Friday, July 29th
Boston musician Marissa Nadler will be heading into Austin this weekend to perform her haunting and beautiful songs at The Sidewinder. Getting her start as a young teenager, Marissa has been releasing acoustic tracks for quite a while now, and anyone who hasn’t heard her yet will be pleasantly surprised at what they hear.
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Richmond, Virginia band Inter Arma will be taking the stage at The Sidewinder this Friday evening to perform their dark and intense tunes that will remind fans of Massachusetts rock band Caspian, for their expansive but emotional songs that take a hold of the listener. Take a listen to the song “Sky Burial” to hear the energetic performance that Inter Arma will bring to Austin.
Originally from Emory, Texas country singer Ryan Beaver moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin his music career. With songs such as “Dark” from his release Rx, we get a chance to hear Beaver’s emotional delivery, all while telling a story that his audience connects with. Putting his heart and soul on paper and then turning it into a great song is what Beaver does best, and tunes such as “Dark” illustrates this well.
Tickets: $10.00 (advance) $12.00 (day of show)
If you are looking for a great way to get your weekend started, seeing local band Grey Lakes at the Swan Dive would be a great choice. Fronted by vocalist Lainey Wright, this relatively new shoegaze-indie band has songs that take you away and make you forget your troubles. Check out the tune “Our Blood” to get a taste for the groups sound and style. We know you won’t regret it.
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Saturday, July 30th
Making Nashville his adopted hometown, folk singer Sean McConnell will be taking the stage at The Parish to charm concertgoers with his honest and catchy songs that come straight from the heart. To see just how talented McConnell is, check out his acoustic performance of his tune “Reckless Love” below.
Beginning his career as a young teen, blues guitarist Jonny Lang has risen up to the top of the blues genre, to become a popular guitarist who plays soulful music while sounding far beyond his years, even into adulthood. While his original performance in April was cancelled, ticket holders who bought tickets for that show can have their tickets honored for this performance.
Releasing his new album Loverlust several days ago, Austin guitarist Jonathan Fox is steadily rising to become a popular act in Austin, and after listening to his latest LP, he will be a tough act to follow. To celebrate the release of the new record, Fox will be hosting an album release party at Stubbs. Consistently smooth and catchy throughout the entire record, neither Loverlust or Jonathan Fox should be missed, so check out his music now.
Tickets: $7.00 (advance) $10.00 (day of show)
Formed in 2005 in Austin, The Eastern Sea started out as a bedroom project formed by musician Matthew Hines. Eventually turning into a full band, The Eastern Sea have become one of our cities most popular acts. Always sounding hypnotic and serene, The Eastern Sea is a great group to kick off your weekend with. To hear one of their magical sounding tunes titled “The Match,” check out their performance at SXSW 2013 below.
Sunday, July 31’st
Hailing from San Marcos, Texas, Sidechick is another local indie band that you can’t afford to pass on listening to. With songs such as “Mercury” Sidechick writes heavy but memorable songs that speak to their audience, creating a lasting bond between them and their fans.
Writing country songs with heart and soul, come end your weekend the right way with one of Austin’s favorite country singers Lucas Hudgins as he plays a set at Austin Beer Garden and Brewery. With great songs and an amazing voice, you can’t go wrong with seeing Lucas perform live.
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