Play Here's Music Picks for May 20 to 26
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

A breakdown of the live music offerings at all of Amarillo's major venues, from local acts to touring favorites.

Austin’s Texas Pub

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Tropical-rock singer Brittany Kingery will perform at 9 p.m. today at Austin’s Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover is $5. The beach-ified singer is on her “Tequila Talking” tour, so maybe a shot or two is in order. Call 806-803-9063.


Burger Bar

Singer-guitarist Clark Griffin will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Burger Bar, 614 S. Polk St. Call 806-376-4700.


The 806

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On the bill for the week at The 806 coffee shop, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave., are Twin Cities at 9 p.m. today, Duane Mark at 9 p.m. Sunday, Babylon Breakers at 9 p.m. Monday and the outstanding Texas indie act The March Divide at 9 p.m. Thursday. Shows are free, but donations are accepted. Call 806-322-1806.


Golden Light Cantina

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The always-energetic Tex-Mex / country fusion band The Tejas Brothers will return to town for a 10 p.m. show today at Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover is $10. … Amarillo’s Texas country stars The Tommy Gallagher Band will play at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $7. … Local Americana act Playa Lake will do a double-bill with Colorado-based “trashgrass” band Tejon Street Corner Thieves at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Cover is $5. … Amarillo-based Americana band Comanche Moon will play at 10 p.m. Thursday. Cover is $5. Call 806-374-9237.


Hoot’s Pub

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The Shane Rogers Band will return to town for a 10 p.m. show today at Hoot’s Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover is $7. … Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler — who I interviewed earlier this week for FM90; click here to listen — will headline a big show at 10 p.m. Saturday. Also on the bill are Texas acts Mark McKinney and Aaron Copeland. Cover is $12. Call 806-358-9560.


House Bar

Golden Spread, a new act featuring Michael Blackwell, late of Western Plaza, will play at 10 p.m. today at House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. Call 806-677-6450.


Joe Taco

Singer-songwriter J. Trial will perform at 6 p.m. today on the patio at Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. Call 806-331-8226.



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The Texas Blues Runners, fronted by Amarillo native Stephen Crane, will return to town for a 9:30 p.m. Saturday show at Leftwood’s, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Crane was the lead singer of Baby, Amarillo’s hottest band in the 1970s. The band toured the Midwest throughout the decade before ultimately falling apart after moving to California to pursue a recording deal. Crane stayed out west and performed with the likes of Glenn Frey and Cherie Curie before returning to Texas more than a decade ago. His blues band has found considerable success within the genre. Cover is $8. Call 806-367-9840.


Midnight Rodeo

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Texas country act The Casey Donahew Band will continue the rollout of its new EP, Pre-Party, with a 9 p.m. show today at Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. The Burleson native is known for redneck anthems like “White Trash Story” and “Double Wide Dreams,” and songs on the new EP like “Country Song” and “White Trash Bay” fit right into that wheelhouse. Cover is $18 ages 21 and older or $20 ages 18 to 20. … The venue’s Amarillo Live! concert series continues Saturday with country band Shotgun Rider. Cover is $6 for ages 21 and older or $10 for ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.


Palace Coffee Co.

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High Plains Public Radio will bring its Living Room Concerts series to Palace Coffee Co., 420 15th St. in Canyon, for an 8 p.m. show today featuring Nikki Talley, Jason Sharp and Retrospection. They ask for a $15 suggested donation. Call 806-367-9088.


Smokey Joe’s

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Duo Jimmy Taylor & Dono will play at 8 p.m. today, followed by longtime Amarillo favorites Anderson, Flesher & Key with Drexel at 8 p.m. Saturday at Smokey Joe’s, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-331-6698.


Spring Fling Bluegrass

The Panhandle Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association will continue its third-annual Spring Fling bluegrass jam through Saturday at the Fifth Season Inn & Suites, 6801 W. Interstate 40. Room rentals are available, or just come listen to the picking. Call 806-372-2826 or 806-622-0361.



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Rock band Mustard will play a two-night stand at 10 p.m. today and Saturday at Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Joining them is Austin rock band Another De Sade, hand-picked by Mustard frontman Jack Mustard for the gig. Cover is $5. Call 806-355-6600.


Western Horseman Club

Gary Nix & West Texas will play at 9 p.m. Saturday at Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.


Whiskey River

Dallas-based country-rock band Big Trouble in Texas will play at 10 p.m. today at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover is $7. Call 806-367-6163.


Zombiez Bar & Grill

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A quartet of Lubbock and Amarillo metal bands will rock out Friday at Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Lubbock bands Mfasis and Bastion will be joined by Amarillo’s Century of Silence and In the Mind of Asterion. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. … Rock act The Smeaton Brothers Band will play at 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 806-331-7305.


Open mics

Maggie Burt hosts an open jam at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Hoot’s Pub. …Trent Britten hosts at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Sixth Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. … Thomas Thompson hosts an open-mic night at 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. … Mike Chism and Lee Scheetz host open mic nights at 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. … Clint Culwell hosts open mics at 9 p.m. Thursdays at Austin’s Texas Pub


(Thanks to Amarillo Music Scene on Facebook for help in compiling these.)


Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at on Facebook.