Friday, September 9th
Wanting to celebrate Austin’s long film history while merging the local music and film industries together, the Austin Music Video Festival was introduced in 2015 and has been a hit ever since. Videos will be shown at different venues throughout town and is sure to be a fun weekend had by all film and music geeks alike. While one day passes are not available, you can still purchase a four-day pass.
Tickets: $40.00 (4-day pass)
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Boulder, Co funk act Sunsquabi will be making their way through Austin as they perform their funky tunes such as “Anytime” from their EP of the same name. The group’s saucy tunes are something to be heard, so if you want to start off your weekend right, then be sure to check out SunSquabi.
Tickets: $12.00 (advance) $15.00 (day of show)
Bringing the sounds of New Orleans to life, longtime brass funk act Bonerama will be coming into town for a performance at Antone’s, one of Austin’s favorite blues clubs. As they bring the house down with their vibrant rhythms and riffs, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend.
German DJ Sharam Jey is known for making colorful beats in a genre which many outsiders would label as bland. Creating imagery with his music, Sharam Jey is certainly not a DJ to miss as he takes electronic music to the next level and gives it a unique spin.
Tickets: Free show +18
Award winning Latin orchestra, Grupo Fantasma will be taking over the Scoot Inn this Friday to give local crowds a good time. With tracks such as “Cayuco,” this spicy band will give your weekend a much needed jolt, so grab your friends and head on down to the Scoot Inn to take in the sounds of this amazing band.
If you are looking to add an interesting edge to your weekend, then New Orleans rapper Dee-1 may do the trick. To hear a sampling of what Dee-1 sounds like, you can check out his music video below titled “Sallie May Back,” a song that focuses on paying your student loans and finally putting it all behind you.
Saturday, September 10th
For Austinites who want to jump into the 80’s this weekend, then they should head down to ACL Live to hear Cyndi Lauper sing plenty of old hits and plenty of fan favorites. Always vibrant and entertaining, Lauper’s performance is not one to miss.
Tickets: $48.50-78.50 Packages: 4278.50-$428.50
If you are still pumped from watching Sharam Jey’s set at Kingdom on Friday night, we encourage you to come out again to experience Moon Boots, another fantastic DJ that will get the beats pumping and the blood flowing. To see what his set looks like, you can check out his 2013 set at The Boiler Room in Los Angeles below.
Known for making music with synthesizers, electronics, and Rhodes pianos, The Album Leaf, a solo project from musician Jimmy Lavalle, is a great way enjoy the weekend with his soft and quiet music, while also featuring visual art throughout his performances. Tracks such as “The Light” reflect his style perfectly.
Sunday, September 11th
Releasing his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff in 2010, songwriter Mike Posner is best known for his songs “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” and “Cooler Than Me.” With a soothing and calming voice, listening to Posner is a great way to wrap up the weekend, with a great show that you will want to tell your co-workers about come Monday morning.
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