The mornings are brisk, football is rolling, and there’s a line outside Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds. All signs that Halloween is upon us! This weekend, we recommend world music in the park, a birthday celebration in benefit of an amazing charity, and a spooktacular assemblage of local soul, country, and Americana greats. Break out your Matthew McConaughey in “Dazed and Confused” costume, head out on the town and–as always–listen local!
Friday, Oct. 27
KUTX Live at Mueller w/Brownout, Kupira Marimba
@ Mueller Lake Park (4550 Mueller Blvd.) – 7 p.m. – Free
Stunning weather in a beautiful park with amazing music? What’s not to love? The Austin icons of Brownout join local marimba marvels for an evening of diverse sounds from KUTX. Brownout started as a Latin Black Sabbath cover band with members from Grupo Fantasma, but it’s grown into a sound of its own. Peppering cumbia, funk, and samba into a psych-rock stew, Brownout is a force to be reckoned with. Paired with Kupira’s lively, uplifting marimbas, and you have a lineup custom made for a sun-drenched Friday evening.
Clifford Antone’s Birthday Celebration benefiting HOME w/Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, more
@ Antone’s (305 E. 5th St.) – 7 p.m. – Tickets
Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King lead a crew of blues all-stars in a combined birthday celebration in honor of Clifford Antone, and benefit for Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME). HOME’s mission is to assist aging local musicians in finding low-cost housing. Not only will your attendance give back to the local legends who built our music scene, but you’ll also be treated to a beautiful night of blues, courtesy of this incredible lineup.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Dr. Plankenstein’s (Jeff Plankenhorn) Halloween Horror Party w/Jon Dee Graham, Nakia, Alex Ruiz (Del Castillo), Jaimee Harris, Miles Zuniga (Fastball), Ray Prim, more
@ One-2-One Bar (1509 S. Lamar Blvd.) – 7:30 p.m. – Tickets
Of all the quality shows this Halloween Saturday, this one brims with Austin authenticity. Country soul man Jeff Plankenhorn helms a who’s who of Austin’s finest singers, songwriters, and musicians for an incredible evening of music. With legends like Jon Dee Graham, and soon-to-be legends Nakia and Ray Prim, treat your ears to a mix of Austin soul, country, and rock-n-roll.
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