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Things to do in Austin: Joe Jackson concert and Liberty Hill tasting

Rachel Corbelli
Joe Jackson will be back in Austin for a show in October at the Paramount Theatre.

On Oct. 2, Joe Jackson will release a collection of original music for the first time in seven years. Songs from the new album — called “Fast Forward” — were recorded across the globe in Amsterdam, Berlin, New Orleans and New York. The traveling continues for Jackson as he embarks on a supporting tour this fall. The “Is She Really Going Out With Him” singer stops at the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 12. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

Los Angeles electronic rock band AWOLNation reached platinum success with their 2011 single, “Sail,” which was featured in television ads and shows that year. The song topped charts in eight countries and sold more than five million copies in the U.S.. Recently, AWOLNation released their second studio album, “Run,” spurring a tour with legs in both Europe and the U.S. They’ll play at Stubb’s on Nov. 3. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

Other tickets going on sale:

  • Nick Diamonds at Holy Mountain (Sept. 8).
  • The Mynabirds at the Mohawk (Oct. 1).
  • Maudlin Strangers at Red 7 (Nov. 11).
  • Battles at the Mohawk (Oct. 14).
  • Cannibal Ox at Red 7 (Oct. 12).
  • Mike Flanigin with Billy Gibbons, Kat Edmonson at the Paramount (Sept. 6).
  • Cody Johnson at Stubb’s BBQ (Sept. 11).
  • Big Scary at Stubb’s BBQ (Sept. 18).
  • Civil Twilight at The Parish (Sept. 23).

Liberty Hill brewery

Bull Creek Brewing, a boozy project between head brewer Julia Parma and her family, has been making small batches of beer in 22 oz. bombers since 2012. This year, Parma and her husband, Greg, have taken the Liberty Hill brewery to a new level by moving to a bigger brewing system and expanding distribution of their bottled beers farther into Austin.

The addition of the 15-barrel system, as well as an automated bottling line, means that Parma is able to produce more beer than ever. As a result, three Bull Creek beers are now in 12 oz. bottles at bar and retail locations around Austin, including B.B. Rover’s, Craft Pride and Sunrise Minimart. A full lineup of Bull Creek brews are also available on draft at the brewery’s taproom, which will be open this weekend for a special tasting event.

On Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, visit the taproom to get a taste of Bull Creek’s Longhorn Blonde, Iron Balls Imperial Stout, Champs Au Sud Farmhouse Ale, Tommy Raj IPA and the Summer Slap, a summer seasonal. The taproom will extend its hours in coming weeks.

Bull Creek Brewing’s Weekend Day Sipping will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 7100 FM 3405, Liberty Hill.

— Arianna Auber

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