Friday, April 8th
Since releasing her new album My Wild West earlier this year, Illinois folk singer Lissie has impressed audiences with her beautiful take on folk music, as well as enthralling fans at her live shows all over the globe. If you haven’t seen her before now, the city of Austin is in luck, as Lissie will be performing at Emo’s tonight with opening act Skrizzly Adams. While Lissie has had her own band on tour with her in the past, this time she is shaking things up a bit as she has decided to have Skrizzly Adams band double as her backing band for the entire tour. To get a feel for Lissie’s soulful tunes, come to Emo’s for a great way to kick off your Friday night.
Being one of the only bluegrass acts in the Live Music Capitol, Wood & Wire are a unique find and an endlessly entertaining band. Releasing solid studio albums is certainly one of their strengths, and we are sure that a live album will be no different. Tomorrow night, the group will be performing at the Scoot Inn to record a live record that is sure to rock and bring down the house. If you want to be part of the action, we are sure that spending your evening at the Scoot Inn will be an excellent decision as you will be introduced to one our city’s best known acts.
American Authors have no trouble giving their audiences a good time, and the New York City indie rock group are sure to be an act that won’t disappoint. With hit singles such as “Believer” under their belt, one of New York City’s best bands will be rocking The Sidewinder for an intimate show that is guaranteed to get your weekend jumping. If you want a great way to ease into the weekend, there is no better band to do it with than American Authors.
After departing from Nashville rock band Paramore in 2010, guitarist Josh Farro swore he would never be in another band again. After a few false starts, he decided to strike out on his own and form a group that sounds similar to the bands he grew up listening to including Arizona’s Jimmy Eat World and Seattle’s Death Cab For Cutie. While longtime Paramore fans will certainly be happy to hear that Josh has taken over vocal duties for the group, what surprises us the most is how great and confident he sounds as a solo artist. Great pop rock music is what Farro is all about and with tracks such “Color Rush” and “On A Wire”, Farro is certainly an act not to miss, and while he is currently opening for The Rocket Summer, after listening to his new release Walkways, we are sure that he is only a short time away from being a headlining act once again.