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Show Of The Week

February 21, 2018

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St. Vincent’s Fear The Future Tour is finally here!  I’ve been a big fan of her (aka Annie Clark) since her 2007 debut album, Marry Me, and I’ve been buzzing ever since the two nights of shows at ACL Live got announced.  Not only is SV fun to watch, but I really dig the two-set format she’s doing on this tour – first there’s fan favorites, then there’s all of her latest album, Masseducation.  Rad.  Don’t miss out here.

St. Vincent’s Thursday show is sold out, but there’s still limited tix available for the Friday performance at ACL Live.  Get ‘em while you can.

Tuck & Patti will open both nights.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Quin Galavis, Payton Andrew Green, Stephen Lawrence Pike, The Dan Ryan at Beerland
- Diet Cig, Great Grandpa, The Spook School at The Sidewinder
- Tiny Moving Parts at Barracuda
- Barfield! The Tyrant of Texas Funk, Dana Falconberry, Robert Rankin, BLXPLTN at The North Door

Thursday:
- A Giant Dog, Missing Pages, Boss Eye, DJ Ali Ditto at Beerland
- Blitzen Trapper, Liz Cooper and the Stampede at Antone’s

Friday:
- Palo Duro, Bee Caves, Palm Daze, Young Tongue at Cheer Up Charlies
- Go Fever, Honey and Salt, PR Newman, The Sun Machine at the Hole in the Wall
- Dan Auerbach and the Easy Eye Sound Revue featuring Robert Finley and Shannon Shaw, Shannon & the Clams at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Quiet Company, Harvest Thieves, Saul Paul, Dossey, Deer Fellow at the Scoot Inn
- Fruit Bats (solo), Vetiver (solo) at 3ten ACL Live

Saturday:
- Suspirians, Abigail und Hansel, The Early Stages at the Carousel Lounge
- The Octopus Project, Ouiness, Treasure Mammal, Lightworks at The North Door

Sunday:
- Foreigner at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Show Of The Week

February 14, 2018

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While I’m pumped to see Sparta at Barracuda tomorrow night, I have to admit that my focus is on Why? at the Mohawk on Friday.  I’ve loved the indie rock-ish/hip hop-ish band since their 2005 release Elephant Eyelash, and it’s always a pleasure watching them live.  Also, my radio program, 101X Homegrown, will be simultaneously presenting a show inside of the Mohawk with rockers Major Grizz, who will be celebrating a birthday.  Obviously, my friends, the Mohawk is where to be on Friday.  So be there.

Why? with Sarah Jaffe -  Tix are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the show.

Major Grizz with Blood Pumps, Dr. Joe and Rust Never Sleeps – If you have a ticket to Why?, this one is free!  Otherwise, tix will be available at the door.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Grails at Barracuda

Thursday:
- A Giant Dog, Trouble Boys, Pretty Shitty, DJ Tipton at Beerland
- Sparta at Barracuda
- Rattlesnake Milk, Loteria, Lo Country, Jana Horn at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Sailor Poon, Tear Dungeon, Vertical Vice at Hotel Vegas
- Palehound, Weaves at The Sidewinder

Saturday:
- Christian Bland & The Revelators, Tres Oui, PollenRx at Hotel Vegas
- Why Bonnie?, Krista Van Liew, Jana Horn, The Oysters at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

February 7, 2018

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This week is a real good one for picking up high quality new albums.  Get out there.

Friday, February 9 at Sidewinder.  Good Field is having a show to celebrate their new LP, Surface Tension, which features some of this rock act’s best work. Tix are $10. Royal Forest, Big Bill and Jesse Dalton are also playing.

Friday, February 9 at Barracuda.  You’ll have to get a little creative to see both Hovvdy at Barracuda and Good Field at Sidewinder, but you can do it!  Hovvdy’s new album is titled Cranberry, and it’s full of fantastic bedroom pop tunes.  Tix are $10.  Molly Burch and Ama will open.

Saturday, February 10 at Empire.  Wild Child’s snazzy new album is called Expectations.  The super nice thing with this one (aside from getting to watch a good band play good songs) is that it’s a FREE show.  Opening for the pop act will be Modern Medicine and Robby.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Grace Rowland Park (of The Deer), Ali Holder, Lindsey Verrill (of Little Mazarn) at The Lemon Lounge

Thursday:
- Curtis Roush (of Bright Light Social Hour) at Waterloo Records
- Bill Callahan at Austin Central Library
- A Giant Dog, Lola Tried, Flesh Lights, DJ Steen at Beerland

Friday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, Temple of Angels, Blushing at Hotel Vegas
- RJD2, Always Proper at Empire Control Room
- Night Drive, Moving Panoramas, Emme at Empire Control Room
- Croy and the Boys, Rattlesnake Milk, Dirt Legs at Cheer Up Charlies
- The Devil Makes Three, The Huntress, Holder of Hands at Emo’s

Saturday:
- Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy at Antone’s
- Taylor Muse (Quiet Company), Ram Vela at the Buzz Mill
- Hamilton Leithauser, Thor Harris, Jana Horn at Barracuda

Sunday:
- Black Books, Trace of Lime, Futon Blonde, Zottos at Hotel Vegas
- Lana Del Rey, Kali Uchis at the Erwin Center

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Show Of The Week

January 31, 2018

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In some ways, today’s recommendation is for all of February, as it’s the kick-off show for A Giant Dog’s residency that will happen at Beerland every Thursday throughout the month.  You need to hit one or all of the shows!  For tomorrow, the bill also includes Xetas, American Sharks, Nick Allison and the Players Lounge and DJ Apple Pie.  AGD are a blast on their own, but this really is one hell of a fun lineup.  Don’t miss it.

For fun, here are the rest of the shows set for the residency.

2/8 – A Giant Dog, Lola Tried, Flesh Lights, DJ Stee
2/15 – A Giant Dog, Trouble Boys, Pretty Shitty, DJ Tipton
2/22 – A Giant Dog, Missing Pages, Boss Eye, DJ Ali Ditto

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Booher, Skyline, North by North, Teenage Cavegirl at Hotel Vegas
- They Might Be Giants at Stubb’s
- Chill Russell at Stubb’s

Friday:
- Bad Lovers, The Reputations, Blood Pumps at Hotel Vegas
- RG Lowe, Caroline Says, Taft, Batty Jr. at the Sahara Lounge

Saturday:
- Jose Gonzales, Bedouine at the Long Center
- Sleigh Bells, Sunflower Bean at the Mohawk
- Dan Grissom (Some Say Leland), Adam Hilton (Linen Closet) at The Lemon Lounge
- Tennis, Overcoats at Emo’s
- Shivery Shakes, PR Newman at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.

Sunday:
- Daphne, Lomelda, New Holland at Barracuda
- Summer Swells, Mountain Time, Otis Wilkins at Cheer Up Charlies

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Show Of The Week

January 24, 2018

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There’s a variety of quality shows to pick from this week, but my eyes are largely on Wolf Parade at the Mohawk this Friday.  Last year, the veteran act put out Cry Cry Cry (their first album since 2010), and I not only placed it on my best of 2017 list, but I tagged it as my favorite WP release ever.  I bet that everything from the LP (plus the band’s older, also great tunes) will sound fantastic live at the Mohawk.  Let’s go.

Tix are $25 in advance of the show, $30 the day of.  Charly Bliss will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Sphynx, Chief Perch, Genuine Leather, Chakra Khan at Cheer Up Charlies

Thursday:
- Sleep at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Prawn, Football Etc., Caravela at The Sidewinder
- Name Sayers, Royal Forest, The Dan Ryan, Little Mazarn at the Mohawk
- PR Newman, Mean Jolene, Batty Jr., Star Parks at Cheer Up Charlies

Friday:
- Good Field at Waterloo Records
- Matthew Logan Vasquez, Go Fever, Magic Rockers of Texas at Antone’s
- Robyn Hitchcock at 3ten ACL Live

Saturday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, Blushing, Single Lash, All in the Golden Afternoon at Cheer Up Charlies
- Big Bill, Daniel Francis Doyle, The Infinites, Major Grizz, Talkies at Hotel Vegas
- Darkbird, Belcurve at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Microessions with Wiretree, Grace Pettis, Christina Cavazos, The River Has Many Voices at Mosaic Sound Collective
- Los Coast, Ray Prim at the Continental Club

Sunday:
- Think No Think, Zest of Yore, Semihelix at Hotel Vegas

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Show Of The Week

January 17, 2018

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I know that getting out for a show in icy Austin seems ludicrous right now, but the weather is actually supposed to be much more tolerable by tomorrow.  So, I believe that means you have no excuse to not go to Cheer Up Charlie’s tomorrow night for a rad local affair that features My Golden Calf, Royal Forest, Linen Closet and Jana Horn.  Have fun!

BONUS Recommendations:

Thursday:
- Aimee Mann, Jonathan Coulton at the Paramount Theater

Friday:
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Night Beats at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- Hiss Golden Messenger at 3ten ACL Live

Saturday:
- The Dream Syndicate, Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards) at 3ten ACL Live
- Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sun Seeker at Barracuda
- The Crystal Method at Empire Control Room
- Bon Iver at ACL Live at the Moody Theater
- Otis Wilkins, Sun June at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
- Scott H. Biram at the Continental Club
- Brockhampton at Emo’s

Sunday:
- Pinback, Major Entertainer at the Mohawk
- Bon Iver at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Monday:
- Bon Iver at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

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Show Of The Week

January 10, 2018

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Due to timing and a post-Free Week absence of shows, my pick this week is actually for a show that’s next week.  Ha.  Anyhow, the great Destroyer is set to play the Mohawk on Monday, January 15, and that just seems like something you should definitely attend.  I can’t be there, so you’ll have to get weird for me while listening to tracks off of Destroyer’s super solid 2017 release, Ken.

Tix are $20 in advance of the show, $22 the day of.  Mega Bog will open.

BONUS Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Soaked, Teevee, Sour Notes, Goldbloom at Hotel Vegas

Thursday:
- Belcurve, Harvest Thieves, Western Youth, Pongo at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Magnet School, Jay Satellite, Ex-Optimists, Man Temple God at Beerland
- Hard Proof, Tomar & the FCs at Antone’s
- Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Nicki Bluhm at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Saturday:
- And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Borzoi, Buck Gooter, Morgan Garrett, Daniel Francis Doyle, Sexual Jeremy at Beerland
- The Rotten Mangos, Pearl Earl, Model Zero, Pollen Rx at The Electric Church

Sunday:
- Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod at Emo’s

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Show Of The Week

January 3, 2018

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Side One Track One is back!  Happy 2018!  Let’s celebrate the return to action by gathering for a SOTO PRESENTS affair this Friday at the Mohawk.  On the inside stage I’ve lined up Marmalakes, Growl, Lola Tried and Tres Oui, and then on the outside stage I’ve got Los Coast, Emily Wolfe, Otis The Destroyer and Palo Duro.  All of these bands either put out fantastic albums in 2017, or they’ve got rad new stuff on the way this year.  If you want to sample some of the best music that Austin currently has to offer, then come to the SOTO show this Friday.  See you at the Mohawk!  By the way, don’t forget that it’s FREE WEEK, which means that there’s no cover for this one.

Inside Stage:
12:30am – Growl
11:30pm – Marmalakes
10:30pm – Lola Tried
9:30pm – Tres Oui

Outside Stage:
12:00am – Los Coast
11:00pm – Emily Wolfe
10:00pm – Otis the Destroyer
9:00pm – Palo Duro

Bonus FREE WEEK Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Knife in the Water, RF Shannon, Star Parks, Julia Lucille at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tinnarose, Otis the Destroyer, Darkbird, Good Field, Hard Riffs at Hotel Vegas
- SMiiLE, Thor & Friends, Kraken Quartet at the Mohawk
- Mylets, All Eyes, Shmu, Chakra Khan, DJ Chiquita Bombita at the Mohawk
- The Human Circuit, Built By Snow, Residual Kid, My Education, The Ghost Wolves, Chill Russell, Cartright, Honey and Salt, The Well at Barracuda
- Ringo Deathstarr, The Halfways, Coattails, Teevee at Empire Control Room

Thursday:
- USA/Mexico, Borzoi, Exhalants, Missing Pages at Beerland
- Riverboat Gamblers, American Sharks, Eagle Claw, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda
- Whiskey Shivers, Sailor Poon, Booher, Poly Action at Empire Control Room
- Holy Knives/Levees, Otis The Destroyer, Megafauna, Hard Riffs, Rival Waves at Empire Control Room
- Amplified Heat, Duel, Greenbeard, Tia Carrera, Crimson Devils at The Swan Dive
- Jackie Venson, Mobley, Melat at Stubb’s

Friday:
- Ringo Deathstarr, The Reputations, Toma, Mean Jolene, Whit at Hotel Vegas
- Holy Wave, Leather Girls, Hidden Ritual, The Diamond Center, Teevee at Cheer Up Charlies
- Tinnarose, A. Sinclair, PR Newman, Girling, Abram Shook, Magic Rockers of Texas, Carry Illinois at Barracuda
- Cloudchord, Sphynx, Solid State Dream Suit at Stubb’s
- Mobley, Blastfamous USA, Trouble in the Streets, Fort Never at Empire Control Room
- Calliope Musicals, Whit, Magia Negra, Go Fever, Lowin, Jazz Mills at The Swan Dive

Saturday:
- Knife in the Water, Croy and the Boys, Sun June at Hotel Vegas
- Annabelle Chairlegs, Deep Time, Caroline Says, Why Bonnie, Robby at Hotel Vegas
- Quiet Company, BLXPLTN, Super Thief, Day Shifters at Barracuda
- TV’s Daniel, John Wesley Coleman III, Missing Pages, The Sour Notes at Barracuda
- Calliope Musicals, Whiite Walls, Darkbird at the Mohawk
- Megafauna, A. Sinclair, Chill Russell, Meanswell at the Mohawk
- Melat, Shy Beast, Scorpio Rising, Noelle Tannen at Empire Control Room
- Knifight, Light Wheel, The Clouds Are Ghosts, Carson McHone at Stubb’s

Sunday:
- Star Parks, Go Fever, Abram Shook, Good Field, Big Breakfast at the Mohawk
- Zeale, NGHT HCKLRS, Pat G at Empire Control Room

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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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