After a recently-relocated-to-Austin coworker went to Blues on the Green was stunned by the number of people and quality of the show, I figured I would check in on the last show of the season to see what’s doing. After all, live music is dying in Austin.
Shakey Graves has been on a roll lately, playing to bigger and bigger crowds at festivals, getting booked on late night television. Fellow photographers that were at Lolla said his set was a festival highlight. The local boy, born and raised, is poised to be a big export. Blues on the Green is certainly not pigeon-holing artists to the blues anymore as they also threw Hail-Mary with Rider Against the Storm, a hip-hop collective of good musicians and two-time winners of the Austin Music Awards’ Band of the Year.
Read on for a few thoughts and plenty of pics…
We are wrapping up Austin City Limits 2013 coverage with this giant summary of links and a massive amount of photos not previously shared. We had a ton of coverage, from tweets galore to interviews of ATH faves. You can see plenty of pics from Weekend One. I didn’t have the fancy wristband that gets you up close and personal for big camera fun. I did have the most fun of any ACL I have ever been to thanks to a group of amazing friends I call fambly.
Someone make the rain go away! It’s dampening my spirts, and it’s dampening the grounds about town, but that won’t stop us at Free Week. Tuesday had tons of hits, but we’re pushing forward with another great evening of live music from Austin’s hard working musical class. Get out there and enjoy some free rock n’ roll. Read more
Man, there’s tons of good local acts doing their things all over the great city of Austin, so I just wanted to highlight a few of the must see acts…you can pick your favorite, or hop all about.
Deep Time w/ Hidden Ritual and Blackgum @ Mohawk — $6 — Doors @ 9 PM
Calm Blue Sea opening for Ours @ Emos East — $15 — Doors @ 8 PM
Mother Falcon w/ Les Rav and Shakey Graves @ The Parish — $10 — Doors @ 8 PM
The Preservation w/ Bobby Jealousy and Major Major Major @ Frank — $6 — Doors @ 9:30 PM
Here’s a hit by Deep Time and Calm Blue Sea to get you in the mood: