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Weekend music picks: Andre Williams, Gary Floyd Benefit

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Michael Corcoran

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 3, 2013

Listen to artists playing around town this weekend (except, y’know, the ones at ACL Fest) in our This Weekend in Austin Spotify playlist, updated every Wednesday.


Andre Williams, Renaldo Domino at Continental Club. A pair of vintage Chicago soulsters will light a fire under the CC crowd. Forget about getting a beer at the back bar because Clara Que Si is going to be dancing onstage all night. Williams recorded the classic “The Monkey Speaks His Mind,” but is better known today for his filthy, funky stuff. 10 p.m. $10-$12 1315 S. Congress Ave.

Also playing:

  • India.Arie at ACL Live
  • A Giant Dog, the Onyas at Beerland
  • Fuzz, CCR Headcleaner at Red 7
  • Richard Buckner at Hotel Vegas
  • Seth Walker at Saxon Pub
  • Helio Sequence at the Mohawk
  • Hickoids Fiesta at Longbranch Inn
  • The Love Leighs at Hole In the Wall
  • Shinyribs at Threadgill’s

ACL aftershows:

  • Grouplove, the Mowglis at Emo’s East
  • Wild Nothing, Autre Ne Veut at the Parish


Gary Floyd Benefit at Infest. David Yow of the Jesus Lizard will be filling in for ailing Dicks singer Floyd on this rich Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta bill that includes Pocket FishRmen, El Pathos, Gay Sportscasters and many more. 8 p.m. $8-$12 213 W. Fifth St.

Also playing:

  • Robert Glasper Experiment, Dupree at Empire Control Room
  • Barbara Lynn at the North Door
  • Kinky Friedman at Strange Brew
  • Black Milk, Houndmouth at Red 7
  • John Lennon Birthday celebration with #9 Orchestra at Threadgill’s
  • Uglybeats, Ogres at Continental Club
  • Amplified Heat at Lost Well
  • Oz Noy at Saxon Pub
  • Mighty Mountain, Otonana Trio at Hole In the Wall
  • Grace Park & the Deer at the Blackheart
  • Mike Dillon & Earl Harvin at Frank
  • White Ghost Shivers at the White Horse

ACL aftershows:

  • The National at Stubb’s
  • Black Angels, Joy Formidable at Emo’s East


Big Sam’s Funky Nation, T-Bird and the Breaks at Empire Control Room. Big-boned funk will bring the New Orleans voodoo, with strong support from Austin soul showband supreme. 9 p.m. $10 606 E. 7th St.

Also playing:

  • Horaflora, Venison Whirled at Salvage Vanguard Theater
  • Yo Gotti, Cash Out at Antone’s
  • Twango Reinhardt at the Blackheart
  • Heybale at Continental Club
  • Megabig at the Hole In the Wall, Loves It at Rattle Inn

ACL aftershow:

  • Paper Diamond, Run DMT at Haven