Local Music Spotlight – Top Music Picks by Tom Gimbel


Friday 4/28

Austin Food & Wine Festival at Auditorium Shores

PJ Harvey at Stubb’s

Sonny Landreth at Antone’s

Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Two Tons of Steel make up a good bill at Barracuda

The Mavericks free in-store performance at Waterloo Records

Singer songwriter Peter Bradley Adams plays the Cactus Café

Pedal steel master Junior Brown brings his throwback baritone to Gruene Hall

Bob Schneider and Mitch Watkins at the One World Theater


Saturday 4/29

Keep it Weird with Eeyore’s Birthday Party at Pease Park.  An Austin tradition for 54 years!

One of the world’s greatest and most popular singers, Arijit Singh, plays the Cedar Park Center

From Phish, Trey Anastasio Band plays Stubb’s

Brandi Carlile at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Atlas Genius share the bill at Emo’s

Alejandro Escovedo – fresh off a brilliant ACL TV taping for Season 42 – is back with his all-star band that includes Peter Buck (REM) is at the Paramont Theater


Sunday 4/30

Harvest Thieves at Barracuda

The Soul of a Musician Series hosts Seela at the Iron Cactus North

Jesse Cook at the One World Theater


Monday 5/1

The Pixies at Stubb’s

Dale Watson at the Continental Club

Lonelyland play their regular Monday gig at the Saxon Pub

Church featuring Elias Haslanger at Continental Club Gallery


Tuesday 5/2

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Gary Clark Jr. at the Erwin Center

San Fermin at Antone’s

James McMurtry at the Continental Club


Wednesday 5/3

Carrie Rodriguez at the Cactus Café

Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

The Bad Plus at the Stateside at the Paramount


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.

Kristina Killingsworth

January 30th, 2017

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