Friday music picks: AndrewFest, Robert Earl Keen, Black Keys
AndrewFest at Red 7. Local musician Andrew Collins faces major medical expenses after a motorcycle crash in August that left him in a coma for a week. Many of his friends wanted to help, leading to this two-night benefit on both the indoor and outdoor stages at Red 7. Friday’s lineup features Wild Child, Sip Sip, Think No Think and La Migra outside, with Eagle Claw, Modern Medicine, Visitors and March Chapel inside. Saturday’s outside lineup has the Rise, Pack of Wolves and Blxptn, with Soundfounder, Missions, Keeper and BoomBaptist playing inside. $15 each night. 9:30 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. red7austin.com.
Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee” at ACL Live. You can’t write a wintertime staple like Keen’s tune about the kinfolks’ motor home that “blew out our Christmas lights” without booking a whole show around it every December. Kentucky singer-songwriter Andrea Davidson opens. $29-$49. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
Also: Breakthrough indie rockers the Black Keys, returning after last month’s “Austin City Limits” taping for a show on their “Turn Blue” tour, play the Erwin Center with opener St. Vincent. … Latin American collective Peligrosa celebrates its seventh anniversary with a blowout at Empire Control Room. … Latin music is also in the spotlight at One-2-One Bar, which features Cuban-American artist Hector Ward with his band the Big Time. … Ray Wylie Hubbard plays the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar’s 8 p.m. feature spot at Palmer Events Center. … The Mike Flanigin Trio, with Jimmie Vaughan on guitar and Frosty Smith on drums, tears it up Friday and Saturday at C-Boy’s. … Middle initials are required at the Broken Spoke for honky-tonker Gary P. Nunn and at the Continental Club for insurgent-country troubadour Scott H. Biram. … Indie highlights include Invincible Czars and Pong at Holy Mountain and Holiday Mountain with Cilantrao Boombox and A.J. Vincent indoors at Stubb’s.