Welcome to our weekend music preview! One of the best ways to enjoy the pleasant weather is to hit the town and check out some rad live, local music. This weekend, we recommend classic dance hall country, mid 2000s emo rock, and psychedelic rock straight from the land of The Black Angels. Listen local!
Friday, April 6
@ Oskar Blues Brewery (10420 Metric Blvd.) – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Down home country has been a cornerstone of Austin music ever since Dale Watson grabbed a guitar and sang about Lone Star beer. The three-time Austin Music Award-winning dancehall five-some, Fingerpistols, continues the tradition in fine style. Classic tunes like “Step in It Again” and the cheeky “Hipster Girls” inspire me to run to The Spoke and take a two-step lesson. Add beautiful brews from Oskar Blues to the mix, and you have a fine evening of old school goodness.
Honey and Salt
@ The Sidewinder (715 Red River St.) – 8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. – $7
Indie rock with a pop rock sensibility, Honey and Salt embodies the sort of sound that covered mid-2000s rock. The group’s latest single from its yet-to-be-released self titled EP, “A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting” slam dances from twinkling indie rock guitar to scream and squal, pulled straight from The Used. If you dug early Taken Back Sunday, Saves the Day, or Matchbook Romance, you’ll find a taste of the good old days in this three-piece.
Saturday, April 7
Tamarron w/Paul Cherry, US Weekly, the Nymphs, Loafer
@ The Electric Church (5018 E. Cesar Chavez St.) – 9 p.m.-12 a.m. – $10
Originated by the likes of Roky Erickson and championed by bands like The Black Angels, psychedelic rock is an important tent pole of the Austin music scene. Tamarron continues this trend of excellence with a blend of spacey guitar wail and hooks so lovely that they don’t just stick in your head. They take up permanent residence. Before moving to Austin, psychedelia wasn’t my genre. Ever since, bands like Tammaron have made me a believer.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Where are you going for live local music this weekend in Austin?