Austin artists play AC Hell Fest at Hotel Vegas, plus more non-ACL music picks for early October
Whether you’re planning to dive into ACL or not attend at all, you should take note of the great local, non-fest gigs that are on the calendar during the same timeframe. See below for recommendations.
Balmorhea at the Paramount Theatre – Thursday, October 5
Get yourself to the Paramount Theatre this Thursday, October 5, to experience the acclaimed neoclassical and instrumental act Balmorhea. Joseph Shabason will open the show. Tickets range from $30-$40. By the way, if you haven’t already done it, you should listen to Balmorhea’s 2023 album, Pendant World.
Breast Cancer Resource Center Benefit at Hotel Vegas – Saturday, October 7
Hotel Vegas will be hosting a benefit for the Breast Cancer Resource Center this Saturday, October 7, and the lineup for it features a trio of quality indie rock acts, including Black Books, March And Beauty, and Fragile Rock. Cover will be just $10 via a suggested donation at the door.
Half Dream at Swan Dive – Saturday, October 7
Half Dream will release their anticipated debut album, Will I Still Bloom?, this Friday and then follow it up with a release party at Swan Dive the next night (Saturday, October 7). The dreamy rock act will be joined by Buffalo Hunt and Batty Jr. Tickets for the show are $10.
Booher at the Mohawk – Thursday, October 12
Indie rock vet Booher has been hard at work on new music, and you can check out the first batch of tracks at his 7” release party at Mohawk on Thursday, October 12. Trumpeter Swan and Saint Loretto will serve as support. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of.
AC Hell Fest at Hotel Vegas – Saturday, October 14
In need of some direct ACL counterprogramming? Then look no further than the nicely titled AC Hell Fest, which will happen at Hotel Vegas on Saturday, October 14. Riverboat Gamblers are set to headline, and you’ll also be able to see Starving Wolves, The Oxys, Tiny, Del-Vipers, The Get-Lows, User Unauthorized, and No Association across two stages. Tickets are $25.
Peelander-Z 25th Anniversary Show – Sunday, October 15
Peelander-Z just put out a new album, P-Party! Z-Party!, and they’re also celebrating their 25th year as a band. Get in on all of the fun at their show at The Far Out Lounge on Sunday, October 15. Dog Party will open for the colorful punk rockers. Tickets are $15.