Friday, May 27th
Releasing his latest record Always Strive and Prosper earlier this year, Harlem based emcee A$AP Ferg will be tearing up Stubbs this Friday with his smooth rhymes and pulsing beats with tracks such as “New Level” featuring newcomer Future, who has made appearances on many recent tracks including Ariana Grande’s latest tune “Everyday.” Perfect for diehard hip hop fans, ASAP Ferg is a rapper that you won’t want to miss, so get your tickets as soon as possible.
Tickets: $26.00 VIP: $126.00
Twenty-two-year-old music producer and pianist Matoma will be performing at the Empire Control Room and Garage this weekend to perform his bouncy electronic tunes making for a great show to usher in the weekend. With hit tracks such as “Running Out” there is no doubt that Matoma will put on a great live show that electronic music fans will enjoy.
Heye Minds, a local rap group where all of the members are native Texans, is a unique act whose biggest goal is to break down the barriers between hip hop enthusiasts and the genres critics, leaving everyone with the feeling that they are hearing something new. With songs such as “Bringin’ It Back”, from the bands’s record Heye Minds Collective Vol 1, the group’s rapping appears on top of a jazzy sounding sample, giving Austintes a new perspective on hip hop. For this performance at Independence Brewery, Heye Minds will be taping their performance so come on down and see what the fun is all about.
New York City alternative rock band Nada Surf will be rocking The Parish this weekend in support of their latest effort You Know Who You Are. With head banging tracks such as “Always Love,” Nada Surf never fail to disappoint their audience, so if you want to start off your weekend with a great rock band, look no further than The Parish.
Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit at Stubb’s
Local band Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit will be performing at Stubbs this weekend to kick off their vinyl release party and summer tour. As this is the group’s first time playing one of our cities most well-known concert halls, its sure to be a wild event, so we highly encourage you to attend. If you need more reasons to go, the band has posted on their Facebook page ten reasons why you should attend the gig.
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Saturday, May 28th
Los Angeles band Say Anything is once again coming through Austin with East Coast band Modern Baseball to tear the roof off of Emo’s. Sure to be a great time, Say Anything is not group to miss out on. With songs such as “I Want To Know Your Plans” front man Max Bemis’ relatable lyrics and catchy songs will make any fan of alternative music fan happy. Since the show is sure to sell out, we suggest that you get your tickets now.
Norman, Oklahoma band Broncho will be rolling through Austin and performing at The Sidewinder this Saturday as they introduce concertgoers to their catchy and unique indie music. If their performance of the song “It’s On” from their Jam In the Van appearance in 2014 is any indication of the party they put on during their live show, then you can’t go wrong with seeing the band live this Saturday.
If you are ready to blow the doors off of your weekend, then seeing Radioactivity at The Mohawk is the right choice for seeing a live act. With pounding tracks such as “Silent” off of their record Silent Kill, the group’s breathless tunes will certainly jolt your Saturday, leaving you with a great time to be had and a memorable show to tell your friends about. Perfect for a night out on the town, you won’t regret watching Radioactivity.
Local rock and reggae act Audic Empire will be making an appearance at the Empire Control Room and Garage to get the Saturday party started with their addicting and magnetic tunes that you won’t be forgetting. Check out their performance of “Keg Tappin’ below to see what we mean.
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Sunday, May 29th
Labeling their music as “electro-swing”, French band Caravan Palace will be bringing their different music to Austin when they perform at The Mohawk. While it might be hard to imagine what “electro-swing” would sound like, the group’s song “Lone Digger” lays it out quite well, as it separates itself from the rest of the current music scene and shows us that anything is possible when you combine two opposite genres.
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