Welcome to this weekend’s concert picks, frozen show-goers! While it feels like we’re in a new Ice Age now, this weekend promises warmer temperatures and–as always–incredible live music. We recommend old school ATX punk, trippy ’60s-era rock, and a singer/songwriter with an uber-famous collaborator. Stay warm, stay awesome, and stay local!
Friday, Jan. 19
Eastside Suicides, Terminal Mind, The Ugly Beats, AKAW
@ Beerland (711 Red River St.) – 9 p.m.
If you’re into old school Austin punk, this coming Friday at Beerland is your home away from home. Eastside Suicides’ 2003 record, “s/t” is a rollicking, driving buzzsaw of post punk. But they haven’t released anything since. On the other side of the bill, Terminal Mind was a mainstay of the late ’70s/early ’80s punk scene. The band’s EP, simply titled “No,” is classic CBGB-era rock-and-roll, full of hook-heavy harmonies layered atop crunchy punk guitars. Seeing these two legends in person will be a rare treat for ATX music geeks. Backing them up are melodic post-punk act The Ugly Beats and surf rocking AKAW.
Annabelle Chairlegs, Crypt Trip, more
@ Hotel Vegas (1502 E. 6th St.) – 9 p.m.
Spacey, trippy, and soaked in ’60s psychedelia, Annabelle Chairlegs is more than a retro act. Lead vocalist Lindsey Mackin’s expressive soprano pierces Matt Schweinberg’s trippy guitar and drummer Billy Wong’s laid-back rhythm. The result: Joplin melodies with a Black Angels head-swimming soundscape. One of my favorite discoveries from last year’s ACL Fest! Backing them up are San Marcos prog rockers Crypt Trip and others.
Saturday, Jan. 20
Shawnee Kilgore, Anna Tivel
@ Cactus Café (2247 Guadalupe St.) – 8 p.m. – Tickets
Austin created, Joss Whedon approved, Shawnee Kilgore’s sweet, introspective singer/songwriter sound has garnered fans in high places. And Whedon isn’t just a fan who discovered her during a Kickstarted campaign for her first full-length record, “A Long and Precious Road.” Her latest EP, “Back to Eden,” was co-written by the famous director. Her music more than backs up the celebrity kudos. Touching and bursting with honest emotion, songs like “Back to Eden” and “Love Song” speak of love, dreams, and the harsh reality of unmet expectations. An artist of introspection and beauty.
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