Friday, September 16th
Wanting to give Austinites an authentic musical experience, in comes Austin Detours who puts on an Austin Live Music Crawl. This local company takes you all around the city to experience two or three venues in one evening. Along the way, you’ll get a lesson in Austin’s music history and get the scoop on what’s currently happening in Austin’s music scene. All of the tours are led by a local musician. For the price, you can’t beat this great tour.
Tickets: $50.00 +21
In 2013 Red River Family Records began as a label that exclusively puts out cassette tapes. With their 70th release coming up, the label wants to celebrate with their friends. To come hear some great bands and celebrate this unique label, the Barracuda is where you need to be this weekend.
Formed in 1984 in Massachusetts, Dinosaur Jr has become one of the most influential alternative and noise rock bands in music. After reuniting in 2005, the band is back together and sounding better than ever. If you want a great kick to your weekend, then come see Dinosaur Jr.
Los Angeles electronic artist Justin Phillips, also known as Crywolf, will be coming to Empire Control Room this Friday to perform his beautiful electronic songs that you won’t be able to stop listening to. With a vocal style that is similar to Bon Iver, Crywolf’s live show will be a relaxing start to the weekend.
Saturday, September 17th
Formed in 1995 in Calgary, twin sister duo Tegan and Sara have gone onto become Grammy nominated artists with eight albums under their belt. They released their latest album Love You to Death earlier this year.
Tickets: $36.00 (advance) $38.00 (door) $136.00 (venue VIP)
Henry and the Invisibles will be performing at the Empire Control Room to celebrate the release of their new record Musaic. Sure to be a party, you don’t want to miss out on seeing this local funk act rock the house.
Formed in the 1980’s in Montesano, Washington, the Melvins have become known as an influential rock band for their hard hitting riffs and Black Flag influence, giving their music a punk edge. If you want to see a band light a venue on fire with their energetic style, then the Melvins are the right band to catch this Saturday.
Performing a mixture of jazz, electronic and pop music, Marian Hill is an interesting act to listen to for their intertwining of different genres into one sound. Featuring vocalist Samantha Gongol, who provides soft and airy vocals, Marian Hill is a relaxing band to listen to as they allow fans to escape and get lost in the music. Due to The Parish’s small capacity, we encourage you to get your tickets early.
Sunday, September 18th
Formed in Southern California in 1970, Ambrosia will be in Austin this weekend to take part in the Yacht Rock Revival, along with plenty of other bands who were active during this decade. If you want to step back in time, then the Yacht Rock Revival is the perfect event to wrap up the weekend.
Introduced to a mainstream audience in 2003 with the release of their record So Long, Astoria, The Ataris have gone back to becoming a smaller band, though they are mostly known for their hit single “In This Diary” and their cover of the Don Henley track “Boys of Summer.”
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