Friday, October 21’st
Becoming known for remixing songs from Maroon 5 and Tove Lo, New York based DJ Gryffin will be performing in Austin this Friday night on his Whole Heart tour. Take a listen to the song “Heading Home” to see the party that you will be at when you watch Gryffin live.
Cherub, an indie-electronic duo from Nashville have written some great songs in the past few years with their track “Disco Inferno” being a great choice to listen to when turning you on to their music. They will be performing a show this weekend at Stubbs to promote their latest effort Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence.
Tickets: $23.00 (advanced) $25.00 (day of show)
Live music project Quantic, fronted by musician Will Holland, is a fusion group that plays a mix of funk, salsa, and basa nova. With the groups lineup changing every album, Holland is the only constant member. Sure to set the Empire Control Room on fire this Friday evening, Quantic is a great band to get your weekend started, and with the great ticket price, we can’t recommend them enough.
Tameca Jones is fast becoming one of Austin’s most beloved vocalists with her powerful and soulful vocals while also knowing how to move an audience. If you have not seen her perform live yet, then this weekend is the perfect time to do so. We know you won’t be sorry.
Tickets: $10.00 +21
Saturday, October 22nd
Based in South Africa, the sons of musician John Kongos have formed a band that has a unique sound that is not to be missed this Saturday. With heavy beats and airy vocals, Kongos songs possess a unique style that is hard to find in music. With hits that make their audience get lost in the music, we highly recommend Kongos as a band to watch.
Tickets: $22.50 (advanced) $25.00 (day of show)
Forming in California in 2010, Vintage Trouble are an R&B act that has been compared to artists such as Chuck Berry, The Animals, and The Rolling Stones. With a hypnotic sound that we can’t listen to enough, if you want a fun act this weekend to watch, then ACL Live is the place to be.
Local band Star Parks will be performing at The Parish this weekend, one of the city’s most famous venues. While the bands on this week’s list have been high energy picks, Star Parks brings things down a notch to give their audience a mellow indie experience. With a recent European tour under their belt, it won’t be long until Star Parks are discovered elsewhere, so go see them before they begin to blow up.
Sunday, October 23rd
Needtobreathe is teaming up with bands such as Parachute, Welshly Arms, and others for a fantastic evening of music that you’ll want dive into more after the show ends. Releasing their album Hard Love a few months back, Needtobreathe writes excellent songs that relate to the audience on a very real level. With great musicianship and an even better live show, they are an act to add to your weekend list.
Hal Ketchum, a one-time Austinite, will be making a return to the Live Music Capital this Sunday to perform in the intimate Paramount Theatre, for an evening of hits and solid country music. With tunes such as “Small Time Saturday Night” Ketchum keeps getting better in his career as the years go by, so if you are itching to see a great country artist, then you can’t go wrong with Ketchum.
A lot is happening over at Hal Ketchum this weekend, and one of those events is a performance by Usher and Usher, two of R&B’s biggest acts. With hit’s all throughout their careers, we know you will be in for a good time if you are looking to attend this show or you already have tickets.
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