Play Here's Music Picks for the weekend of Sept. 23 and beyond
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
El Trio Cortez will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the downtown restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. Call 806-373-8889.
Amarillo Community Market
Ray Wilson provide tunes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday during the outdoor market, which will move for another week (to make room for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure) to the parking lot of the Santa Fe Building, 10th Avenue and Tyler Street.
Singer-songwriter (and honorary Texan) Chris Knight will at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. And Cooder Graw will close out the fair with a 9:30 p.m. Saturday show. Concerts are free with fair admission. Call 806-376-7767. (Click on their names to read my interviews with them.)
The bar, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature Amarillo singer-songwriter Brian Wynne at 10 p.m. Friday; there's no cover charge. Then, Amarillo singer-songwriter Ray Wilson & The Time Travelers will give a 10 p.m. Saturday show; cover is $5. DJ Hobbit Feet will spin tunes for Sunday Funday beginning around 2 p.m. Call 806-803-9063.
Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss will perform at 7 p.m. Friday 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 country band Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. There's no cover charge. Call 806-373-9149.
The Burger Bar
Matt Lemburg and friends will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 614 S. Polk St. Josh Armstrong will play at 7 p.m. Saturday, and Justin Harmon will play at 7 p.m. Thursday. There's no cover.
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.
Pop-punk bands Amestris and Tonight We Fight will perform at 9 p.m. Sunday at the coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. The Lark and the Loon, a blues/folk duo from Arkansas, will play at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Indie rock band Televangelist will headline the Wednesday-night open-mic night starting around 8. And indie singer Emby Alexander will play at 9 p.m. Thursday. Shows are free, but donations are accepted. Call 806-322-1806.
The FireSongs concert series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10, with Amarillo singer-songwriter Rick Branigan. 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.
Gerb's Wurst Bar
Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform with son Choice Yates at 9 p.m. Friday at the bar and restaurant, 7145 S. Bell St.
Golden Light Cantina
Amarillo rock band Loudmouth Lisa will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5. Amarillo singer-songwriter Maggie Burt and band, along with Josh Adams and Brandon Todd, will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $7. Burt will record the show and release tracks to promote and raise funds for her upcoming debut album. Call 806-374-9237.
'80s masters The Cassettes will play at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 2424 Hobbs Road; cover is $10. The bar will throw a Customer Appreciation Night on Saturday with performances by Cody Jasper, Eddie & The Eat and Clark Griffin; admission is free. And alt-country favorite Ian Moore will return to town for a 10 p.m. Thursday show with opener Jesse Dayton; cover is $10. 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.
Clark Griffin will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. There's no cover. Call 806-677-6450.
Amarillo bluesman Johnny Reverb Holston will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2108 Paramount Blvd. There's no cover. Call 806-463-7900.
DJ Element spins every Friday at the bar, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. DJ RoRo will spin Saturday. Cover is $5 after midnight. Call 806-418-8971.
Touring blues band Tony Holiday & The Velvetones will play at 10 p.m. Friday the bar, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover is $5, and look for Amarillo musician Cody Downes on bass. Then, the delightfully named Georgia dance band Funk You will play at 10 p.m. Saturday; cover is $5. Call 806-367-9840.
Amarillo-born, Fort Worth-residing country band Shotgun Rider will return to town for a 10 p.m. Saturday show at the bar, 4400 S. Georgia St.; cover is $10 for ages 21 and older and $12 ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.
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.
Mike Fuller will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. Dean Yates and Mary Lyn Halley from Insufficient Funds will play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Yvonne Perea will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 806-350-5430.
Rocker Gabe Marinez of Boss 420 will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the bar, 2801 Virginia Circle; there's no cover charge. Call 806-352-3317.
Amarillo country band Panhandle Wind 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. Call 806-356-0873.
Amarillo rockers Twice on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Friday at the restaurant, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. Then, Amarillo bluesman Johnny Reverb Holston will be joined by the Scott Brothers for an 8 p.m. Saturday show. There's no cover charge for any show. 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.
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 Tyler Higgins will play at 7 p.m. Friday at the coffee shop, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. There's no cover.
Clovis, N.M., country band Will Banister & The Modern-Day Ramblers 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 bar, 711 S.W. 10th Ave., will host Amarillo singer-songwriter Andy Chase at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $5. Call 806-331-7305.
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. ... 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.)