Play Here's Music Picks for the weekend of Oct. 28 and beyond
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Fans of rock, country, soul and almost any other kind of music will find plenty of choices around Amarillo this weekend and beyond. Here's our guide to where to go.
Plenty of bands will be performing for Halloween parties; click here for a full roundup of holiday festivities.
Lubbock-born singer Phlip Coggins is looking to some old-school influences for his new EP, Dying Day.
The singer, who now calls Austin home, will celebrate the two-song EP's release with a 10 p.m. Friday show at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $6. (He'll also perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200, for a Steak Out dinner; reservations are $35.)
Both "Warmth," a Christmas-inspired tune that was the second song Coggins ever wrote, and the title track show the influence of one of Coggins' favorite guitarists, John Mayer.
"I fell hook, line and sinker for him because it was the first time in several, several years that a songwriter and artist came into the mainstream," Coggins said.
He recorded "Warmth" about two years ago, then "Dying Day" about a year ago after producing an album for Derek Bohl.
"As I was working with him and producing him, this pop sensibility kind of soaked in and took me back to when I was younger and learning to play," Coggins said. "One night I was at the studio in Lubbock, supposed to be doing work and not in the mood to do work, so I grabbed my boss's guitar and was fiddling around, and this song came out in about an hour."
They're both quite different from Coggins' last release, Welcome to the Freak Show, which boasted a furious sound.
"They're completely at the opposite ends of the spectrum," Coggins said. "Where we go from here is God knows where, but it's nice to flip the table and not be all about darkness and raging on the stage."
El Trio Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. Call 806-373-8889.
The Amarillo College Concert Choir will present got love?, its fall concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday in the AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. The free concert will "look at various aspects of love, from the fickle to the faithful," said new director Nathaniel Fryml. Call 806-371-5344.
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature DJs at 10 p.m. Friday; there's no cover. Then, Amarillo indie rock band Shandy Bandits will perform with Maggie Burt at 10 p.m. Saturday for a Halloween party; cover is $6. And DJ Katie Eddins will spin for Austin's contribution to the 6th St. Creepy Crawl fun at 10 p.m. Monday; there's no cover. Call 806-803-9063.
The winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541, will hold a Hallowine event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, featuring music by Old Dog Tray, food from Back Roads Grill and, of course, wine. Admission is $10; attendees should wear red and black. Call 806-488-2214.
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.
The bar, 6800 E. Interstate 40, will throw a Halloween party at 9 p.m. Friday, featuring B-Man's Karaoke. Call 806-379-8064.
Amarillo country singer-songwriter Casey Berry will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St., followed by Trent Dailing at 7 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-376-4700.
Amarillo singer-songwriter James Owen will play at 9:30 p.m. Friday and DJ Gemini will spin for a 9:30 p.m. Saturday show at the bar, 703 S. Polk St. There's no cover. Call 806-376-8180.
Lindi Willis will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4831 S. Western St., for its Halloween party. There's no cover charge. Call 806-356-6369.
Jen Williams will play at 9 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200; there's no cover. Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover. Phlip Coggins will perform for a Steak Out dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday; reservations are $35. And Johnny Reverb Holston will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday; there's no cover. Call 806-376-5286.
Playa Lake and The Foxfire Experiment will perform at 9 p.m. Monday during 6th St. Creepy Crawl activities at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Then, folk singer D.B. Rouse will play at 9 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Pecos Hank at 9 p.m. Thursday. Shows are free, but donations are accepted. Call 806-322-1806.
Pianist David Palmer and violinist Rossitza Jekova-Goza will continue their cycle of violin sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven for Chamber Music Amarillo on Saturday. The evening begins with a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. "In actual years it's a span of only six years (between the four sonatas), yet it is hard to imagine four works by one composer that are more different from one another," Jekova-Goza said. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students. Call 806-236-3545. Click here for my preview.
The FireSongs concert series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the restaurant, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10, with singer-songwriter Rene West. 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 Invisible Blues Band will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday followed by Next to Kin will play at 8:30 p.m. at the bar and restaurant, 7145 S. Bell St. Then, A.J. Johnston will play at 9 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-398-9991.
Golden Light Cantina
"Cleopatra," Mount Ivy
Lubbock rocker Phlip Coggins, as seen above, will celebrate the release of his new EP, Dying Day, at 10 p.m. Friday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $6. Then, hot Amarillo bands Strangetowne and Mount Ivy will perform at 10 p.m. Monday as part of the 6th St. Creepy Crawl festivities; cover is $12. And Amarillo-born country band Shotgun Rider will return for a 10 p.m. Thursday show; cover is $8. Call 806-374-9237.
Amarillo-based country-soul singer Zac Wilkerson will perform for a pre-release party for new album Dustbowl Soul at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $10. Don't miss my interview with Wilkerson for more insight on the album. Then, '80s cover band The Cassettes will play at 10 p.m. Saturday for the bar's Halloween party; cover is $10. Shane Rogers will give a free show after Monday Night Football on Monday. 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.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Jason Hodges will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave., which will then throw a Halloween party at 10 p.m. Saturday featuring DJ James Erik McMurry, a costume contest and drink specials. There's no cover charge. Call 806-677-6450.
The bar/restaurant, 410 15th St. in Canyon, will celebrate its first Halloween with a screening of the film Beetlejuice at 8 p.m. Saturday, followed by a performance by Amarillo indie rockers Mount Ivy. The party also will feature a costume contest. Call 806-452-8004.
Amarillo country act The Shane Rogers Band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.
Music on the patio at the Mexican eatery, 7312 Wallace Blvd., will include Shane Rogers from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday (weather permitting). There's no cover. Call 806-331-8226.
DJ Element spins every Friday at the bar, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. Cover is $5 after midnight. Call 806-418-8971.
Utah blues-rockers Candy's River House will perform at 10 p.m. Friday the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5. Then, the bar will throw a tribute party to The Nat's days as a party venue at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.
Amarillo band The Lakehouse Project will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-373-9149.
Amarillo country band Atteberry Station will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St., for its Halloween costume party; tickets are $6 in advance or $10 on the day of the show. Call 806-358-7083.
The bar, 500 E. Hastings Ave., will throw a Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring a costume contest and music by Karma. Call 806-381-2599.
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. Call 806-220-2588.
The club, 4901 S. Western St., will throw a Halloween party at 9 p.m. Friday featuring DJ James Erik McMurry and drink specials. There's no cover charge. Call 806-356-9919.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Tennessee Tuckness will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. And singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover. Call 806-350-5430.
Amarillo rock band Boss 420 will play 9 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2801 Virginia Circle; cover is $5. Amarillo singer-songwriter Brian Wynne will play at 9 p.m. Saturday; there's no cover. Call 806-352-3317.
The bar, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature Deathbelles at 11 p.m. Monday as part of the 6th St. Creepy Crawl festivities. There's no cover. Call 806-342-9000.
Amarillo country act The Jack C'Ryver Band 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. Saturday's festivities include a Halloween party with shot specials and a costume contest. Call 806-356-0873.
Amarillo rockers Vengeance will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover is $5. Then, for its Halloween party, the bar will host Amarillo rock band Loaded Six at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-355-6600.
Amarillo band Smokey City Rhythm Revue 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.
Buster Bledsoe will play a solo acoustic show at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the bar, 7150 S. Bell St. Call 806-418-4482.
Amarillo singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the coffeeshop, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. There's no cover. Call 806-803-9022.
Country band Bakersfield Twang will perform for a Halloween party 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.
Strange Saints will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave., for its Halloween celebration; cover is $7 or two for $10. Then, Amarillo rock band Afterthought will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7 or two for $10. Call 806-367-6163.
Amarillo rockers South of the Sun will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday show at the bar, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Call 806-331-7305.
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. ... 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., will feature karaoke for its Halloween party at 8 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149. ... 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. Call 806-356-0873. ... Buffalo Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features B-Man's Karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays. There's no cover. Call 806-655-4400.
(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these. Check there for daily updates. All listings are subject to change.)