Listen to Austin 360 Radio

Music this week: Black Pumas, Go Fever and more

Peter Blackstock,Deborah Sengupta Stith
pblackstock@statesman.com
Black Pumas will play the season’s final Longhorn City Limits concert at the LBJ Library Lawn after the Texas Longhorns game on Friday. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

Here’s what’s happening in the Live Music Capital of the World this week.

OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Longhorn City Limits with Black Pumas. After a year spent thrilling audiences across the country and around the world with an unbroken streak of sold-out shows, Austin’s red-hot Black Pumas just nabbed a Grammy nomination for best new artist. The group will make a triumphant homecoming Friday, blessing Longhorn nation with their revelatory rock and simmering soul during a post-game performance on the University of Texas campus. Black Pumas will perform at about 2:30 p.m., depending on when the game against Texas Tech ends. Austin’s Latin rock lifers, Vallejo, will play before the game at 9:30 a.m. Free. 2313 Red River St. texassports.com. — D.S.S.

Friday: Go Fever at Stay Gold. Our Austin360 Artist of the Month back in February, the energetic indie-pop band is warming up the late-fall season with a four-week residency at one of East Austin’s coolest venues. Joining them for the kickoff are Velvet Nudes (featuring Sabrina Ellis, the omnipresent Sweet Spirit/Giant Dog/Heart Bones singer) and Sasha & the Valentines. Future installments will showcase Croy & the Boys (Dec. 6), Mobley (Dec. 13) and a “super secret special guest” (Dec. 20). $5. 10 p.m. 1910 E. Cesar Chavez St. staygoldaustin.com. — P.B.

Friday-Saturday: Austin Area Jazz Festival at Millennium Center and Mexican American Cultural Center. On Friday, smooth-jazz saxophone star Kirk Whalum headlines an evening event at the Millennium Center that also includes Tom Browne and Mike Hamilton. On Saturday, the action moves to the idyllic, lakeside grounds of the Mexican American Cultural Center, where internationally renowned percussionist (and Prince collaborator) Shelia E. tops the roster. Avery Sunshine, Walter Beasley, Jeff Bradshaw and Cindy Bradley also will perform on Saturday. Gates at 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday. Millennium Center: 1156 Hargrave St. MACC: 600 River St. austinareajazzfestival.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: PJ Morton at Scoot Inn. Over the past few years, the smooth crooner and Maroon 5 keyboardist has been rising through the ranks of modern R&B/soul singers. He picked up a Grammy for slow-burning jam “How Deep Is Your Love” earlier this year. His 2019 release, “Paul,” is a rich platter that lays Morton’s silky vocals over funky dance cuts, gospel-laced confessionals, searing soul protests and steamy bedroom R&B. Asiahn and Pell open. $25. 7 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: BMI Songwriters in the Round at Saxon Pub. Shortly after performance rights organization BMI opened an Austin office this past spring, it began hosting regular songwriter showcases at the Saxon Pub, offering a good opportunity for locals to learn what the organization does for musicians. The lineups have featured an intriguing mix of genres and styles, and this bill is no exception. Joining soulful R&B-pop singer Mélat and Los Coast frontman Trey Privott are Robyn Shayne, Forrest Weiss, Roxann Woods and Julie No. Free. 6 p.m. Stick around for an 8 p.m. set by Ben Jones of Beat Root Revival ($10). 1320 S. Congress Ave. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.

Wednesday: Up Around the Sun at Cactus Cafe. Legendary as a member of pioneering, circa-1980 Austin punk band Big Boys but in recent years focusing on intriguing folk-instrumental music, Tim Kerr joined with fellow Austinite Jerry Hagins on Up Around the Sun’s self-titled album a few years ago. For this show, they’ll team with Alaska fiddler and poet Ken Waldman, whose recent projects also include three volumes of timely political works titled “Trump Sonnets.” $12-$15. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Josh Abbott Band, John Baumann at ACL Live

Nero (DJ set) at Empire Garage

Huracanes del Norte, Zenda Norteña, Polo Urias, Pepe Tovar at Coliseo Austin

Dumpstaphunk's Phunksgiving, Erica Falls Band at Antone's

Gryffin, Knocks, Bunt at Emo’s

Joe Ely, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Peter White Xmas with Euge Groove, Lindsey Webster, Vincent Ingala at One World Theatre

The Last Waltz tribute night at Barracuda

Ringo Deathstarr, Fire Walk With Me, Trail of Dead, Robert A. Kraft at C-Boy’s

Texas Gentlemen, Jonathan Tyler at Continental Club

Traveling Red River Songwriters at Townsend

Nick Jordan & Tommy Francisco, Talien Gang at Stubb’s indoor

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Honey Tap, Extreme Heat, Leeann Atherton at One-2-One Bar

Rosie & the Ramblers, Roger Wallace, Golden Roses at White Horse

DJ Mel at 3Ten

Sorry Girls, Emme, Gusto Gusto at Mohawk indoor

Derailers at Broken Spoke

Pettit Brothers at ABGB

Capitol, Wes Haynes at Swan Dive

Saturday

Randy Rogers Band at ACL Live

101X Indie Xmas with Catfish & the Bottlemen, White Reaper, Wilderado at Emo’s

Freddie Gibbs at Empire Garage

Amazon relief benefit with the Well, Bridge Farmers at Mohawk indoor

Dumpstaphunk's Phunksgiving, Cha Wa at Antone's

Micky & the Motorcars, Joe Ely, Beat Root Revival at Saxon Pub

Rahsaan Patterson at One World Theatre

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan, Soul Man Sam at C-Boy’s

Kody West, Dylan Wheeler at Stubb’s indoor

Rhymin’ N Stealin’ at 3Ten

Coattails, Amplified Heat, Broken Things, White Dog at Hotel Vegas

Beebe Sings Sahm at ABGB

Dale Watson at Broken Spoke

King Vibez Only album release at Flamingo Cantina

Soulwriters in the Round with Ray Prim, Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer at Townsend

Croy & the Boys, Kathryn Legendre, Cory Johnson at Far Out Lounge

Boston Manor, Microwave, Heart Attack Man, Selfish Things at Barracuda

White Ghost Shivers at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Strand of Oaks at Continental Gallery

Vonne, BluMoon, Eimaral Sol at Cheer Up Charlies

Aaron McDonnell, Georgia Parker, Dave Insley at White Horse

Albert & Gage Band at Donn’s Depot

Boston Manor at Barracuda

Sunday

101X Indie Xmas with Catfish & the Bottlemen, White Reaper, Emily Wolfe at Emo’s

Association at One World Theatre

Band of Heathens at 04 Center

Chris Beall, Resentments, Sam Baker, Ulla at Saxon Pub

Nutcracker Suite by Duke Ellington with Adrian Ruiz at Parker Jazz Club

Little Mazarn at Brew & Brew

Sunset Sessions with Kalu James at Eberly

Anna Larson, Sanco Loop at One-2-One Bar

Erin Jaimes, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Cosmography at Cosmic

Robert Rodriguez album signing at Waterloo Records

Dusty G. & the Heartache EP release at Far Out Lounge

Monday

Knower at Antone’s

Heyrocco, Reality Something, Wax Dream at Empire Control Room

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Oscar Ornelas at Stay Gold

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Jeff Plankenhorn, Michael Hearne at El Mercado Backstage

Steel Monday with George Carver at Sam’s Town Point

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Oscar Ornelas at Stay Gold

Jonesin’, Andrea Magee’s Girl Jam at C-Boy’s

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Tuesday

Handel’s Messiah by Austin Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Austin at Hyde Park Baptist Church

Dee White, Parker Chapin at Stubb’s indoor

Travellin’ Brothers, Antone’s Big Trio, Ruins at Antone’s

MC Chris at Kick Butt Cafe

Seth James, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Durawa, Murali Coryell at El Mercado Backstage

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Ephraim Owens at Continental Gallery

Warren Hood at Cosmic

Jon Blondell Quintet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room

Jason Garcia, Never Forever, Steve McCarthy at Carousel Lounge

Wednesday

Handel’s Messiah by Austin Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Austin at Emmaus Catholic Church

Lou Ann Barton, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Warren Hood at ABGB

Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental Club

Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Trube Farrell & Snizz, Matt Hubbard Trio, John X Reed at C-Boy’s

John Mills Times Ten, Jitterbug Vipers at Elephant Room

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Omni, Daphne Tunes, Nevil at Barracuda

Soulphonics at Carousel Lounge

La Mona Loca, Alan Haynes at One-2-One Bar

Julie Slim at Parker Jazz Club

Thursday

Wood Brothers, Katie Pruitt at Paramount Theatre

Country & Christmas with Lee Greenwood, Gatlin Brothers, Billy Dean at H-E-B Center

Jack Ingram, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Get Up Kids, Hembree, Sontalk at Barracuda

Casper Rawls with Bukka Allen & Glenn Fukunaga at Continental Club

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Little Mazarn, Mary Bryce, Lizzie Buckley, Madison Baker at Cheer Up Charlies

Tom Waits tribute with Datura, Gary Lindsey, more at Stay Gold

JD Torian, English Teeth, Kevin McKinney at Hole in the Wall

Sharon Bourbonnais at El Mercado Backstage