Live music in Austin: Seismic Dance Event, Belinda Carlisle, Amanda Shires and more
Here are our top picks for live music in the Austin area Nov. 10-16.
Thursday: Lingua Ignota at Paramount Theatre
OK, so you probably didn't get tickets to Bono's book-tour stop at the Paramount on Thursday afternoon. But there's an intriguing show at the classic downtown venue in the evening with Lingua Ignota. That's the performance name of Kristin Hayter, a classically-trained Chicago musician whose concerts blend elements of performance art and religious imagery with wildly eclectic songs that range from opera and baroque to industrial and metal. Her current tour is titled "Repent Now," following the 2021 album "Sinner Get Ready" and the EP "Epistolary Grieving for Jimmy Swaggart." $20-$30. 8 p.m. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
Friday-Sunday: Seismic Dance Event at Concourse Project
Austin’s premier dance music fest returns to the seven-acre site in Southeast Austin for a three-day, three-stage bash. The lineup includes acclaimed British DJ and producer Jamie XX, Belgian techno artist Charlotte De Witte and German producer Dixon. Fatboy Slim, a British veteran of the big beat scene, is also on the bill alongside Cuban-American DJ Maceo Plex, the Martinez Brothers from the Bronx, Irish underground mixer Rebūke and many more. $249 and up, three-day. $129.99 and up, single day. concourseproject.com. — D.S.S.
Friday: Belinda Carlisle at Haute Spot
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the trailblazing all-women band the Go-Go’s, Carlisle had immediate success when she left that group in the mid-1980s for a solo career. The smash singles “Mad About You” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” made it clear Carlisle could prosper on her own. She’s released eight albums under her own name, most recently 2017’s “Wilder Shores.” She also still reconvenes with her Go-Go’s bandmates; they even put out a new record last year. $49-$99. 8 p.m. hautespotvenue.com. — P.B.
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Friday: Ginger Root at Far Out Lounge
Multi-instrumentalist Cameron Lew creates oozy funk pop that he describes as “aggressive elevator soul.” He blends elements of Japanese city pop and anime inspiration into expansive mixes that straddle the boundary between retro and timeless. Vicky Farewell opens. $17. 8 p.m. thefaroutaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Friday: Coronas at 3Ten
We caught Irish rock band the Coronas at ACL Fest in 2018, where they put on a splendid early-afternoon set. Their return to the United States was delayed by the pandemic, but this rescheduled show finally is going forward. The group’s new album, “Time Stopped,” is its third to top the charts in their home country. Fellow Irish artist Róisín O, touring behind her new album “Courageous,” opens the show and also will play keyboards with the Coronas. $20-$23. 9 p.m. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.
Friday-Saturday: Voxtrot at Mohawk outdoor
More than a decade after the cult fave Austin indie band called it quits, frontman Ramesh Srivistava had a dream the group was back onstage, "and there was such a palpable feeling of love in my heart," he told the music blog Brooklyn Vegan. This summer, the band released a new collection of B-sides and rarities and another disc of early work. Earlier this month, they hit the road for a national tour, Srivistava's first publicly leaning into his identity as an out-and-proud gay man of color. It wraps up with this pair of homecoming shows. The second night (with opener Finally Punk) is sold out; Tele Novella opens the first night. $25. 8 p.m. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Saturday: Jon Dee Graham at Mosaic Sound Collective
When ideas were floated about creating a music factory in Austin a few years ago, the one entity that stepped up and made it happen was Mosaic Sound Collective. Entrepreneur Dan Redman got it off the ground, former Electric Lounge proprietor Mike Henry got involved to help run it, and several local music-related businesses moved in, including renowned engineer Stuart Sullivan's Wire Studio. Hopes were high, but the pandemic proved a blow too big for Mosaic to survive. Saturday offers one final chance to visit, with live music from Jon Dee Graham plus the Wycliff Brothers and other special guests. Admission is free, with donations accepted; bring your own refreshments. 7:30 p.m. mosaicsoundcollective.com. — P.B.
Sunday: Amanda Shires at Antone’s
Released in July, “Take It Like a Man” is the seventh solo album from Lubbock native Shires, who’s also well-known for her collaborations with the Highwomen (with Brandi Carlisle, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby) and the 400 Unit (with her husband, Jason Isbell). “Mama wants to change that Nashville sound, but they're never gonna let her,” Isbell sang on his 2017 song “White Man’s World,” taking a shot at the mainstream country music industry’s resistance to those who push the envelope. But whether or not Shires changes Nashville country, she’s already made a difference in American music. Her teenage tenure as a fiddler with the legendary Texas Playboys turned out to be just the launching pad for the career of an insightful singer-songwriter. Honey Harper opens. $25. 8 p.m. antonesnightclub.com. (Shires also will do a free in-store set 3 p.m. Sunday at Waterloo Records.) — P.B.
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Tuesday-Wednesday: Angela Strehli at Antone’s
Though she’s lived in the Bay Area for decades now, Strehli always will have a home in Austin, where she was a key figure in the rise of Antone’s as the city’s “home of the blues” in the 1970s and ’80s. She’s releasing a new album, “Ace of Blues,” on New West Records Nov. 18, and she’s coming back to town for a two-night celebration. Joining her on Tuesday are Marcia Ball and Lou Ann Barton, with whom she made the 1990 album “Dreams Come True.” On Wednesday, Jimmie Vaughan and Sue Foley join the party. Opening acts are Eve Monsees on Tuesday and Lindsay Beaver on Wednesday. $35. 7 p.m. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
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