This week’s music picks: Patty Griffin, American Aquarium, Texas Gentlemen and more

Monday-Tuesday: Hurricane Harvey benefits at Waterloo Records. Austin’s premier record store is joining in the Harvey relief effort with in-store performances by some top Austin acts. Monday’s show with Patty Griffin benefits the American Red Cross, while proceeds from Tuesday’s Israel Nash/Matthew Logan Vasquez bill (with other special guests) will go to the Houston Food Bank. $20 suggested donation. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. — P.B.

Monday: American Aquarium, Matthew Ryan at Stubb’s indoor. American Aquarium bandleader BJ Barham recently found himself in an unusual position: Just as the long-struggling North Carolina alt-country group finally became a solid national draw, his backing crew decided to depart. He’s re-stocked the lineup with three Texans, including Austinites Joey Bybee (drums) and Shane Boeker (guitar). They held their first full rehearsals in Austin a few weeks ago, shortly after Barham completed an incredible solo U.S. tour: He played at least one show in all 48 contiguous states in less than two months. Opener Matthew Ryan, a first-rate rock singer-songwriter since his 1990s tenure with A&M Records, opens. $16-$18. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — P.B.

READ MORE: BJ Barham’s summer tour was the vacation of a lifetime

Wednesday: Texas Gentlemen at Waterloo Records. Dallas band the Texas Gentlemen caught some people by surprise this summer when they opened for Dawes at a free Bud Light Series show in the American-Statesman warehouse. Their set of largely cover tunes featured some great choices, including Tom Waits’ “Ol’ 55,” and a singer whose voice was a dead ringer for Willie Nelson’s. Their debut album “TX Jelly,” due Sept. 15 on New West Records, will focus on their original material. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. — P.B.

Hayes Carll plays Thursday at the Saxon Pub. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016



  • Thee Oh Sees, Leather Girls at Hotel Vegas (sold out)
  • Charlie Sexton, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Blue Monday with Whitey Johnson at Antone’s
  • Matchmaker Band at Highball
  • Omar Souleyman at Empire (POSTPONED)


  • Black Sabbitch at Stubb’s indoor
  • Beat Root Revival at Saxon Pub
  • Durawa, Linda Gail Lewis at El Mercado Backstage
  • Mike Stinson, Toni Price at Continental Club
  • Lex Land at Geraldine’s



Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Twitter: @Blackstock360

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