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HAAM Benefit Day is Tuesday; see who’s playing and donate

Peter Mongillo
Last year Reckless Kelly performed at the downtown Whole Foods for HAAM Benefit Day. This year, they’ll do a noon set at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant.

Depending on when you’re reading this, Scrappy Jud Newcomb might already have played his 6 a.m. Tuesday set at Whole Foods Market to kick off the seventh HAAM Benefit Day. If you missed it, there is still plenty of music happening — this year’s installment of the annual benefit for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians includes performances from more than 250 acts at businesses throughout town.

Those businesses will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to help provide low-cost health care, including dental, hearing, vision and mental health care, to musicians. The money raised today accounts for a majority of HAAM’s funding for the year; last year’s HAAM day raised more than $235,000.

Below is a rundown of a few of Tuesday’s HAAM Benefit Day events, but it’s by no means comprehensive, and performers and set times can change. For the complete schedule, visit

Austin-based country/folk/gospel quartet the Trishas, who recently released their new album “High, Wide and Handsome,” perform at Whole Foods (8 a.m., 525 N. Lamar Blvd.). Other acts at Whole Foods downtown include Vallejo (7 a.m.); Carolyn Wonderland (9 a.m.); Akina Adderley and the Vintage Playboys (6:30 p.m.) and the Minor Mishap Marching Band (7:30 p.m.).

Austin country stalwarts Reckless Kelly perform a lunchtime set at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant (noon, 506 West Ave.). Pauline Reese (2:15 p.m.), Kip Attaway (3 p.m.), Dustin Welch (5:15 p.m.) and others also perform.

At Maria’s Taco Express (2529 S. Lamar Blvd.), it’s the HAAM Day Proper Nang Night with Jon Dee Graham, Jesse Sublett, Noelle Hampton, Sarah Sharp, the Seaside Swifts, Pangia and Identity Crisis (6:30 p.m.).

Spiderhouse and the 29th St. Ballroom (2906 Fruth St.) get going in the early evening with the Quin Galavis Band (7:45 p.m.); Feral Future (9 p.m.); the Bad Lovers (10 p.m.); Creamers (10:30 p.m.); Bobby Jealousy (10:45 p.m.); A Giant Dog (12:45 a.m.); and Holy Wave (1 a.m.).

At the Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.), Junkyard Dogs (10 p.m.) and Jesse Dayton (midnight) play. Upstairs at the Continental Gallery, James McMurtry (8:30 p.m., $10) and the Ephraim Owens Experience (10:30 p.m.) perform.

Ginger Leigh and Friends and John Pointer play Antone’s (213 W. 5th St., 8 p.m.).

At Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St.), What Made Milwaukee Famous (9 p.m.); Girling (7 p.m.); and ThinknoThink (8 p.m.) perform.

More Lolla. Austin’s C3 Presents, which recently announced the addition of a Lollapalooza festival in Israel, has released the lineups for the Brazilian and Chilean editions of the annual music festival. With Pearl Jam and the Black Keys in headlining slots for both events, things don’t look all that different than what the Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago have come to offer in recent years. Queens of the Stone Age and Deadmau5 will also perform at both festivals. Lolla Brazil happens March 29-31; Chile, April 6-7.

Not going to ACL Fest? Mohawk and Red7 are offering three nights of free shows the weekend of Oct. 12-14: At Red7 it’s Think Lizzy and excellent Selena cover band Selena y Los Burritos (Friday); Lower Dens, Jennifer Castle, La Sera and Moonlight Gram (Saturday); and Jealous Sound, Daytrader, the New Trust and the Sour Notes (Sunday). At Mohawk, Scott H. Biram and Frank Smith (Friday); MONO and Chris Brokaw (Saturday); and Friends and Diamond Rings (Sunday).

In brief: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys play Dec. 29 at ACL Live. Tickets go on sale Friday through … Austin rock band Ume, which recently appeared on the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and opened two dates for Smashing Pumpkins, are headed out on the road this month with Helmet and the Toadies. They play Fun Fun Fun Fest on Nov. 4. … The White Ghost Shivers announced their Apocalyptico Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Ball, which happens Oct. 27 at the Beauty Ballroom. Minor Mishap Marching Band and Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business also play.