It’s that time once again folks, the weekend! Now, SXSW is nigh so we sort of (not really) understand if you want to stay home out of the somehow still cold weather. But if you’re like us and just can’t resist the live tunes, here’s a list of the shows, in no particular order that you shouldn’t be missing tonight and tomorrow night.
Check the jump for listings.
Andrew Collins has been a musician in the Austin scene for some time, most recently playing with LAX. Unfortunately, tragedy struck Andrew earlier this year, leaving him with some expensive bills to pay. But, like Austin does, the community has banded together to throw Andrew Fest, a two-day benefit featuring great acts like Sip Sip, Wild Child and BLXPLTN. They’re even bringing some of Andrew’s old friends out of the woodworks to reunite for the cause, namely Visitors and The Rise. You can grab tickets HERE, and all the funds go to support the cause. Plus, there will be lots of prizes and raffles courtesy of tons of great local folks. If you can’t make it, consider helping out by donating HERE.
Download: The Rise – The Fallacy Of Retrospective Determinism [MP3]
A Ty Segall show is always going to be an event at the Mohawk. Whether it’s his own performance, or the crowd jam packed into the space, you always leave knowing your place. Brian and I hit up his latest Austin stop last Friday, with local openers ThinkNoThink and Wand kicking the night off. Despite a drizzle here or there, it was sweltering inside, if one was to judge from the faces exiting the pit. Read on for a few brief thoughts and B. Gray’s photos.
The great thing about our fair city is that with all the huge traveling shows drawing people out, we can also sneak off to our favorite venues to catch a lot of the great local acts. And, for those of you out on the town already…you’ve had a few drinks so far, so you may as well go the extra mile and catch one of these three suggested shows below. I promise you won’t be disappointed in your night. Check out these gigs:
Think No Think, A. Sinclair, Lowen @ Mohawk – 9 PM – Free if you’re already at the Future Islands gig.
A Giant Dog, The Stuffies, Trustees, DJ Andrew McCalla @ Hotel Vegas – 9 PM – Not a single bad band on this bill.
Tele Novella, The Sour Notes @ Stubbs – 10 PM – It’s a free show following the modern day version of Wilson Phillips, Haim.
Here’s some tracks by some of the bands playing (A.Sinclair, A Giant Dog, Sour Notes) on the evening, hoping you go local, then go home.