Chip's Live Music Picks

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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Von Stomper

Von Stomper

This five-piece Colorado roots act puts on a high-energy show, as you might expect from a band with “Stomper” in its name. The band – which will play at 10 p.m. today at Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. – “will make you dance and they’ll do it with good, old-fashioned know-how,” wrote American Roots Magazine. “Harmonica, banjo, upright, killer pickin' with a rock n' roll fury. Not to be missed!” Amarillo band Eddie & The Eat, a rising star on the local scene, will open. Cover charge is $7.


Ponder the Albatross 

Ponder The Albatross

Another Colorado act, this one promising a mix of folk, rock, bluegrass and experimental music. Original songs range from reggae to “trippy instrumental” to folk/rock, and cover songs include tunes from acts as varied s Queens of the Stone Age to Reggae Shark. They’ll play at 9:30 p.m. today at Leftwood’s, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.

SXSWhat? bands: The 806’s SXSWhat? Festival, featuring acts on their way to or from Austin for South by Southwest, continues this week with a slew of bands: Americana band Reverend Justin Hylton at 9 p.m. Saturday; folk band Foxfeather at 8:30 p.m. Sunday; alt-rock singer Richard Strater and folk singer Eryn Bentat 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; blues performer Jacob Green with the awesomely named Acorn Bcorn at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; and rockers Nick & The Ovorols with theShiftat 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The coffee shop is located at 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; most shows have a suggested donation of $5. For a complete SXSWhat? schedule, check out


Austin Meade with Charlie Shafter

Austin Meade

Meade’s an Americana singer-songwriter out of Austin who’ll team with former Amarillo musician Shafter for a show at 10 p.m. today at Hoot’s Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Meade’s a former drummer who started writing songs while attending Texas A&M University. Music blog Galleywinter predicted he’d be “one of your favorite 2015 discoveries.” Shafter moved to Amarillo more than a dozen years ago and started playing music with brother-in-law Matt Martindale of Cooder Graw. He moved to Lubbock before settling in Denton and has developed a reputation as one of the best songwriters in the state.