Friday, July 24th
Local performance act ArcAttack! will be bringing their unique performance to the Long Center this Friday. The band, which performs with homemade tech and traditional instruments, auditioned for America’s Got Talent back in 2010. While the act was eliminated due to the judges feeling that home viewers of the show could not fully experience, the band has made a name for themselves with their unique live shows, which are visually engrossing. Their Austin shows are not to be missed.
Another local act on our list this week is Austin’s own Ben Baxter Band, a soulful group that writes punchy jams that we can’t help but love. With great acoustics and a small space to hear music, The Belmont is the perfect fit to experience Ben and his band put on a soul stirring performance that is well worth your money.
Saturday nights should be all about punch, and Authority Zero are about playing music that blows the roof off of every venue they play. The band who are originally from Arizona, are bringing their Mexican influenced ska music to Austin and we are hoping that The Parish is big enough to contain the energy in the room as their explosive live show is not to be missed.
The Family Crest is an orchestral band that is based in San Francisco, and at first their music sounds similar to Denver folk band The Lumineers, but instead they take on much grander aspirations. With seven core members and several hundred rotating members who participate in recordings and live performances, the groups live show is something to see. Perfect for orchestra and pop fans alike, The Family Crest play a musical style that is suitable for everyone.
Tickets: $13 (advance) $15 (day of show)
If you are looking for a relaxing musical night out, you can head to the Swan Dive to catch Austin dream pop band Single Lash, who is taking part in the Luscious Heaven showcase alongside Pale Dian, ultraviolet, Concrete Robot, She Sir, and The Dry Season. Sure to be a fun evening, if you are looking for bands that don’t provide much kick but still bring the musical tunes, the Swan Dive will be a great place to swing by and experience.
Saturday, July 25th
For any diehard Pink Floyd fan, we have the perfect show for you this weekend. Fresh off their latest tour Discovery World Tour, the musicians performing in the show will now include the band’s latest record The Endless River in their long list of Pink Floyd tunes. The performance will include all of the bands releases and a brand new light show to help bring the experience to life.
The synthpop sounds of Moullinex and Cut Copy’s Ben Browning will be taking over the Empire Control Room and Garage this weekend, and their catchy tunes are sure to be a hit among those who attend the show, as the group will have you singing along, as well as having such a good time you will be recommending both bands to your friends.
Tickets: $7 (pre-sale) $12 (day of show)
New Orleans rapper Mystikal will be performing on the Belmont stage this weekend to treat concertgoers to his rough take on hip hop and is a must see for any die hard hip hop fans. With his flawless flow and high energy, Mystickal is someone who you do not want to miss.
Sunday, July 26th
If you’re a metal fan, the Dirty Dog is the right club for you this weekend, as Darkness Divided performs on the Dirty Dog stage on Sunday night. With relentless energy and solid musicianship, Darkness Divided certainly delivers a show worth talking about and this weekend will be no different.
Tickets: $10 (in advance) $12 (day of show) 16+ Note: anyone under 21 years of age will be charged a “minor surcharge” by the venue.
Known for their hits “Dance, Dance” and “Sugar, We’re Going Down”, Chicago band Fall Out Boy will once again be hitting Austin 360 Amphitheatre with tour mates Wiz Khalifa and Hoodie Allen for a fun filled evening of music, where the band will be performing hits from all of their albums including their most recent release American Beauty/American Psycho. While the group has gotten consistently more pop orientated and experimental with their music over the years, their performance is something to see for young and old music fans alike.
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