Happy Fourth of July weekend, friends! Amidst the barbecues, fireworks, and American flags, there’s a solid slate of awesome local music waiting to be enjoyed. This weekend, we recommend Mexican electronic, an award-winning indie rocker, and a singer/songwriter worth traveling miles to see. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Seriously? June is almost in the rear view and the summer swelter is officially in gear. After a day of floating the river, dipping at Barton Springs, or simply avoiding the temps, get out on the town for some sweet live music.
This week, we recommend spacey ’70s folk rock, a wild folk/punk band with a 20-year career (and counting), and a bouncy pop/rock group designed around fun and Austin weird. Stay cool, stay awesome, and listen local.[Read more…]
Howdy, hella rad Austinites! The heat of summer is upon us and what better way to celebrate the warmer months than steamy music from around the world. This weekend, we take a sonic tour through dozens of genres, styles, and influences. We start with Middle Eastern, segue into female-fronted Latin, and close with a band so diverse, I’d run out of space defining them. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Happy Father’s Day, dads and dudes! As a fellow member of the I-dad-so-hard community, I say Sunday should be a day of appreciation and reflection on all the hard work, sacrifices, and love you pour into your families. And yes, dadding can also be super fun.
But why does Dad Day have to be limited to Sunday? There’s great live music all weekend! This week, we recommend ROT Rally heavy metal and two record release parties guaranteed to please. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Another weekend, another massive slate of incredible live music. This time around, we recommend a Black Fret showcase, Austin rock violinist’s latest project, and ’80s synth Knight Rider would be proud of. Dig the weekend, dig the vibes, and listen local![Read more…]
It’s 7:30 in the evening on a random Wednesday and Little Woodrow’s at Southpark Meadows is rocking. As smokey Colombian rhythm mainlines into my ears, my right leg refuses to quit jumping to the beat. A perma-smile is plastered to my face. With a quietly attentive Black Fret crowd behind me, everyone seems transfixed by the soulful, haunting sound of cumbia, salsa, and Latin jazz.[Read more…]
Happy weekend, intrepid music fans! Full disclosure. This is an incredible weekend of music. I could have easily picked eight shows instead of my usual three. My recommendations include a pair of record releases and an Americana/outlaw country artist plying her trade at a rock and roll brewery. Dig the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
There’s nothing better than a three-day weekend and this Memorial Day is no exception. Before we get to the picks, we’d like to recognize the thousands of brave men and women who gave their lives while serving our country in the armed forces. A thousand thank you’s to you and your loved ones, for your sacrifice in protection of our freedoms and liberties.
As we honor our heroes local and abroad, we have a wonderful weekend of live music to explore. This time around, we showcase a local soul diva and a two-day festival celebrating creatives, and the magic they make. Get out in the open, invade the city, and listen local![Read more…]
As May continues its thundering march towards summer, the days of comfortable evening listening are becoming scarce. Take advantage of the pleasant temps with even better music. This weekend, we recommend an indie rock duo, outstanding music festival, and an Austinot favorite bringing down a brunch. Listen local![Read more…]
Another weekend, another roundup of rad local music. If you’re graduating this weekend, then congrats! Celebrate your newfound independence with some killer music. This time around, we recommend a stellar hip hop showcase, world class electronic, and a cumbia band dedicated to good vibes and positivity. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]