Friday, October 28th
Popper Burns at Swan Dive
When listening to local act Popper Burns it’s hard to describe their sound, particularly since it feels all over the place, but that is what makes it so oddly appealing. If you want to kick off your Halloween weekend with a band that sounds off the wall in a good way, Popper Burns can do that for you.
The Head and The Heart at Stubbs
With beautiful melodies and calming songs, The Head and The Heart are a band you should certainly catch this weekend. After releasing their record Signs of Light in September, The Head and The Heart have certainly made strides to make sure their music heard, and their show at Stubbs this weekend is proof of this.
Tickets: $35.00 (advance) $37.50 (day of show)
JohnnySwim at Emo’s
The Los Angeles duo, known as JohnnySwim, has been getting noticed in Texas, as they recently performed at The Silos in Waco, (owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”) The groups music is ridiculously catchy and now that “Fixer Upper” has put Waco on the map, the same can be said for JohnnySwim.
Ticket: $23.00 (advance) $25.00 (day of show)
Spooky Hooot! at The Parish
Another Halloween event to get your weekend started is Spooky Hooot! an event happening at The Parish featuring a plethora of local acts such as Carolyn Wonderland. Due to the stacked lineup, we suggest you grab your tickets quickly.
Saturday, October 29th
Straight No Chaser at the Long Center
After listening to their fantastic cover of “Ave Maria,” the men’s a cappella group Straight No Chaser is an ensemble that you will want to spend your hard-earned money on. With impeccable tone and harmonies, this act will knock you off your feet.
Zombie Ball 2016 at ACL Live
With bands such as soul and funk act The Suffers performing at Zombie Ball, it is certain to be an entertaining night, full of amazing bands that will bring the house down. After watching the band perform live on national television, live music doesn’t get much better than this, so don’t miss out.
Bass Physics at Empire Control Room
With a goal in mind to share the power of music through song, Bass Physics, an electronic duo from Denver, Colorado have been taking the electronic dance genre by storm over the past few years. Releasing eclectic beats with incredible effects, Bass Physics are a group you should not skip this weekend.
Cinematic Symphony at Klett Center
Cinematic Symphony, a classical music ensemble that specializes in bringing movie soundtracks to life, will be performing at the Klett Center in Georgetown to celebrate Halloween. If you are looking for something that is family friendly, this is the perfect free event.
Sunday, October 30th
The Fray at ACL Live
Known for their hit single “Over My Head (Cable Car),” The Fray is coming to Austin alongside American Authors for a night of great pop music that you will enjoy wholeheartedly. You won’t want to miss this show, so get your tickets now.
KING at The Parish
Alternative R&B group KING will be taking over The Parish this Sunday to perform songs such “The Greatest,” a spicy tune that is a great closer for the weekend. With their smooth beats and solid vocals, head over to The Parish to hear what KING is all about.
Featured photo: The Fray, Sunny Martini Photography
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