The Drop Everything List

The Gourds, the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, Okkervil River, and Fantastic Fest
The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from seeing Okkervil River perform in Dallas to cheering for the CEO of Alamo Drafthouse as he throws down in a bare-knuckle boxing match in Austin. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss. [Sep 16–Sep 23]


Warts and All
The Gourds are the national band of Austin. Their junkyard sound crisscrosses the roots-music spectrum, with a wacked-out, independent spirit. For their 10th studio album, Old Mad Joy, the fivesome recorded in Woodstock, New York, relinquishing production duties to Larry Campbell, an associate of Bob Dylan and Levon Helm. What you get is

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