Friday, August 5th
Jason Eady at Saxon Pub
Focused on bringing country music back to its singer-songwriter roots, country musician Jason Eady has become an important figure in country music. Throughout his career he has released five albums, with his most LP Daylight/Dark being released in 2014.
When California act Sublime broke up in 1996 after the death of front man Bradley Nowell, Sublime fans knew that he could never be replaced. After the remaining members floated through various bands for years, they decided to get back together and play Sublime’s music, with Rome Ramirez filling in for the late singer. Sounding nearly identical to Nowell in style and sound, he doesn’t entirely replace what once was, though it’s pretty close. If you want go to a party this weekend, Sublime with Rome is the best band to see.
Tristen, a native Chicagoan who now calls Nashville home, isn’t your typical Nashville artist. Instead of performing country music, Tristen prefers the mellow sounds of pop, with an angelic voice that reverberates throughout the venue. With a minimal live set up, there is not much to see when watching Tristen, though the main point is to focus on her live vocals which will pull you in right away.
Tickets: $11.00 (advance) $13.00 (at the door)
Starting his career in the 90’s, Nashville based country guitarist Radney Foster has spawned several hit songs throughout his career, and this weekend he will be bringing his storytelling show to Austin where he will be performing at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.
Playing a regular weeknight residency on Manchaca Road at Giddy Up’s, local country band Speedy Sparks and the Koolaters will be performing at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery this weekend. With experienced musicians and great tunes, Speedy Sparks is one of the most underrated groups in town, so if you want to start off your weekend the right way, Speedy Sparks and the Koolaters is not a band to miss.
Saturday, August 6th
Houston, Texas Americana band Second Lovers is hitting up Stubbs this weekend as the headlining band. Playing alongside them is vocalist Emily Bell and Blue Bear. With songs such as “New Mexico” showing off their abilities, they certainly have the chops to keep a live audience entertained.
Tickets: $8.00 (advance) $10.00 (at the door)
Signing to independent record label Merge Records last year, local punk band A Giant Dog has plenty of exciting things in their future. After playing several SXSW showcases in March, the band is playing a gig at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery. If you want to hear something a little different at this newer venue, than A Giant Dog will be the right band for you.
After starting his career in the corporate side of the music industry, British trance DJ Simon Patterson, became a full time DJ releasing several popular DJ hits such as “The One.” Being listed as number 28 in the Top 10’s DJ List for DJ Magazine is no small feat, so we are sure that Patterson is something to see so we encourage you to get your tickets now.
Tickets: $12.00-$20.00 +18
Sunday, August 7th
Austin country act the Robert Kraft Trio will be hitting the stage this Sunday at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery. In the video below, it’s obvious that the band has some serious chops, and is one that we recommend highly for this weekend.
Becoming one of the most popular country acts in the 90’s and 2000’s, the Dixie Chicks have been churning out hits for quite a while now. With tracks such as “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Goodbye Earl,” longtime fans will not want to miss this performance, so we encourage you to get your tickets as soon as possible.
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