Ethiopian-American rapper from Portland drew solid crowds at South by Southwest 2017, where his energetic performances lived up to the hype. Over the summer he dropped his debut album “Good For You,” XXL magazine tagged him as part of this year’s rap freshman class and now he has new ditty “Spice Girl” burning up the charts. If you want to catch him on the come up, the moment is now. $22. Towkio from Chance the Rapper’s Savemoney crew opens. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: “Una Noche Para Puerto Rico” benefit at Empire. Earlier this year, Brownout released a new EP “Over the Covers.” It was their first release of original material since 2012, and the title was a tongue and cheek way of saying the Black Sabbath cover project, Brown Sabbath, that dominated the Austin’s Latin funk powerhouse’s work for the last few years, was taking a break. But hold the “Electric Funeral,” the (helping) “Hand of Doom” is back to celebrate the Day of the Dead while raising money for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs will also perform. $20 suggested donation. 7 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

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Friday

Halsey, PartyNextDoor, Charli XCX at Erwin Center

Judah & the Lion, Academic, Tyson Motsenbocker at Stubb’s outdoor

Johnnyswim, Striking Matches at Emo’s

Josh Abbott Band, Kaitlin Butts at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Moon Duo, True Widow, Mind Spiders, Dallas Acid, Annabelle Chairlegs, Al Lover, Sailor Poon, Hidden Ritual at Barracuda

English Beat at 3Ten

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Flamingosis at Mohawk outdoor

Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy at Continental Club

Lisa Fischer at One World Theatre

KUTX Live with Brownout, Kupira Marimba at Mueller Lake Park

Rocktober Halloween with Vallejo, Graveltooth, Black Heart Saints at Parish

Ubuntu Foundation benefit with Tameca Jones, DJ Kay Cali at Belmont

Cari Q, Western Youth, Matthew McNeal, Lola & the Huntsmen at Hotel Vegas

Micky & the Motorcars, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots & a Holler at ABGB

American Dreamer, Chalkboard Poets at Cactus Cafe

Friday-Saturday

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

Saturday

Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Wood & Wire at Stubb’s outdoor

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Ian Sweet at Mohawk outdoor

Bright Light Social Hour, Walker Lukens at Scoot Inn

Jon Langford, Churchwood at ABGB

Bleached, US Weekly at Barracuda

Will Hoge, Dan Layus at Antone’s

Milligan Vaughan Project at Hill Country Galleria

William Topley at Continental Gallery

Late Night Radio, Luzcid at Parish

Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots, Chris Janson, Jillian Jacqueline, Brandon Ray at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Texas Revolution Fest with Upon a Burning Body, Fire From the Gods, more at Come and Take It Live

Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Master Plus, Frederico7, Superfonicos, Ruby & the Reckless, AJ Vincent at Empire

Dr. Plankenstein’s Halloween Horror Party with Jeff Plankenhorn, Emily Bell, Jon Dee Graham, Nakia, Alex Ruiz, Jaimee Harris, Miles Zuniga, Ray Prim at One-2-One Bar

Ringo Deathstarr, Brief Candles, Glaze, Soda Lilies at Hotel Vegas

Cory Williams CD release, South Austin Moonlighters, Dickie Lee Erwin at Saxon Pub

Foot Patrol at Stay Gold

Matt the Electrician at Threadgill’s South

Saturday-Sunday

Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon at Continental Club

Sunday

Echosmith at Emo’s

New Mastersounds at Mohawk outdoor

Trashcan Sinatras at 3Ten

Jonathan Butler at One World Theatre

Residual Kid, Narrow Head, Sass, Chronophage, Visceral Cuts at Hotel Vegas

Soul of a Musician series with Betty Soo at Iron Cactus North

Randy Collier & Grassland at Threadgill’s North

Monday

Andy Roddick Foundation presents Jake Owen at ACL Live

Kreator, 1349, Goatwhore, Tombs at Come and Take It Live

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Carry Illinois, Sun June, Lolita Lynne at Hotel Vegas

Gordy Quist at Hilton Cannon and Belle

Ben Cina at Geraldine’s

Jazz Jam with Adrian Ruiz at Elephant Room

Tuesday

LCD Soundsystem, Big Freedia at Austin360 Amphitheater

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at ACL Live

Son Little, Jade Bird at Antone’s

Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Xambuca at 3Ten

Goblin-A-Go-Go, Krista Van Liew, 2069 at Mohawk indoor

The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Rozwell Kid, Adjy at Sidewinder

Daikaiju, Bat City Surfers, Saint Lo Gun at Barracuda

3Teeth, Curse Mackey, Sine, Bloody Knives at Empire Control Room

Gavin Rayna Russom at Empire Garage

Wednesday

Third Eye Blind at Stubb’s outdoor

Tequila Rock Revolution: Mariachis y Metaleros at 3Ten

Nth Power, Ghost Note at Antone’s

Troker, Kiko Villamizar at Empire

Texas Radio Live with Susan Gibson, Michael O’Connor at Guero’s

Jon Dee Graham, Williams Harries Graham at Continental Club

Christine Albert & Chris Gage at El Mercado Backstage

Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators at Threadgill’s South

Thursday

Ween at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

Hudson Moore, Kimberly Dunn at 3Ten

Moving Units at Hotel Vegas

Mike Dillon Band with Claude Coleman Jr. at Mohawk indoor

Ray Prim at Winflo

Jaimee Harris, Danny Click at Cactus Cafe

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Chris Cornell tribute benefiting SIMS Foundation at One-2-One Bar

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