Play Here's Music Picks for the weekend of Aug. 26 & beyond
By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
"King's Crown," Eddie & The Eat
“I’m glad to finally get this thing out. We recorded it back in January and were kind of sitting on it for a little bit,” said frontman Eddie Esler.
“I think it gives a pretty well-rounded perspective of what we all draw upon,” Esler said of the eight-song album. “The way we kind of worked up songs is that I wrote all of the songs and then brought them to the band and said write your parts to it and gave them free reign over what we were going to do.
“We really were able to help create an original sound through doing that,” he continued. “As a team, we just really work well together when we get in that creative space of writing the parts and arranging the songs.”
El Trio Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St.
Iconic '60s pop band The Beach Boys will return to town for a pair of shows Saturday — a 3 p.m. matinee and a 7:30 p.m. sold-out evening concert in the Civic Center Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Don't miss my interview with Mike Love. Tickets are $35 to $65, plus fees.
Retrospection will provide tunes during this weekend's market hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday around the grounds of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St.
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature an acoustic show by Texas country singer Drake Hayes at 10 p.m. Friday; cover is $5. Amarillo indie rockers Mount Ivy will team up with Pampa/Amarillo rock band City Will Shake for a 10 p.m. Saturday show; cover is $5. DJ Corbin Cary will spin tunes for Sunday Funday beginning around 2 p.m.
Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 7701 E. Interstate 40.
Pete Y Los Releros will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. Jackie Haney plays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Amarillo rockers Strange Saints will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge.
Amarillo singer Yvonne Perea will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Brandon Todd will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. DJ Saga will spin tunes at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover.
"After the Smoke Clears," Jodi James and Clay Parker
Folk singers Jodi James and Clay Parker will perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Shows are free, but donations are accepted.
Americana act Band of Lovers will return to town for a 7:30 p.m. show Friday at the concert venue, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. The show is part of High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts series, and they'll ask for a suggested donation of $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.; you can RSVP here.
Folk singer Andy Chase performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the local pizza franchise’s original location, 2803 Civic Circle.
Los Cuatros Compadres will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 1401 S. Arthur St.
Amarillo singer-songwriter J. Trial will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant, 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.
Amarillo country band Next to Kin will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the restaurant/bar, 7145 S. Bell St. There's no cover charge.
The seventh-annual Friends of Fogelberg concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 in the center, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets are $20, which benefits prostate cancer testing and research through the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation. An all-star lineup of Amarillo musicians will include Anderson, Flesher & Key, Irma-Esther Borup, Charlie Clinton, Joe Ed Coffman, James Davis, Mike Fuller, Gary Guinn, Bob Hopkins, Insufficient Funds, Ken Ivey, Tony Naples, Maggie Scales, Nick Scales, Buddy Squyres, Russell Steadman, Bond Jessup Thompson, Randy Tupin, Cathleen Tyson and Robert Workman. Host is Dr. Richard Kibbey. I'll have a preview article next week with more details about the show.
Lubbock-based breakout Dalton Domino will return to town for a 10 p.m. show Friday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $7. Opening act is John Baumann, an Austin singer with roots in Amarillo. As mentioned above, Amarillo band Eddie & The Eat will celebrate the release of its first album with a 9 p.m. Saturday show with Callahan Divide and Drew Cypert; cover is $10.
Americana/country singers Adam Hood and Jason Eady will bring their Southern Brothers from Another Mother tour at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $10. (Check out my interview with Hood.) Then, at 10 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo blues-rocker Cody Jasper will perform in a show to be recorded for a live album and music videos; cover is $10, and opening act is Amarillo rockers Shandy Bandits. Jasper stopped by the FM90 studio to chat with me this week and perform a new song; check it out below. Then, The Quaker City Night Hawks will perform at 10 p.m. Sunday; cover is $10. And the bar has new happy hour performances on the books too: The Solano Project on Tuesdays, Johnny Reverb Holston on Wednesdays and Bobby McCauley of The Cassettes on Thursdays. Happy hour shows start at 5:45, and there's no cover.
Cody Jasper in the FM90 studios, Aug. 24
Golden Spread will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave.
Amarillo favorites Anderson, Flesher & Key will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd.
Texas country favorite Mike Ryan will play at 9 p.m. Saturday; cover is $10 in advance or $12 at the door for ages 21 and older or $15 for ages 18 to 20.
Andy Chase will play around 7 p.m. Friday on the patio of the restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St., followed at 7 p.m. Saturday by James Owens.
Brian Wynne will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and rocker Gabe Marinez of Boss 420 will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Buster Bledsoe will give an acoustic show at 8 p.m. Sept. 1. There's no cover charge.
Strange Saints will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant's Georgia Street location, 2001 S. Georgia St. And The Solano Project will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the patio at the restaurant's Soncy Road location, 3616 Soncy Road.
The Solano Project will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the restaurant, 3130 S. Soncy Road.
Amarillo country band Panhandle Wind play at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the bar, 609 S. Independence St. Cover is $5 for guys and free for women.
DJ Panda spins for Latin Nights at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at the bar, 4001 E. Interstate 40.
DJs Rupert the Duke and Keith Hez will spin at 10 p.m. Saturday for an end-of-summer bash at the bar, 2042 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover.
Singer Victor Gallegos will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3410 S. Coulter St.
Buster Bledsoe will play a solo acoustic show at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the bar, 7150 S. Bell St.
Lee Scheetz & Borderline will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women.
Seven Circles will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 711 S.W. 10th Ave.; cover is $6. WRVTH will headline a 9 p.m. Saturday show with The Anatomist, Blessed Are the Sick and In Ten Cities; cover is $5.
Lucid Moment will host jam nights at 7 p.m. Sundays around the fire pit at Mac Daddy's, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. ... Maggie Burt hosts an open jam at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hoots Pub. ... The Van Notes host at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. ... Mike Chism and Lee Scheetz host open mic nights at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. …Buster Bledsoe hosts an open-mic night at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. ... Loudmouth Tooley hosts open-mic nights at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. ... Skooterz holds open-mic nights at 10 p.m. Wednesdays. ... Clint Culwell hosts open mics at 9 p.m. Thursdays at Austin’s Texas Pub. ... Tommy Davis hosts open-mic nights at 9 p.m. Thursdays at 6th Street Saloon.
(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)