Local Music Spotlight

Local Music Spotlight – Top Music Picks by Tom Gimbel 10/19-10/25


The Local Music Spotlight – Top Live Music Picks for the week of 10/19-10/25


From Oklahoma, Roots and Rockabilly from JD McPherson at the Scoot Inn

Prog Rock pioneers King Crimson at Bass Concert Hall

New Orleans jam legends the Subdudes are at 3Ten at ACL Live

Macklemore headlines Emo’s

Uplifting Hip-Hop from California duo Blackalicious at the Empire Control Room

Joan Osborne plays the One World Theater

Robert Cray Band at the Paramount Theater

Booker T Jones (of Booker T. & the M.G.’s) plays Antone’s with local Jackie Venson opening

Los Coast headlines the Mohawk



Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan play C-Boy’s Heart and Soul

Tricky (from Massive Attack) brings Trip-Hop to the Mohawk

Wild Child and Matthew Logan Vasquez make up a good double bill at the Scoot Inn

Book of Love is at the 3Ten at ACL Live

Uncle Lucius headlines at the Continental Club

For Jazz fans, see the Elias Haslanger Quintet at the Elephant Room on Friday night

Del McCoury Band at the Paramount Theater

Diamond Rio play the River Road Ice House



Justin Timberlake headlines at Circuit of the Americas

Brother Ali at Antone’s

Azealia Banks plays Empire Control Room

B-Boy City Freestyle Hip Hop Dance competition at the North Door

Thievery Corporation play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s

Charlie Robison plays Buck’s Backyard in Buda

Ringo Deathstar and She Sir are part of a “Shoegaze” bill at Cheer Up Charlies

Austin Pride 2017 Celebration at Fiesta Gardens featuring Lisa Lisa, Betty Who, and many more.

Dale Watson and Jane Ellen Bryant at Little Woodrow’s

Hal Ketchum plays the Stateside at the Paramount



Stevie Wonder headlines at Circuit of the Americas

Primus is at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Elvis Costello plays a benefit concert at the Paramount Theater

Atlas Genius at Antone’s

Soul of a Musician Series presents American Dreamer at Iron Cactus North



ACL TV taping with Chris Stapleton at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

The Peterson Brothers play the 6:30 PM show at the Continental Club

Mewithoutyou plays at Mohawk

Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland plays their Monday night show at the Saxon Pub



Durand Jones and the Indications at Antone’s

From Dallas, Psychobilly from Reverend Horton Heat at the Continental Club

The Afghan Whigs and Har Mar Superstar at Mohawk

Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Club Gallery



2017 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, inductee Rosanne Cash, Raul Malo (Mavericks), Ry Cooder, and a New Orleans tribute to the Neville Brothers.  Hosted by Chris Isaak.  ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Warren Hood at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Bill Carter plays the early show at Antone’s

Carrie Rodriguez at the Cactus Cafe

Brought to you by Ultimate Classic Cars.


About Tom Gimbel – General Manager – Austin City Limits

Tom Gimbel is the General Manager of the KLRU television show Austin City Limits. “ACL” is the longest running music show in American television history, the only television program ever awarded the National Medal of the Arts, a certified Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Landmark, and in 2012 the recipient of an institutional Peabody Award celebrating “37 years of excellence in television.”

Prior to joining Austin City Limits, Gimbel’s twenty five-plus year music industry career has included roles with indie and major record labels, and artist management. From 1995 – 2005, Gimbel held senior executive positions with Arista Records where he guided successful campaigns for Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum sales certified artists such as Santana, Outkast, Pink, Dido, Whitney Houston, and Sarah McLachlan. He has served as an artist manager representing the legendary underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston for more than 20 years.

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October 19th, 2017

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