Ready to rock? With this list, you’ll be prepared to enjoy some of the best live music Austin has to offer this weekend. That’s alright, alright, alright!

Friday, February 26th

Johnny Cash Birthday Party at Whip In

On what would have been his 84th birthday, the Whip In will be celebrating country music legend Johnny Cash also known as The Man In Black, where they will be serving outlaw food and beer in his honor. A legendary meal fit for an exceptional musician, this is one birthday bash that you won’t want to skip. Food will include iron pot chili with cornbread, fried chicken with Indian gravy, mac and cheese balls, and for dessert fans can indulge themselves with a slice of delicious pecan pie and Jack tarts with chocolate bits and whipped cream.

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Protomartyr at The Sidewinder

Michigan post punk act Protomartyr will be coming into town this weekend to perform at The Sidewinder in support of their most recent album The Agent Intellect released last year. With a lively playing style that is sure to get your weekend off to a great start, Protomartyr is a group that you should see this weekend and tell your friends about afterward.

Tickets: $12.00

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Common Velvet at Independence Brewery

Austin dream pop band Common Velvet will be performing another fantastic show this weekend at Independence Brewery which is the perfect show for anyone looking for some good quality dream pop songs. Fronted by vocalist Lauren Sanders, Common Velvet is a group that has a similar musical style to Texas band Explosions In the Sky due to their melodic and calming sound as well as their fantastic songwriting.

Sonny Landreth at Stateside Theatre

Louisiana blues guitarist Sonny Landreth will be taking the stage to perform at The Stateside Theatre this weekend as he treats his fans to his soulful licks along with some of the best guitar skills we’ve heard in quite awhile. With a tremendous guitar technique that cannot be matched, Landreth is a musician who pulls people in with his creativity and groovy guitar playing that simply cannot be imitated.

Tickets: $42.00

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Austin Symphony at The Long Center

The Austin Symphony is at it again this week, as the ensemble will once again be focusing on a theme for their performance. While they have focused on different countries and cultures in past performances, this time they are keeping the music a little closer to home as they have chosen to focus on playing pieces with an Austin connection. Sure to be an interesting evening, we encourage you to check out our cities extremely talented symphony that never fails to surprise us.

Tickets: $12.00-$75.00

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MAAJR Debut EP Release Show at Stubb’s

Local rock band MAAJR will be releasing their first EP titled Debut with the band having support from Demi The Daredevil, Flavor Raid, and New Age Love as they introduce listeners to their psychedelic flavored music.

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