We’ve got Tony Bennett in town this weekend! Between him and the rest of this list, there’s a lot of live music to hear in Austin over the next few days. Make sure to hit the ‘next’ button for the next day’s worth of events. Now go forth and have fun! –The Editor
Friday, April 22nd
Formed in 1997 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Umphrey’s McGee has had much success playing music that is similar to bands such as The Grateful Dead and Phish, while drawing an enthusiastic and dedicated crowd wherever they perform. With incredibly tight and impeccable musicianship, Umphrey’s McGee’s live show is something to see. To get a peek into the group’s magnetic presence during their sets, check out their performance of the song “Puppet String” in Kalamazoo, Michigan below.
Tickets: $27.50 (advanced) $30.00 (day of show) $127.50 (VIP)
Laura Stevenson, former keyboardist of the band Bomb The Music Industry!, has struck out on her own as a solo act performing catchy pop tracks that will energize your weekend like no other artist can. With songs such as “Jellyfish” Stevenson’s bubbly music is a great way to welcome the weekend and for indie fans looking for a good time, The Mohawk is where the fun will be tonight.
Keeper is one of Austin’s most underrated bands who play fresh pop music that will keep you entertained for quite some time. Formed in 2009, the group have begun making a name for themselves locally and with tracks such as “Next To Me”, you will soon have a new favorite band that you will want to see again and again.
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Houston rock band Birthday Club will be hitting the stage at downtown club Swan Dive this Friday evening to perform a set that is sure to get your evening hopping. Performing a mesmerizing show, the band has an intriguing musical style that has hints of the 80’s throughout. Check out the video below of the group performing at the Satellite Bar in Houston to get a taste of their sound and flavor.