Austin music this week: ACL Fest and a whole lot more

Oct 05, 2017
Pete Yorn plays Oct. 9 at the Parish. Tamir Kalifa/For American-Statesman


Friday-Thursday: ACL Fest Late Night Shows. Even those not going to Zilker Park can catch some of the bands playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival at more than two dozen official late-night shows at a handful of local venues. Tickets are sold out for some shows, including Run the Jewels and Portugal the Man at Stubb’s, Car Seat Headrest at the Mohawk, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Antone’s and Rufus du Sol at Vulcan Gas Company. But plenty of good options remain, including Benjamin Booker at the Parish (Friday, $18); Thundercat at Scoot Inn (Saturday, $18); Missio at Antone’s (Saturday, $16-$18); Vulfpeck at Emo’s (Monday-Tuesday, $25), Oh Wonder at Stubb’s (Wednesday, $25-$27) and Muna at the Parish (Thursday, $16). Full list of shows at — P.B.

Friday: KUTX Live at the Four Seasons. Austin’s public radio affiliate returns to the Four Seasons for a morning broadcast featuring ACL Fest artists. The broadcast is headlined by soulful rocker Benjamin Booker and includes 30-minute sets from Hamilton Leithauser, Valerie June and Annabelle Chairlegs. Admission also includes a breakfast taco, a Kind bar and bottomless coffee. Proceeds benefit the Seton Shivers Cancer Center. $10 (cash only). Kids ages 3-10 are $5, kids 2 and younger are free. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Whitney Rose at Hill Country Galleria. The recent Canadian transplant celebrates the release of her new album “Rule 62” by playing Sun Radio’s seasonal Saturday Night Concert Series in the open-air park at Bee Cave’s central shopping destination. One of Austin’s brightest young talents in country music, Rose is a protege of Mavericks singer Raul Malo, who produced the new album and recruited an ace supporting cast of musicians who regularly play with the likes of Sheryl Crow and Marty Stuart. On the home front, she’s gathered a great backing band that plays regularly on Thursdays during the Continental Club’s happy hour. Hear them stretch out on a larger stage to cap a week of record-release events. Free (donations to Sun Radio accepted). 7 p.m. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. — P.B.

Monday: Pete Yorn at Parish. A standout at last year’s ACL Fest, Yorn arrives for a headlining show of his own between the fest’s two ACL weekends at Sixth Street’s premier venue. Yorn’s an interesting career study, with fine rock-pop singer-songwriter records that never quite made him a star yet attracted the likes of Scarlett Johansson for a duo recording project. He’s playing solo acoustic on this tour, with no opener. $30. 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. — P.B.

WATCH: Interview with Pete Yorn at ACL Fest 2016

Wednesday: Nobelity Project 4x4 Fundraiser at Gibson Guitar Showroom. A local organization that promotes education initiatives in Latin America and Kenya, the Nobelity Project is using proceeds from this year’s annual 4x4 event to build a kitchen at a rural school in Kenya. Local luminaries Bob Schneider, Gary P. Nunn, Trish & Darin Murphy, and the Warren Hood Trio will perform five songs each. The $50 ticket includes pre-show food and cocktails. 7 p.m. doors. 3601 S. Congress Ave., Suite G400. — P.B.

READ MORE: Austinites reflect on visits to Nobelity Project Kenya efforts

Wednesday: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge at Cactus Cafe. Adventurous jazz guitarist Lage (who’s worked with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch and others) teams with bluegrass picker Eldridge, whose resume includes the Punch Brothers and the Infamous Stringdusters, for this hot acoustic duo show. The pair recently released “Mount Royal,” their second collaborative album. $12-$15. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. — P.B.



Tomar & the FCs at C-Boy’s


Chelsea Wolfe at Paramount Theatre

Har Mar Superstar at Continental Club

Joseph at Antone’s (ACL Late show)

Allison Wonderland at Emo’s (ACL late show)

Ought at Stubb’s indoors (ACL late show)

Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, Grandfather Gold at Mohawk outdoor

Patrice Pike, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Watters at Geraldine’s

Mama K & the Shades at Threadgill’s South

A-Town Get-Down, Monkeys on a String at One-2-One Bar

Guy Forsyth Band at El Mercado Backstage

Shanghai Beach album release at Sidewinder


Pachanga presents Jesse & Joy at ACL Live

Portugal. The Man at Stubb’s (ACL late show)

Bonobo at Emo’s (ACL late show)

Badbadnotgood at Mohawk (ACL late show)

Missio at Antone’s (ACL late show)

Traveller at Stubb’s indoors (ACL late show)

CC Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis, Jai Malano at Continental Club

Action Bronson at Empire

Milligan Vaughan Project at El Mercado Backstage

Robynn Shayne, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Star Parks, Reputations at ABGB

Sales at Barracuda

John “Drumbo” French at Threadgill’s South


Newsboys at HEB Center

John Lennon Tribute with #9 Orchestra at Threadgill’s South

Wendy Colonna at Soul of a Musician series at Iron Cactus North

Lavelle White, Mike Keller at Antone’s

Bill Carter at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Willie Pipkin & Friends, Heybale at Continental Club

Lo Jinx Orchestra, Dave Biller Trio at Continental Gallery

Scott George CD release at El Mercado Backstage


Matt Pond PA, J Fernandez at Sidewinder

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Battle of the Tech Bands at Mohawk outdoor

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Scrappy Jud Newcomb at El Mercado Backstage

Lonelyland, Rochelle & the Sidewinders at Saxon Pub

Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe


Emarosa, A Lot Like Birds, Jule Vera, Forever Starts Today, Night Of, Later Days at Come and Take It Live

James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Peacemakers, Antone’s Big Triio at Antone’s

Shelley King, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Mike Stinson, Toni Price at Continental Club

Drag Me Over the Rainbow, Flower Graves, Barbarian at Hotel Vegas


Harry Styles, Muna at ACL Live (sold out)

Crystal Castles at Emo’s (ACL late show)

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

Ray Prim & Mexican Chocolate at Geraldine’s

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Sheer Mag, Little Fish, Tentement, Mujeres Podridas at Barracuda

Ali Holder, Daisy O’Connor, Carry Illinois at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

Altamesa at Threadgill’s South

Red Young Piano Quartet at Juliet’s

Redd Volkaert at Hilton Cannon & Belle


Foster the People at Stubb’s (ACL late show)

Tove Lo at Emo’s (ACL Late Show)

James Vincent McMorrow at the Scoot Inn (ACL Late Show)

Car Seat Headrest at the Mohawk (ACL Late Show)

Middle Kids at Antone’s (ACL Late Show)

Beat Juice, Low End Theory at Empire

Mike & the Moonpies at Threadgill’s South

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

Tish Hinojosa at Winflo

Sam Evian at Cactus Cafe

Emily Gimble, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s

Kublai Khan, No Zodiac at Come and Take It Live