With the temperature dipping to a balmy 92 degrees this weekend, it’s time to escape the AC and hit the town! For your listening pleasure, we’ve picked out an evening of psychedelic progressive, one of our favorite harmony-driven rock bands, and two ladies of the blues playing a classic venue. Dig the weekend, dig the good times, and–as always–dig local live music!
Friday, August 4
Oro Cassini CD Release w/Madmartigan, Another De Sade, Saint Lo Gun
@ Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St.) – Event page
The prog rock sound of Austin-based Oro Cassini is a tightly-wound pretzel of complex drums and effects-laden guitar work. Lead singer Chris Holt channels Coheed and Cambria as the music swells from meandering experimental to classic prog rock progressions. A mesmerizing blend of chops, chill, and intricate musicianship. Also playing are the lyrical emo group and “Willow” fans of Madmartigan, alternative trio, Another De Sade, and the multi-genre rock band, Saint Lo Gun.
@ Water Trough at Lone Star Court (10901 Domain Dr.) – Event page
If you find yourself at the Domain this Friday, take a shopping break and head over to Water Trough at Lone Star Court. Edison Chair is packed to the gills with vocal talent from all six members. The group’s latest single, “Si Se Puede,” jumps from the speakers with two-part harmony, intricate percussion, and a samba flair. Super fun for anybody hanging up north this weekend.
Saturday, August 5
Sue Foley w/Lou Ann Barton
@ The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.) – $12 at door
A one-two punch of musical greatness, Sue Foley and Lou Ann Barton grace the Continental Club stage for an evening a soul-stirring blues. A member of the prestigious Triple Threat Revue with legends W.C. Clark and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Foley has been rocking the Austin scene since the 70’s. Not to be outdone, Sue Foley has been wowing audiences since the early 2000’s with her rootsy, down home sound. Be reminded of what Austin music used to be with an evening of standout blues from this talented two-some.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Which Austin bands are you checking out this weekend?