Top shows this week: Old Crow Medicine Show, Buckingham & McVie, more

Nov 09, 2017
Old Crow Medicine Show plays Bass Concert Hall on Friday. Kelly West/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2011


Friday: Old Crow Medicine Show at Bass Concert Hall. You knew it had to happen someday. The string-band dudes responsible for unearthing the long-lost “Basement Tapes”-era Dylan throwaway “Wagon Wheel” and turning it into a 21st-century omnipresent roots anthem are returning to the Dylan well. On this tour, they’ll perform Dylan’s iconic 1966 double-album “Blonde on Blonde” in its entirety. (And, it’s a safe bet, “Wagon Wheel” too.) $35-$45. 8 p.m. — P.B.

Sunday: House our Heroes fundraiser at Stubb’s outdoors. This second annual event presented by Red White & Blues 512 seeks to address the problem of homeless veterans in the Austin community. Some of Austin’s top roots and blues acts will perform: Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland, Mingo Fishtrap, and Nakia & the Blues Grifters. General admission is free, with donations coming from sponsorships and $150 VIP tickets. 3:30 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — P.B.

Sunday: Colter Wall at Cactus Cafe. Hailing from the Canadian plains of Saskatchewan, Wall came out of nowhere with the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this year to become one of the most-talked-about young talents in Americana music in years. He sounds far older than his 22 years, with a world-weary voice that’s a perfect fit for his spare country-folk tunes. Tickets are sold out, but it might be worth checking at the door on the night of the show; regardless, he’ll be back soon, as he’s booked for the Old Settler’s Music Festival next April. Ian Noe opens. 2247 Guadalupe St. — P.B.

Wednesday: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie at Bass Concert Hall. Earlier this year, Austin got visits from both Fleetwood Mac namesake Mick Fleetwood, doing a featured interview at South By Southwest, and singer Stevie Nicks, who played the Erwin Center. Now two more Mac veterans arrive in tandem, supporting the intriguing “Buckingham McVie” duo album they released in June. $49.75-$105.75. 8 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. — P.B.

Wednesday: Austin Music Foundation presents The Next at 3Ten. As an extension of their music education efforts for Austin artists, the Austin Music Foundation launched a new Artist Development Program this year. The seven-month course was designed as a business intensive to give musicians the tools they need to take their careers to the next level. The concert, celebrating “the next and best in local music” features performances from the seven artists who participated: Jackie Venson, Gina Chavez, Magna Carda, Jane Ellen Bryant, Migrant Kids, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes and James Junius. Collectively they form a diverse cross section of top-notch Austin talent. Proceeds from the show benefit the AMF. $10. 6 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Syd at Emo’s. After cutting her teeth doing DJ and production work in Odd Future, Syd tha Kyd reinvented herself as a vocalist, leading the neo-soul band the Internet. Her new solo work builds on that sound, with hazy love songs that are rich with smoky sensuality. Kodie Shane, DJ Oreo and Tayla Parx open. $22.50-$25. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. — D.S.S.



Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgensen at Cactus Cafe

Toadies, Local H at Stubb’s outdoor

Hurricane Harvey benefit with Randy Rogers Band, William Clark Green, Parker McCollum at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Penny & Sparrow at Paramount

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Flow Tribe at Antone’s

Crystal Gayle at One World Theatre

Citizen at Empire

Crywolf at Vulcan Gas Company

John Mark McMillan, Brilliance, LaPeer at Scoot Inn

Low Cut Connie, Jake La Botz, Reputations at Barracuda

Extreme Heat 40-year anniversary show at One-2-One Bar

Beat Root Revival at Threadgill’s South

Jon Dee Graham at Townsend (also 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records)

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

Damn Torpedoes at El Mercado Backstage

Mike Stinson at ABGB


Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Jen Cloher at ACL Live (sold out)

Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars at Stubb’s outdoor

Noam Pikelny at Stateside at the Paramount

Jon Dee Graham vinyl reissue release at Continental Club

Lil Peep, Goth Boy Clique, Bexey at Parish

Kung Fu, Kalya Scintilla, Whitebear at Empire

Bro Safari at Vulcan Gas Company

Seth Glier, Ariel Abshire at Cactus Cafe

Alpha Rev, Danny Malone at Little Woodrow’s Southpark

Tameca Jones, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones at Antone’s

Lou Ann Barton, Lucas Johnson at C-Boy’s

LeRoi Brothers, Fred Wickham & the Hadacol Caravan at ABGB

Western Youth at Threadgill’s South

Rochelle & the Sidewinders at Saxon Pub

Tortuga Shades EP release at Hole in the Wall


Port Aransas hurricane relief fundraiser with Shelly King, Rmosie Flores, Mike Stinson, Deanne Rene Band, Debra Watson & the Smokin’ Aces, Rockville Blues at Hill’s Cafe

Tera Melos, Speedy Ortiz, Lola Tried at Barracuda

Cults, She-Devils, Deep Cuts at Antone’s

Herman’s Hermits at One World Theatre

Resentments, John Gaar, Bill Kirchen with Austin de Lone & Bill Campbell at Saxon Pub

Fred Wickham & the Hadacol Caravan at Antone’s Record Shop

Bill Carter at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Soul of a Musician series with Good Field at Iron Cactus North

Hilary York, Aimee Bobruk at C-Boy’s


Cindy Wilson, Olivia Jean, Sarah Jaffe at 3Ten

Jaimee Harris, Little Mazarn, Christy Hays at Hole in the Wall

Murali Coryell & the Ernie Durawa Band at Antone’s

Rural Alberta Advantage at Barracuda

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Shelley King at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Texas Tycoons at White Horse


Hiss Golden Messenger at Barracuda (also Waterloo Records at 2 p.m.)

Shannon McNally at Cactus Cafe

Milligan Vaughan Project, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Shy Girls at Sidewinder

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Donut Musik at Townsend

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

William Topley, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Beth/James at Geraldine’s


Twin Peaks, A Giant Dog at Mohawk outdoor

Texas Radio Live with Phoebe Hunt, Suzanna Choffel at Guero’s

Austin Classical Guitar Staff at Cactus Cafe

Psychotic Reaction, Ancient River, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Fools at Hotel Vegas

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Water & Rust, Watters at One-2-One Bar

Dustin Welch, Blue Moon Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Warren Hood at ABGB

Wendy Colonna at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Dan Dyer at Geraldine’s

Nick Randolph at Threadgill’s North

Kinky Friedman at Townsend


Alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live

Tegan & Sara at Paramount (sold out)


Front Bottoms, Basement, Bad Bad Hats at Emo’s

Los Lonely Boys, Lisa Morales at Antone’s

Boombox, Ishi at Mohawk outdoor

Brian Pounds CD release, Grace Pettis at Cactus Cafe

Toma, Go Fever, Joe Jacksons, Altamesa, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

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

Carson McHone at White Horse

Emily Gimble, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Chynna Rogers at Empire

Arielle Laguette at Geraldine’s