Fall is here, faithful readers! With a weekend promising temps in the kinda sorta 80s, you no longer have the “it’s too hot” excuse for missing out on local, live music. This weekend, we recommend classic country, one of Austin’s most beloved newish bands, and eclectic psych/groove/rock worth traveling miles to see.
Get outside, get to a show, and always listen local!
Friday, Sept. 28
Emily Herring & the FM Band w/Dave Insley
@ The Driskill Bar (604 Brazos St.) – 6 p.m. – Facebook event
Authentic country twang surrounded by old school opulence awaits those swank enough to check out Emily Herring at The Driskill Bar on Friday evening. Combining down home Texas blues, country, and boot scootin’ honky tonk, Herring’s sway and strut beautifully fits The Driskill’s elegance. Throw on your best boots and a pair of Wranglers. If you’re headed to The Driskill, then do so in style.
Also playing is country crooner Dave Insley.
Saturday, Sept. 29
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Trouble in the Streets EP Release Show w/Blastfamous USA, DJ Charlie
If you haven’t experienced Trouble in the Streets, then dust off your dancing shoes and walk/crawl/drive/swim/Uber to The North Door to be blown the hell away. A masterfully curated melange of hip hop, soul, world, and blinding rock, this unassuming threesome performs with the power of 10.
“Pyramid Scheme” encapsulates everything Trouble in the Streets does best. Pulsing along a haunting early ’80s bass grove, the song erupts into a tangled spider’s nest of rock slam, synth slaps, and vocalist/MC Nnedi Nebula Agbaroji’s heart-stopping vocals.
Oh, and this is an EP release show! While I haven’t had the pleasure of getting an early listen, expect another excellent offering by one of Austin’s most exciting newish bands.
Also playing: the Zeale/NGHT HCKLR collaboration, Blastfamous USA, and DJ Charlie.
Sunday, Sept. 30
The Bright Light Social Hour w/The Millbrook Estates, Acid Carousel
@ Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St.) – 7 p.m. – Facebook event
Seeing The Bright Light Social Hour perform its one-of-a-kind brand of melodic psych-tinged rock live is reason enough to stay up late, and show up late to work the next morning. But when this band celebrates a new record, it’s time to party like it’s Saturday night and really give Monday the cold shoulder.
The latest single “Trip With Lola” is a waxy smooth lover-lover jam, complete with glistening guitar, peppery Latin percussion, and indescribable groove. This foursome continues to redefine itself, which is music to the ears of anyone willing to expand their horizons.
Also playing are soundscape artists The Millbrook Estates and Dallas ’60s groovers Acid Carousel.
BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Where are you going for live, local music this weekend in Austin?