Austin is heating up this weekend, and with the rise in temperature comes another three days packed with local live music. This weekend we focus on the lo-fi, crunchy, indie side of the ATX music scene, with a sprinkling of roots reggae to make things interesting. Enjoy the weekend, and listen local!
Friday, April 7
@ The Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St.)
Trippy head music with a garage rock snarl, Buenos Diaz looks to rock the socks off The Hole in the Wall this Friday. Diaz’s personal, easy-to-digest lyrics swim along a stream of smoking guitar work, generating a spacey yet tightly wound indie rock sound. A worthwhile start to your weekend.
Saturday, April 8
Growl LP Release Show
@ Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St.)
Moody, lo-fi garage indie with a penchant for a head-swaying hook, Growl celebrates the release of its debut LP, “Won’t You,” at Cheer Up Charlies. Tracks like “Suffering” resonate like mid-90’s Weezer, while “Won’t You” bumps up the tempo with energetic indie punk. Also playing on Saturday are punk rockers Popper Burns, psychedelic head music quintet The Halfways, skate thrashers The Two Lips, and many more.
Sunday, April 9
@ Oskar Blues Brewery (10420 Metric Blvd.)
Whenever I get the opportunity to plug a band with an authentic Jamaican sound, I happily take it. Don Chani combines traditional roots reggae with the occasional sprinkling of Latin and dub, creating a sound that’s more Kingston than cruise liner. Finish your weekend right with a pint and tune from this crew of ATX rude boys.
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Who are you looking forward to seeing this weekend?
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