Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 30, 2013
The Waterboys show, scheduled at the outdoors Belmont stage has been moved to the Parish due to the threat of heavy rains. This could be epic. Lone original member Mike Scott (the Ray Benson of the group) always had one foot in British Isle folk music and one foot in the Bowery junk rock scene, but the mix can be intoxicating. And the two-hour shows on this tour, with a somewhat chronological set list, have been termed quite magical. Opening is Freddie Stevenson, a Scottish singer-songwriter now living in Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m. $26 in advance, $30 at the door. 305 W. Sixth St. www.thebelmostaustin.com
Also performing: The Happen-Ins, The Rama Committee, Mayeux & Broussard at the Sahara Lounge; Audrey Auld, Peterson Brothers at Threadgill’s; Wild Moth, The Dead Space, French Inhales, Beth Israel at Beerland; Desaparecidos, The So So Glos, Purple at the Mohawk; Pink Nasty at the Mohawk (inside); A Psychotropic Nightmare with The Wolf, Deep Space, Machete Western, Lochness Mobsters, Voltaire Casino at Hotel Vegas; Walt Wilkins, Carson McHone at Saxon Pub; The Lonely Forest, Cumulus at Holy Mountain; Timeflies, Chiddy Bang at Emo’s East; Bob Cheevers w/ Warren Hood at Strange Brew; D Madness Project, Whack Sabbath at the Hole in the Wall; The Mau Mau Chaplains, DJ Anaya at Flamingo Cantina; Shinyribs, Lost & Nameless Orchestra at Antone’s; James McMurtry, Elsa Cross at the Continental Club; Leo Rondeau, the Carper Family, Robert Allan Caldwell at the White Horse; The Deadstring Brothers at the Rattle Inn; Chaparral at Broken Spoke; Trube, Farrell & Snizz at Continental Gallery.