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.