Friday, February 19th
Local Austin violinist Carrie Rodriguez is coming to Waterloo Records this Friday to celebrate the release of her new album Lola. Born and raised in Texas (her father is Texas musician David Rodriguez), Carrie began taking violin lessons at the age of five and would go on to release five solo records. With a simple performance style that wraps the audience up in her violin playing immediately, anyone who watches Rodriguez will become attached to her music right away, making her a must watch this weekend.
On his 2015 album Okra Candy, Kevin Russell, also known as Shiny Ribs, released a record where he made his banjo debut, a record full of fun country inspired tunes that is a great way to usher in the weekend. In the performance below of the song “Baby What’s Wrong With You”, Shiny Ribs incorporates a full band along with horns to create a very eclectic feel throughout the song. With an energy that is felt throughout the entire performance, Shiny Ribs is not an act you should miss this weekend, so grab your tickets now.
Founding member of the rock-jam band Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes will be coming through Austin this weekend to shred fiery riffs that you won’t be able to get out of your head. Below, you can find a performance where Haynes got to perform alongside blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, as he shows off his incredible guitar skills and soulful voice.
Tickets: $27.00 (advance) $29.00 (day of show)
Finald metal band Children of Bodom will be hitting the state at the Scoot Inn this Friday evening as they share the stage with opening acts Widower and Havok. If your looking for some thrashing metal to get your weekend jumping, than some fantastic metal tunes from Children of Bodom should meet your needs.
Young California band SWMRS (formerly known as Emily’s Army) will be coming through town this Friday evening to support their brand new album Drive North released earlier this week. Rising to somewhat modest fame due to drummer Joey Armstrong being the son of Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong, the group has hints of the older band’s style, mixed with a much younger feel. While SWMRS have made appearances at local music festival SXSW in the last few years, this is one of the first tours that SWMRS have done, and while there has not been much indication of the bands success in the long term apart from their famous connection, the group’s fun pop punk tunes will certainly give your weekend a bounce like no other act will.