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Weekend music picks: Gov’t Mule, Bernhoft and Sivert Høyem

Staff Writer
Austin 360

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.

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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.

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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.

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