Good day splendid Austinites! Another pleasant weekend looms on the horizon, so let’s plan on checking out some live, local music. This weekend we recommend a rad indie groove band, a yearly psych rock festival, and a 20-year celebration of local Americana music. Enjoy the weekend and listen local!
Friday, Nov. 8
@ Oskar Blues Brewery (10420 Metric #150) – 7 p.m. – Tickets
Start your weekend with a pint and some good vibes as Mamafesta brings its groove/rock sound to the Oskar Blues taproom stage. From blues-sprinkled rock tunes like “Everyday Angel” to horn-heavy blazers like “Life Comes Easy,” Mamafesta’s eclectic and exciting sound will be the perfect start to your ATX music weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Levitation Fest w/The Black Angels, Jon Calle, Federale
@ Stubbs Outside (801 Red River) – 5:30 p.m. – Tickets
A yearly celebration of all things heavy and groovy, Levitation Fest sits at the center of this weekend’s concert calendar. With dozens of shows on the schedule, picking just one is a challenge. So let’s shout out the Austin pysch/metal legends who started the festival (then called Austin Pysch Fest) back in 2008.
On the big yet intimate Stubbs Outdoor stage, these masters of heavy head trip music will wow the audience with old favorites like the driving ’60s jam “Entrance Song,” or modern classics like last year’s “Currency.” Walk in; zone out; and be amazed.
Sunday, Nov. 10
Blue Corn Music Celebration Benefiting HAAM w/Grupo Fantasma, Ruthie Foster, Rebecca Loebe, more
@ The 04 Center (2701 South Lamar Blvd.) – Doors 6 p.m. – Tickets
If you missed Grupo Fantasma at F1 last weekend, then prepare to be dazzled at the intimate 04 Center during Blue Corn Music’s yearly celebration. Proponent and supporter of local roots and Americana music for 20 years, Blue Corn Music’s impact resonates throughout the Austin music scene.
But it’s not just Grupo lighting up the stage. The bill features a who’s who of local talent. From country songstress Rebecca Loebe to blues queen Ruthie Foster to guitar virtuoso Jeff Plankenhorn, the evening is a showcase of the best roots music our city has to offer.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Where are you going for live, local music this weekend in Austin?
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