I always encourage you to go hit up the town on the weekends. I know we’re all busy, but you can grab a fancy dinner, some drinks, and still have time to enjoy some of the great music this town has to offer. There’s tons going on this weekend, so I’m going to spend a little time today looking at Friday night, that way you have time to plan your evening. I even added some overly basic genres behind the shows to give you an idea at what you could be in for. Read more
Hotel Vegas has our favorites Grape St, slanging catchy garage rock, joined by their friends Booher and Idle de’Classe as the opening acts. This show is built for rock n’ roll fans.
Cheer Up Charlies has the Taft album release. There’s some heavy-hitters opening, with Sweet Spirit, Lomelda and Isaiah the Mosaic opening the night’s festivities. If you go, pick up Taft’s new album.
Holy Mountain has a show hosted by our archenemies and friends from Side One Track One. John always puts together a good line-up (which is why I hate him); he’s got Ton Tons, Wild Moccasins and Tele Novella, so you get your creative pop mix here.
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There’s really only one show you NEED to go to. That’s the Ramesh album release over at the Belmont, which kicks off at 7 PM. I’ll be there, smiling, and hopefully selling LPs. But, for those of you who aren’t into Ramesh, which I completely respect, there’s tons going on tomorrow night, so here’s some places you might want to find yourself. Read more
When it hits September, the Austin music scene takes off completely. We’ve got a whole bunch of must see gigs this weekend with album releases and more left and right. Couldn’t highlight them all, so here’s my picks for you all. Tried to throw in a little of everything for equality’s sake. Read more
Man. The festivals and large events in this town never cease, and while I appreciate that, I’m a bit sick and tired of it all. Are you in the same boat? Perhaps you want to carefully venture downtown and catch some live music? You’re lucky, as the local bands are bringing you some great line-ups all over the map this weekend. Here’s a quick look at where you can go. Read more
Sometimes the madness that is the Austin music scene just never stops. This week’s been pretty ridiculous as it is, but the great shows keep coming…and I’m not just talking about that Vampire Weekend or Cloud Nothings show; there are some incredible local bills to catch, including a pretty awesome release show. Here’s my suggestions on where you might want to find yourself this weekend. Read more
This weekend, above most normal weekends, is a pretty good reason to go out. There’s a benefit being put on by sxswcares, raising money for victims of the SXSW tragedy. A lot of these venues are saving up for donations, are hosting events, as well as directing folks to various on-line auctions to raise money, so be sure to help support the worty cause; remind people what a great community we are. So, with that in mind, here are my suggestions for great shows to hit up this weekend. Read more
Well, we’re rolling into the dreaded holiday weekend that haunts a lot of people, but what better way to spend your Valentines Day by watching a great show, either with your loved one, or finding one. There’s tons going on this weekend, so I wanted to spotlight a few shows you should look into. Dinner and flowers are dumb; rock n’ roll is the way to go. Read more to find out where you should be.
Riding high on the waves of their stunning sophomore release, Hummingbird, Local Natives, from Los Angeles, took the familiar stage of the Moody Theater to a fairly enthusiastic crowd. Sandwiched between the two ACL festival weekends there was chitchat amongst those who had seen the group on the big stage last Friday, who would be seeing them the second weekend, or those who were just lucky enough to catch them at such an intimate venue. Having taken advantage of this bands’ delight in playing in Austin, I knew we were in for a real treat, as these gentlemen pack a great deal of passion and energy into their live shows, and Thursday night was no disappointment.
It’s a rare event these days when standing near the rear of venue, and realizing that it’s the best spot in the house. Such an exception took place last Thursday at Emo’s new venue when Simon Green (aka Bonobo) rode into town touting his latest 6-piece live band. Follow the jump for more from the show.