Weekend music picks: Spoon, Songhoy Blues top ACL late-night shows

Friday: Spoon at Stubb’s outdoor. Austin’s biggest indie-rock band ever (maybe simply its biggest band ever) takes a break between ACL Fest big-stage weekend performances for an official late-night show that serves fans not heading to Zilker this year. Another lineup change before the release of “Hot Thoughts” earlier this year has returned the band to majority-Austinite status. Fellow ACL-Fester Mondo Cozmo, the stage name of Philly indie-rocker Josh Ostrander, opens. $28. 8 p.m. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

READ MORE: Spoon steals the show after a spectacular skydive at ACL Fest

Saturday: Songhoy Blues at Antone’s. Formed in exile in Bamako after radical fundamentalists took over their region of Northern Mali, the band has killer chops, and they play like rock stars. But it’s the magnanimous joy lead singer Aliou Touré and his crew radiate while they sing and dance that reinforces every notion we have about the incredible, life-affirming power of music. Raging Fyah opens this official ACL Fest late-night show (both bands play the festival at Zilker Park on Sunday). $20-$23. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — D.S.S.

READ MORE: Review of Songhoy Blues at SXSW 2015


Johanna and Kara Soderberg of First Aid Kit play an official ACL Fest late-night show at Stubb’s on Saturday. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman



  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s


  • Louis the Child, Lauv, Win & Woo at Emo’s (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • Nick Hakim, Jon Bap & Norvis Junior at Antone’s (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • Tank & the Bangas at Stubb’s indoor (sold out) (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • KMFDM, Ohgr at Mohawk outdoor
  • Wagoneers at Broken Spoke
  • Lou Ann Barton, Sue Foley, Blues Specialists at Continental Club
  • Johnny Nicholas, Drew Davis, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
  • Beaumonts, Hickoids, Winsome Losers, Rennie & the Banned Names at ABGB
  • Drums & Tuba at Threadgill’s
  • Huntertones at Parish
  • David Messier at Townsend
  • Soul Man Sam at Lamberts
  • Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room
  • Heather Bishop CD release at One-2-One Bar


  • First Aid Kit, Jade Bird at Stubb’s outdoor (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • Okey Dokey, Liz Cooper & the Stampede at Stubb’s indoor (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • Yellow Claw, Bailo, Dolf at Emo’s (ACL Fest late-night show)
  • Insane Clown Posse at Empire
  • Greta Van Fleet at Parish
  • Scott H. Biram at Threadgill’s South
  • Emily Gimble, Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers at Continental Club
  • Hard Proof, Palo Duro, Reputations at Hotel Vegas
  • Money Chicha, Chulita Vinyl Club at ABGB
  • Mayeux & Broussard at Hill Country Galleria
  • Western Youth at Stay Gold
  • Cowboy Diplomacy, Those Poor Serfs at Townsend


  • Radical Face at Central Presbyterian Church
  • Soul of a Musician series with Guy Forsyth at Iron Cactus North
  • Hank Williams & Lucinda Williams tribute at Threadgill’s South
  • Resentments, John Gaar, Lost Austin Band at Saxon Pub
  • Hilary York, Aimee Bobruk, James Hand at C-Boy’s
  • Ali Holder, Jaimee Harris, Ben Balmer at Hole in the Wall
  • Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Lavelle White at Antone’s
  • Claudia Gibson, Tom Meny, Susannah Joffe at Lemon Lounge

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