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Show Of The Week

June 21, 2017

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This week there’s a show that I’ve been excited about for a bit now, and it’s Magna Carda’s Good Friday (Part 5) at the Mohawk.  Presented by 101X Homegrown Live (that’s my radio show!), it also features Bobby Sessions, Zeale + NGHT HCKLRS (as Blastfamous USA), Kydd Jones and DJ Charlie.  It’s going to be fantastic.  Come on out and let’s get sweaty with some of Austin’s best hip hop acts.

Advance tix are $12. Day of show tix will be $15. Doors 8:00pm. ALL AGES.


BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Steve Gunn, Meg Baird at The North Door
- Pretty Shitty, A. Sinclair, Bond Twins, Talkies at Fine Southern Gentlemen
- Boogarins at The Sidewinder

Thursday:
- Ancient River, Westerners, The Sour Notes at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- Young Tongue, Belcurve at Barrel O’ Fun
- Future, Young Thug, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, Zoey Dollaz at Austin360 Amphitheater

Saturday:
- Knife in the Water, The Crack Pipes, Will Courtney at Hotel Vegas
- Croy & The Boys, Bad Lovers, John Schooley, DJs Corey & Caleb at Hotel Vegas
- Jonathan Terrell, Strahan & The Good Neighbors, Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls, Batty Jr. at Hotel Vegas
- A Giant Dog, Missing Pages, Dead Flowers at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Booher, Whalers, Corvette Summer, The Dizzease, Brother Superior at Cheer Up Charlies
- Danny Malone, Sydney Wright, Color Candy at Cheer Up Charlies
- Abram Shook, Good Field, Ruby Fray at the Mohawk
- Star Parks, The Belle Sounds at 3ten ACL Live

Sunday:
- Murder By Death, Tiger Army, Tim Barry at the Mohawk
- Jacuzzi Boys, The Zoltars, Crocodile Tears at the Mohawk

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Show Of The Week

June 14, 2017

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There are a lot of things happening this week – Solstice Festival, a slew of local album releases parties (Quin Galavis, Night Drive, Matthew Logan Vasquez) and something called Fasten Fest (with Beach Fossils!).  When I scan all the listings though, one show in particular sticks out, and it’s Eternal Summers with local faves Tres Oui and Lola Tried on the inside stage at the Mohawk this Saturday.  All three bands are fantastic, and they’ll sound stellar in that small room.  You should drop in and soak up a slew of great pop tunes.  Tix are $10.

PS – Rain and other unfortunate circumstances have bumped some of the recent shows I’ve booked for 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Concert Series, but I feel good that this week’s gig is going to happen.  So, come on out to Ernie’s on the Lake this Sunday for A. Sinclair, Summer Salt and Lowin.  Music starts at 5pm.  FREE!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Transit Method, On Delay, Maxam at the Mohawk
- Matthew Squires, Mathew Wojcik, Julian Hernandez at the Carousel Lounge
- Blues on the Green with Grupo Fantasma, Hard Proof at Zilker Park
- Merchandise, B Boys, Street Themes at The Sidewinder

Thursday:
- Spiral Stairs, Moving Panoramas at 3ten ACL Live
- Jonathan Terrell at Oskar Blues Brewery
- Solstice Festival -
El Tule, Money Chicha, Tio Chico at Empire Control Room
Henry + the Invisibles, The Lagoons, Huggy & the Feel Goodz, Emme at the Mohawk

Holiday Mountain, GGOOLLDD, The Bishops at the Mohawk

Omenihu, Nicolas Azlon, Alesia Lani, TBA at The Sidewinder
Riders Against the Storm, Black Rodeo, Melat at The Sidewinder

Friday:
- Quin Galavis at Beerland
- Octopus Project, Ringo Deathstarr, Mystic Braves, The Creation Factory at Barracuda
- Half-O-Ween 6 with Mean Jolene, Popper Burns, Stretch Panic, Count Davula and His Vampire Brides at the Sahara Lounge
- Night Drive, Orthy, Keeper, Single Lash, Lambda at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Milligan Vaughan Project at Antone’s
- Matthew Logan Vasquez, Glass Grapes, Jason Blum at the Continental Club
- Solstice Festival -
Bayonne, The Midnight Stroll, The Wild Now at Empire Control Room
Continental Drift, Ten Foot Beast, Hour Band at the Mohawk

The London Souls, Leopold and his Fiction, Otis the Destroyer at the Mohawk

Groove Think, Kev Bev & the Woodland Creatures, Shane Cooley, Josh Koons Band at The Sidewinder

Nina Diaz, Charlie Belle, Light Wheel at The Sidewinder

Saturday:
- Fasten Fest with Beach Fossils, Quiet Company, Trouble in the Streets, El Rancho, The Roomsounds, Those Poor Serfs, The Nightowls, Darrin Bradbury, Mama K and the Shades, DJ Justin Martin at Fair Market
- Girlpool, Snail Mail at Barracuda
- Jonathan Terrell, Carson McHone at 3ten ACL Live
- Clyde and Clem, Harvest Thieves, Heavens To Betsy, Leslie Reynaga at the Hole in the Wall
- Solstice Festival -
JJ Grey & Mofro, Built to Spill, The Bright Light Social Hour, Los Coast, Sweet Crude, The Halfways, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Radio Moscow, Capyac, Mobley, Hunter Sharpe, Slomo Drags at Pan Am Park
Mobley, Capyac at Empire Control Room

Sunday:
- Thelma & The Sleaze, Birdcloud, The Rated Exes, Mean Jolene at Hotel Vegas
- RG Lowe at Waterloo Records

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Show Of The Week

June 7, 2017

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I’m very excited about At The Drive In tonight at Stubb’s and Sigur Ros’ shows at ACL Live on Friday and Saturday.  However, those are all SOLD OUT, and I believe it would be sort of lame to tell you to go to them.  So, instead I’m going to pivot and recommend something a little different – The Austin Record Label Flea Market.  The event is in its second year and will be happening on Saturday from 1pm to 6pm at 3TEN.  Go snatch up some local records and support the scene!  By the way, A. Sinclair and The Sour Bridges will be playing whilst you browse LPs from the following labels …

Modern Outsider
Austin Town Hall Records
Western Vinyl
Nine Mile Records & Touring
Keeled Scales
Super Secret Records
Holodeck Records
Launch Cycle
Chicken Ranch Records
Saint Marie Records

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Lomelda, Adult Mom, Free Cake for Every Creature at Shirley’s Temple
- Major Grizz at Stubb’s

Thursday:
- Summer Salt, Crumb, Lance Bangs, Tasi at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Canvas People, HotBed, Wonderbitch, Darkbird at the Mohawk
- Harvest Thieves at Stubb’s
- Old 97′s, Shooter Jennings at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Ruby Fray, Dream Home, Cybil Striper, Jungle H. Green at The Swan Dive

Friday:
- Big Bill, Suspirians, Soaked, Soda Lillies at The Electric Church
- Com Truise + Clark, Roland Tings at the Mohawk
- JEFF The Brotherhood at The Sidewinder
- Black Books, Feverbones at Barrel O’ Fun

Saturday:
- The Hood Internet, Air Credits at The Sidewinder
- Obscured by Echoes, Jerk, Darkbird, Genuine Leather at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Clouds Are Ghosts, Knifight, Honeyrude at the Mohawk
- (Sandy) Alex G, Japanese Breakfast, Cende at the Parish
- Loteria, The Bad Invaders, Many Birthdays, Paperback at Stay Gold
- Muse, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pvris at Austin360 Amphitheater
- Jackie Venson, Nate Boff at Antone’s
- Matt The Electrician, The Deer at 3ten ACL Live

Sunday:
- Ramesh, BUHU, Needle Points at Cheer Up Charlies
- Miike Snow, Klangstof at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

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Show Of The Week

May 24, 2017

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It’s a holiday weekend, so there’s a large amount of shows happening around town.  See below for extra recommendations.  If you’re just looking to go all out at one though, my pick is Ty Segall at Stubb’s on Saturday.  Here are there reasons.  1) He’s always a blast live.  2) His latest self titled album is a good one. 3) For $20 you get to see Mr. Segall plus Christian Bland, Meatbodies and The Zoltars.  What a deal!  Go have a blast.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- X, Folk Uke, John Egan at the Mohawk
- Cotton Mather, Wiretree, Slomo Drags at 3ten ACL Live

Thursday:
- The Black Angels at Waterloo Records
- Pearl Earl, Que Pasa, Pataphysics, Kay Odyssey at Cheer Up Charlies
- Bidi Bidi Banda, The Reputations at Hotel Vegas
- Metalachi, El Conjunto Nueva at Stubb’s
- Growl, Tres Ouis, Blushing at the Hole in the Wall

Friday:
- Otis The Destroyer, Blood Pumps, Think No Think, Magic Rockers of Texas at Hotel Vegas
- Black Books, Residual Kid, Slomo Drags, Modern Medicine, DJ Fitnez at Cheer Up Charlies
- Hard Proof, Greyhounds, Cilantro Boombox at the Mohawk
- Meat Puppets, Mike Watt & The Tom and Jerry Show at Barracuda
- The Joe Jacksons, Go Fever at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Brownout, Tameca Jones, DJ Steven Lee Moya at Antone’s

Saturday:
- Meatbodies, Annabelle Chairlegs at Hotel Vegas
- Dream Machine at Hotel Vegas
- Dillinger Escape Plan, American Sharks, Illustrations at the Mohawk
- Teenage Cavegirl, The Ghost Wolves, Jamey Simms, Magic Rockers of Texas at The Swan Dive
- Brownout, Kalu James’ Electric Joint, Money Chicha at Antone’s
- Reverend Horton Heat, Flat Duo Jets, Rosie Flores, Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business at Come and Take It Live
- Abram Shook, Upper Deck Pets at Barrel O’ Fun

Sunday:
- Wavves, Kino Kimino at the Mohawk
- Star Parks, Birthday Club, Pearl Crush, Single Lash at Cheer Up Charlies
- A. Sinclair, El Lago, Elijah Ford, Sounds del Mar at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

May 17, 2017

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Know what I’ve really been digging this year?  Conor Oberst’s Salutations.  It’s a great album with a slew of comfy country tunes on it, and I’ve left it on repeat a lot so far in 2017.  If I’m lucky, he’ll play most of it at ACL Live this Friday.  Or he won’t and I’ll have a good time anyways because its Conor Oberst, man of many great songs.  By the way, be sure to show up early to see the fantastic Julien Baker.  That girl is a legit talent.

Tix are $35-46.

Side note, also on Friday (and just below the Conor Oberst gig) is The Wild Now’s EP release party at 3TEN at ACL Live.  If you’re going to see Oberst, you should hop down and watch some of this local act’s set.  They have some fantastic pop tunes.

Tix are $10.  Shoot an email HERE for a chance to win a pair of guest list spots for The Wild Now!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Thurston Moore Group at the Mohawk
- Basketball Shorts at the Mohawk

Thursday:
- Crooked Bangs, Hidden Ritual, Lung Letters, Autlier at Hotel Vegas
- Hot Luck Festival with Black Lips, Big Bill, Surfbort at Barracuda
- Ringo Deathstarr, Krista Van Liew, Ultraviolet, Knifight, This Cold Night, ANDY, Graffiti Trials, Jacob Green, Scorpio DJ Sets at Cheer Up Charlies
- Lowin, Star Parks at Stubb’s
- Genuine Leather, Magic Rockers of Texas, Sun June at the Sahara Lounge
- The B-52s at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Friday:
- The Damned, The BellRays at the Mohawk
- Bad Sports, UVH, Xetas, Super Thief at the Mohawk
- Flesh Lights, Street Eaters, Nameless Frames at Hotel Vegas
- Ben Millburn, Girling, A. Sinclair at The Sidewinder
- Hot Luck Festival with Shonen Knife, Mean Jolene, Missing Pages at Barracuda
- Hot Luck Festival with Rayland Baxter, Jonathan Terrell, Carson McHone at the White Horse

Saturday:
- JD Clark, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas
- Star Parks, The Battlemen, Silver Ships at The Sidewinder
- Jr. Jr. at Empire Control Room
- Food Group, Thor & Friends, Botany, Smile, Zettajoule, Roaring Sun at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Gonn at Stubb’s
- Hot Luck Festival with Black Joe Lewis, Bad Lovers, Payton Andrew Green at Barracuda
- Hot Luck Festival with Robert Ellis, Harvest Thieves, Altamesa at the White Horse
- Big Bill, Ladyfang, MAMIS at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, Russian Circles at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- Carson McHone, Jonathan Terrell, Booher, Motion Hotel at Barracuda
- Go Fever, Blood Pumps at Kebabalicious
- New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at the Erwin Center

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Show Of The Week

May 10, 2017

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Here’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a while now – The Octopus Project’s Memory Mirror gigs!  There are three happening on Friday (7pm, 9pm, 11pm) at the Bob Bullock Museum, and they all promise to utilize “multi-sensory special-effects and experimental digital, electronic and instrumental sounds in 9-channel surround sound with immersive multi-screen visuals, rumble seats, indoor weather effects and much more.”  Oh boy.  It’s going to be rad.  Don’t miss it.

Tix are $18.  By the way, there are only tickets available for the 11pm show, so don’t wait to jump in.  Also, full disclosure, this one is presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown.

PS – My longtime favorites Mono are playing Barracuda this Sunday.  I know that’s both the end of the weekend and Mother’s Day, but they’re always awesome.  Come hang.  Tix are $15.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The XX, Sampha at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Sondre Lerche at Antone’s
- Girl in a Coma at 3ten ACL Live
- Borzoi, Leche, Unknown Relatives, Talkies, Popper Burns at Beerland
- Mitski, Helado Negro, Jesika at the Mohawk
- Grivo, Wildfires, Record Lows at the Mohawk

Thursday:
- The XX, Sampha at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Friday:
- The Besnard Lakes, The Life and Times at Barracuda
- Tres Oui, Roaring Sun at Beerland
- Big Bill, Pollen Rx, Mean Jolene, Leather Girls, Go Fever at Hotel Vegas
- Carry Illinois, Star Parks, Lex Land at the Mohawk
- Borrisokane, Shmu, Ramesh, Young Tongue, Honey Son at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tycho, Khruangbin at Stubb’s
- Chevelle, Aeges, Silver Snakes at Emo’s
- Night Drive, Yes Ma’am Brass Band at Mueller Lake Park

Saturday:
- Tamarron, Lochness Mobsters, The Sun Machine, Soaked at Hotel Vegas
- Molly Burch, Julian Neel, June West at The Sidewinder
- Eagle Claw, Amplified Heat, Ladykiller, Salo at The Swan Dive
- Soda Lilies, Birthday Club, Critical Dad, Stretch Panic at The Electric Church
- Brian Wilson (playing Pet Sounds) with special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Index Fest with Local Natives, Frenship, Grizfolk, Calliope Musicals, DJ Mark Markus at the Austin American Statesman
- Weird City Festival with Sweet Summer featuring Cupcake, Magna Carda, LNS Crew, Scuare, Space Camp Death Squad with Bird Peterson, K-Rino, Killa Kyleon, Wallaby and Bobbes, Black DaVinci, Worldwide, Bamsworth Belli, T.Y.E. at the Mohawk

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Show Of The Week

May 3, 2017

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There’s so much going on this weekend, and I’m out of all of it due to two weddings.  I’ve really got to tighten up my friend circle.  Just kidding.  On the show front, here’s what I think you should do – support Levitation.  The festival took a pretty big hit last year when bad weather forced its cancellation, and now it’s only in club-form for 2017.  If you ask me, this is the perfect time to show all the love for the fest!  Get out there.  There are three shows to choose from.  All are presented by Levitation!

Tix are HERE. Set times are HERE.

Thursday: Golden Dawn Arkestra, Superfonicos, Annabelle Chairlegs, Dream Machine, Dallas Acid, The Sun Machine, Sitarji, DJ Al Lover at Barracuda

Friday: Night Beats, Holy Wave, A Giant Dog, American Sharks, Chris Catalena, Rotten Mangos, Al Lover, Teevee at Barracuda

Saturday: Mr. Elevator, L.A. Witch, Cool Ghouls, The Sister Rays at Hotel Vegas

PS – I’ve got another edition of the 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series this Sunday out at Ernie’s On The Lake.  Come see Eric Tessmer, Skyline and Wild Bill And The Lost Knobs.  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Vampyre, Oozer, Riot Punch, Screamin J at Beerland
- NE-HI, Tamarron, Junkie at The Sidewinder

Thursday:
- New Found Glory (performing Catalyst and Nothing Gold Can Stay), Trash Boat at the Mohawk
- Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh at the Cactus Cafe

Friday:
- The Sword, Croy & the Boys, Chamberlain Greene at the Mohawk
- Alex Napping, Lomelda, Ama, Caroline Says, DJ Mary Magdalena at Cheer Up Charlies
- Summer Salt, The Walters, Roses, Daphne at The Sidewinder
- Bidi Bidi Banda, Su Madre at 3ten ACL Live
- Heavenly States, Ladyfang at the Hole in the Wall

Saturday:
- The New Pornographers, Waxahatchee at Stubb’s
- San Saba County at Stubb’s
- New Found Glory (performing Sticks & Stones and self-titled), Trash Boat at the Mohawk
- Hikes, Buhu, Whit, Dream Attics at The Swan Dive
- Good Field, Tamarron at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Derby in the City Music Festival with Citizen Cope, Black Pistol Fire, Kentucky Derby on Jumbotron, Sweet Spirit, Los Coast, The Watters at the Austin American Statesman
- JMBLYA 2017 with Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane, Steve Aoki, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, 6lack, Young Dolph, Snow Tha Product, YFN Lucci, Pell, DJ Mr. Rogers, DJ uLOVEi at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
- Pecan Street Festival with My Jerusalem, BLXPLTN, Palm Daze, The Dizzease and more on 6th Street

Sunday:
- Pecan Street Festival with Annabelle Chairlegs, Christina Cavazos, Evil Triplet and more on 6th Street

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Show Of The Week

April 26, 2017

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This is one of those fun sort of weeks where I couldn’t pick just one show to tell you to attend, so I’m going with two.  Thankfully they’re on different nights, so you can totally do both!  Anyhow, throw on your serious face and catch the legendary PJ Harvey on Friday at Stubb’s, then go with your party face for magnificent rockers Peelander Z on Saturday at Barracuda.

PJ Harvey tix are $60.
Peelander Z tix are $12.  Residual Kid will open.

PS – Round 2 of the booked-by-me 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series is this Sunday at Ernie’s On The Lake. Come see Emily Wolfe, Otis The Destroyer and Cory Reinisch (of Harvest Thieves).  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Dengue Fever, Red Baraat, Hard Proof at the Mohawk
- BUHU, Critical Dad, ANDY at Cheer Up Charlies
- Little Dragon, GoldLink, Kronika at Stubb’s
- Otis the Destroyer at COLLiDE atx

Thursday:
- Crooked Bangs, NIKE at Beerland
- Bee Caves, Abram Shook, Roaring Sun at the Mohawk
- Desert Culture, Buenos Diaz, Lola Tried, Skyline, Jack Ferrera at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- The Sour Notes, Go Fever at Stubb’s
- RF Shannon, The Dan Ryan at Stay Gold
- The Dizzease, Golden Daze, Andy Grant at Cheer Up Charlies

Saturday:
- Moving Panoramas, Mean Jolene at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- The Midnight Stroll at Hotel Vegas
- Xetas, The Hex Dispensers, Missing Pages, Gabi at Beerland
- Batty Jr., King Warbler, Tres Oui, Poly Action at Spiderhouse

Sunday:
- Growl at Waterloo Records
- Sinkane, Eric Slick at Empire Control Room
- Elijah Ford, Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell, John Evans, Kevin Galloway at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

April 12, 2017

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There are three great local release parties happening this week (somehow all on Friday) – Slack Capital 2, The Digital Wild, Hovvdy – but I think the spotlight needs to be pointed towards Chairlift.  They’re on their farewell tour!  So, it’s legit your last chance to see the band at the Mohawk this Saturday.  Well, at least until they jump back together in however many years for a reunion tour, but you get the point.  Do me a favor and go extra hard at the show since I have to miss it due to another engagement.

Tix are $17.  Lou Rebecca will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Will Johnson and Greg Vanderpool at Waterloo Records
- Bee Caves, Star Parks, Remsy at the Mohawk
- Sounds Del Mar, Buttercup, Slomo Drags, Cliffs at The Sidewinder
- Amplified Heat, Crypt Trip at Hotel Vegas
- American Sharks, Unknown Relatives, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda
- Cashmere Cat at Empire Control Room

Friday:
- Xetas at Waterloo Records
- Ringo Deathstarr, Krista van Liew, Teenage Cavegirl, Methodrone at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Slack Capital 2 Release Party with Pataphysics, The Diamond Center, Daniel Francis Doyle and The Dreams, Mom Jeans, Croy and the Boys, David Israel, Go Fever, Nike at Barracuda
- Super Thief, Bummer, Pinko, Vampyre, Oozer at The Sidewinder
- Foxygen, Gabriella Cohen at the Mohawk
- Hovvdy, Caroline Says, Hola Beach, AMA at Hotel Vegas
- The Digital Wild, Zeale, Trouble in the Streets, Darkbird at Empire Control Room
- The Sour Notes, Drag Me Over the Rainbow at the Hard Luck Lounge
- Not In The Face, Harvest Thieves, Ricky Espinoza at The Blackheart
- Scott H. Biram, Jesse Dayton, Alien Knife Fight at Antone’s
- The Magic Rockers of Texas, The Shivery Shakes at Oskar Blues Brewery
- Portugal. The Man, HDBeenDope at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- Paws, Tres Oui, Rose Selavy at the Mohawk
- Slothrust at Barracuda
- Lola Tried, The Halfways, Otis the Destroyer, Los Coast at Cheer Up Charlies
- Sounds Del Mar, Henry + The Invisibles, The Bad Invaders at The Blackheart
- Texas Independence Fest with Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, Oh, Sleeper, Fire From The Gods, Dead to Fall, Sons of Texas, Shattered Sun, Psychostick, Violent Vendetta, DSGNS, Cerebral Desecration, Driven Below, The Night Of, Forever in Disgust at Grizzly Hall

Sunday:
- Ruby Fray, She Sir, Jana Horn at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

March 22, 2017

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Oh my.  Who wants to go to a show the week after SXSW?  Probably none of you, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are still some good ones happening.  My favorite of the bunch is My Education’s party at Sidewinder on Saturday.  The instrumental post-rock act will actually being doing two sets – one that’s nothing but fan favorites, and another that’s comprised of their new album, Schipol.  Sounds neat.  Be there.

Tix are $12.  The rest of the lineup is great as well.  It includes Megafauna, The Clouds Are Ghosts, Knifight, Total Unicorn, Bright Like The Sun, The Angelus and A Sundae Drive.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Rich Hands, Crocodile Tears, Killer Hearts at Hotel Vegas
- Blink-182, The Naked and Famous at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Thursday:
- Caroline Says, Andy Grant of Roses at Hotel Vegas
- Carry Illinois, Lola Tried at The Sidewinder
- Electric Six at Stubb’s
- Blushing, Honeyrude, Fools at the Hole in the Wall

Friday:
- Croy & The Boys, Bad Lovers, Caleb & Corey DJ at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- Booher, Harvest Thieves at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
- Vanessa Carlton at the Parish
- Power Trip, Iron Age, Glue, The Real Cost at the Mohawk

Sunday:
- Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound/Oblivians), The Golden Boys, Mind Spiders, Que Pasa at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

November 9, 2016

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The world may be a wonky place today, but at least post-rockers This Will Destroy You (how relevant is that name right now!?) will be performing at Barracuda this Saturday.  They won’t just be there though, there’s a purpose!  It’s the 10th Anniversary of two of the band’s albums – Young Mountain and This Will Destroy You – and they’ll be playing them both from front to back.  I think it’s going to be rad.  Don’t miss it.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Jess Williamson at End of an Ear
- King Khan BBQ Show, Paint Fumes, The Bolos at Barracuda
- Annabelle Chairlegs, Vedett, San Carol at Barracuda
- Pale Dian, She Sir, Wildcat Apollo, Common Velvet at the Mohawk
- Que Pasa?, Topo Chica, Grupo Frackaso at The Swan Dive

Friday:
- Quin Galavais, Mannequin Pussy, Lung Letters at Beerland
- Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift at 3ten ACL Live
- The Anniversary, Grand Champeen, The Single Issues at The Sidewinder
- Lee Fields and the Expressions, Amasa Hines, Mama K and the Shades at the Mohawk
- Gogol Bordello at Stubb’s

Saturday:
- Orthy, Lou Rebecca at the Mohawk
- Peter Hook and the Light – Substance: Joy Division & New Order at the Mohawk
- Part Time, Shana Falana, Hidden Ritual, The Diamond Center, Krista Van Liew at Cheer Up Charlies

Sunday:
- Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise at Barracuda
- Rotten Mangos, Divino Nino, Siamese, Soaked at Hotel Vegas
- Mannequin Pussy, Leather Girls, Naked Pictures, Alex Napping at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

November 2, 2016

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Let’s be real, if you’re a frequent visitor here at SOTO, then your weekend will surely be filled with Sound on Sound Fest.  Created by the folks who once did Fun Fun Fun, the fest is taking place on the Sherwood Forest Faire grounds and has a lineup that features Explosions In The Sky, Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, White Lung, Beach House, Cursive, Diet Cig and tons of other bands that have been frequently shared on this blog.  Neat.  Eat it up.

If, however, you’re thinking you won’t be diving into the fest, then at least hit up these smaller gigs.

1) Mean Jolene’s Record Release Party on Thursday at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Summer Salt, Haybaby, The Bond Twins and TalkiesGo get yourself a copy of Mean Jolene’s debut album, Salty!  It’s a good one.

2) Jess Williams’ Record Release Show on Friday at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Cross Record and Julian Neel.  Go pickup a copy of Jess’ new album, Heart Song.  I haven’t heard the whole thing yet, but I bet it’s good.

3) Birthday Club’s Album Release Party on Saturday Friday at Swan Dive with Lowin, Good Talk and Big Coat.  Go snatch up a copy of Birthday Club’s new EP, Lighten Up!  It’s good.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

*Listings in italics are Sound on Sound Fest “Late Knight” shows.  Those are FREE with a festival wristband!

Tonight:
- Audacity, Pleasers, Nike, Cheap Fur, Secret Bad Boys at Hotel Vegas
- Jacuzzi Boys at The Sidewinder
- Star Parks, Hospital Ships, Wildfires, Emily Beanblossom at Cheer Up Charlies
- Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Deap Valley at Stubb’s

Thursday:
- Guided By Voices, Diet Cig at the Mohawk
- Residual Kid, Slow at the Mohawk
- Shannon and the Clams, Que Pasa? at Barracuda
- White Fang, No Parents, Birth Defects at Barracuda
- American Sharks, War on Women, Body Pressure, Los Viejos at Beerland
- Cursive, Creepoid, Jess Williamson, Chippr Jones, Pop Unknown at The Sidewinder
- Empress Of, Hunny, Black Books at Empire Control Room
- Otis The Destroyer, Sounds Del Mar, The Head at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Special guest, LVL Up, Brandon Can’t Dance at the Mohawk
- Purling Hiss, Dan Doyle, Beth Israel, Jared Leibowich at Hotel Vegas
- Peelander-Z, Woozyhelmet, Sho H at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Birthday Club, Lowin, Big Coat, Good Talk at The Swan Dive
- Jamestown Revival, Jonny Fritz at Emo’s
- Adele at the Erwin Center

Saturday:
- Special guest, Special guest, The Gotobeds at the Mohawk
- The Rotten Mangos, The Stacks, Roar Shack, Picnic Lightning at The Swan Dive
- Garret Klahn (of Texas Is The Reason), Mountain Time (Chris Simpson of Mineral) at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Adele at the Erwin Center

Sunday:
- Special guest, Lochness Mobsters at the Mohawk
- Gossamer Frontier, Ruby Fray at Hotel Vegas
- Sia, AlunaGeorge at the Erwin Center

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October 26, 2016

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Due to Halloween being upon us, there are so many quality shows lined up over the next few days that you could easily just wander around Austin and end up watching something good.  In an effort to narrow things down though, here’s four local picks to fill your Friday through Monday evenings.  Enjoy.

Friday101X Homegrown Live Presents: Major Major Major’s Album Release Party at Cheer Up Charlies,with The Ghost Wolves, Soaked and Magic Rockers of Texas.  Go celebrate the arrival of MMM’s debut LP, PG-13 Movie!

SaturdayEast Cameron Folkcore’s European Tour Tickoff Party at Barracuda with The Eastern Sea and Belcurve.  Go properly send off one of Austin’s best bands!

SundayUVH’s Album Release Party at Barracuda with Ringo Deathstarr, Crooked Bands and Xetas.  Go check out one of Austin’s up and coming acts and grab a copy of their debut, Last Fruit!

Monday101X Homegrown Live Presents: Tele Novella’s Album Release Party/Halloween Ball at Barracuda with Big Bill, Deep Time and Pollen Rx.  Go indulge in lots of Halloween fun and pick up a copy of Tele Novella’s rad new album, House of Souls!

PS – In case you don’t know this already, I host 101X Homegrown.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Basketball Shorts, Too Built to Spill at the Mohawk
- Reverend Horton Heat, Jello Biafra, Lucky Tubb at the Continental Club

Thursday
- The Well at Waterloo Records
- El Ten Eleven, Bayonne at the Mohawk
- Hola Beach, Extra Spooky, Strange Mother at Cheer Up Charlies
- Blue Healer, The Ballroom Thieves, Sounds del Mar at the Parish
- Quiet Company, Criminal Birds, One Red Martian at Empire Control Room
- Sip Sip at Empire Control Room
- Still Corners at Stubb’s
- Nina Diaz at 3ten ACL Live
- Reverend Horton Heat, El Vez, Los Skarnales at the Continental Club

Friday:
- Of Montreal, Teen at the Mohawk
- Caspian, The Appleseed Cast at The Sidewinder
- Megafauna, Greenbeard, Think No Think, Brother Sister Hex at Hotel Vegas
- The Head and the Heart, Declan McKenna at Stubb’s
- San Saba County at Stubb’s
- Reverend Horton Heat, El Vez, Teddy & the Talltops at the Continental Club
- The Pharcyde, Riders Against the Storm, Phranchyze, ZEALE, Clemits at Antone’s

Saturday:
- Kishi Bashi, Laura Gibson at the Mohawk
- Astronautalis, Ceschi & Factor Chandelier, Transit at The Sidewinder
- Hidden Ritual, Family/Boonesburo Mashup, Attic Ted at The Monstrosity Gallery
- Beats Antique, Thriftworks, Holiday Mountain at Emo’s
- The Head and the Heart, Declan McKenna at Stubb’s
- Roky Erickson & The Hounds of Baskerville, Jesse Vain and the Happy Hour, Holiness Movement, Dark Palaces, Tennessee Stiffs, Royal Velvetee, DJ Fontana, DJ Scissorhans at Wolfshield Ranch
- Reverend Horton Heat, Deke Dickerson, The LeRoi Brothers at the Continental Club
- Brown Sabbath at the Scoot Inn
- Morris Day & The Time, The Suffers at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- Nina Diaz at Waterloo Records
- Dicks, Cunto, Black Irish Texas, Blind Pets at Grizzly Hall
- Reverend Horton Heat, Deke Dickerson, The Bellfuries at the Continental Club

Monday:
- Dicks, Starving Wolves at Grizzly Hall
- She Wants Revenge, The Dig at the Mohawk
- Moonsicles, Obsolete Machines, TIME, Tres Oui, DJ Malika at The Sidewinder
- Drakulas, Vampyre, Ghetto Ghouls at the Mohawk
- Sip Sip, Slomo Drags, Whiite Walls, Stiletto Feels, Flavor Raid, Dance Sinatra at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Pretenders at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Tuesday:
- Brownout at Waterloo Records
- Growl, A. Sinclair, The Sour Notes, Gutter Glitter at Hotel Vegas
- Evanescence at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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October 19, 2016

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To be honest, the show that I’m most excited about this week is Taylor Swift on Saturday during the F1 USGP out at Circuit of the Americas.  I’m going to go sing my head off, folks.  Seriously.  Anyhow, I realize that spectacle isn’t quite a “walk-up” kind of gig, so here’s a more accessible pick – Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) at the Mohawk on Friday.  The band’s 2016 self titled album has a warped-Interpol-sound going for it, and it’s been a favorite of mine over the last few months.  Methyl Ethyl are set to open.  Go indulge.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Click Clack, Chipper Jones, Grosser, Rock Samson, Corduroi at Cheer Up Charlies
- Neon Indian, Orthy at the Mohawk
- Trails and Ways, Growl, MCG at the Mohawk

Thursday:
- Shellshag, Ghost Knife, Bum Out, The Gospel Truth at Barracuda
- Ryley Walker, Circuit De Yeux at the Mohawk
- AraabMuzik, Sip Sip at Empire Control Room

Friday:
- Roses, The Halfways, The Dizzease, Methodrone, Mamalarky at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Otis The Destroyer, The Beans, The Continuums at Lamberts
- Tameca Jones, Dylan Bishop at the Continental Club
- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- US Weekly, B Boys, Lung Letters, Quin Galavis at Hotel Vegas
- Balance & Composure, Foxing, Mercury Girls at the Mohawk
- Night Drive, Missio, The Flying Turns at Austin Roller Rink
- My Education, Obscured by Echoes, Speaking Suns, Coattails, Glassing, HI and the Hometeam, More Eaze, Nicolas Azlon at Fine Southern Gentlemen
- Sour Bridges, The Gents, Star Parks at the Parish
- Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Basketball Shorts, Soaked, Planet Manhood at The Swan Dive
- Decade Show, Gentlemen Rogues, Zest of Yore, The Reploids at the Carousel Lounge
- Vintage Trouble at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- The Well, Mondo Drag, Communion, Crypt Trip at Hotel Vegas
- Danny Brown, Maxo Kream, ZelooperZ at Emo’s
- Usher, The Roots at Austin360 Amphitheater

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May 11, 2016

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Make sure that on Saturday you head to ABGB for A. Sinclair’s album release party.  It’s FREE, the always rad Otis The Destroyer will be opening and, of course, you’ll have a chance to grab yourself a piping hot copy of the band’s super solid new LP, Get Out Of The City.  That’s a rare triple win!  Be there, or forever be sad that you missed it.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Kay Odyssey, Suspirians, Moonsicles, Gossamer Frontier at The Sidewinder

Friday:
- Migrant Kids, The Digital Wild, Black Books, Making Movies at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Mind Spiders, The Hex Dispensers at the Austin Moose Lodge #1735
- Tameca Jones, El Tule at Mueller
- The Cure, The Twilight Sad at the Frank Erwin Center
- Anamanaguchi at the Mohawk
- Moving Panoramas, Baby Bleu, Rose Selavy at Barracuda
- Broken Gold, The Blind Pets, Sphynx at The Oasis

Saturday:
- Moodie Black, BLXPLTN, Cerulean Trade, Little Father at Hotel Vegas
- Young Tongue, Tapajenga, Rain Collectors, Adam Bricks, Pema at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Deer, Blue Healer, Annabelle Chairlegs at the Parish
- Kay Odyssey, The Be Helds, The Holy Smokes, The Mystery Achievement at The Swan Dive
- JMBLYA. with Future, Rae Sremmurd, Crange, Keving Gates, Kehlani, Keith Ape, Jazz Cartier, Noodles, Post Malone at the Austin American Statesman

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