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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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Show Of The Week

June 28, 2017

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In a weird turn of events, my SOTW is actually next week, but since it falls on a Monday and that Monday precedes a holiday, I’m rolling it out right now.  You get it?  I sort of do.  Anyways, go see STRFKR at Emo’s!  Since you (more than likely) don’t have to work on Tuesday, which is the 4th of July, you might as well blow it out on Monday and dance the night away.  Have fun.  Be safe.

Tix are $20.50.  Reptaliens will open.

BONUS Show Recommendations:

Tonight:
- Super Thief, Popper Burns, Lung Letters, Augra Nowhere at Beerland
- Shivery Shakes, Ladyfang, The Irish Exit at the Hole in the Wall
- Chon, Tera Melos, Covet, Little Tybee at Emo’s
- Deftones, Rise Against, Thrice, Frank Iero and the Patience at Austin360 Amphitheater

Thursday:
- Typical Girls, Hypoluxo, Planet Manhood, The Nymphs at Hotel Vegas

Friday:
- Hot Flash Heat Wave, Inner Wave, Summer Salt at the Mohawk
- Belcurve, The Lochness Mobsters, The Reputations, Magic Rockers of Texas at Cheer Up Charlies
- Starparks, A. Sinclair, Glass Grapes at the Hole in the Wall
- The Sour Notes, Junebug Spade at Oskar Blues Brewery

Saturday:
- White Ghost Shivers at Beerland
- Ringo Deathstarr at Hotel Vegas
- The Dan Ryan, Julia Lucille, Thor & Friends, Cowboy Crisis, Hospital Ships, Marijuana Sweet Tooth at Cheer Up Charlies

Sunday:
- The Rotten Mangos, Blackfoot Gypsies, Go Fever, Brother Wives at Cheer Up Charlies
- Bush, My Jerusalem at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

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Show Of The Week

June 21, 2017

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

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


BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

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

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Show Of The Week

June 14, 2017

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

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

BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

Holiday Mountain, GGOOLLDD, The Bishops at the Mohawk

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

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

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

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

Nina Diaz, Charlie Belle, Light Wheel at The Sidewinder

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

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

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Show Of The Week

June 7, 2017

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

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

BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

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

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Show Of The Week

May 24, 2017

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

BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

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

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Show Of The Week

May 17, 2017

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

Tix are $35-46.

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

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

BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

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

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Show Of The Week

May 10, 2017

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

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

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

BONUS Show Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

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