Friday, October 7th
After a nearly 20-year career, Florida pop punk band Yellowcard have announced their breakup with the release of their last album Yellowcard. With hits such as “Ocean Ave.” from their record of the same name, pop punk fans will forever cherish their music and the songs that they released. If you want to watch the group perform one last time in Austin, you won’t want to miss this show.
Performing at ACL both weekends, Irish rock band Two Door Cinema Club is an act that no one should pass over. If you missed them at ACL this year, this is your last chance to watch them play. With an energetic live performance, you can’t go wrong starting off your weekend with this band.
Tickets: $35.00 (advance) $37.00 (day of show) $135.00 (VIP)
One of Austin’s favorite punk acts is Otis the Destroyer and for good reason. Ever since releasing their EP Belushi earlier this year, their striking tunes and memorable concerts have been named some of the best throughout our local scene. If you want to get away from the national acts taking over Austin this week, then Otis the Destroyer will definitely help you.
Known for his single “Weight in Gold,” Maryland vocalist Gallant is not an act to miss. Receiving a standing ovation after his performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Gallant’s rich voice is one to take note of, so we highly recommend that you go see his performance at The Parish this Friday.
Saturday, October 8th
Known as one of heavy metal’s best bands, Slayer are guaranteed to deliver an explosive live show that only they can put on. If you want to experience a small piece of heavy metal history, then Slayer is an excellent act to watch this Saturday.
Rising Canadian hip hop artist Tory Lanez is playing an ACL Late Night Show this weekend along with an appearance at ACL. Weaving together singing and rapping, Lanez is a performer to watch if you are interested in discovering what’s coming up in hip hop. With singles such as “Luv,” we know that you won’t be able to stop listening to him.
Tickets: $3.00 (with RSVP) $10.00 (without RSVP)
After releasing his debut record People Gonna Talk in 2006, British musician James Hunter has made a name for himself as a great blues musician. Now he is returning for an ACL Late Night Show at The Continental Club to soothe your soul with his incredible tunes that display his craft well. Hearing his band is exciting too, so you are in for a great evening if you decide to make South Congress your music destination this Saturday.
Tickets: $20.00 at the door +21
Known for intertwining pop with hip hop back in the 1990’s, LL Cool J is just as cool as he was then, so anyone looking to relieve some memories will be happy that they chose to watch LL perform.
Tickets: $36.00 (advance) $38.00 (day of show) $136.00 (VIP)
Sunday, October 9th
After competing in America’s Got Talent in 2009, The Texas Tenors became a top four finalist on the show, and have been a sensation ever since. Known for their rich and pure harmonies, if you are looking to get away from the craziness of Austin this week and listen to something a bit different, then The Long Center is the right place to be.
North Carolina producer and DJ Porter Robinson, will be hitting the stage at Emo’s this Sunday to perform a DJ set. Incorporating video game music and Japanese culture into his songs, Robinson is an act not to miss this week if you are attending extra shows outside of ACL. Releasing his latest album Worlds in 2014, you can listen to his song “Sad Machine” below.
Tickets: $37.00 (advance) $40.00 (day of show) +18
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