Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – October 16th to Sunday – October 22nd. 


MONDAY – 10/16

Recover from ACL weekend, ya heathens!


 TUESDAY – 10/17

Starting around 6pm

KUTX Presents: Alvvays w/ Nap Eyes – 6:30pm @ Mohawk


WEDNESDAY – 10/18

Starting around 7pm

Moses Sumney w/ Sam Gendel – 7:00pm @ Parish


THURSDAY – 10/19

Starting around 6pm

KUTX Presents: JD McPherson w/ Nikki Lane – 6:30pm @ Scoot Inn

Starting around 7pm

Blackalicious w/ Lyrics Born – 7:00pm @ Empire Control Room

Starting around 8pm

King Crimson – 8:00pm @ Bass Concert Hall


FRIDAY – 10/20

Starting around 8pm

Belcurve w/ Booher, Mean Jolene, XLX, Bond, Twins, Star Parks & Mimicking Parks – 8:00pm @ Sidewinder

The Deer w/ Valley Queens – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Del McCoury w/ Carson McHone – 8:00pm @ Paramount

Tricky w/ In the Valley Below – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Wild Child w/ Matthew Logan Vasquez – 8:00pm @ Scoot Inn

Starting around 9pm

Peligrosa – 9:00pm @ Empire Control Room

Starting around 10pm

That Girl Dre – 10:30pm @ Geraldine’s


SATURDAY – 10/21

Starting around 6pm

Justin Timberlake – 6:00pm @ Circuit of the Americas

Dale Watson w/ Jane Ellen Bryant – 6:30pm @ Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows

Starting around 7pm

Thievery Corporation w/ Hard Proof – 7:00pm @ Stubb’s

Starting around 8pm

Maria Muldaur – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Miss Lavelle White – 8:00pm @ C-Boy’s Heart & Soul

Starting around 9pm

La Frenetika – 9:00pm @ Esquina Tango


SUNDAY – 10/22

Starting around 5pm

Miss Lavelle White – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 6pm

Elvis Costello – 6:00pm @ Paramount

Primus – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Stevie Wonder – 6:00pm @ Circuit of the Americas

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Wednesday, October 18th

Polarizado [Polarizado] – 8:00pm @ Hard Luck Lounge

Producer and songwriter, Felix Bergman was born and raised in Oakland, CA and recently moved to Austin, TX to immerse himself in the wealth of the city’s diverse music styles and experimental elements that foster creativity. On his first night in Austin he caught a show at the Continental Club with Dale Watson & his Lonestars, learned the two-step, then caught an electronic post-rock show at the Mohawk. For Felix, these seemingly disparate styles of music share common traits of steady tempos, insistent up-beats, and rhythmic dialogue between instruments.

The band will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP Polarizado on October 18, 2017 at the Hard Luck Lounge. The name in Spanish means “polarized,” a visual reference to a mirrored surface; although to others, it can have political and social connotations. Accompanying Felix’s half-spoken, low-octave vocals, Polarizado’s sound is derived from the driving syncopations of drum kit and percussion, reverb-laden guitar rhythms with heavy tremolo, insistent basslines, gritty harmonica, droning vintage synthesizers, and a healthy dose of echo, feedback, and low-bit samplers. The music is inspired by the sounds of 50s Southern rockabilly/honky tonk, 70s German motorik/ krautrock and 90s Mexican Norteño.

Felix was not from a musical family, but his family was supportive of his musical career. His father, Ron Bergman, was a quick-witted, Bay area sports writer and former Associated Press sports writer and had a great way with words and people. Felix began playing the trumpet at age eight, it came fairly easily for him and he has continued playing for 20 years. He began singing in rock n’ roll bands at the age of 12 and as a teenager, played at well known San Francisco night clubs including Wolfgang’s, The Stone, the Mabuhay Gardens, Fillmore, and later on at Slim’s. He was a school teacher and taught at the Oakland Public Schools for 22 years for all age groups and taught English and Spanish.

Inspired by the compositional processes of David Bowie, David Byrne, and Brian Eno, Felix’s songs tell stories, and the lyrics are intentionally vague so the listener can evoke their own meanings and imagery. Felix is also a fan of Norteño musicians Tigres del Norte, Ramon Ayala and Lalo Mora. Felix says, “I’ve always admired the work ethic of Kraftwerk, working in their studio recording everyday during normal business hours… I’m always working on new ideas from Monday to Friday.”

Putting together the album Polarizado, was a natural process and the music was recorded at various stops between his move from Oakland to Austin. Felix recorded a few hours worth of material with different rhythm sections in Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Austin and, most inspirational: Monterrey, Mexico. The bassist and drummer from Monterrey played in Norteño style, which is an aggressive style of hard driving danceable two-step polka music. Felix mixed the recordings and Polarizado was mastered by Louie Lino of Austin, Texas. The cultural spirit of Austin, and Monterrey helped create Polarizado and the influence extended into his personal life – Felix married Tereci, an Austin local originally from Monterrey, onstage at the Continental club in Austin by Dale Watson, an ordained Texas minister.

Saturday, October 21st

Porter & The Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes [Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You] – 10:00pm @ Stay Gold

You’re cordially invited to join Porter’s Austin family to celebrate the release o f Chris Porter’s emotive, posthumous final effort, “Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You”, which drops October 20th via Cornelius Chapel Records. Inline with the spirit of Porter, we’ll be throwing a rowdy and rambunctious release party on October 21st from 7pm-2am at Stay Gold ($10 at the door).

We’ll be enjoying a full-album play-through, Porter-inspired drinks, food truck specials by Hannah Love of Toaster, and have a full stock of vinyls, CDs, and a variety of merchandise.

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – October 9th to Sunday – October 15th. 


MONDAY – 10/9

Starting around 7pm

Pete Yorn – 7:00pm @ Parish

Vulfpeck w/ Joey Dosik – 7:00pm @ Emo’s

Starting around 8pm

Matt Pond w/ J Fernandez – 8:00pm @ Sidewinder


 TUESDAY – 10/10

Starting around 7pm

Suzanna Choffel – 7:00pm @ 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op

Vulfpeck w/ Joey Dosik [Night Two] – 7:00pm @ Emo’s

Starting around 9pm

Black Uhuru w/ Onesty – 9:00pm @ Flamingo Cantina


WEDNESDAY – 10/11

Starting around 7pm

Crystal Castles w/ Farrows & Night Drive – 7:00pm @ Emo’s

Starting around 8pm

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe


THURSDAY – 10/12

Starting around 6pm

Herbie Hancock – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 7pm

Foster the People w/ Cherry Glazerr – 7:00pm @ Stubb’s

Middle Kids w/ Summer Salt – 7:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 8pm

Car Seat Headrest w/ White Reaper – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Sam Evian w/ Buck Meek – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

The Babe Rainbow w/ Maybird, The Sun Machine & The Halfways – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas


FRIDAY – 10/13

Starting around 8pm

Spoon w/ Mondo Cozmo – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

Starting around 9pm

Corduroi w/ Chiffon, Soft Bodies, SHMU & Curved Light – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Nick Hakim w/ Jon Bap & Norvis Junior – 9:00pm @ Antone’s

Sphynx w/ Happy Abandon, Toma & Ooni – 9:00pm @ Spiderhouse

Starting around 11pm

Tank and the Bangas – 11:00pm @ Stubb’s


SATURDAY – 10/14

Starting around 2pm

Go Fever – 2:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Starting around 5pm

Ditch the Fest Fest: Hikes w/ Alesia Lani, Lola Tried, Click-Clack, Batty Jr., Whiiite Walls & More – 5:00pm @ Spiderhouse

Starting around 6pm

Run the Jewels – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 9pm

Hard Proof w/ Palo Duro & The Reputations – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Money Chicha w/ Chulita Vinyl Club – 9:00pm @ ABGB

The Watters w/ Sour Bridges – 9:30pm @ Blackheart


SUNDAY – 10/15

Starting around 5pm

Miss Lavelle White – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 7pm

7th Annual Williams Night: Tribute to the Music of Hank Williams & Lucinda Williams – 7:00pm @ Threadgill’s

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Friday, October 13th

Adam Ostrar [Brawls in the Briar] – 8:00pm @ Museum of Human Achievement

A veteran band leader of the last twenty years, and a songwriter of considerable output, Adam Ostrar (formerly Adam Busch) now presents his second solo record “Brawls In The Briar”, after a career spent at the helm of art rock ensembles The Curious Digit, Manishevitz and SONOI.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Ostrar moved to Chicago in 1999 where he remained until 2014. During this time period as primary songwriter he released four Manishevitz albums on Jagjaguwar. He later formed the band SONOI with fellow Manishevitz alumni Ryan Hembrey and drummer Pierce Doerr. In 2015, after relocating to Austin, he began his solo career with “River of Bricks”. Many of those songs emerged during a period spent studying guitar with African music scholar Nathaniel Braddock, who began teaching him a variety of finger style forms by way of repertoire including African, American Primitive, and British Folk icons Bert Jansch and Davy Graham.

In 2017, Ostrar signed on with Super Secret Records. He headed out to Southwest Texas to record
 at famed music studio Sonic Ranch. Joining him in this project were Wil Hendricks (Califone), Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble) and Stephen Patterson (White Rabbits, Spoon, Hamilton Leithauser). Ostrar meticulously edited and demoed versions until he felt the songs were fully fleshed out and were ready to record with the band. The recordings were cut live in five days with no rehearsals.

Softcore Villain [Single Release] – 9:00pm @ Sidewinder

It’s the second of two tracks Softcore Villain made with acclaimed producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith at the Bubble studio last month. It’s no angel. (Hint hint…)

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Tuesday, October 3rd

The History Department [Alchemy] – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Created as a solo project by singer/songwriter Jack Thornton in 2008, The History Department has gone through various musical and lineup changes. Lately, the band consists of Miles Randall (bass) and Matt Leslie (drums). The three came together in early 2017. With the use of spacey jangly guitars, distorted bass and aggressive drums they have crafted a unique and tantalizing sonic force.


Thursday, October 5th

Sound of Ceres [The Twin] – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Karen and Ryan Hover, having completed a Perfect Triumvirate of Candy Claws albums, formed Sound of Ceres in 2014 as a duo in collaboration with members of the Apples in Stereo and the Drums. While Candy Claws explored terrestrial realms such as the ocean, the forest, and the Mesozoic, Sound of Ceres expands to contemplate all of space and time, and the human place within it.