The Cure, Patty Griffin, From Indian Lakes… There are so many amazing artists are playing in Austin this weekend, it’s hard to know where to start! This list should help. Now go have some fun!
Friday, May 13th
Getting their start in 1976, British rock band The Cure will be taking the stage at The Frank Erwin Center this Friday after announcing one of their biggest tours to date, with the band visiting many of the cities for the first time. With hit songs such as “Love Cats” and “Just Like Heaven” underneath their belt, The Cure sound as fresh as ever, bringing in old and new fans alike to their shows as they continue the legacy that the group has created throughout their forty-year career.
Best known for her folk songs, Maine singer-songwriter Patty Griffin is rolling into Austin this weekend to perform at Stubbs where she will be supporting her most recent work Servant of Love, released last year. With gorgeous vocals and a haunting guitar style, Patti will be the right performer to watch this Friday evening if you are looking for a calming end to your work week. All proceeds from the show will be donated to a local Austin nonprofit called Breakthrough Austin, which helps low income students become first generation college graduates. So come on out for an evening of great music while also supporting a great cause!
For the video game enthusiasts in town, we’ve got the right event for you this weekend. Coming to The Mohawk is New York City band Anamanaguchi, an electronic pop band that incorporates sounds from old school video games (think 1980’s) along with traditional instruments. With trippy tracks such as “Meow,” you won’t be able to get enough of the bands glitchy but incredible songs out of your head, due to the bands immediate uniqueness from an unlikely source.
The brainchild of California indie musician Joey Vannuchi, From Indian Lakes came to fruition in 2009 and have released five albums. With a light but passionate delivery, From Indian Lakes is a band that you should not miss this weekend. To get a taste of the group’s style, the song “Ghost” is a great place to start when getting acquainted with one of California’s most promising acts.
Listening to acoustic music can be a great way to ring in the weekend, and Kentucky singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore will be the perfect option for those who enjoy the lyrical storytelling of acoustic musicians. Signing to Seattle record label Subpop Records in 2007, after a stint in the Peace Corps, Moore has done an excellent job of writing songs that really set the mood. Releasing his latest LP Golden Age in 2015, fans will love his warm and inviting tunes that will become etched in their minds for quite some time.
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