Local Music Spotlight 12/21-12/27


The Winter Solstice Lantern Parade featuring the Minor Mishap Marching Band at the Lemon Lounge

Molly Burch and Carson McHone at Stubb’s

The Derailers at the Broken Spoke

Aaron Watson at Gruene Hall

Palo Duro and Barfield make up the bill at the Continental Club

Soul Man Sam and the S.M.S. Band at Antone’s



Christian Bland (of Black Angels) and the Revelators headline Hotel Vegas

A Purple Xmas: Holiday Tribute to Prince featuring AJ Vallejo’s Perfect Nation and Dead Love Club at the 3Ten at ACL Live

Tameca Jones at the Continental Club

Leo Rondeau at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Mrs. Glass plays Lambert’s

TexMex Holiday Fiesta featuring Los TexManiacs, ACL Hall of Famer Flaco Jimenez and Peter Rowan at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Asleep at the Wheel, Shelley King and Charley Crockett at Palmer Events Center



The Wagoneers all-ages holiday show at the Continental Club

Lex Land Holiday Band at Empire Control Room

Black Tabs and Bitter Birds play the indoor room at Stubb’s

Randy Rogers plays Buck’s Backyard in Buda

Bukka Allen sings at the Townsend

Peterson Brothers Band and Special Guests at the Continental Club

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Beto & the Fairlanes, Peterson Brothers Band, and Nakia at Palmer Events Center



Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Bill Kirchen, Durawa, Albert & Gage at Palmer Events Center

Noel McKay plays the Saxon Pub



Dale Watson’s Annual Christmas Show & Dance at the Continental Club

Blue Christmas Tex-Mex Dance Party with Flaco Jimenez at Antone’s



The Jungle Show with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Mike Flanigin, Chris Layton, Sue Foley and Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s (two nights)

Ephraim Owens Experience and James McMurtry at the Continental Club Gallery



The Jungle Show with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Mike Flanigin, Chris Layton, Sue Foley and Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s

Mau Mau Chaplains headline Flamingo Cantina

Warren Hood plays the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

A great bill featuring Christy Hays, Carson McHone, and Emily Gimble at the Hole in the Wall


About Tom Gimble:

Thomas Gimbel    


General Manager – Austin City Limits


Tom Gimbel is the General Manager of the KLRU television show – Austin City Limits and the CEO of Austin City Limits Enterprises, LLC.  Austin City Limits 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 in early 2011, Gimbel’s twenty-plus year music industry career has included roles in independent marketing, 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.   In 2005, Gimbel founded and served as President of High Wire Music Management, an independent management, label services, and music distribution company with a roster of more than 30 client artists.  Gimbel also founded and served as CEO of Clatterhead, Inc., a social media advertising and marketing company.  He has served as an artist manager representing the legendary underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston for more than 20 years.


Kristina Killingsworth

December 22nd, 2017

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