Looking for some post-Thanksgiving entertainment to help you forget about that extra slice or two of pumpkin pie? True Austin Music Expert Greg Ackerman has picked a few top-notch shows happening over the weekend to quell your appetite (or bring it back).

  • Consider quintessential Austin rocker Alejandro Escovedo playing the Continental Club on Friday and Saturday at midnight. It's a late show but who doesn't like a few drinks before the band?

  • Austin native Gary Clark Jr. booked his homecoming at Stubb's BBQ and Antone's on Friday and Saturday evening, respectively. With multiple Austin Music Awards and an ACL Festival performance under his belt, it's easy to see why both of these shows are sold out but when there is a will there is a way! Also, check out the rest of the Stubb's weekend schedule, including their Gospel Brunch.


  • On Saturday night the Paramount Theatre hosts another group of Austin's own, alt-country and tuneful rock band The Wheeler Brothers, but tickets for this show are dwindling so you better get them fast!

  • If you're just looking for food and music in the same place, check out the menu and live music offerings at Threadgill's and Whip In.

To learn more about Greg, check out his work and his ticket giveaway for the Wheeler show this evening. Happy Thanksgiving!

Contributed by Greg Ackerman.