Regardless of when you read this, welcome to the weekend! With September in full swing, we turn our attention to school, UT football, and live local music. This week, we bring you an indie rock band’s record release party, deep cut head trip alternative rock, and a duo that specializes in songs from the Roaring 20’s. Have fun, be safe, and listen local!
Friday, Sept. 8
Duncan Fellows Record Release Party
@ Barracuda (611 E. 7th St.) – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Tickets
One of my favorite local indie rock acts, Duncan Fellows returns to Barracuda to celebrate the release of a new record, “Both Sides of the Ceiling.” Full of hope and silly self-discoveries, the album’s first single, “Fresh Squeezed,” jumps with the energy and bounce of a tune by The Strokes. “Sleeper,” on the other hand, introduces a smooth groove underneath layers of vocal harmonies and guitar glitter. A band worth paying attention to and checking out live.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Teevee w/This Cold Night, Fire Walk With Me, All Eyes
@ The Electric Church (5018 E. Cesar Chavez St.) – 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – $10 at the door
A deeper cut in this week’s concert calendar, Teevee immediately caught my ear with an infectious brand of psychedelic groove rock. “Static” is the song that sunk its hooks into me. A layered sheet cake of slamming drums, trippy vocal vamps, and a killer bass line, the tune made me eager for more.
The other Austin act on the bill, This Cold Night, harkens back to the days of Joy Division and Bauhaus with its brand of moody, gothic synth. Skip the line at Stubb’s and dig deep into Austin’s music scene.
Sunday, Sept. 10
Paper Moon Shiners
@ Central Market North (4001 N. Lamar Blvd.) – 6:30 to 9 p.m. – Free
I generally steer clear of cover bands when it comes to my Austinot Weekend Concert Picks. But when you’re playing tunes from the 20’s and 30’s, you get a pass. Comprised of guitarist Frank Meyer and vocalist Elena Antinelli, the traditional troubadours in Paper Moon Shiners make classic tunes feel fresh and vibrant. The two play off each other like an old-time vaudeville act, complete with sweet banter, playful orchestration, and chops for days. A wonderful throwback to the days of flappers and juke joints.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Where are you going for live local music this weekend in Austin?
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