Play Here's Music Picks for the weekend of Dec. 9 and beyond
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
A slew of music — from rock to country to Tejano and almost everything in between — is heading your way through Dec. 15. Here's your list of every available tuneful option.
El Trio Cortez performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. The Solano Project performs at 7 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-8889.
In addition to about 200,000 holiday lights, the center's Christmas in the Gardens event will feature music from a variety of performers through Dec. 23 at the gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. On tap in coming days: Caprock High School varsity choir on Friday, Golden Spread Men's Chorus on Saturday, Ascension Academy on Sunday, West Texas A&M University's Sforzando choir on Monday, Sweet Adelines on Tuesday, Yvonne Perea on Wednesady and the Tascosa High School choir on Thursday. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. nightly, and admission is free. Call 806-352-6513.
The Amarillo Wind Ensemble will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Amarillo College Concert Hall Theater on the Washington Street campus. Call 806-371-5340.
The new restaurant, bar and gaming facility, 2523 Brittain Drive, offers DJ Atomic at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Call 806-355-2100.
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature an acoustic song swap with Brandon Patrick and Mike Chism at 10 p.m. Friday and Oklahoma Southern rock band Tyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More with J.W. Lane at 10 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover Friday, and cover is $5 Saturday. Call 806-803-9063.
'80s rockers RATT, Jack Russell's Great White, Winger, Lita Ford and Firehouse will give a 6 p.m. Friday concert at Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market 1912. Tickets are $38. Call 806-335-9990. And check out my interview with Russell before you go.
Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the restaurant, 7701 E. Interstate 40. Call 806-372-6000.
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. Call 806-220-2395.
Amarillo rock band Strange Saints will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149.
L.A.-based musician Toderick Murry will return for a 7 p.m. Friday show at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St., followed by Amarillo singer-songwriter Tyler Caffey at 7 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-376-4700.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-376-8180.
Amarillo country band Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200; there's no cover. Call 806-376-5286.
The FireSongs concert series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the restaurant, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10, with Amarillo singer-songwriter Maggie Burt. The shows are free, but you'll want to enjoy dinner with your tunes. Call 806-331-2232.
Folk singer Andy Chase performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the local pizza franchise’s original location, 2803 Civic Circle. Call 806-322-5575.
Los Cuatros Compadres will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 1401 S. Arthur St. Call 806-372-4593.
The Hood Mass Choir — made up of members from 15 Amarillo churches, according to organizer Donnell Hill — will give its 23rd Christmas in the Hood concert at 5 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. "We have always done it at churches, but it had gotten so large, so we decided we needed a larger place," Hill said. Tickets are $5. Call 806-378-3096.
Golden Light Cantina
Amarillo favorites Maggie Burt and Shandy Bandits will team for a 10 p.m. Friday show at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $6. Then, Lane Provence, Chad Feemster and Kerry Scheller, who perform regularly at the Will Rogers Range Riders rodeo arena, will swap songs at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7. Austin rock band Nominee will perform at 10 p.m. Tuesday with support from Amarillo indie rockers Mount Ivy; cover is $3. Then, Deathbelles and Maggie Burt will perform for a 7 p.m. Wednesday fundraiser for Don't Go with the Flow, a local effort to stock the Cal Farley Community Outreach Center with feminine hygiene products; admission is $5 or a hygiene product donation. And finally, Austin rock band Tele Novella will return for a 10 p.m. Thursday show; cover is $5. Call 806-374-9237.
Texas country favorite Mike Ryan, whose new single "My Hometown" is climbing charts, will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $15. Then, Lubbock-based Americana band Flatland Cavalry will give at 10 p.m. Saturday show; cover is $10, and here's my last interview with the band. And Amarillo-based Americana band Comanche Moon will give a 10 p.m. Thursday show; there's no cover. In addition, Shane Rogers performs around 9 p.m. Mondays, and Brian Wynne performs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays; both shows are free. Plus, the bar's happy hour performances continue: The Solano Project on Tuesdays, Johnny Reverb Holston with Marc Durham and Jay Weeks on Wednesdays and Bobby McCauley of The Cassettes on Thursdays. Happy hour shows start at 5:45, and there's no cover. Call 806-358-9560.
The bar/restaurant, 410 15th St. in Canyon, will host Americana singer-songwriter Maggie Burt at 9 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover. Call 806-452-8004.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Tennessee Tuckness will perform with friends at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.
Amarillo blues-rocker Cody Jasper will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5. And Dallas power-pop band Bobgoblin (here's my interview with them) will play at 10 p.m. Saturday with Amarillo band Deathbelles; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.
Texas country act JB and the Moonshine Band will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St.; cover is $10 in advance or $12 at the door for ages 21 and older, or $15 for ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.
Amarillo rock cover band Karma will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 500 E. Hastings Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-381-2599.
Andy Chase will play around 7 p.m. Friday at of the restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. Call 806-220-2588.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant/bar, 619 S. Tyler St. There's no cover. Call 806-373-3233.
Amarillo Youth Choirs will give its Songs of the Season concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western St. Tickets are $10 or $5 for ages 8 and younger; they're available at the choir's office, 203 S.W. Eighth Ave., Suite 303. Call 806-372-1100.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K., followed by Amarillo singer-songwriter Tennessee Tuckness at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-350-5430.
Amarillo singer-songwriter James Owens will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant/bar, 817 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-331-1155.
Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover is $5. Call 806-352-3317.
Amarillo country band Texas Tumbleweed Junction will play at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the bar, 609 S. Independence St. Cover is $5 for guys and free for women. Then, the bar will throw a benefit fundraiser for Jeff Kirkland to offset medical expenses at 2 p.m. Sunday; the event will feature music by Heath James, Midnight Express, Bar-Code and Jack C'Ryver & The Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys; raffles; auctions; and a potluck dinner. Cover is $5. Call 806-356-0873.
Amarillo rock band Moon Dog will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover is $5. And Amarillo rockers Rock Bottom will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-355-6600.
Amarillo favorites Anderson, Flesher & Key will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the restaurant, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-331-6698.
DJ Panda spins for Latin Nights at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at the bar, 4001 E. Interstate 40.
Singer Victor Gallegos will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3410 S. Coulter St. Call 806-331-6249.
Tejano Wild West
DJ Tino D spins tunes at 9 p.m. Fridays at the bar, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Call 806-340-3313.
Amarillo country singer Mo Perry will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the coffeehouse, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. There's no cover. Call 806-803-9022.
Amarillo country band Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.
The annual Texas Panhandle Tuba Christmas concert will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 inside the northeast entrance to Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. The concert — which organizer Jim Hutson describes as "kind of like the county fair — it gets bigger and better every year" — is expected to feature more than 100 low-brass players performing holiday tunes. An open rehearsal begins at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 12 in the Amarillo High School band room, 4225 Danbury St., and lunch will be provided. Call 806-358-2137.
Lubbock country band Texas Cadillac Jack will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave., followed by Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $7 or two for $10 each night. Call 806-367-6163.
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. ... Buster Bledsoe hosts open-mic night at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. Call 806-418-4482. ... 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.
Broken Spoke, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave., features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149. ... Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40, also features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-379-8064. ... Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave., features Lil T Karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover. Call 806-381-2599. ... No Dogs Allowed, 700 S.W. 10th Ave., features karaoke by David Eric at 8 p.m. Fridays. There's no cover. Call 806-373-3647. ... Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St., features B-Man's Karaoke at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. There's no cover charge. Call 806-356-6369. ... Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave., features karaoke with DJ Ronnie at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 806-367-6163. ... 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence, features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Call 806-356-0873. ... Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-655-4400. ... House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave., features Lil T Karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-677-6450. ... Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle, features karaoke with David Eric at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-352-3317.
(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)