28: Bombasta, Las Cafeteras (L.A.), Los Nahuatlatos at the official grand opening of the new Boneshakers ($6, 9pm, 306 Austin, boneshakersonline.com).
1: The Dirty Clergy at Nightrocker (605 San Pedro, 210/265-3573, more info in Sound and Fury blog at blogs.sacurrent.com).
3: Circa Survive at Sunset Station.
6: Alternate Universe Music Festival at the Alamodome with The Wallflowers, Girl in a Coma, Ghostland Observatory, The Joy Formidable, Wavves, Nobody Beats the Drum, and Education (ticketmaster.com). And Mrs. Howl fan appreciation party at Martini Ranch with Static Mind, Langton Drive, Bite Lip Bleed, and Ledaswan.
7: The Heroine, Memory of a Melody, and more at Sunken Garden Amphitheatre.
12: Grouplove at Josabi's.
13: Queensryche, Michael Schenker, Dokken at Sunken Garden Amphitheatre.
14: Antibalas and Brownout at Échale Latin Estyles at the Pearl. (free)
20: Texas Tornados at AT&T Center.
21: ZZ Top at Majestic.
2: Carla Morrison and La Santa Cecilia at Échale Latin Estyles at the Pearl.
10: Taj Mahal at Gruene Hall.
15: Deftones at Sunken Garden.
16: Eddie Vedder at Lila Cockrell and Social Distortion at Backstage Live.
17: The Wailers at the Korova.
21: Matisyahu at Backstage Live.
27: Steve Winwood at Majestic.
30: Rush at AT&T Center.
WORTH DRIVING FOR
The festivals you can't miss, and other shows that will feed your love-hate relationship with Austin
Austin City Limits
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Neil Young, Iggy & The Stooges, The Roots, and dozens more. (aclfestival.com)
Fun Fun Fun Fest
Santigold, X (yes, that X, "Los Angeles" included), Public Image Ltd. (led by John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten), the reunion of Run-DMC, and dozens more (funfunfunfest.com)
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Oct: Bonnie Raitt with Randall Bramblett (3), Pat Metheny Unity Band (4), Erykah Badu (11), Melissa Etheridge (12), Prince Royce (13), Jack White (ACLTV taping on the 14th, acltv.com/upcoming-tapings), Norah Jones (19).
Nov: Los Lonely Boys (8), Juanes (16), Lupe Fiasco (17), The Wallflowers (18) (acl-live.com)
BLUES ON THE RIVER
Gary Clark Jr.
The hottest bluesman alive comes back to SA days before the release of Blak and Blu, his first full-length album, out October 23. $25, 7pm Thu, Oct 11, Arneson River Theater, 418 Villita, prekindle.com