Friday, May 20th
Montreal rock band Ought will be taking the stage at The Sidewinder this weekend to support their latest record Sun Coming Down. Formed in 2012 and releasing their critically acclaimed record More Than Any Other Day in 2014, the group have become a great band that releases simple but thought provoking tracks that are entirely their own, while not limiting themselves to playing just one style of music. Music fans who enjoy different genres of music will certainly be into Ought, so we highly encourage you to not miss out on their live show this weekend.
Brooklyn based experimental act Snarky Puppy has always been about trying new things with their songs, while also being enthralling and entertaining from start to finish. With tracks such as “Lingus” which is a maze of sound, Snarky Puppy will certainly jumpstart your weekend like no other. Incorporating horns and funky keyboard sounds, Snarky Puppy takes their audience on an enjoyable ride that cannot be replicated, making them one of the best bands you will hear all weekend.
Described as “a portrait of deep teenage thinking” by UK newspaper The Guardian upon the release of her album When We Forgot How to Dream last year, Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson, who goes by the stage name Soak, is coming to Austin this Friday to perform her gorgeous and spellbinding tunes. Mesmerizing her audience wherever she goes with songs such as “Blud” which perfectly captures the above phrase, we can’t recommend Soak enough, so head on down to The North Door and watch her live.
New York based indie act We Are Scientists will be taking over downtown club Barracuda this weekend to support their latest effort Helter Seltzer, released earlier this year. With addicting tunes that will be constantly running through your head, We Are Scientists certainly know how to get the party started, so start the weekend off right by seeing a great band that you will tell all of your friends about afterwards.
Black Pistol Fire, a local band that lives up to their name, will be tearing up Emo’s this Friday evening to promote and celebrate the release of their new record Don’t Wake the Riot, released today. If their performance on KEXP in 2014 is any indication of their current material, this band is one of the grooviest acts to come out of Austin in a while. So come on down to Emo’s to set your weekend on fire by hearing one of our town’s best live bands.
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