With tax day looming this weekend, you’ll either want to celebrate a nice, fat refund or assuage the pain of coughing up cash. Regardless of your financial status, live music will keep your weekend jumping! This week, we give you a choice between laid-back pop rock and electro/soul on Friday, and sensational rock-and-roll head music on Saturday. Enjoy the weekend and listen local!
Friday April 14
Jonathan Fox Band w/Scott Collins, Chris Strand, and Jeff Whitehead
@ Lemon Lounge (908 E. 5th St.)
Spare, laid-back pop rock with an ear for dig-in-your-brain hooks, Jonathan Fox Band balances multiple genres and styles while maintaining a signature sound. Whether it’s the urgent love-struck yearning of “Another Lonely Night” or an upbeat cry for change in “Something New,” Jonathan Fox’s sound is one of emotional honesty rooted in finely spun pop rock tunes. Also playing are folk artists Scott Collins and Chris Strand, and southern rocker Jeff Whitehead.
Digital Wild EP Release Party
@ Empire Control Room (606 E. 7th St.)
One of my first Austin music experiences, The Digital Wild has been on my radar ever since I moved to the Live Music Capital of the World. On the back of their fantastic 2014 EP, “Into,” this electro/soul group is celebrating their new record, “Tall as Trees,” at Empire Control Room. On the first single, “They Say,” vocalist Chantell Moody’s uniquely seductive voice sits front and center amongst groove-laden back beats and electronic ear candy, creating a sound that’s half soul, half dream pop, and all exceptional.
Saturday, April 15
Otis the Destroyer w/Los Coast, The Halfways, Lola Tried
@ Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St.)
It feels like I’ve penned many a word about Otis the Destroyer over the last few months, and for good reason. At the risk of sounding redundant, these purveyors of structured psychedelic 70’s rock make stages feel like stadiums, clubs like arenas. A required listen before they blow up and move to those venues. Also playing are soul/funk masters Los Coast, fellow psychedelic rockers The Halfways, and female-fronted rock-n-rollers Lola Tried.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Who are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?