Howdy, Austin! With Thanksgiving only a week away and another holiday season looming on the horizon, let’s take this weekend to dive into some rad Austin music. This week, we recommend a dynamic electro-indie duo, stylish soul/funk, and a local legend’s album release shindig. Enjoy the music and always listen local![Read more…]
South Austin has a new hub for local music and fun at The Far Out Lounge & Stage. When I first saw the groovy, ’70s-style signage and marquee announcing live music at the familiar brick building in far south Austin, I immediately made a U-turn and rubbed my eyes to make sure I wasn’t imagining things.
It’s real! It’s really happening! The Far Out seemingly sprung up overnight at “the old Red Shed,” as south Austinites have called it since the dive bar shuttered last year. After the venue’s brief stint as Nicolaza’s, owners Pedro Carvalho and Bae Anthon hired booking agent and Austin music scene insider Lawrence Boone.
With Boone on board, Carvalho and Anthon set their sights on music and reinvented the space as The Far Out. If the crowds are any indication, they made the right call. South Austin was ready for a new groove.[Read more…]
Good day splendid Austinites! Another pleasant weekend looms on the horizon, so let’s plan on checking out some live, local music. This weekend we recommend a rad indie groove band, a yearly psych rock festival, and a 20-year celebration of local Americana music. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Happy Halloween, awesome Austinites! While this weekend may be earmarked for costume parties and keeping Trick or Treat candy away from the kiddos, consider penciling in a bit of live music on your calendar.
This weekend, we recommend tight, catchy alternative rock, over a dozen artists at a major sporting event, and another Eberly Sunset Session for your Sunday Funday. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Another weekend, another slate of rad Austin music! With temperatures dropping to the beautiful range, there’s no reason to spend your Saturday binging The Great British Bake Off (you should be caught up). This weekend, we recommend uplifting cumbia, intricate prog rock, and lo-fi ’90s girl grunge. Listen local![Read more…]
Howdy, awesome music lovers! ACL Fest 2019 is officially in the rear view. While I’m still recovering from a weekend of listening, posting, and running from stage to stage, I have just enough in me to recommend some rad music for this this weekend.
This time around, we showcase my favorite local shoegaze band, a world/folk duo, and traditional ska/reggae plucked straight from the soul of Jamaica. Listen local, friends![Read more…]
And just like that, it’s over. Three days of drastic weather changes, massive crowds, and fantastic music are officially in the books. To aid in the recovery from a wild Weekend Two, here’s our yearly photo retrospective of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019.[Read more…]
One ACL weekend down, one more to go! For those not braving the massive crowds at Zilker Park, our fair city is flush with fine local music. This weekend, I’m sending you to two honky tonks for outstanding Americana and a Sunday Funday involving a band of emo-playing puppets.
Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
To those about to melt in the unseasonable heat of ACL Fest, I salute your bravery. I’ll be joining your ranks for Weekend Two. But for those missing a wristband, there’s still a ton of great music to enjoy in our backyard. This weekend, we recommend two exceptional soul/funk bands and a heavy metal act celebrating its latest record release. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and listen local![Read more…]
Every year, as September turns to October, the eyes and ears of the entertainment world turn toward Zilker Park. Now in its 17th year, Austin City Limits Music Festival turns the Great Lawn into a cultural and musical epicenter. It’s 46 acres of food, drink, activities, installations, shopping, and–most prominently–incredible live music performances.
While headliners like The Cure, Billie Ellish, Lizzo, and Guns ‘n Roses dominate the billboards, the bottom of the lineup poster is where the magic of discovery happens. Like every year, Austin bands and artists will be well-represented in 2019, both in the early hours and prime time slots.
Here’s a roundup of every Austin musician performing each weekend, all worth arriving early for. Remember friends, listen local![Read more…]