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Local Music Spotlight – Top Music Picks by Tom Gimbel


Recommended shows are in bold. 

Saturday 8/10
Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic) leads the band South San Gabriel at the Mohawk
Guy Forsyth plays Antone’s
Nic Armstrong & the Thieves are at Collide ATX
Unplugged at the Grove features Ray Wylie Hubbard at Shady Grove

Friday 8/11
Deap Vally and Ringo Deathstarr make up a good double bill at the 3Ten at ACL Live
Blondie and Garbage — billed as the “Rage and Ratpure Tour” take the stage at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Blue Oyster Cult (unfortunately without Will Ferrell on cowbell) headline Empire Control Room on Friday night
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul
For jazz fans, the Elias Haslanger Quintet plays the Elephant Room
Bob Schneider is at Gruene Hall
The Peterson Brothers play The Yard at Waller Creek

Saturday 8/12
Ted Roddy and the King Conjure Orchestra play a tribute show on Elvis Presley’s birthday at the Continental Club
Saxophonist Henry Threadgill at Scottish Rite Theater
Jesse Dayton plays the Broken Spoke
Tomar and the FC’s at the Continental Club
Heart Byrne (Talking Heads Tribute Band) at Mohawk
Edwin McCain at the One World Theater
HAAM benefit featuring Nakia at Oskar Blues Brewery

Sunday 8/13
Son of the great Flaco Jimenez (Austin CIty Limits Hall of Fame Inductee) – Santiago Jimenez Jr. brings conjunto music to the One-2-One Bar.
Dale Watson & his Lone Stars at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul at 3:30 PM on Sunday
Future Blondes at Mohawk
The Derailers at the Little Longhorn Saloon at 4 PM

Monday 8/14
From Richmond, VA – Lucy Dacus plays Stubb’s with local band Cowboy Crisis opening.
The Peterson Brothers at 6:30 PM and Dale Watson & his Lone Stars 10:00 PM at Continental Club
Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s

Tuesday 8/15
Laetitia Sadier – the French vocalist from Stereolab – brings her Source Ensemble project to Mohawk.
Denny Freemand and Sarah Brown at Antone’s
Strahan and the Good Neighbors at The Blackheart
8 ½ Souveniers at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul

Wednesday 8/16
ACL TV alumni Fleet Foxes are at ACL Live at the Moody Theater for two nights.
Dead Cross (featuring Mike Patton of Faith No More and former members of Slayer and Locust) headline Emo’s
James McMurtry and Jon Dee Graham at the Continental Club
Residual Kid are at Mohawk


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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