Friday, April 1st
Funky Meters at Scoot Inn
Formed in 1989 during an informal jam session at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Art Neville (keyboards,) George Porter Jr (bass guitar,) and Russell Batiste Jr. (drums), founded what would become The Funky Meters. During their long career, the band has toured with The Rolling Stones and filled in as a backing band for Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle, and many others. With their funky and infectious tunes lighting up each venue they play, you do not want to miss The Funky Meters when they come through Austin this weekend. If you are looking to add some funk to your Friday, then come on down to the Scoot Inn to celebrate the start of the weekend.
Mindset at The Mohawk
Baltimore hardcore band Mindset are coming to Austin this weekend to tear apart The Mohawk alongside bands Praise, Concrete Elite, Out of Body, and Glue. Each of these bands are prepared to melt faces, so come ready to add a much needed jolt to your weekend, as Mindset are a group that will add a fiery rage to your Friday evening.
Fair City Fire album release show at Stubbs
Local act Fair City Fire will be releasing their new album The Simple Truth tonight with a release party at Stubbs to celebrate. Playing groovy, unpretentious, and in your face rock and roll, Fair City Fire are one of the best up and coming rock acts in our city. In the below video, you can get a taste of the bands saucy flavor, with a performance from Toy Car Studios when the band were promoting their previous EP Say It Loud.
Tickets: $6.00 (advance) $8.00 (day of show)
Free Kittens & Bread album release show at Buzzmill
Free Kittens & Bread are a punk act that has much in store with the release of their new album American Miserablist, released today. Their performance tonight at Buzzmill, which will serve not only as a release party, but a tour kick-off party which will take the band from Texas to the Mid West as they support their latest release. With catchy tunes that will become lodged in your head, Free Kittens & Bread are a band that you will want to tell your friends about.
Saturday, April 2nd
Yonder Mountain String Band at Stubbs
Getting their start in Colorado in 1998, Yonder Mountain String Band, also known as “Yonder”, will be coming to Austin to perform at Stubbs to treat fans to their infectious country and bluegrass music. Supporting their latest release Black Sheep, released last year, the show is certain to sell out so we encourage you to get your tickets as soon as possible. To get a taste of the band’s style, check out the track “Half Moon Rising” below.
Altamesa at Lamberts BBQ
After spending years performing in rock bands, local musician Evan Charles decided he needed to go back to his musical roots of Americana and soul, and has since begun performing music under the name Altamesa. With rich and layered songs, Evan is guaranteed to move your soul.
Tickets: $7.00 21+
The Cuckoo’s at Swan Dive
Influenced by bands such as The Velvet Underground and The Doors, local psychedelic act The Cuckoo’s will certainly take their audience back in time as their songs sound similar to bands of the 60’s, making the audience feel like they have stepped into a time machine. The performance below of the song “Mind Breakthrough” will be all the convincing you need to get down to the Swan Dive this weekend and watch The Cuckoo’s play.
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La Santa Cecilia at Flamingo Cantina
Based in Los Angeles, La Santa Cecilia, named after the patron saint of music Saint Cecilia, the band who plays a mix of Cumbia, Bosa Nova, folk, and Mariachi, will be hitting the stage at Flamingo Cantina this Saturday night to play their energetic songs that will provide a cultural boost to your weekend, and for anyone who is looking to add some flavor to their evening, then watching La Santa Cecilia is the perfect choice for live music watching.
Tickets: $20.00 21+
Jauz at Emo’s
For those Austinites who are into techno and DJ style music, then Emo’s has got your Saturday night planned for you. Los Angeles DJ Jauz will be coming to Emo’s this weekend to tear the wall’s down with his catchy and creative beats. With songs such “Deeper Love” you won’t be able to get enough of Jauz and his incredibly well done music.
Tickets: $27.00 18+
Sunday, April 3rd
Dave Barnes at Stubbs
Nashville singer-songwriter Dave Barnes will be performing at Stubbs this weekend to celebrate the release of his latest album Carry on, Saint Vincent released on March 18th. Fans who decide to purchase VIP tickets to the show, will receive a meet and greet thirty minutes before show time, a photo with Dave, an acoustic performance, and autographed memorabilia. If you need any convincing to attend the show, check out his single and music video for “Until Below” below, with its catchy sound and smooth vocals.
Tickets: $16.00 (advance) $18.00 (day of show) VIP: $50.00