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Austin Events: September 20 – 23

September 20, 2010

Monday, September 20th

Smashing Pumpkins with Bad City

The band that started all things emo comes to Stubb’s tonight.  Doors at 6 pm.  The show is sold out, so check Craigslist if you need some!

Erin Ivey with Jackie Myers Band, Matt McCormack, the Generals, Daniel Harris, Boosy Crazy

Singer-songwriter nights at Momo’s.  Doors at 5:15 pm.  The cover is $5.

Radio Moscow with Bridge Farmers, Secret Trains

See some seriously great electric guitar playing from Radio Moscow.  It’s inside at Emo’s, doors at 9 pm.  Cover is $8.

Bruno Mars

A FREE show, happening at Waterloo Records, tonight at 5 pm.

Tuesday, September 21st

Tuesday is HAAM Benefit Day at most venues here in town.  Check out the full schedule of events, but I’ll list the top picks here.


The legendary band is playing 2 nights at Austin Music Hall.  Doors at 7 pm, tickets are $39.50.  You can buy them here.

Soundcheck Magazine HAAM Benefit Show with Salesman, Ideal Soul Mart, STUNTS

Check it out inside at Emo’s, doors at 5 pm.  Cover is 5.

Downtown Live at the Belmont with Fastball

Another FREE show at the Belmont with Austin natives Fastball.  Doors at 7 pm.

Special HAAM BENEFIT DAY BLUE TUESDAY with Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman, Pinetop Perkins

Some of the best blues specialists around will play at Antone’s tomorrow night.  Doors at 7 pm.  Tickets are $8, with $80 and $100 VIP options available.  Pick them up here.

Haam Jaam

Stop The Truck, members of Grimy Styles, Tribal Nation, Don Chani and Mau Mau Chaplains play at the Flamingo Cantina’s Haam benefit.  Doors at 9 pm and the cover is $5.

Wednesday and Thursday events, after the jump!

Wednesday, September 22nd

The Big Give

From the promoter:

I LIVE HERE, I GIVE HERE is on a mission to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy in our community by inspiring Central Texans to give more, and for more Central Texans to give. Considering that Austin is ranked 48th out of 50 in cities its size when it comes to giving, the organization’s goal is to promote individual giving by educating Central Texans about the needs of our community and the nonprofits that serve us. In the end, I LIVE HERE, I GIVE HERE wants our citizens to find the issue you care most about, and give to become part of the solution!

In order to help further the cause, and have a great time while doing it, The Belmont will host THE BIG GIVE on WednesdaySeptember 22, 2010. This fun, fund-raising event will feature delicious food and drink in a beautiful atmosphere, along with a live performance from Austin’s very own Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, one of the hottest bands to come out of the city in recent years.

More information about The Big Give here.  The doors open at 7 pm.

Hector Ward and the Big Time with Cari Hutson & Good Co. and the Maurice Davis Band

Check it out at Antone’s.  Doors at 7 pm.  Tickets start at $8 with VIP options available.  Buy them here.

Abandoned Warehouse, Pink Sugar, The Domesticated

Emo’s is offering this show FREE to Pixies ticketholders.  If you’re not seeing the Pixies, the cover is only $6.  Doors at9 pm.

Thursday, September 23rd

Pepper with Shwayze

Some laid-back beach vibe music at Stubb’s on Thursday.  Doors at 7 pm, tickets are $18.  Buy them here.

Film School, TV Torso, and Monahans

Sonic, fuzzy indie sounds at The Parish.  Doors at 8:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 and you can get them here.

KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with Kat Edmondson

One of Austin’s talented jazz singers will play the FREE Shady Grove series.  Be there around 8 pm.

3rd Annual Super Hero Show with Reckless Kelly, Fastball, Ian McLagan and the Bump Band, Jon Dee Graham

It’s taking place at Antone’s and it’s for a good cause.  Doors at 6 pm.  Tickets are $40 and you can buy them here.

From the promoter:

For the third year in a row, the Austin Child Guidance Center will host its annual Super Hero Show, a concert and fundraiser benefiting the services the Center provides to the Austin community.

Gods are Ghosts with Art Versus Industry, Fatback Circus, Phoenix Down

See some dark industrial electronica and rock at Emo’s on Thursday.  Doors at 9 pm.  Cover is $8.

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