October is a great time for Houston music fans, as it's the time of year when the music-fest juggernaut that is Austin City Limits affords us a taste of some of the finest new music of the year. To celebrate, this mixtape is full of the cream of the ACL crop, from the aughts electro-pop trio Two Door Cinema Club (October 6, Revention Music Center) to the nouveau classic country singer Margo Price (October 5, House of Blues) to the laid-back indie stylings of L.A.'s Saint Motel (October 4, House of Blues).
For those of you who can't be bothered with ACL's music blitz, plenty of homegrown musicians playing in town this month too. New to the mixtape is rapper Guilla (October 6, The Secret Group), alternative singer songwriter Walker Lukens (October 15, Continental Club), and social-justice rockers The Wheel Workers (October 26, Satellite Bar). Now that temperatures are regularly below 90 degrees, you've got no excuse, Houston. Put on your hoodie and get out to one of these shows.