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Best of the week, Oct. 11-17: Music

Michael Corcoran
Austin band Wild Child is ready for national attention with their new Ben Kweller-produced record.


Wild Child at ACL Live. With the rich and irresistible new Ben Kweller-produced LP “The Runaround,” Wild Child is poised to be Austin’s next national breakout act. The ukulele love song duo of 2011’s “Pillow Talk” has grown into a full band, with Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins finding enablers for the glorious music in their heads. They may sound a bit like the Saturday evening “folk mass” band got into the priest’s booze, but don’t call them Sixpack None the Drunker. With What Made Milwaukee Famous and Holiday Mountain. 9 p.m. $8- $20 310 Willie Nelson Blvd.

Also performing: Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta with Old 97’s, the In and Outlaws, Hickoids, Purple Stickpin, Two Hoots and a Holler, Western Star at the Hole in the Wall; Black & White Years at the Belmont; Charles Walker & the Dynamites, Living Grateful, Brother JT, Wes Coleman, ST 37 at Hotel Vegas: Bellfuries at the White Horse; Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds, Aaron Blount at Red 7; Malford Milligan at Saxon Pub; the Dodos, Dustin Wong, Daniel Francis Doyle at the Mohawk; Los Desperadoz at Tejano Ranch; FM Campers (last show), Plutonium Farmers at the North Door; Knifight, Blackstone Rangers at the Blackheart; Slim Thug at Infest Austin; David Berkeley, Jenifer Jackson at Strange Brew.

ACL aftershows: Junip, Valerie June at Antone’s; Savages, Not in the Face at the Parish; Roadkill Ghost Choir, Jesse Woods, Equals at Lambert’s; Wilco at Stubb’s.


David Grissom at Saxon Pub. One of Austin’s greatest guitar heroes since his time in the Lou Ann Barton band of the ‘80s, and the guy who spent most of the ’90 playing that solo on “Letter To Laredo” with Joe Ely, Grissom has just released the mesmerizing six song EP “Way Down Deep.” It’s no wonder the Allman Brothers and Dixie Chicks have recruited Grissom in the past. He scorches with taste. 8 p.m. $10 1320 S. Lamar Blvd.

Also performing: The Beaumonts, Hickoids, Churchwood, Rosie Flores and the Riveters at the White Horse; Coma in Algiers at the Lost Well; Water & Rust at Strange Brew; Jack Oblivian, Dikes of Holland at Hotel Vegas; Braids at the Mohawk; Youngblood Brass Band, Hardproof Afrobeat at Red 7; “Ditch the Fest 5” with Holiday Mountain, Danny Malone, Yum, Black Books, Kinky Machine, Goldspine, Slomo Drags, Grandfather Child and more at the Scoot Inn; Los SuperAvengers, the Really Rottens, the Spoils at Nomad Bar; Low Times, Feverbones, Nervous Curtains, Those Howlings and more at Cheer Up Charlie’s; T Bird and the Breaks at the North Door; Charles Walker & the Dynamites, Roxy Roca at the Continental Club.

ACL aftershows: Gospel Brunch with the Blind Boys of Alabama at Stubb’s; Noah and the Whale, LP at Brazos Hall; Franz Ferdinand, Smith Westerns, Frankie Rose at Emo’s East; the Burgerama Tour with the Growlers, the Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, Pangea at the Parish.


Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka Flame at the Austin Music Hall. This is how a lot of ACL-ers will end their weekend, with the L.A. remix king Aoki and dat boy Flockaveli. It ain’t Kaskade and Kendrick, but it’ll do. Deejays Borgore and Deorro open. Doors at 6:30 p.m. $36-$56.

Also performing: Gruene Music & Wine Fest with Band of Heathens, Sons of Fathers, Micky and the Motorcars at Gruene Hall; Conjunto Los Pinkys at the White Horse; Megabig, Flowerglass at the Hole in the Wall; the Wagoneers, Heybale at the Continental Club; Moonsicles, Ralph White at the Sahara Lounge; the Loafers, Shaun Peace Band at the Red Eyed Fly; Jason Blum, Randy Weeks at Skylark Lounge.


McKinney, Scalzo & Sexton at Strange Brew. Kevin McKinney of Soulhat, Tony Scalzo of Fastball and Will Sexton unveil their new trio. A strange brew, stirred by great songs, you can be sure. 9:30 p.m. $5 5326 Manchaca Road.

Also performing: Stoop Kids at the Mohawk; Sarah Elizabeth Campbell at El Mercado South; the Old Five and Dimers, Robobilly at the Hole in the Wall; Ruby Fray, Real Live Tigers at Cheer Up Charlie’s; Daniel Francis, David Longoria, Molybden at the Sahara Lounge; King Curse, Jim Stringer & his AM Band, Ben Ballinger at the White Horse; Dale Watson & his Lone Stars at the Continental Club; A Skylit Drive, For All Those Sleeping, Wolves At the Gate, Pvris, Against the Archaic at the Parish; Nathan Olivarez at the Red Eyed Fly; Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland at Saxon Pub.

Canceled: Tricky, Royal Canoe at Emo’s East.


Tal National at the Sahara Lounge. That this 12-piece Nigerian band is playing in a club as intimate as the former T.C.’s Lounge is pretty special. But this is also a homecoming of sorts, as Sahara co-owner Ibrahim Aminou grew up in Niger playing with many of the Tal guys. Aminou’s house band Zoumountchi closes the show at 11:30 p.m. Tal National plays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $12 in advance. 1413 Webberville Road.

Also performing: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant, Black Pistol Fire at Emo’s East; Hot Command, Lex Land at the Belmont; English Teeth, Watch Out for Rockets, Cheetahs at Club Deville; Jeff Hughes & Chaparral at Antone’s; Amy LaVere at Saxon Pub; Alejandro Escovedo, the Hunt Sales Memorial at the Continental Club; Love Leighs, Choctaw Wildfire, Jesse Harris at the White Horse; Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers at the Hole In the Wall; Ghosts Along the Brazos at One 2 One; Crazy Eyes (Seattle), Quitters, Smoking White at Trailer Space (free instore).


Konk Pack at the Museum of Human Achievement. Set your ears on “explore” and check out this acclaimed improv trio with Tim Hodkinson (ex-Henry Cow) on lap steel, Thomas Lehn on analog synth and Roger Turner on percussion. This MoHA show closes out the 2013 season for an Epistrophy Arts organization that continues to bring brave sounds to adventurous spaces. 8:30 p.m. $15 at the door. 3600 Lyons Road.

Also performing: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet at Bass Concert Hall; the Boxer Rebellion at the Parish; Guitar Wolf, the Coathangers, Coward at Red 7; Walt Wilkins at Saxon Pub; Bloody Knives, Moron Mountain, I Hate the Remix at the North Door; Leo Rondeau at the White Horse; Elephant Revival at the Cactus; Mabel 1918, Isaiah the Mosaic, My Russian Princess at the Mohawk; Frontier Ruckus at Lambert’s; Jon Dee Graham, the Painted Redstarts at the Continental Club; LE1F + Anton, Lakutis at Holy Mountain; Alison Self, Tilford Sellers at the Scoot Inn, Cyril Hahn at Empire Control Room.


The Trishas at Saxon Pub. O, be charmed by the singing and songwriting quartet of Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee and Savannah Welch, touring behind their debut LP “High, Wide & Handsome.” Trishas on at 8 p.m. Owen Temple celebrates the release on “Stories They Tell” at 10 p.m. $15. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd.

Also performing: Blue Bear at the Swan Dive; Mingo Fishtrap at Stubb’s; Golden Dawn Arkestra, Roxy Roca at the Mohawk; We Came As Romans, Silverstein, the Color Morale, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Dangerkids at Emo’s East; Encompass at the Belmont; Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion at Lambert’s; Wil Wheaton vs. Paul & Storm at the Central Presbyterian Church; Mike & the Moonpies, Folk Family Revival at the Continental Club; Suzy Bogguss at One World Theater; Charlie Montague, Matt the Electrician at Strange Brew; the Continuums, Mission South (Washington, D.C.), the Docs at the Hole in the Wall; Jolie Goodnight, Sherah and the Fine Souls at the 29th St. Ballroom; Moonhangers, Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars, Silas Lowe at the White Horse; Seth Sherman, Box of Baby Birds at the Scoot Inn; Margaret Wright (6 p.m.) at Skylark Lounge.