With temperatures generally remaining in the bearable range, November is one of the best months of the year for live music in Austin. Here’s a run down of shows hitting Austin clubs this month.
2: Una Noche para Puerto Rico at Empire. Our favorite Latin funk squad, Brownout, breaks out their heavy metal alter-ego Brown Sabbath to lend a (helping) “Hand of Doom” for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The show also features Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs $20 suggested donation. 7 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com.
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2: Amine, Towkio at Emo’s. With his hooky love song “Caroline” building heat, the Ethiopian-American rapper from Portland drew solid crowds at South by Southwest 2017, where his energetic performances lived up to the hype. Over the summer he dropped his debut album “Good For You,” XXL magazine tagged him as part of this year’s rap freshman class and now he has new ditty “Spice Girl” burning up the charts. If you want to catch him on the come up, the moment is now. Towkio from Chance the Rapper’s Savemoney crew opens. $22. 7 p.m. doors. — D.S.S.
2: Puerto Rico benefit at Empire:
2-3: Ween at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)
3: Sarah Jarosz at Paramount
3: Lizzo at Emo’s. Do not go to this show. Unless you want to shake your body silly while screaming at the top of your lungs as your heart expands with such joy you feel like your chest might explode. The sassy rapper/singer sounds “Good As Hell” on tape, but seeing her perform live with her body-positive Big Girl dance crew is a next level feel-good experience, one that absolutely should not be missed. $18. — D.S.S.
3: Vintage Trouble at Scoot Inn
3: Guess Who at One World Theatre
3: Toad the Wet Sprocket at 3Ten
3: Hippocampus at Mohawk (sold out)
3: Ema + the Blow at Barracuda
3: Gryffin at Empire (sold out)
4: That Carolina Sound at Cactus Cafe. If you don’t know the band name, you might well know the participants, especially if you were a fan of the Austin/Carolina country-jazz trio Uncle Walt’s Band. The sole surviving member, David Ball, teams with Austin violinist Warren Hood — son of Uncle Walt fiddler Champ Hood — and Warren’s cousin Marshall for a night that promises to bring back fond memories of the late, great Walter Hyatt. $20-$25. 8 p.m. — P.B.
4: Easter Seals Dia de los Muertos concert with Grupo Fantasma, Bombasta, Tiarra Girls, more at Stubb’s
4: Wizard U at Emo’s
4: Saint Motel at the Mohawk (sold out)
4: Noah Gunderson at Antone’s
4: Poppy at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)
5: Everclear “So Much for the Afterglow” 20th anniversary
5: Matisyahu, Common Kings, Orphan at Stubb’s outdoor
6: Michael McDonald, Marc Cohn at ACL Live
7: The Jesus and Mary Chain at Emo’s
8: Help Clifford Help Kids with Los Lobos at ACL Live. Any visit from the East Los Angeles roots-rockers, who mix country, folk, Latin, jazz and more into their unique Americana sound, is welcome. This one’s special, though: It’s the annual fundraiser named for the late Clifford Antone, founder of Antone’s nightclub, and benefiting American YouthWorks. $29-$39. 9 p.m. — P.B.
8: Iris DeMent, Pieta Brown at Cactus Cafe
8: Bret Michaels at One World Theatre
9: Pat Green benefit for Breakthrough Central Texas at Stubb’s
9: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Cactus Cafe
9: Ekali at Vulcan Gas Company
9: Stanley Jordan at One World Theatre
9: Bad Suns at Mohawk
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10: SOS Fest rescheduled:Grizzly Bear at ACL LiveCannibal Corpse at MohawkCitizen at EmpireWashed Out at Emo’sLindstrom at Cheer Up Charlie’s
10: Old Crow Medicine Show at Bass Concert Hall. You knew it had to happen someday. The string-band dudes responsible for unearthing the long-lost “Basement Tapes”-era Dylan throwaway “Wagon Wheel” and turning it into a 21st-century omnipresent roots anthem are returning to the Dylan well. On this tour, they’ll perform Dylan’s iconic 1966 double-album “Blonde on Blonde” in its entirety. (And, it’s a safe bet, “Wagon Wheel” too.) $35-$45. 8 p.m.— P.B.
10: Toadies, Local H at Stubb’s outdoor
10: Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgensen at Cactus Cafe
10: Penny & Sparrow at Paramount
10: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Flow Tribe at Antone’s
10: John Mark McMillan at Scoot Inn
10: Crywolf at Vulcan Gas Company
10: Crystal Gayle at One World Theatre
11: Noname at the Scoot Inn (SOS Fest reschedule): Like most rappers who cut their teeth in spoken word, expressive lyricism is Noname’s forte. Her words come fast in a stream of consciousness flow, metaphors tumbling over each other as she stretches toward sing-song hooks. On stage, she projects earnest warmth, even when the subject matter is tough and if you’re a fan of neo-soul/hip-hop fusion this one’s a can’t miss. $25. 1308 E. Fourth St. More info. — D.S.S.
11: SOS Fest rescheduled shows:The Story So Far at the Mohawk (early)Yelle at the Mohawk (late)Japandroids at Emo’sThe Frights at Cheer Up Charlie’sHelms Alee at Mohawk inside
11: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at ACL Live (sold out)
11: Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars at Stubb’s outdoor
11: Noam Pikelny at Stateside at the Paramount
11: Lil Peep at the Parish (sold out)
11: Bro Safari at Vulcan Gas Company
12: House our heroes: Blues music fest to raise funds for homeless veterans with Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland and more
12:SOS Fest rescheduled shows:Snow tha Product at EmpireBoris at MohawkThe Shins at Emo’sAriel Pink at Cheer Up Charlie’sHot Chip DJ Set at Vulcan Gas CompanyMinistry at Aztec Theater in San Antonio
12: Colter Wall at Cactus Cafe (sold out)
12: Cults at Antone’s
12: Herman’s Hermits at One World Theatre
13: Cindy Wilson, Olivia Jean at 3Ten
13: Rural Alberta Advantage at Barracuda
14: Shannon McNally at Cactus Cafe
14: Shy Girls at Sidewinder
15: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie at Bass Concert Hall. Earlier this year, Austin got visits from both Fleetwood Mac namesake Mick Fleetwood, doing a featured interview at South By Southwest, and singer Stevie Nicks, who played the Erwin Center. Now two more Mac veterans arrive in tandem, supporting the intriguing “Buckingham McVie” duo album they released in June. $49.75-$105.75. 8 p.m. — P.B.
15: Syd at Emo’s. After cutting her teeth doing DJ and production work in Odd Future, Syd tha Kyd reinvented herself as a vocalist, leading the neo-soul band the Internet. Her new solo work builds on that sound, with hazy love songs that are rich with smoky sensuality. $22.50-$25. — D.S.S.
15: Twin Peaks, A Giant Dog at Mohawk (SOS Fest reschedule)
15-16: Alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live
15-16: Tegan & Sara at Paramount (sold out)
16: The Front Bottoms at Emo’s
16-17: Los Lonely Boys at Antone’s
17: Tori Amos, Scars on 45 at ACL Live (sold out)
17: Ray Wylie Hubbard Birthday Bash at Paramount
17: Ottmar Liebert at One World Theatre
17: Wild Child at Scoot Inn
17: Kip Moore at Stubb’s outdoor
17: Peter Case at Cactus Cafe
17: Floozies at Emo’s
17: Troyboi at Empire
18: Shane Smith & the Saints, Flatland Cavalry at Scoot Inn
18: Blue October, Missio at Stubb’s outdoor
18: Rodeo Austin BBQ Auction with Neal McCoy at ACL Live
18: Ani DiFranco at Emo’s. Released in June, “Binary” was the Buffalo singer-songwriter and ultimate DIY-er DiFranco’s 20th solo album, not counting many live records, collaborations and compilation appearances. She’s done it all her way, independently, ever since she sported a cassette release during an extended visit to Austin in 1991 that found her playing to small but appreciative crowds at venues such as Cactus Cafe and the Continental Club. The rest of the world would soon tune in. $27. 8 p.m. — P.B.
18: Deer Tick at the Mohawk
19: Gladys Knight at Paramount
19: The Maine at Emo’s
19: Eddie Palmieri at One World Theatre
19: Mandolin Orange at Antone’s. It’s remarkable just how many Austin venues this fast-rising North Carolina acoustic duo has played since their first visit here in 2013: Cactus, Continental, Mohawk, Stubb’s, Parish, the late Holy Mountain. (Not to mention many of the biggest special events: SXSW, ACL Fest, Old Settler’s.) The new Antone’s becomes another notch in their Austin-centric belt, and if it’s anything like recent visits, the place will be packed. $18-$20. 8 p.m. — P.B.
21: Mayhem at the Mohawk
22: Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at the Frank Erwin Center (rescheduled date)
24: Hayes Carll at Paramount
24: Galantis, Him at Stubb’s outdoor
24: Audien at Vulcan Gas Company
25: Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live
25: Beto & the Fairlanes at One World Theatre
26: Riders in the Sky at One World Theatre
30: Simple Plan at Emo’s (sold out)
30: Kishi Bashi at Central Presbyterian Church
30: Alex Lahey at Barracuda
30: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring at Paramount
30: Kim Waters at One World Theatre