We’ve got Grouplove, Henry Brun, Canvas People, Shivery Shakes, and much more on tap for your weekly recommended show list. Let’s go see some live music!
Friday, March 11
Capitol One House (SXSW, runs until the 14th)With SXSW Interactive kicking off this weekend, the Capitol One House (which is taking over formerly defunct blues club Antones) will be providing Interactive attendees with plenty of music throughout the week including San Francisco rockers Third Eye Blind (March 13th) and rapper Common (March 12th) who will be bringing plenty of variety to the Interactive portion of the festival, as music has always been a strong part of Austin’s culture and identity. So if you are a music fan attending SXSW and are looking to get things started a little earlier this year, Capitol One House will definitely leave you satisfied. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEm0ug03Mzw] *open to the public, subject to capacity 21+
Canvas People at SidewinderLocal act Canvas People will be performing this Friday evening at newly opened club The Sidewinder. Playing songs with a sophisticated indie pop sound that draws us in immediately, Canvas People is a band not to be missed by anyone who lives locally. Check out the track “Happy If I’m Wrong” to see why Canvas People have won our hearts. Tickets: At The Door [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eitQbhtpBZQ]
Shivery Shakes at The MohawkShivery Shakes is another local band that we can’t listen to enough and if their local popularity is any indication, the rest of Austin can’t stop listening either. Known for their woozy pop tracks that enthrall with every note, Shivery Shakes is a local band that you should certainly check out this weekend. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wv0yLDOY20] Tickets: $6.00 (21+) $8.00 (minors)
Slaid Cleaves at Cactus CaféTexas songwriter Slaid Cleaves will be playing UT Austin hotspot the Cactus Café this weekend, introducing listeners to his weepy and touching acoustic songs that will move you like no other artist can. With songs such as “Without Her” from his latest album Still Fighting The War, released last June, Cleaves is an artist that pulls at our hearts and emotions, so if you don’t want to miss out on this soulful musician, get your tickets now. Tickets: $25.00 (advance) $28.00 (at the door) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvzk30v662E]
Saturday, March 12th
Local Austin act The Deer will be performing at the intimate Austin Beer Garden and Brewery to get their audience’s weekend started off on the right foot. With songs such as “Take Flight,” their jazzy-pop influenced sound will be the right music to ease into the weekend with, making you want to listen to them again and again.
The Grassy Knoll at Sidewinder
Rooted in jazz and hip hop has certainly made The Grassy Knoll a popular draw, with this unique local band performing this Saturday evening to support their latest album Electric Verdeland, Vol 1. Playing largely instrumental tunes, The Grassy Knoll is a relaxing act that takes genre-bending to a whole new level as their music is seductive and soulful.
Tickets: At The Door
Henry Brun and The Latin Playerz
If you are looking to add some Latin flavor into your Saturday evening you can head downtown to experience the moody atmosphere of the Elephant Room, and hear Harry Brun and his band The Latin Playerz add some spice to your weekend with their groovy Latin rhythms that subtly bring the house down.
Grouplove at The Mohawk
Synthpop act Grouplove will be rolling into town this weekend to hype up their audience with their dreamy take on music, while delighting anyone who listens with their rich musical ideas. With songs like “I’m With You” Grouplove are a rare group that should not be missed.
Sunday, March 13th
Ian Moore and The Lossy Coils at Strange Brew
A long time staple in the Texas and Austin bar scene, Ian Moore has been an Austin musician who has built a small but loyal following by playing songs that speak to his fans who then spread the word about Moore and his incredibly tunes. You can a get a taste of Ian’s talent below by checking out his performance of the song “Birds of Prey.”
Tickets: $20.00 (online) $25.00 (at the door)
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