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Show Of The Week

November 29, 2017

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Hey!  This is the last SHOW OF THE WEEK of 2017!  Next week I’m going to roll out year-end lists and then put the music part of SOTO on break until 2018 arrives.  Fortunately, I’m getting to bow out with a show I’m super excited for – Alex Lahey at Barracuda tomorrow night!  Her latest album, I Love You Like A Brother, is loaded with fantastic anthems, and it’s going to be fun to be in a big sing-a-long session for those.  Be there.

Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $14 the day of.  Dude York and Molly Burch will open.

CONTEST: I’ve got guest list spots the show to give away!  Just send me a note HERE.  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Nicole Atkins, The Midnight Stroll, Thayer Sarrano at Antone’s
- Saturnalia Festival
— Continental Drift, Christian Bland & The Revelators, The Nymphs, Trance Farmers at The Electric Church

Friday:
- Actress, Telefon Tel Aviv at Barracuda
- Fastball, Moving Panoramas at Antone’s
- US Weekly, BLXPLTN, Terror Pigeon, Popper Burns, Sherman’s March at Cheer Up Charlies
- Saturnalia Festival
— The Octopus Project, Ringo Deathstarr, PART TIME, Peyote Coyote at Hotel Vegas
— Bushwick Bill, Think No Think, Teevee, Hollow Trees, Al Lover, Lola tried, Count Vaseline, DJ Slimy Steve at Hotel Vegas

Saturday:
- Basketball Shorts, Couches, Missing Pages, Pollen Rx, Talkies at Cheer Up Charlies
- Nina Diaz at Empire Control Room
- Queue Queue, Kay Odyssey, Daniel Francis Doyle, Stretch Panic at The Sidewinder
- Saturnalia Festival
— Golden Dawn Arkestra, Cosmonauts, American Sharks, The Sun Machine, Big Bill, The Halfways, Croy and the Boys at Webberville Road Baptist Church
— Zoumountchi, Money Chicha, Crucial Prophet, Kupira Marimba, Mafaro Marimba, Vockah Redu, Lochness Mobsters, Fogg, Flower Graves, Rattlesnake Milk at the Sahara Lounge

Sunday:
- Mayeaux & Broussard at Antone’s Records
- Saturnalia Festival
— Allah-Las, Morgan Delt, Annabelle Chairlegs, Crocodiles, Sailor Poon, Pearl Earl, Crypt Trip at Webberville Road Baptist Church
— Hard Proof, Amplified Heat, Palm Daze, The Millbrook Estates, Acid Carousel, Glaze, Whit, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, True Indigo, The Hermits, Lasertusk at the Sahara Lounge

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Show Of The Week

November 15, 2017

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The site will be on break all of next week, so I’m rolling out two recommendations today!

1)  My radio show, 101X Homegrown, is presenting a gig at The Swan Dive this Friday.  Indie poppers Shy Beast (formerly MCG) are throwing a party in celebration of the arrival of their new self titled EP, and they’ll be joined by Fort Never, Slomo Drags, Dossey, and Juan Pablo.  This is a rad, diverse local bill.  Come play.  Tix are $10.

2)  This one is actually next week!  On Monday (11/20) I highly recommend that you go and see Hazel English at Stubb’s Indoors.  Her Just Give In/Never Going Home is a fantastic indie pop album and one of my favorite releases of 2017.  I can only imagine that she’ll sound lovely in that room.  Tix are $12 in advance of the show, $15 the day of.  Julia Lucille will open.

CONTEST: I’ve got guest list spots for both shows to give away!  Just send me a note HERE.  Be sure to put the name of which show you want in the subject line!  I’ll pick a winner for each one on Friday!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Twin Peaks, A Giant Dog at the Mohawk
- The Hermits, The Nymphs, Atlas Maior, Barbarian at Cheer Up Charlies
- alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Tegan & Sara at the Paramount Theater
- The Sun Machine, Lord Buffalo, Marijuana Sweet Tooth, Jesse Wooten & Friends at The Swan Dive
- Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie at Bass Concert Hal

Thursday:
- John Wesley Coleman lll, Dinner with Matt Gilchrest, Loteria, Warm Sugar at the Spiderhouse Ballroom
- Hidden Ritual, The Bad Signs, Teevee, Andy Grant at Hotel Vegas
- Lake of Fire, Shana Falana, Blushing, Angry Beige at Cheer Up Charlies
- alt-J, Marian Hill at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Tegan & Sara at the Paramount Theater
- Machine Girl, BLXPLTN, Whitey Vollmer at Barracuda
- Astrotheque, Hours Quiet, Obsolete Machines at the Mohawk

Friday:
- The Golden Boys at End of an Ear
- Lowin, Grape St., All Eyes, Dead Recipe at Hotel Vegas
- Sweet Spirit, Sugar Free All-Stars at Mueller Lake Park
- David Ramirez, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Small Houses at the Mohawk
- Wild Child, The Texas Gentlemen at the Scoot Inn
- Tori Amos, Scars on 45 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- The Golden Boys, Flesh Lights, Vertical Vice, Payton Andrew Green, DJ Baby Robots at Barracuda
- Deer Tick at the Mohawk
- Hovvdy, Caroline Says, Jana Horn at Cheer Up Charlies
- Wiretree, San Saba County at Lamberts
- Ani DiFranco, MILCK, Buddy Wakefield at Emo’s

Sunday:
- The Golden Boys, Nick Allison & The Players Lounge at The Little Darlin’
- Lord Buffalo at Waterloo Records
- Mayeux and Broussard, Sour Bridges, Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell at the Scoot Inn

Monday:
- Christy Hays, Jolie Fink (of Mean Jolene), Sara Houser (of Lowin) at the Hole in the Wall
- Beach Slang, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, See Through Dresses at Barracuda

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Show Of The Week

November 8, 2017

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The rescheduled Sound on Sound Fest shows are going down everywhere this week, and you can see which ones I’m into the most down below (they’re marked with SoS).  There’s some good ones!  Let’s go non-fest today though, and talk up Speedy Ortiz, Tera Melos and Lola Tried at Barracuda on Sunday.  This show is going to be fantastic.  Speedy Ortiz, who are one of my favorite bands, haven’t played Austin in a bit, so it’ll be great to see them again.  Maybe they’ll even toss out some new tunes?  Speaking of new things, Tera Melos and locals Lola Tried both have solid 2017 releases that they’ll be supporting at the show.  Let’s gather on a Sunday (you don’t need to work on Monday!) and indulge in this triple bill of indie rock.

Tix are $10 in advance, $13 the day of.

CONTEST:  I’ve got a couple pairs of tickets to give away.  To enter to win just shoot an email HERE.  I’ll pick winners on Friday!

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Palo Duro at Waterloo Records
- Poly Action, T0MA, Lowin, Nic Armstrong at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- (SoS) – Grizzly Bear at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- (SoS) – Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, Gatecreeper, Blanck Mass at the Mohaw
- (SoS) – Citizen, Hotelier, Sorority Noise, Alex Napping, Great Grandpa, Oso Oso at Empire Control Room
- (SoS) – Washed Out, Austra at Emo’s
- Low Cut Connie, Jake La Botz, The Reputations at Barracuda

Saturday:
- (SoS) – Yelle, The Octopus Project at the Mohawk
- (SoS) – Japandroids, Cloud Nothings at Emo’s
- (SoS) – Noname, Arima Ederra, Magna Carda at the Scoot Inn
- Deep Time, Vertical Vice, Batty Jr, special guest at Hotel Vegas
- Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Jen Cloher at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Sunday:
- (SoS) – Boris, Endon, USA/Mexico at the Mohawk
- (SoS) – The Shins, Baio at Emo’s
- (SoS) – Ariel Pink, Girlpool, Mild High Club at Cheer Up Charlies
- Xetas, Sex Snobs (OK), Fireheads (WI), NIKE at Beerland
- Cults, She-Devils, Deep Cuts at Antone’s

Monday:
- The Rural Alberta Advantage, Yukon Blonde at Barracuda
- Cindy Wilson (of B-52s), Olivia Jean at 3ten ACL Live

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Show Of The Week

November 1, 2017

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If my Friday wasn’t full up, you’d definitely find me at Barracuda for EMA and The Blow.  Both put out quality albums this year – EMA with Exile In The Outer Ring and The Blow with Brand New Abyss – and I’d really love to be in the house when those tracks are performed.  Plus, I’ve never seen EMA (I can only imagine she’s awesome live) and I haven’t caught The Blow in probably six or seven years (I can only imagine they’ve gotten better). Go for me!

Tix are $15. Violinda Lola is set to open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Third Eye Blind at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Thursday:
- Ween at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

Friday:
- Continental Drift, Hard Proof, Superfonicos, Poon, Free Kittens and Bread at Cheer Up Charlies
- Lizzo at Emo’s
- Ween at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Lupe Fiasco at the Belmont
- Vintage Trouble, Desi Valentine at the Scoot Inn

Saturday:
- Damien Jurado, Thee Conductor (record release), Darkest Wonder at Stateside at the Paramount
- The Halfways, Pearl Earl, Food Group, Go Fever at Cheer Up Charlies
- Saint Motel, Gibbz at the Mohawk

Sunday:
- Everclear at Emo’s

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Show Of The Week

October 25, 2017

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There are some big shows set for this week – Chris Stapleton at COTA, Ted Leo at the Mohawk, All ATX – but if you’d like to engage in something a littler smaller, then you should head to Cheer Up Charlie’s on Friday.  Austin’s own Palo Duro and Shmu will be there celebrating new releases, and other quality locals like Big Bill, Star Parks, Smiile, All Eyes, Dead Recipe and Big Spirits are playing, too.  It’s going to be snazzy.  Plus it’s presented by my radio show, 101X Homegrown, which makes it at least 2% more special.

Tix are $5. That’s nothing!

OUTSIDE STAGE:
12:15 – Big Bill
11:15 – Shmu
10:15 – Palo Duro
9:15 – Dead Recipe

INSIDE STAGE:
12:45 – Big Spirits
11:45 – Smiile
10:45- All Eyes
9:45 – Star Parks


BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Jr Jr, Chad Valley at the Mohawk
- Total Unicorn, My Education, Suspirians, Cinders Ensemble at The Electric Church
- Shivery Shakes, Pinact, Tres Oui at Cheer Up Charlies
- Slow Magic at Empire Garage
- Joyce Manor, Wavves, French Vanilla at Emo’s
- Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Barfield at the Continental Club

Thursday:
- Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Money Chicha at the Continental Club
- Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Brent Cobb at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
- Skylar Spence, Jonah Baseball at Stubb’s

Friday:
- Moon Duo, True Widow, Mind Spiders, Dallas Acid, Annabelle Chairlegs, Al Lover, Sailor Poon, Hidden Ritual at Barracuda
- The Octopus Project (improvised ambient set) at The Museum of Human Achievement
- Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat at the Continental Clu
- Chill Russell at Stubb’s

Saturday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, Brief Candles, Glaze, Soda Lillies at Hotel Vegas
- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ian Sweet at the Mohawk
- Bleached at Barracuda
- Moving Panoramas, Juanita Stein, A. Sinclair, Bond Twins at Barracuda
- Chicano Batman, Khruangbin at Emo’s
- Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon, Delta Bombers at the Continental Club

Sunday:
- And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at The Little Darlin’
- Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon, Rosie Flores at the Continental Club
- All ATX presents Back to the Armadillo with John Fogerty, Shakey Graves, Jack Ingram, Michael Martin Murphy, Gary P. Nunn, Fastball, Kelly Willis, My Jerusalem, Peterson Brothers, Beto and the Fairlanes, Night Drive, Jane Ellen Bryant, Eric Tessmer at Auditorium Shores

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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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