Happy Thursday, Austin! While the world outside swirls with confusion and wisps of chaos, the local music scene continues to run strong. This weekend, we have two charity minded live streams and one actual live performance by a super-rad rock band. Enjoy the weekend and listen local!
NOTE: Due to the ever changing COVID-19 infection numbers, these live shows may be cancelled with little notice. Please check with the venue directly before purchasing tickets.
Also, if you choose to attend any live performance, please practice proper social distancing and wear a mask if you’re able. By doing your part, we’ll all get back to digging live music in a safe and responsible manner much sooner!
Friday, June 26th
Pride in Local Music w/ Gina Chavez, Alesia Lani, Mama Duke, Fuvk, Nakia and more
Streaming live on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
A celebration of love and the unifying power of music, Pride in Local Music combines the best of Austin and Nashville in one epic live stream. And ATX is bringing the heat! From Latina queen and wonder woman Gina Chavez to hip hop master Mama Duke, our fair city is well represented. Add to the mix opportunities to donate to both the artists and HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), and you have a virtual night to remember.
Saturday, June 27th
@ Stubb’s (801 Red River) – 8 p.m. – Tickets
Doesn’t a concert at Stubb’s outdoor amphitheater sound divine? The smell of brisket mixing with sublime music is something I’m here and hungry for. This Saturday’s performance by garage rockers Torino Black promises to be an incredible complement to the aromas and flavors of Stubb’s Outdoor.
With last year’s “Calle Alta” still ringing in my ears, this power-packed four-some is a swirling force of rock-and-roll carnage. The record’s opener, “Lady”, screams like a forgotten Sweet Spirit tune while “All For You” slithers and snakes along a gravely guitar riff and Sisi Berry’s evocative vocals. It should be an incredible evening of exceptional ATX rock.
Sunday, June 28th
Best Seat in the House: Livestream Concert w/David Garza, Mobley, Sabrina Ellis, Otis Wilkins, and many more
Streaming Live on Facebook @ 7 p.m.
Sadly, I never got the chance to meet or experience musician and artist Daniel Johnston. A person with a unique sound and an exceptional heart, he’s dearly missed by everyone lucky enough to call him a friend.
As evidence, a dozen of Austin’s finest musicians will be virtually coming together to pay tribute this Sunday. Nakia hosts a who’s who cast that includes Otis the Destroyer frontman Otis Wilkins, electronic wizard Bayonne, roots rocker extraordinaire Jon Dee Graham. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Hi How Are You Project, an organization dedicated to demystifying mental illness through sponsoring positive projects and media. Another great chance to experience Austin music for a good cause.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Who are you looking forward to checking out via live stream this weekend?