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]
Friday is another one of those rare (or not so rare) days in Austin that comes around every once and a while that blows the minds of us music types. The day is so jammed full of music goodness that we are dedicating a whole post just to Friday’s shows. Which one are you headed to?
The Parish: Elvis Perkins & A. A. Bondy @ 8pm for $14.
Mohawk: Bishop Allen and Darwin Deez outside @ 8pm. Tickets for $10.
Stubbs: Indie supergroup Monsters of Folk @ 7pm for just $35.
Beerland: Local boys Frantic Clam, Visitors, Basic & Hotel Hotel for only $5 @ door.
Austin Music Hall: Mastodon, Dethklok, High on Fire, & Converge @ 6:30 for $35.
Red 7: The Revival Tour with Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (Sparta), Frank Turner, Possessed By Paul James, & Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (Drag the River) for only $10.
The Donkeys, a band we told you about earlier this summer, are blowing through Austin on Wednesday night at the Mohawk. So, if you aren’t enjoying the GZA show over at Emo’s, buy some tickets to a stellar indie rock show at Mohawk. Doors are set to open at 10pm with opening act Visitors kicking things off followed by Golden Bear.