Weekend music picks: Vintage Trouble delivers red hot rock ‘n’ soul


Yuna at Grizzly Hall. Growing up in Malaysia, Yunalis Mat Zara’ai says her biggest influences were rockers like Coldplay and Fiona Apple. But on her 2016 release, “Chapters,” one of the best R&B albums of the year, her silky soprano spirals into smoky laments that ache with Sade-esque sensuality. $22-$25. 8:30 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. grizzlyhalltexas.com. — D.S.S.

Also playing:

  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, New Breed Brass Band at ACL Live
  • Robert Randolph & the Family band at Antone’s
  • Matthew Ryan with William Harries Graham at Cactus Cafe
  • Willis Alan Ramsey at Threadgill’s North
  • Preoccupations (f.k.a. Viet Cong) at Mohawk
  • Quantic at Empire
  • Cherub at Stubb’s


  • F1 Downtown Fan Fest with Flying Balalaika Brothers, Boss Street Band, Wino Vino, White Ghost Shivers (Friday) and Ducago Vega, Riders Against the Storem, Stella Cottrell, DJ Manolo Black (Saturday) at Iron Cactus Downtown
  • Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival at Scoot Inn


Vintage Trouble at ACL Live. This L.A. outfit throws down one of the best rock ‘n’ roll shows in the game, complete with blistering guitar licks, hard-driving rhythm and gospel-soaked hooks that make you twist your hips in an unseemly manner. Austin360 September Artist of the Month, Tameca Jones opens. $29.50-$69.50. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. —D.S.S.

Vintage Trouble performs on the fifth day of Austin City Limits, Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Erika Rich/American-Statesman

Vintage Trouble performs on the fifth day of Austin City Limits, Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Erika Rich/American-Statesman

Also playing:

  • Kongos, Joy Formidable at Emo’s
  • Freaky Future Disco with Night Drive at Austin Roller Rink
  • “All Hail the Queen” Beyonce tribute/Safeplace benefit with Tomar & the FCs, Bidi Bidi Banda, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • DJ Mel “Rock the Casbah” at 3Ten
  • Texas Revolution Fest with Hatebreed at Empire
  • Balance & Composure at Mohawk
  • Dawn & Hawkes at Cactus Cafe
  • Mother Earth Reunion at Threadgill’s


Sunday: Fantastic Negrito at Stubb’s indoor. The band’s first full-length, “The Last Days of Oakland,” builds on the gut-bucket, grumbling blues vibe established by frontman Xavier Dphrepaulezz on their self-titled debut EP. On this album, elements of gospel, swing and rock ’n’ roll enhance the raw emotion and outline the righteous indignation in Dphrepaulezz’ modern take on black roots music. $12-$14. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also playing: 

  • Needtobreathe, Mat Kearney, Parachute, Welshly Arms at Statesman Skyline Theater
  • Troye Sivan at ACL Live
  • Danny Brown at Emo’s
  • Soul of a Musician Series with Jeremy Nail at Iron Cactus North
  • The Well LP release at Hotel Vegas


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