BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012

After excellent feedback and further thought, I decided to shake things up with the “This Week In Austin” segment of the blog by picking my “Best Bets” every week, so that the calendar is not so intimidating and you actually have my recommendations for what to do and where to head in this great town. That said, here we go…have an excellent next week, y’all!

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Elephant Room: Ephraim Owens Quartet, Jitterbug Vipers

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Jeff Lofton Trio

Shady Grove: KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove” with Cody & Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly

Threadgill’s South: Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel

The White Horse: Bluegrass Outfit, Mike & the Moonpies, Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins

Friday, September 7, 2012

ACL Live at Moody Theater: Dead Can Dance

The Belmont: Charlie Mars with Griffin House

Continental Club: The Blues Specialists, Stooges Brass Band, LZ Love

Mean Eyed Cat: Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends, the Gunhands, Chief Rooster

Threadgill’s South: The White Ghost Shivers, Minor Mishap Marching Band

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium: University of New Mexico at University of Texas college football (7pm kickoff)

ACL Live at Moody Theater: Grulkefest (honoring the late SXSW Creative Director, Brent Grulke) with Doctors’ Mob, Fastball, Glass Eye, the Reivers, Sixteen Deluxe, True Believers, the Wannabes, Wildseeds and more

The Broken Spoke: The Derailers

Continental Club: Whiskey Sisters, Warren Hood & the Goods, Redd Volkaert

The Parish: The Band of Heathens, Whitman

The White Horse: Rosie Flores, Wood & Wire, Josh Lightnin’ & the Lonestar Drifters

Sunday, September 9, 2012

ACL Live at Moody Theater: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Continental Club: Planet Casper, Heybale! with Redd & Earl & Dallas, Junior Brown & the lovely Tanya Rae

Long Center for Performing Arts: Glen Campbell

One World Theatre: Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder

The Rattle Inn: The Twall Brothers and George Devore

Monday, September 10, 2012

Antone’s: Malford Milligan and Derek O’Brien, Beto y Los Fairlanes

Continental Club: Dale Watson, the Peterson Brothers

Evangeline Cafe: Austin Cajun Aces

Saxon Pub: James Bullard, the Leavers, Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland, Graham Wilkinson

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Antone’s: Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Jonathan Terrell

The Broken Spoke: Amanda Cevallos, Weldon Henson

Continental Club Gallery: Ephraim Owens Experience, Jo Carol Pierce, David Halley & Mary Welch

La Zona Rosa: Missy Higgins, Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ACL Live at Moody Theater: Tony Bennett

Continental Club: Hot Club of Cowtown, Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks

Mean Eyed Cat: Johnny Cash Hoot Nite

Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheater: KVET Free Texas Music Series with Charlie Robison and Willie Clark Green

Saxon Pub: Johnny Nicholas & Hellbent with Cindy Cashdollar, Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros, Erik Larson & Peacemaker, Elsa Cross

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