Friday, July 15th
Forming The Luminarios as a side project from his main band The Sand Rubies, Tuscon, Arizona musician Rich Hopkins will be bringing his energetic rock act to the Whip In this weekend, captivating his audience with his energizing and entertaining performance. With breezy, and intricate tracks such as the song “Paraguay,” you can’t go wrong with seeing The Luminarios this weekend.
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Portland based hip hop artist Aesop Rock will be hitting the stage at The Barracuda this Friday night to perform his memorable songs such as his latest single “Kirby” released last month, on his most recent record Impossible Kid.
Having a home base in both Austin and New York, electronica band Dead Love Club is a catchy way to start off your Friday evening. You will definitely feel this way after listening to their new single “Looking For Some Action,” a rock influenced number that brings the bands inventive lyrics and style to the forefront.
Tickets: $8.00 (advanced) $10.00 (day of show)
Choctaw Wildfire has become one of Austin’s best honkey-tonk bands with a style that hooks you in right away once the group strikes the first chord. With rough tracks such as “Have I Said Enough,” Choctaw Wildfire are wowing audiences with their unique take on Americana music, and with a vocalist that will remind listeners of Howlin’ Wolf, your Friday night just got a lot more entertaining than you previously thought.
Saturday, July 16th
With punchy tracks such as “Pretend We’re Dead,” female punk act L7 will be rolling into Austin this weekend to perform their brash and thrashing songs that fans have been listening to for over two decades. Opening for Nirvana back in the 90’s, older attendees will be reminded of their teenage years once they see this band perform.
With trippy tracks such as “Wassup” (UhHuh)” under their belt, Yoni and Geti will certainly entertain fans this Saturday evening at The Sidewinder, with tracks that will get the crowd going all night long, as the duo performs hip hop like we’ve never heard before.
Kyloe Blue is a folk and Americana band formed in Austin last year, by musicians Carly Walker and Kevin Ludlow. With relaxed vocals and a soothing sound, Kyloe Blue is a great band to listen to when ending your Saturday night. Performing alongside another great local act called Those Poor Serfs, this show is sure to be a great evening, allowing locals to dive into the local music scene by listening to two great groups.
Tickets: $5.00 21+
Local indie band Mattresses will be performing at the Swan Dive this weekend to introduce listeners to their fantastic indie songs that you won’t be able to forget. If you are looking for something a bit more mellow to listen to this weekend, than the Swan Dive is the place to be. Always having quality bands play for an affordable price, you won’t be disappointed if you decide to stop in at the Swan Dive this weekend.
Tickets: $5.00 21+
Local, acoustic-indie band Reddening West, will be performing at Stubbs this weekend to introduce listeners to their soft and delicate tunes that move the soul. With a hypnotic violin and beautiful vocals from front man Matt Evans, Reddening West is sure to become the next big band in Austin, so come on out and support their
Sunday, July 17th
The last band on our list this week is local country band Them Duqaines, a charming and authentic country act that will encourage you to dust off your cowboy boots and hit the dance floor, with their stunning mid-tempo tunes that allow listeners to escape, while being the perfect band to end your weekend with.
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