With so much live music in Austin to see every weekend, we know it is difficult to pick from all the bands. To make it easier, we’ve picked 10 shows that we personally want to go see this weekend, plus one event in the future. Featuring a lot of local acts this week, we’ve rounded up some of the most diverse groups Austin has to offer. Read on to see our picks!
Thursday, June 8th
Performing at Cheer Up Charlie’s with out of town acts Crumb, Lance Bangs, and Tasi, local act Summer Salt will become your favorite local band after seeing them live. Taking a harder edged approach to indie, Summer Salt is a group you will be jamming to right away after seeing them perform.
June 8th | 9 p.m. | Cheer Up Charlie’s | 900 Red River
Known as one of Austin’s best jazz groups, Red Young and His Hot Horns will be performing at Antone’s this weekend playing their funky tunes such as “Treasure,” which perfectly highlights the group’s talent. Don’t miss this one.
June 8th | 5 p.m. | Antone’s | 305 E. 5th Street
Dallas alternative-country band Old 97’s will be coming to Stubb’s this weekend to perform with Shooter Jennings. Formed 24 years ago, the band has been going for long enough that they’ve mastered their own dark spin on country music. If that’s your kind of show, Old 97’s will do the trick. And if this is your first time listening to the group, we think you will be instantly hooked. Get your tickets here.
June 8th | 7 p.m. | Stubb’s | 801 Red River
Making an appearance at this year’s Shady Grove Unplugged Series, Austin favorite Bob Schneider will be making an appearance this weekend performing songs from all throughout his career, including his various side projects. Guaranteed to be packed, we suggest you get to the restaurant early to get yourself a seat. Parking is complimentary for the first 10 Subaru drivers too, courtesy of Austin Subaru.
June 8th | 8 p.m. | Shady Grove | 1624 Barton Springs Road
Friday, June 9th
Austin act The Selfless Lovers, with their old-fashioned funk sound, will be performing at St Elmo’s Brewery for its monthly funk music night. With an unbelievable sound and stage presence, The Selfless Lovers are one of Austin’s best undiscovered groups that you can’t afford to miss.
June 9th | 8 p.m. | St. Elmo’s Brewery | 440 E. Saint Elmo Road
Led by percussionist Derrick Freeman, New Orleans Soul Brass Band is a jazz group that you should not miss. After watching their tight performance at WWOZ Studios in New Orleans below, it’s obvious the band has what it takes to succeed in New Orleans famous jazz scene as well as a touring act. Get your tickets here.
June 9th | 9 p.m. | St. Elmo’s Brewery | 305 E. 5th Street
Known for their catchy indie jams, San Diego, California duo Little Hurricane is guaranteed to draw a crowd wherever they go, as they pack the house with enthusiastic fans. Supporting their latest album Same Sun Same Moon on their current tour, fans will love the new songs and the fact that they are the only band playing. Get your tickets here.
June 9th | 8 p.m. | The Sidewinder | 715 Red River
Saturday, June 10th
Specializing in mashups combining indie rock and hip hop, The Hood Internet from Chicago has become a music sensation over the past couple of years. With their latest release “40 Years of Hip Hop,” new fans will not only get a chance to see their creativity, but just how passionate they about their unique musical genre. The opening band will be Air Credits and you can get your tickets here.
June 10th | 8 p.m. | The Sidewinder | 715 Red River
Celebrating the release of their new release Avidonia II, local Austin psych band Obscured by Echoes will be celebrating their latest EP with a release show at Cheer Up Charlies performing with local band’s Genuine Leather, Houston’s Jerk, and Darkbird for a fantastic evening of great music.
June 10th | 9 p.m. | Cheer Up Charlie’s | 900 Red River
Sunday, June 11th
Fronted by local musician Beth Chrisman, Missy Beth and The Morning Afters are new to the local scene, though their talent should not be overlooked. Performing original country music that is great for honky tonks, you’ll be addicted to Chrisman and her voice from the minute she starts singing. A perfect way to end your weekend, the show begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery.
June 11th | 4 p.m. | Austin Beer Garden and Brewery | 1305 West Oltorf
Looking to The Future:
Taking place every year at Austin 360 Amphitheater, Willie Nelson is back again for his annual 4th of July picnic, playing with friends Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves, and more. Presented by Budweiser, this is a fun and enjoyable day listening to some of country and pop’s biggest acts at Austin’s best outdoor venue. Get your tickets here.
July 4th | 11 p.m. | Austin360 Amphitheater | 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd
If you would like to read more of Lauren Gribble’s reviews, you can check out her website Listen Here Reviews.