Sunday Roadhouse presents a show Sunday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. at Waiting Room. Will Sexton and Amy LaVere perform. Will Sexton is a well-known Austin musician who was playing gigs with his brother Charlie when they were kids. By the time he was 16, Will had a recording contract with MCA Records. He has built a career as a solo artist, songwriter and sideman. See willsexton.com. Amy LaVere is an Americana singer-songwriter-bassist whose most recent disc was produced by Craig Silvey, who mixed Arcade Fire’s Grammy-winning Suburbs. LaVere previously worked with iconic roots musician and producer Jim Dickinson. She portrayed Wanda Jackson in the movie Walk the Line. See amylavere.com. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 day of show. See sundayroadhouse.com. Upcoming Sunday Roadhouse shows include Robbie Fulks Nov. 3 and Commander Cody founder Bill Kirchen Nov. 17.
21st Saloon & Zoo Bar
A favorite of Josh Hoyer’s, Los Angeles singer-songwriter David Vidal plays the Zoo with the house band Monday, Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m. Check davidvidal.net. Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers bring their funky blues to the Zoo stage Friday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Carolyn Wonderland rocks Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Saturday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. Writer’s Note: Carolyn Wonderland’s show has been cancelled by the artist due to a death in the family. The Zoo has a special show with guitarist-vocalist Coco Montoya Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m. Chicago’s straight-up blues band Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials hits the Zoo Bar next Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-9 p.m.
The 21st Saloon hosts Pacific Northwest roots-blues trio Too Slim & The Taildraggers Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Lil’ Ed & the boys are up at The 21st Saloon Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m.
Lincoln’s Zoo Bar joins Duffy’s, the Bourbon Theatre and seven other venues to host the 10th annual Lincoln Calling. The multi-band, multi-venue event showcases a variety of musical styles with over 100 local and regional bands and DJs scheduled to perform Oct. 15-19. See lincolncalling.com for schedule & details.
Denver’s Fox Street Allstars, Westword’s 2013 Best Traditional Rock band, bring their eclectic roots-rock sounds to Venue 51, 1951 St. Mary’s, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 p.m. Lymphnode Maniacs opens. See foxstreetband.com.
Saturday, Oct. 19, is Benson Zombie Walk night, Travelling Mercies plays a free show at Barley Street Tavern, 9 p.m., with General B & the Wiz (St. Paul, MN), The Big Deep and Ten O’Clock Scholars.
40SINNERS plugs in at McKenna’s Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
The horn-driven sounds of Orgone play Waiting Room Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 p.m. with Satchel Grande.