Local Music Spotlight – Top Music Picks by Tom Gimbel


Thursday 5/25

Clint Black at Nutty Brown Café

The Derailers at the Broken Spoke

The Black Angels free in-store performance at Waterloo Records – 5 PM

Beto y los Fairlanes plays at the Long Center for the Performing Arts – 7:30 PM


Friday 5/26

Brownout EP release show at Antone’s

From Tokyo, Kikagaku Moyo brings psychedelic rock to the Scottish Rite Theater

Meat Puppets and Mike Watt make a great double bill at Barracuda on Friday

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jummie Vaughan at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul

Lou Ann Barton plays the Continental Club

Silverio plays the cool new Barrel O’ Fun

Possessed by Paul James – Emo’s


Saturday 5/27

Tommy Stinson of the Replacements is in town with his band Bash & Pop who are supporting their new album Anything Could Happen.  They play Saturday night at Barracuda

From California, Ty Segall plays the outdoor stage at Stubb’s

Reverend Horton Heat at Come and Take It Live

Dillinger Escape Plan at Mohawk

Bob Schneider and Graha Wilkinson at the Nutty Brown Cafe


Sunday 5/28

From Mexico, Reik are the Latin “romance” kings.  They bring their love songs to ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Sunday night.

Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold is in town to spin at Kingdom Nightclub

Wavves play Mohawk

Shinyribs play Gruene Hall

Fourplay perform two contemporary jazz shows at One World Theater – 6 PM and 8:30 PM


Monday 5/29

Bob Schneider and Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

The Peterson Brothers at 6:30 PM followed by Dale Watson and his Lonestars at 10:15 PM at the Continental Club

Little Elmore Reed Blues Band at King Bee


Tuesday 5/30

Arkona at Come and Take It Live

Ephraim Owens Experience at Contiental Club Gallery


Wednesday 5/31

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson (“Aqualung”) at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Jim Lauderdale at the Cactus Café

The Wine Down with Charlie Faye and the Fayettes at the 3Ten


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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