Friday, April 29th
Local Austin funk act Foot Patrol will be delighting devastated Prince fans this Friday with a performance of Prince’s iconic album Purple Rain at the Empire Control and Garage. With a funky sound that is irresistible, it’s been said that no one can match Prince in creativity and brilliance, however if there is one local act that can absolutely pay tribute to the late star without missing a beat, it would be Foot Patrol. With thousands of tributes to the Minnesota musician popping up over the past week, this is certain to be one of the best, so we encourage you to head on down to Empire and kick off your weekend right.
This Friday is a great night for local music at Stubbs. First up, we have San Marcos based band Blue October, and even though their show is sold out, you are still in luck if you want to ease into your weekend at this great club. Right after Blue October, another act called Black Heart Saints will be taking the stage for a late night show that is free for Blue October attendees, and a five-dollar cover for those who swing by later. With a high energy performance, this punchy local group should not be skipped.
Named after a series of yoga techniques, Sun Salutation is a long time Austin band that is celebrating their last album release with a new record titled Spirals, before they take a hiatus. With a rock vibe mixed with reggae, Sun Salutation is a group that plays catchy reggae music that will be a great way to welcome the weekend. To get a feel for the band’s music, check out one of their past performances at the well-known Austin coffee shop Ruta Maya filmed several years back.
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