Here are our top picks from live music options in the Austin area from September 30 to October 30. 6.
High Spot Volt wires. Singer-songwriter Jay Farrar’s alternative country torchbearers, who in recent years have included an Austin-based rhythm section with bassist Andrew Duplantis and drummer Mark Patterson, recently released their 11th studio album, “Electro Melodier” . Wilco became the biggest bang of Uncle Tupelo’s split in the mid-1990s, but Son Volt also dragged on for the long haul, continuing to make compelling records and put on memorable shows. Here’s a chance to see them away from the chaos of ACL Fest, in a terrific outdoor location north of town. One of Austin’s top alternative country bands, Harvest Thieves, will open the show. $ 25 to $ 55. 8 p.m. 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. Hautespotvenue.com – PB
Oh see at the Vegas hotel. After releasing their second streaming gig and live album “Levitation Sessions” in April, the Californian psych-rock band are packing their rugged riffs and buckets of fuzz and heading to their second home in Austin for a two-night adventure. These shows have been postponed from September 24 to 25, 2020, and tickets for the original shows will be honored. Mr. Elevator opens both nights and Psychic Graveyard joins the bill on Saturday. $ 28 to $ 30. 1502 E. Sixth Street texashotelvegas.com. – DSS
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at the Paramount Theater. At just 22 years old, Mississippi guitarist Ingram helped pass on the legacy of traditional blues to younger generations with his albums “Kingfish” and “662” from Alligator Records. The latter was released in July and quickly topped Billboard’s blues album charts – unsurprisingly, given that his debut earned a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album of 2019. Austin blues-rock starts the Peterson Brothers open. $ 20 to $ 45. 8 p.m. 713 avenue du CongrÃ¨s. ausntheatre.org. – PB
Big Freedia in Mohawk. Take this, Monday. Start your week with the queen of NOLA Bounce and let that ‘Azz Everywhere’ energy make you tremble for days. Local Casper’s Caleb and Trouble in the Streets concerts open. $ 25. 6:30 p.m. 912 Red River Street mohawkaustin.com. – DSS
Raul Malo at the Nutty Brown Amphitheater. Malo has often performed in Austin with his band the Mavericks, which recorded a memorable audience-less episode of âAustin City Limitsâ here last year at the height of the pandemic. He also made several beautiful records under his own name; Expect more of this material at this show on the southwestern outskirts of town. $ 30 to $ 150. 6 p.m. 12225 WUS 290. hazelnut.com. – PB
Bob Mold Band in Mohawk. Acclaimed 1980s Minneapolis trio HÃ¼sker DÃ¼ was the launching pad for this alt-punk rockerâs career, but it turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg for an artist who remained one of the most dynamic musicians in rock for decades. Having the ace rhythm section of drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy makes it even better. Gentlemen Rogues open. $ 25. 6:30 p.m. 912 Red River Street mohawkaustin.com. – PB
Texas Radio Live with Jaimee Harris at Guero. Sun Radio’s weekly live radio show from the Oak Garden at one of the oldest restaurants in the SoCo District focuses on artists from Austin and Texas, but they make occasional exceptions. Harris lived here for many years until she moved to Nashville shortly after releasing her acclaimed debut album “Red Rescue” in 2018, but she returns often. A new single, “Gone”, was released earlier this year. If you can’t make it to the Oak Garden, the set is broadcast live on Sun Radio. Suggested donation of $ 10. 7:14 p.m. 12 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com/trl.. – PB