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Show Of The Week

October 18, 2017

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There are so many good shows happening this week!  Normally, this makes things difficult for me when it comes to picking just one to feature, but it’s actually easy this time around because Protomartyr are playing Barracuda on Friday.  I’ve been downright obsessed with their new album, Relatives In Descent, and I just have to hear those songs live.  Be there if you would also to engage in some post-punk fun.

Tix are $15.  Flasher and Street Themes will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Surf Curse, Young Mammals, Blood Pumps at Barracuda

Thursday:
- Omni, Borzoi, Wildfires at Hotel Vegas
- Basketball Shorts, Peaer, Ama, Sinai Vessel, Planet Manhood at Cheer Up Charlies
- Blastfamous USA, Fort Never, The Hermits, Night Court at Ghost Cat Lounge

Friday:
- No Age, Temple of Angels, Total Abuse at Hotel Vegas
- Tricky, In the Valley Below at the Mohawk
- Rattlesnake Milk, Magna Carda, Slomo Drags, Chulita Vinyl Club at Cheer Up Charlies
- Think No Think, Machete Western, Fools, Deals, Karaoke Underground at Ghost Cat Lounge
- Star Parks, Mimicking Birds, Belcurve, Booher, XIX, Mean Jolene, Bond Twins at The Sidewinder
- The Sour Notes, Bitter Birds, Sure at the Hard Luck Lounge
- Wild Child, Matthew Logan Vasquez at the Scoot Inn
- The Deer, Valley Queen at the Cactus Cafe

Saturday:
- LSD and the Search for God, Ringo Deathstarr, Krista Van Liew, Single Lash, She Sir at Cheer Up Charlies
- Lord Buffalo, Brainwave, Patch, George West, Tyler Jordan and The Negative Space, Black DaVinci, Talkies, #Action at Ghost Cat Lounge
- A. Sinclair, Evan Charles & Altamesa at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Thievery Corporation at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, Last Word (DJ set), Sol Messiah (DJ set) at Antone’s
- Wild Bill and the Knockouts, Will Courtney at Threadgill’s
- Justin Timberlake at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Sunday:
- BLXPLTN, MeanGirls, Belcurve, Critical Dad, Glassing, The Stacks, Lazy Suzanne, Lexi and the Bleached Roses at Ghost Cat Lounge
- Elvis Costello at the Paramount Theater
- Landlady, Ian Chang at the Mohawk
- Primus at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Stevie Wonder at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Monday:
- Mom Jeans, Walter Etc. at the Mohawk

Tuesday:
- Screaming Females, Street Eaters, Popper Burns at Barracuda
- Afghan Whigs, Har Mar Superstar at the Mohawk
- Total Unicorn, My Education, Suspirians, Cinders Ensemble at The Electric Church

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Show Of The Week

October 11, 2017

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You know who I’ve really been loving even more than usual in 2017?  Spoon.  Not only is their new album, Hot Thoughts, a real good one, but their live shows have been fantastic.  I’ve seen them four times so far this year, and in each set the band has been looser and more confident than ever before.  You should get in on this by going to their ACL Late Night Show at Stubb’s this Friday.  Somehow someway tickets are still available, so grab one or four and go have a lot of fun with Spoon.

Tickets are $28 in advance of the show, $30 the day of.  Mondo Cozmo will open.

PS – The band is also at ACL this weekend.  You can see them on the Miller Lite Stage from 7pm to 8pm on Saturday.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Sheer Mag, Little Fish, Tentement, Mujeres Podridas at Barracuda
- Crystal Castles at Emo’s

Thursday:
- Tove Lo, Daye Jack at Emo’s
- Middle Kids, Summer Salt at Antone’s
- Car Seat Headrest, White Reaper at the Mohawk

Friday:
- Wand, Darto, The Maples at Barracuda
- Sphynx, Happy Abandon, T0MA, Ooni at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

Saturday:
- Torche, Red Beard Wall, A Good Rogering, No I’m the Leader at Come and Take It Live
- First Aid Kit, Jade Bird at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Thanks a Brunch with Go Fever at Hotel Vegas
- Ditch the Fest 2017 with Nam, Whiite Walls, Lola Tried, J. Claire, King Warbler, Batty jr., Eyelid Kid, Click-Clack, Eujit$u, Sobbrs, Housewarming, Sloth Fader, Hikes, Alesia Lani, Tres Oui, The Human Circuit, Gold Fronts, Mountebank at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

Sunday:
- Radical Face at the Central Presbyterian Church
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

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Show Of The Week

October 4, 2017

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I’m excited about The Courtneys at the Mohawk tonight, Whitney at Antone’s tomorrow, and – of course – ACL this weekend, but the one show that’s really popping on the calendar for me this week is Chelsea Wolfe at the Paramount on Friday.  This, I imagine, is somewhat because I can’t go (dang it!), but I’m mainly going to attribute my high interest in it to how Wolfe has a huge, commanding sound that I’m certain will sound amazing at the Paramount. Go see her!  By the way, while you’re there, be sure to snag a copy of her heavy new album, Hiss Spun.

Tix are $28.  Youth Code will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Courtneys, The Zoltars at the Mohawk
- Mean Jolene, Echo Ohs, Kay Odyssey, Endless Sewer at Hotel Vega

Thursday:
- Whitney, Kweku Collins at Antone’s
- Fat Tony, F L A C O at The Sidewinder
- Vagabon, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Caroline Says at Barracuda
- Hovvdy, Crumb, Madeline Crisman, Tasi at Hotel Vega
- Ryan Adams, Middle Kids at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- The Black Angels with Roky Erickson at Emo’s

Friday:
- Har Mar Superstar at the Continental Club
- Run the Jewels, Cuz Lightyear at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Ought, US Weekly at Stubb’s
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

Saturday:
- Molly Burch, Jana Horn at Radio Coffee & Beer
- Action Bronson at Empire Control Room
- Greenbeard, Think No Think, The Sun Machine, Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad at The Swan Dive
- Thundercat at the Scoot Inn
- BadBadNotGood, Mobley at the Mohawk
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

Sunday:
- Amplified Heat at The Little Darlin’
- Austin City Limits Music Festival

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Show Of The Week

September 27, 2017

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There’s a couple of big shows that I’m really excited about later this week.  One is The War On Drugs on Saturday (that’s night 1 of 2 at Stubb’s), and then SZA on Sunday at Emo’s.  Both acts have put out really great albums this year, and I can’t wait to hear those songs live.  Since you can’t go to either though because they’re SOLD OUT, here’s two other shows I’m really pumped for.  This week is packed!

Tonight is Jay Som at Sidewinder.  Her 2017 release, Everybody Works, is a damn good pop album that I listen to all the time.  Tix will be $15 at the door.  Stef Chura and Madeline Kenny will open.

On Friday it’s Otis The Destroyer’s album release show at Hotel Vegas.  The dudes are one of my favorite local bands, and I’m ready to get my hands on their debut LP, Keep Bashing.  This one is presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown.  Openers are Slomo Drags, Honeyrude and Dr. Joe.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- The Bad Lovers, Magic Factory, Nick Allison & The Players Lounge, Loteria at Hotel Vegas
- Magna Carda, Tomar & The FCs at 3ten ACL Live
- Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade at the Erwin Center

Thursday:
- Vampyre, Exhalants at Beerland
- Naomi Punk, The Zoltars, 2069 at the Mohawk
- Unwed Sailor, Deep State, PR Newman, Buhu at The Electric Church

Friday:
- Pinegrove, Florist, Lomelda at Barracuda
- Monk Parker, Adam Torres, Thor & Friends at the Mohawk
- Big Thief, My Golden Calf at the Mohawk
- The Banisters, A. Sinclair, Lola Tried, New Fame, Alex Riegelman at Cheer Up Charlies
- Father John Misty, Weyes Blood at Bass Concert Hall
- Black Pistol Fire at Emo’s
- Matchbox Twenty, Matt Nathanson at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

Saturday:
- Croy and the Boys, John Wesley Coleman III, Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs, Welply at The Electric Church
- King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Sailor Poon at the Mohawk
- The Cribs, Paws at Antone’s
- The Dig, Kolars at Barracuda
- The War on Drugs, Land of Talk at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Belcurve at Stubb’s
- Ms. Lauren Hill, Nas, Chronixx, Nick Grant, Lakim at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Sunday:
- SZA, Smino, Ravyn Lenae at Emo’s
- The Flaming Lips, Mac DeMarco, The Garden at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- The War on Drugs, Land of Talk at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Wilco at Bass Concert Hall

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Show Of The Week

September 20, 2017

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I’m out of play on the show-front this week, as Fantastic Fest will be eating up all of my time.  If I were available though, I’d definitely hone in on seeing Balmorhea.  The nice thing here is that there’s actually three chances to see them.  The first shot is Thursday night (with Will Johnson) at Stateside at the Paramount, the second is Friday night (with Caroline Says) at Stateside, and the third is at Waterloo Records on Sunday.  I’ve heard their new album, Clear Language, and I can confirm that it’s good.  Get out there and show some support!

The Stateside shows are $20 each.  The Waterloo gig is FREE!

PS – The final show in the 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series is happening this Sunday out at Ernie’s On The Lake.  Go see Nakia & The Blues Grifters, Grupo Massa and Nic Armstrong & The Thieves!  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Frankie Rose, Tres Oui at Barracuda
- Loteria, Lola Tried, Major Grizz, Dinner with Matt Gilchrest, Ooni at Hotel Vegas
- Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Xetas, The Sour Notes, The Midgetmen at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tenacious D at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Depeche Mode, Warpaint at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas

Thursday:
- The Warlocks, Psychic Ills, The Well, Troller, Tamarron, Lake of Fire, DJ Al Lover at Barracuda
- Suspirians, Jeweled Snakes, Evil Triplet, How I Quit Crack at The Electric Church
- Alex Camreron, Jack Ladder at The Sidewinder
- Sphynx, Hank & Cupcakes, The Nymphs, Plastic Picnic, Deep Cuts at Cheer Up Charlies
- Royal Forest, Common Velvet, Kara Mosher at the Sahara Lounge
- Banks at Emo’s

Friday:
- Walker Lukens at Waterloo Records
- Lee Fields & The Expressions, Mama K & the Shades at the Mohawk
- Grape St. at Stubb’s
- Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief with Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash, house band Asleep at the Wheel at the Erwin Center
- Daryl Hall & John Oates, St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Cedar Park Center

Saturday:
- Descendents, Riverboat Gamblers, Scott Reynolds at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Megafauna, Pearl Earl, The Sun Machine at Hotel Vegas
- Say Girl Say, -Us., Kay Weathers at the Mohawk
- Moon Taxi, Los Coast at Emo’s
- Buenos Diaz, Mandy Rowden, Wil Cope, Seela at Music Lab
- Pecan Street Festival

  • Tres Oui (9pm), Queue Queue (7:40pm), Satalights (6:20pm), Mean Jolene (5pm), Ladyfang (3:40pm), Pearl Earl (2:25pm), Obscured by Echoes (1:10pm), Tiarra Girls (noon) [Red River stage]
  • Jackie Venson (8:45pm), Migrant Kids (7:25pm), Amy Edwards & the Hi-Fis (6:05pm), Moving Panoramas (4:45pm), Emily Bell & the Talkbacks (3:25pm), Wiretree (2:15pm), Sefo (1:05pm), Bourgois Mystics (noon) [Neches stage]
  • Booher (9pm), The Human Circuit (7:40pm), Levees (6:20pm), Boca Abajo (5pm), Kiko Villamizar (3:40pm), SaulPaul (2:20pm), Pat G (1:10pm), DJ Czech One (noon) [Trinity stage]
  • 11am-10pm, free, all ages on 6th Street

Sunday:
- Pecan Street Festival

  • Kay Odyssey (6:10pm), The Golden Boys (4:55pm), Baby Robots (3:45pm), ST 37 (2:20pm), Abigail und Hansel (1:10pm), Cinders (noon) [Red River stage]
  • Peligrosa (5:40pm), Royal Teeth (4pm), Knifight (2:40pm), Fragile Rock (1:20pm), Monoceja (noon) [Neches stage]
  • Beat Imprint (5:40pm), Ashley Borerro (4:30pm), Sheilava (3:20pm), Color Candy (2:10pm), The Rated Exes (1pm), Peter Stopchinski (noon) [Trinity stage]
  • 11am-10pm, free, all ages on 6th Street

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Show Of The Week

September 13, 2017

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There are a lot of great touring acts in town this week – Tei Shi, Broncho, GoldLink, Ben Folds – but the one that I think has to be tagged as must-see is Japanese Breakfast.  I really dig their 2017 release, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, and I can only imagine that its variety of rad sounds (shoegaze, indie rock, electronic) will make for a great evening.  Be at Barracuda this Friday.

Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $14 the day of.  Mannequin Pussy and The Spirit Of The Beehive will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Hidden Ritual, So Pitted, Pataphysics, Slugbug at The Electric Church
- The Slants, BLXPLTN at the Mohawk
- Otis Wilkins (of Otis the Destroyer), Acey Monaro (of Go Fever), Little Mazarn at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Tei Shi at Stubb’s

Friday:
- Quicksand, No Joy at the Mohawk
- Ben Ottewell (of Gomez), Jonathan Terrell at The Sidewinder
- John Wesley Coleman III at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- She Sir, The Harms, Semihelix, Tusk Her-Super Psych Pillow Fight at The Swan Dive
- Lance Herbstrong, BUHU, Canvas People, The Human Circuit at Empire Control Room
- Shakey Graves, Parker Milsap at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- Kevin Morby, Shannon Lay at the Mohawk
- Broncho, Billy Changer, Growl at Barracuda
- Big Bill, Shivery Shakes, Sleeping Lessons, Scenery, Brother Sports at Cheer Up Charlies
- Young Tongue, Bantam Foxes, Batty Jr., Oh My Love at The Swan Dive
- GoldLink at Come and Take It Live

Sunday:
- Open Mike Eagle, Sammus at Barracuda
- Ben Folds – Paper Airplane Request Tour at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

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Show Of The Week

September 6, 2017

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If I weren’t going to be out of town on Saturday, I’d definitely be at the Mohawk for White Denim.  Here’s why the band is playing.

“A couple of weeks ago we lost a dear friend. Scott Staab was a fixture in our creative community in Austin and was a very early White Denim enthusiast. We are honored to celebrate the man’s life with two amazing bands this Saturday at Mohawk. All proceeds go to sending his son Vic to college in 2029. We hope to see you there. This one is important.”

Go in my place!  Not only is the band great live, but it’s for a good cause.  Plus, two other excellent locals – Palo Duro and Feverbones – will be opening.  Tix are $15.

PS – I’ve got another entry into the 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series happening this Sunday out at Ernie’s On The Lake.  Come see Quiet Company, Booher and Genuine Leather!  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Skyline, North by North, Basketball Shorts, Empire Machines at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- Melvins, Spotlights at the Mohawk
- Black Milk at Empire Control Room
- Knifight, Andy Grant at Hotel Vegas
- Ghostland Observatory, Night Drive at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Hours Quiet, Flavor Raid at Stubb’s
- Harvest Thieves, Thunderado at the Continental Club
- Green Day, Catfish and the Bottlemen at Austin360 Amphitheater

Saturday:
- Soaked, Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad, Bad Bolts, DJ Stereo Stepdad at Hotel Vegas
- The Stacks, Teenage Cavegirl, Basements, Mamalarky at the Hole in the Wall
- She Wants Revenge, Sine, Curse Mackey at Empire Control Room
- Manchester Orchestra, Foxing, All Get Out at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Period Bomb, Attic Ted, Suspirians, Pataphysics at Beerland
- Tristen & Jenny O. at Stubb’s
- Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Skyline at Threadgill’s
- Sturgill Simpson, Fantastic Negrito at Austin360 Amphitheater

Sunday:
- Peelander-Fest with Peelander-Z, Muge Hoso, Otonana Trio, Saint Lo Gun at Barracuda
- Janet Jackson at the Erwin Center
- Downtown Boys, US Weekly, SXSW at Hotel Vegas

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Show Of The Week

August 30, 2017

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There’s a big show that I’m pumped for that’s happening at Empire Control Room & Garage this Saturday.  Pennyfest, which is presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown, and Pennyloafer PR, is set to feature 13 bands!  Come on out and see Girl In A Coma, Lincoln Durham, My Jerusalem, Emily Wolfe, Emily Bell, Darkbird, The Ghost Wolves, Slomo Drags, Otis The Destroyer, Cari Q, MCG, Chill Russell and Scott Collins.  That’s one hell of a lineup.  Tix are $12 in advance of the show and $17 the day of.  Let’s hang out and get weird.

PS – I’m putting SOTO to sleep until Labor Day rolls through. Be safe out there!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Vacation, Basketball Shorts, Bum Out at Beerland
- Inter Arma, Brain Tentacles, Expander at the Mohawk
- Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Mobley at 3ten ACL Live

Thursday:
- Slomo Drags, Bond Twins (EP release), Magic Rockers of Texas, Lola Tried at the Mohawk
- Kay Odyssey, The Nymphs, The May Company, Drag Me Over The Rainbow at The Sidewinder
- Genuine Leather, Blood Pumps, The Stacks, Solid State Dream Suit at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- Magna Carda, Trouble in the Streets, BoomBaptist at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- A Deer A Horse, Growl, Borzoi at Beerland
- Annabelle Chairlegs, The Shivas, Mean Jolene, DJ Tweedy at Hotel Vegas
- Glassing, BLXPLTN, Hardcore Sex, Honey & Salt, FOOLS, Muchos Backflips, Popper Burns, The Dregs at The Sidewinder

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Show Of The Week

August 23, 2017

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This is a big week for A Giant Dog.  The band’s new album (and second for Merge), Toy, is out on Friday, their album release party is Saturday at Hotel Vegas, and then on Sunday they’ll be heading out on a tour that won’t have them back in Austin until they play Sound on Sound Fest in November.  Guess it’s good thing they have a song called Sleep When Dead.

Anyhow, the show this Saturday is can’t-miss.  A Giant Dog are a blast live and it’ll be a great chance for you to snatch up the new LP.  ALSO, the bill features Harlem, who haven’t played in an eternity, and Big Bill, who are always fun on stage.  Pre-sale tix for this one are sold out, but apparently more will be released on Saturday morning and then some will be available at the door.  Seriously, don’t miss this show.

PS – I did a piece on A Giant Dog and their new album for Time Out AustinFind one around town and read up on the band before the show!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray at the Mohawk

Thursday:
- Mike & The Moonpies, JD Clark at Hotel Vegas
- Caroline Says, Knife in the Water, Alex Riegelman at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Stacks, Otis Wilkins, Batty Jr., Street Themes at the Mohawk

Friday:
- The Mammoths, Otis the Destroyer at Stubb’s
- Jai Malano, Los Coast at the Continental Club

Saturday:
- Ruby Fray, Cabin Man, Moonsicles, Suspirians at Beerland
- Major Grizz, The Midgetmen, The Blistering Speeds at Barrel O’ Fun
- The Jungle Rockers, Los Coast, Matt Gilmour at the Continental Club
- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at ACL Live

Sunday:
- Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at ACL Live

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Show Of The Week

August 16, 2017

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There’s a great one presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown, that’s happening this Saturday at BarracudaQuiet Company will be celebrating the release of their new EP, Your Husband, The Ghost, and Darkbird will have a new 7″ on hand.  When it comes to the former, I think it may be the best thing they’ve ever put out, and in regards to the latter, that two-song effort has just further made them big favorites of mine.  Don’t miss this show!

Tix are $12.  MCG, Buttercup and Criminal Birds are set to open.

PS – I’ve got another entry into the 93.7 KLBJ’s Sunset Series happening this Sunday out at Ernie’s On The Lake.  Come see Jackie Venson, Girling and Hunter Sharpe!  It’s FREE!  Music starts at 5pm.


BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Residual Kid, Glassing, Delicate Boys, Deals at the Mohawk
- Fleet Foxes at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Thursday:
- Fleet Foxes at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Shivery Shakes, Teenage Sexx, Basketball Shorts, Talkies at The Sidewinder

Friday:
- Quiet Company at Waterloo Records
- PLAX, Coitus, Krista Van Liew, Little Fish at Barracuda
- White Walls, Magic Rockers of Texas, T0MA, Methodrone at the Spiderhouse Ballroom

Saturday:
- Moving Panoramas, Missing Pages, The Lochness Mobsters, Pretty Tuff at Hotel Vegas
- Eric Tessmer, Swimming With Bears, The Selfless Lovers at the Mohawk
- Hours Quiet, Knifight, Migrant Kids, Obsolete Machines at The Swan Dive
- Acey Monaro (of Go Fever), Taylor Wilkins (of Otis the Destroyer), Little Mazarn, Mobley at the Yeti Flagship Store

Sunday:
- Basketball Shorts at Waterloo Records
- Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience at Austin360 Amphitheater

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Show Of The Week

August 9, 2017

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I’m cheating a little this week and going with a show that’s next week, but you can totally just think of it as a way to extend your weekend.  Go see Lucy Dacus on the indoor stage at Stubb’s on Monday!  She’s out in support of her debut, No Burden, which was released last year via Matador.  She’s one heck of a singer/songwriter.  Don’t miss her!

Tix are $12 in advance, $14 the day of the show.  The Diamond Center and Cowboy Crisis will open.

UPDATE: I now have a pair of guest list spots up for grabs. Send an email HERE to enter to win. I’ll pick a name on Monday morning!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Ruby Fray, The Sour Notes, Kay Odyssey, Bitter Birds at Cheer Up Charlies

Thursday:
- South San Gabriel at the Mohawk

Friday:
- Daedelus, Eliot Lipp, Soundfounder at Empire Control Room
- Mayeux and Broussard, LIttle Mikey & the Soda Jerks at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Blondie, Garbage, Deap Vally at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Deap Vally, Ringo Deathstarr at 3ten ACL Live

Saturday:
- Transit Method, Coattails, The Danner Party, Gold Leather at The Sidewinder
- Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell, Paul Nipper, Western Youth at Hotel Vegas
- Jidenna at Antone’s

Sunday:
- Milligan Vaughan Project, Jake Andews, Ty Grubb at Ernie’s On The Lake
- Homeshake, Hola Beach at Barracuda
- Deep Time, Pollen Rx, Red Pony Clock, Unpopular at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

July 26, 2017

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I’m going to be spending the weekend prepping to head to Chicago for Lollapalooza, so I’m really happy that this week’s focus show is on a Thursday.  It features Adam Torres and Molly Burch, two of Austin’s finest singer/songwriters, and it’s happening at Antone’s.  Join me – we can slow dance and drink whiskey.

Tix are $15.  RG Lowe will open.  Also, this one is presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Basketball Shorts at Stubb’s
- Scott H. Biram at 3ten ACL Live
- A Giant Dog, screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at the Long Center

Thursday:
- Sweet Spirit, The Rated Exes, Croy and The Boys at Barracuda
- Rotten Mangos, Jumping Moons, Teevee at the Sahara Lounge

Friday:
- John Wesley Coleman III, Druidian Pink, The Dialtones at Beerland
- Super Thief, Pretty Shitty, Xetas, Burnt Skull, Lung Letters at The Sidewinder
- Think No Think, John Wesley Coleman at Barracuda
- Lowin, Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs, The Rotten Mangos, Magic Rockers of Texas at Cheer Up Charlies
- Delicate Boys, Strange Mother, Young Mammals, Star Parks at Spiderhouse
- Scott H. Biram, Homer Henderson & His Amazing One-Man Band at the Continental Club

Saturday:
- DIIV, Curtis Roush (of Bright Light Social Hour), Hidden Ritual at the Mohawk
- Alex Napping, Popper Burns, Meangirls at the Mohawk
- Private Vandals, Zest of Yore, Telecom at The Sidewinder

Sunday:
- She Sir at End of an Ear
- Megafauna, Human Circuit, Red Light Cameras at The Electric Church

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Show Of The Week

July 19, 2017

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Here’s a nice summer treat for you, Cymbals Eat Guitars are playing the inside stage at Stubb’s this Friday!  The band is out in support of their most recent release, Pretty Years, which landed a spot on my Top Albums of 2016 list.  Personally, I think they’re one of the best indie rock acts out there, so i highly advise that you don’t miss this show.

Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $15 the day of.  Palo Duro will open.

UPDATE: I now have a pair of guest list spots to give away for this show. To enter shoot an email HERE. I’ll pick a winner Friday morning!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Magic Rockers of Texas, Amplified Heat, Hilary York at Hotel Vegas

Thursday:
- Otis the Destroyer, Maxx Cherry, Dr. Joe, Matt Gilmour at Cheer Up Charlies
- Shivery Shakes, Lola Tried, The Sour Notes, Scenery at Hotel Vegas
- The Rocket Summer at Antone’s

Friday:
- DJ Shadow, Mophono, Soundfounder at Emo’s
- The Joe Jacksons, The Lonesome Heroes, Tyler Jordan & The Negative Space, Honey Baby at the Hole in the Wall
- Tameca Jones, Los Coast at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
- Fort Never, Blastfamous USA, Major Grizz, Tres Oui at Cheer Up Charlies
- Behold The Brave, In The Whale, Billy King and The Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda

Saturday:
- Mom Jeans, Zigtebra at Beerland
- The Cave Singers at The Sidewinder
- Sphynx, Whiite Walls, Ooni, Little Strike, DJ Ramesh at Cheer Up Charlies
- Whiskey Shivers, The Deer, Sour Bridges at the Mohawk
- Sherry, The Halfways, Megafauna, SMILE at the Mohawk
- Ghost Wolves, Reputations at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Iron & Wine, Joan Shelley at the Paramount Theater

Sunday:
- Elaine Greer, Adam Bricks, Molybden, Nick Allison at Hotel Vegas
- Mom Jeans, Graduating Life, Dude Elsberry, Kidlat Punch, Boyd, The Smile Bunch at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

July 12, 2017

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Hey!  This week is all about Hot Summer Nights.  The four-day (Thursday-Sunday) stretch of FREE shows is presented by the Red River Culture District, and it’s meant to provide a boost for venues here during this slower time of the year.  This means you get to watch a ton of FREE live music and help clubs keep their doors open.  That’s a win-win!  Below you’ll find the Hot Summer Nights gigs I’ll be doing my best to stop in on.  The rest of the shows can be found here.  See you out there.

Thursday:
- Abram Shook, Slomo Drags, Summer Salt, Canvas People at Stubb’s

Friday:
- Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Flesh Lights, Unknown Relatives, Xetas, Borzoi, Pretty Shitty at Barracuda
- White Denim, Deep Time, The Stacks, Go Fever, The Diamond Center, Iji, Ama, Why Bonnie, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Midnight Stroll, Migrant Kids, Think No Think, Darkbird at the Mohawk
- Octopus Project, CJ Edwards & the Funk Fellowship, Trouble in the Streets, Groove Think at Empire Control Room

Saturday:
- Big Bill, The Zoltars, Residual Kid, Young Mammals, Private Vandals at Barracuda
- Andrew Savage (of Parquet Courts), Alex Dupree, US Weekly at Barracuda
- Magna Carda, Sometimes A Legend, Say Girl Say, My Empty Phantom, Lord Buffalo, Obscured By Echoes at Cheer Up Charlies
- Matthew Logan Vasquez, Mike & the Moonpies, Moving Panoramas, Letting Up Despite Great Faults at the Mohawk
- She Sir, A. Sinclair, Magic Rockers of Texas, Chill Russell at the Mohawk
- Golden Dawn Arkestra, CAPYAC, Blunt Force, Flavor Raid at Stubb’s

Sunday:
- Major Grizz, Swimming with Bears, Hours Quiet at Stubb’s
- Golden Boys, James Arthur’s Manhunt, The Early Stages at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

July 5, 2017

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I almost didn’t do a SOTW post today because the listings are so light, but then I remembered that there’s a rad all-local bill with Lola Tried, Mean Jolene and Talkies set for Lambert’s this Friday.  That’s a great space for those three acts, and I imagine it won’t take long for the show to turn into a sweaty good time.  Don’t miss it!

Tix are $7.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Diana Ross: In The Name of Love Tour at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Friday:
- Night Drive at Waterloo Records

Saturday:
- Big Bill, Hikes, SMILE and more at The Swan Dive
- Phantogram at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Moving Panoramas, Krista Van Liew, Landing, All in the Golden Afternoon, Queue Queue at Cheer Up Charlies

Sunday:
- KLBJ’s Sunset Concert Series with The Damn Torpedoes, Think Lizzy at Ernie’s on the Lake

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