Formula One Fan Fest offers one last dose of music festival
Want one more dose of music festival for the year? Austin Fan Fest happens in a little less than two weeks in conjunction with Austin’s first Formula One race. Headliners include Aerosmith and Cheap Trick (Nov. 16 at the Erwin Center); Juanes (Nov. 16 at ACL Live); Lupe Fiasco (Nov. 17 at ACL Live); and Ghostland Observatory (Nov. 18 at the Bob Bullock Museum). Those acts join a large lineup of free acts, including the Bright Light Social Hour, Quiet Company, T-Bird and the Breaks, and Donavan Frankenreiter, who will be performing at various stages downtown.
If you don’t want to brave the crowds that weekend, plenty of other shows are going on elsewhere during the month.
ACL Live celebrates the holiday season with two shows: the Braun family Thanksgiving with Reckless Kelly with Muzzie Braun and Micky and the Motorcars (Nov. 23); and a Holiday Eve with Bob Schneider and the Moonlight Orchestra featuring the Tosca String Quartet (Nov. 24). Elsewhere in the month: Los Lonely Boys (Thursday); Styx (Nov. 11); Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and more (Nov. 15); The Wallflowers (Nov. 18); Steve Winwood (Nov. 25); and Old Crow Medicine Show (Nov. 28).
The Hole in the Wall offers several nights of residencies: Moneywell Spunt (Sundays); John Evans and the Austin Steamers (Mondays); roots rock band Warplanes (Tuesdays); and Wednesday night blues with the Black Owl Society. Other shows include Opposite Day (Nov. 13) and Chruchwood (Nov. 17).
Emo’s East goes from hip hop with Waka Flocka Flame (Thursday) to country with Sons of Fathers and Crooks (Nov. 13), back to hip hop with Cypress Hill and Action Bronson (Nov. 21). Other shows include High on Fire (Nov. 15) and Rusko (Nov. 17).
At Beauty Ballroom it’s Asher Roth (Thursday); Afroman (Nov. 17); and Verbal Abuse (Nov. 23).
Vermont rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform two nights at Stubb’s this week (Thursday and Friday). The Counting Crows (Saturday); Bad Veins (Nov. 16); and Sons of Fathers (Nov. 24) also perform.
In 2007, Swedish indie pop act Jens Lekman won over a lot of fans with his humorous take on American soul on “Night Falls Over Korteala”; on his latest, “I Know What Love Isn’t,” he travels into more serious territory. Lekman plays Nov. 13 at Mohawk. Other shows this month include Rock Out Cancer with the Mechanical Boy, the Reynolds Number, Brothers or Not and Young Brother (Wednesday); the Sea and Cake and Matthew Friedberger (Nov. 13); Bobby Jealousy, Black Books and Gorgeous Hands (Nov. 16); Shakey Graves, Jack Wilson and John Elliot (Nov. 21); and Os Mutantes and Writer (Nov. 27).
At Beerland, it’s Love Collector, the Eeries, Atom Age and the Gory Details (Friday); Bloody Knives, Depth and Current, Coma in Algiers, Paperthreat and Moron Mountain (Nov. 16); Video, Crooked Bangs, Burnt Skull and Blotter (Nov. 24); Party Lines, Light Me Up and Amor Negro (Nov. 25); and Quin Galavis and Aaron Blount (Nov. 28).
The Cactus Cafe hosts Carrie Elkin and Her Greats (Thursday); Sean McConnell (Nov. 14); Peter Case (Nov. 17); Alex Cuba (Nov. 18); and Jimmy LaFave (Nov. 30).
For the past couple years, several musicians have gathered to recreate the Band’s “Last Waltz” at Momo’s; this year they’re doing it at Antone’s with King Corduroy, Wisebird, Cowboy and Indian and more (Nov. 21). Other shows this month at Antone’s include Whiskey Shivers’ weekly variety show (Tuesdays); Rodney Crowell with Shannon McNally (Nov. 14); Charlie Robison (Nov. 17); and Band of Heathens (Nov. 24).
At the Continental Club it’s Bobby Patterson and Hermon Hitson (Nov. 10); Soul Track Mind (Nov. 15); T Bird and the Breaks (Nov. 17); Wayne Hancock and Bo Porter (Nov. 22); Alejandro Escovedo (Nov. 23-24); and Shandon Sahm (“Sahm Covers Sahm,” Nov. 29).
David Ramirez and Noah Gunderen play the Paramount (Nov. 17); as does Allen Toussaint (Nov. 29). Jackson Browne (Nov. 8) and Eddie Vedder (Nov. 9-11) play Bass Concert Hall.
Shows at the Parish include Wolf Gang with Atlas Genius and the Royal Concept (Friday); Akkina Adderly and the Vintage Playboys with the Bus Stop Stallions and Graham Wilkinson (Saturday); the Wood Brothers (Nov. 24); and Jonathan Coulton (Nov. 30).
At Red 7, it’s the Blind Pets, Salesman, We Were Wolves, the Boxing Lesson and the Wolf (Thursday); Future Island with Talk Normal and Silver Interior (Nov. 11); the Twilight Sad with Errors and the Calm Blue Sea (Nov. 13); VHS or Beta (Nov. 14); and Lower Class Brats with Applicators, Spastic Shakes, the Triple Scorpio and Sniper 66 (Nov. 16).
Guy Forsyth plays the Saxon Pub on Friday. Other shows include the South Austin Moonlighters (Saturday); W.C. Clark (Nov. 16); Slaid Cleaves (Nov. 21); Charlie Mars (Nov. 21); Edison Chair (Nov. 26); and Matt the Electrician (Nov. 28).
East Cameron Folkcore, Old Coyote and Possessed by Paul James (Friday) and Guns of Navarone, These Mad Dogs of Glory, Mayeus and Broussard and the Couch (Nov. 15) play the just-opened Holy Mountain.