With so much live music in Austin to see every weekend, we know it’s difficult to pick which bands to watch. To make it easier, we’ve picked 10 shows to see this weekend, plus one event to look forward to. We’re featuring mostly local acts this week, and we’ve rounded up some of the most diverse groups Austin has to offer. Read on to see our picks!
Thursday, June 1
With the weather heating up quickly this summer, the W Hotel has you covered when the temperatures soar. Local musician Emily Bell will be performing weekly on their pool deck. Bell will keep you entertained and cool at her show, performing singles such as “Can’t Talk Back.” Bell’s voice is the perfect music to listen to during the summer months. Drink specials will be from Jack Daniels, 21+ only. Find out more about the show here.
June 1 | 5 p.m. | W Hotel | 200 Lavaca
Known as one of Austin’s best indie bands, Bee Caves will be performing at Shady Grove’s summer concert series, happening every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Known for not only bringing great local acts to their patio stage, Shady Grove’s weekly music series also includes national artists as well. With great food, drinks, and even better music, Shady Grove is not a place you should pass up for experiencing live music this summer. Find out more about the show here.
June 1 | 8 p.m. | Shady Grove | 1624 Barton Springs Road
Singer-songwriter Jen Zava will be releasing her new record, Power to Change, on June 1, with an album release show at The Townsend on South Congress that same day with Ray Prim as the opening act. Tickets are just $10 if you want to see this soulful singer. You can read more about the recording process and how to purchase tickets here.
June 1 | 7:30 p.m. | The Townsend | 718 Congress Ave.
Known for splitting his time as a member of the Austin bands The Deer and Milkdrive, Jesse Dalton is a musician you cannot miss. Whether its performing mesmerizing bluegrass songs or performing calming indie-pop, Dalton is a talented player that will gain new fans as a solo performer. Find out more information about the show here.
June 1 | 9 p.m. | Austin Beer Garden and Brewery | 1305 West Oltorf
Glaze EP Release Show
New indie rock band Glaze is releasing their debut EP, Wasted Minds this week. They will be celebrating their EP release by playing a show at The Mohawk along with Mattresses, Bango Skank, and Houston’s Mantra Love for a night of huge hooks and shimmering riffs. With Do512 calling Wasted Minds “a testament to Glaze’s musicianship,” Glaze is certain to become the next up and coming act in Austin. You can find out more information about the show and how to win a pair of tickets here.
June 1 | 9 p.m. | The Mohawk | 912 Red River
Friday, June 2
North Mississippi Allstars
Mississippi band North Mississippi Allstars is releasing their latest body of work, Prayer for Peace, on June 2. They will be performing a special in-store performance at Waterloo Records before their short three-day residency at Antone’s. The show begins at 5 p.m., and we suggest that you get to the record store early to guarantee yourself a spot. Find more information about the show here.
June 2 | 5 p.m. | Waterloo Records | 600 North Lamar Ave
The Brother Brothers
Based out of Brooklyn, New York The Brother Brothers are comprised of twin brothers Adam and David Moss, who perform calming folk music with serene vocal abilities to match. Check out the video of the siblings performing their latest single “Tugboats” to see them in action. Find out more the show here.
June 2 | 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theater | 713 Congress Ave.
Saturday, June 3
Good punk pop music is hard to come by in Austin, though it has made a bit of a comeback over the past year or so. Taking things in more of the emo direction is the group Later Days. With punchy tracks such as “Lost in The Sound,” you won’t be able to get enough of this 2000s era style act as they play some of the most memorable pop music in town. You can find more information about the show here.
June 3 | 7 p.m. | Empire Control Room and Garage | 606 E. 7th Street
Originally hailing from Tyler in East Texas, country singer Paul Cauthen has now made his way to Austin, where he performs his feel-good country tunes for all who listen. He’s performing this weekend at Stubb’s (inside). Cauthen isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel with his sound, but for diehard country fans, it will satisfy their craving for traditional country. You can find out more about the show here.
June 3 | 9 p.m. | Stubb’s | 801 Red River
Sunday, June 4
The Railhouse Band
With a bluegrass style that’s perfect for a honkytonk, The Railhouse Band will be taking part in Austin Beer Garden and Brewery’s Sunday Best series. There they will be performing their soul stirring music for everyone who wants to have a nice Sunday Funday. With a straightforward sound and a presence that pulls you in, you can’t go wrong with The Railhouse Band this weekend. You can find out more about the show here.
June 4 | 4 p.m. | Austin Beer Garden and Brewery | 1305 West Oltorf
Looking to The Future:
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas
Most famous for her only album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, R&B singer Lauryn Hill has been out of the spotlight for quite some time but has come back in recent years to release new music in the form of singles, as well as some live performances. She iscoming to Austin in September with rapper Nas. For fans of R&B, you won’t get much better then Lauryn Hill. You can find out more more about the show here.
September 30t| 7 p.m. | Austin 360 | 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
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