Happy Halloween, awesome Austinites! While this weekend may be earmarked for costume parties and keeping Trick or Treat candy away from the kiddos, consider penciling in a bit of live music on your calendar.
This weekend, we recommend tight, catchy alternative rock, over a dozen artists at a major sporting event, and another Eberly Sunset Session for your Sunday Funday. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local!
Friday, Nov. 1
Dr Scientist w/Gasoline Boots, Large Brush Collection
@ Dozen Street (1808 E. 12th) – 9 p.m. – Facebook event
Laid-back alternative rock with a pop punk lean, Dr Scientist blends tight guitar leads and sensitive vocals to create head-nodding tunes with heart. His latest single, “So Many Words,” takes a baseline of driving bass and intricate drumming, and elevates it to the stars with ear candy harmonies, pop punk riffs, and a hook from heaven.
Another of my happy discoveries, Dr Scientist is a band I’ll be keeping a sharp eye on in 2020.
Saturday, Nov. 2
F1 at COTA w/A Ton of Austin Artists
@ Circuit of the Americas (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.) – 10:15 a.m. – Lineup
The heading says it all! If you’re headed to COTA for three days of high speed thrills, then make sure a music lineup filled to the brim with local talent is on your schedule. Across five stages, over a dozen ATX artists will be entertaining the race-loving masses–and that’s just on Saturday!
From A. Sinclair and Otis the Destroyer opening the day to Superfónicos‘ mid-afternoon samba party, the lineup is top tier. And for those uninterested in Pink, Grupo Fantasma will be throwing its own shindig on the Lone Star Stage. An awesome day of racing and rad music.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Mamahawk w/Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
@ Eberly (615 South Lamar) – 6 p.m. – Tickets
Eberly’s Sunset Sessions continue to deliver incredible performances in a beautiful setting. This Sunday is a one-two punch of musical magic. First on the bill is perennial favorite Mamahawk. Whether it’s the laid-back electro-chill vibe of “Brain Invaderz!” or the funk-a-fied party jam “Lioness,” this exceptional four-piece will bring rad vibes to this upscale eatery.
And then there’s the incomparable Black Joe Lewis. A veteran of the Austin blues scene for over a decade, Lewis’ throaty rasp and boogie groove incite dance floor riots. Come for the glorious horn blast of “Black Snake;” stick around for “Sugarfoot’s” James Brown slap; and your Sunday Funday is complete.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Where are you going for live, local music in Austin this weekend?
We always have unique content on the Austinot, and we love to give things away. You know, like CDs, event tickets and other cool stuff. We only send out our Best of the Austinot newsletter two times/month. It’s where we give you a recap of our best articles and give stuff away. Interested? Subscribe to Best of the Austinot here!