You like music? Well, so do we. This is the Live Music Capital of the World, after all! So, it’s only natural that you’d want to go see some Austin shows during your days off.
That’s where we come in. Here are the 10 Austin shows that you cannot go wrong with this weekend…
Friday, July 31st
Billy Harvey at Waterloo Records
If you are looking to meet a musician this weekend, Waterloo Records over on South Lamar is always a good place to start, as that will be where Billy Harvey will be hanging out, celebrating his new record Dear Danger, with a free in store performance and signing.
Taylor and the Wild Now at Stubbs
Taylor and the Wild Now are a local band that give new life to the Austin music scene with their fresh take on music. As we listen to the groovy guitars and electrifying vocals, we can’t help but want to discover more of the bands fantastic music, and we are sure that you will want to do the same. You can check out a performance from their NPR Tiny Desk concert below.
A.M. Feelgood at The Scoot Inn
With a sound that feels similar to fellow Texas band Explosions In The Sky, A.M. Feelgood are a group that bring the vibes and good times to everyone who watches them perform. Consistently entertaining and all around musically gifted, A.M. Feelgood is one of Austin’s best kept secrets, as their jam style songs is something that everyone in Austin should experience.
Tickets: $5 (21+)
Jeff The Brotherhood at Empire Control Room and Garage
For all of the psychedelic fans out there, we’ve got something right up your alley this weekend, in the form of Jeff The Brotherhood, a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Bringing together the sounds of psychedelic rock and the blues sounds of The Black Keys, Jeff The Brotherhood gives a unique angle to rock and roll that sounds refreshing and just plain good.
Tickets: $3 (with RSVP)
Brother Tiger at The Swan Dive
For the techno fans in town, Brother Tiger is a wonderful way to ease into the weekend as his relaxing and subtle techno beats will take you away from the worries of the week and make you feel glad that it’s Friday night as you slip into the evening and kick back and chill.
Tickets: $5 (21+)
Saturday, August 1st
Dustin Welch, Sometimes A Legend, and Zula Montez at Spider House Ballroom
While it’s hard to describe their music, local band Sometimes A Legend play an interesting mix of jazz and pop, and their upcoming album sounds like an incredible mix of tunes that we can’t wait to listen to. Their performance at this year’s SXSW gives a little taste of what the band is like, and if you are looking for a listening experience that is off the wall, we encourage you to catch the group this weekend.
Tickets: $5 (at the door) 18+
You can check out a performance from the band at SXSW 2014 here.
Danny Malone at Holy Mountain
Local Austin guitarist Danny Malone is will be hitting the stage at Holy Mountain and with his easygoing pop tunes and breezy vocals, watching Danny is the perfect way to wind down your Saturday evening as you enjoy one of Austin’s great musicians.
Sunday, August 2nd
311 at ACL Live
To kick off the hottest part of the summer here in Texas, 311 arrives in Austin this weekend to perform at ACL Live as they perform their sing along pop reggae tunes that we all love to sing along too. Tickets to the show are still available, so we highly encourage you to grab them now, as you do not want to miss out on seeing the group perform.
Good Old War at The Parish
With their bouncy pop tunes that we cannot ignore, Good Old War will be taking the stage at The Parish on 6th street this Sunday evening to perform a punchy set full of fantastic songs, everyone watching will love. Due to the size of The Parish and its upstairs room, we encourage you to get your tickets now if you want to attend the show, as we are sure you will have a fantastic time that you will rave about the next morning at the office.
Knockout Kid at Holy Mountain
If you are looking for a great pop punk band to bounce and mosh too this weekend, Knockout Kid is the perfect choice. With catchy riffs, razor-sharp musicianship, and songs that you can get lost in, Holy Mountain will be where the party’s at this weekend, as Knockout Kid will wreck havoc at one of Austin’s soon to be gone venues.
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Featured photo: Taylor and the Wild Now, in a screenshot from YouTube.