Weekend music picks: All ATX, Chicano Batman, Antone’s memorials and more

Friday: Clifford Antone Birthday Celebration at Antone’s. The founder of Austin’s most storied blues club would have been 68 on this day, and this year’s party is a two-show affair that focuses on many local women performers Antone championed over the decades. The first show benefits Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers, with performances by Marcia Ball, Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland, Rosie Flores and more (7 p.m., $15-20). Stick around for a dynamite late double bill with Lou Ann Barton and the Sue Foley Band (10 p.m., $12-$15). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Chicano Batman, Khruangbin at Emo’s. In the midst of the chaos and divisive madness of 2017, the L.A. four-piece Chicano Batman steps in with their latest release, “Freedom Is Free,” to achieve the impossible. Using a mixture of loopy funk grooves, lazy afternoon psychedelia and spirit-stirring, gospel harmonies, they somehow reignite the hopeful idealism of the summer of love. They are the retro-suited superheroes we need right now. Houston’s Khruangbin, who blend psych rock with ‘60s Thai funk, join the bill, along with opening act the Shacks. $20-$23. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Sunday: All ATX “Back to the Armadillo” at Auditorium Shores. This annual fundraising concert moves outdoors for an afternoon and evening bash with rock legend John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival headlining. The rest of the bill is local-focused, with Shakey Graves, Jack Ingram and the Armadillo World Headquarters All-Stars featuring Michael Martin Murphey, Gary P. Nunn and Shawn Sahm, plus short sets from Fastball, Kelly Willis, My Jerusalem, the Peterson Brothers, Beto & the Fairlanes, Night Drive, Jon Dee Graham, Jane Ellen Bryant, Eric Tessmer and more. Proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and the Austin Music Foundation. $40-$100. 4 p.m. doors. 730 W. Riverside Drive. allatx.org. — P.B.

FULL STORY: All ATX goes ‘Back to the Armadillo’ for its annual fundraising concert

Sunday: Barry “Frosty” Smith memorial at Antone’s. Austin lost one of its best-ever drummers in April when Barry Smith, long known to his peers and fans simply as “Frosty,” died at 71. A fixture in the 1990s rock band Soulhat, Frosty was much-sought-after as both a session and live player by most of the city’s top roots acts. Some of them will perform in his honor at this free 2 p.m. show, including Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Tex Thomas, Leeann Atherton and the Tommy Shannon Blues Band. Stick around later for Miss Lavelle White’s weekly residency (6:30 p.m., $5), plus a late show by Alligator Records guitarist Selwyn Birchwood of Tampa, Fla. (9:30 p.m., $10). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

 

Halsey headlines a three-band bill at the Erwin Center on Friday, Oct. 27. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015

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Friday

Friday-Saturday

  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Saturday

Saturday-Sunday

  • Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon at Continental Club

Sunday

 


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