Weekend music picks: Gov’t Mule, Bernhoft and Sivert Høyem
By Michael Corcoran
Editor’s note: This article was originally published November 7, 2013
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Gov’t Mule at Stubb’s. Warren Haynes and his kicking Mule are my jam (band) because they know classic rock like Dale Watson knows a shortcut to Ginny’s Little Longhorn. When Robbie Krieger joined them onstage for a couple shows on the West Coast last week, the Mule did an hour of songs by the Doors. They’ve also recreated full albums by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Who and the Rolling Stones. But here they’re expected to stick mainly to their own serpentine playbook, with the new LP “Shout!” fresh in their minds. Opening are Vintage Trouble, the big hit of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, whose singer Ty Taylor moves like Jagger’s heroes and sounds born in an uptown hurricane. Lucky we live in Austin where we always get a second chance. Doors at 7 p.m. $25. 801 Red River St. www.stubbsaustin.com
- Friday: Eli Young Band at ACL Live
- Friday: A New Revolution, Boy Hits Car at The Dirty Dog Bar
- Friday: Christopher the Conquered at Hole in the Wall
- Friday: Golden Dawn Arkestra at Sahara Lounge
- Friday: Peter Case at the Cactus Café
Bernhoft and Sivert Høyem at the Parish. Welcome to tonight’s episode of “Norway’s Got Talent.” A pair of guys who know where you go for Chinese in Oslo have broken from their rock bands to go solo with impressive results. You may have seen Bernhoft on Conan or Ellen recently. He’s the R&B singer with the uncommitted mohawk who loops tracks to harmonize and jam with himself to the amusement of millions of YouTube clickers. Høyem is more of a somber moodmeister, with an eerie guitar and a voice goin’ with Cohen, Leonard. These boys are going to entertain, as any talented Norwegian would. 9 p.m. $16-$18. E. Sixth St. www.theparishaustin.com.
- Saturday: Kevin Welch and Dustin Welch at the Cactus Café
- Saturday: KMFDM at Elysium
- Saturday: Men at Cheer Up Charlie’s
- Saturday: Foot Patrol at Carousel Lounge
- Saturday: MC Yogi and Shakey Graves at Brazos Hall
- Saturday: Zoumountchi at the Sahara Lounge
- Saturday: A Live One at Antone’s
Harry Connick Jr. at Bass Concert Hall. Crooner, actor, bandleader, Katrina hero, “American Idol” judge. A mega-star who has never lost his Nawlins charm. After Harry met the public on the soundtrack of 1989’s “When Harry Met Sally,” he became an endearing and enduring entertainer. We’ve even forgiven him for that mid-‘90s “funk” tour, where he seemed as annoyingly out of place as Steve Zahn in “Treme.” Connick comes to town with a horn-laden Big Band and no set list, though he’s sure to throw in some numbers from new LP “Every Man Should Know.” 8 p.m. $49.50- $125. 2300 Robert Dedman Drive. www.texasperformingarts.org.