Undoubtedly, “the Live Music Capital of the World” is spectacularly riddled with concert showcases 365 days a year. While some exhibitions are A-list favorites like neo-funk producer, GRiZ and contemporary R&B pioneer, Usher, Austin is noted for it’s sustainable mantra relating to local talent. The city is deeply rooted in united creativity and strives to further the successes of our creative vanguards. This Halloween weekend, the concrete jungle will, per usual, be pulsing with eclectic, local resonance. For those of you feeling conflicted as to which shows to attend this holiday weekend, let OV alleviate your anxieties with this carefully selected list of the finest local, live performances.
The much-anticipated Sound on Sound Fest is fast approaching with festivities starting Nov. 4. To kick off the festival weekend, the Sound On Sound Fest “Late Knights” kick-off parties, or just Knights, will be held at Mohawk, The Sidewinder, Barracuda, Beerland and Empire on Thursday, Nov. 3. Anyone who already has an official Sound On Sound Wristband gets free access to any of the Knights shows and holders of the VIP ‘Treat Thyself’ pass get priority access at each venue.
Riders Against the Storm (RAS) will be preforming on June 7th alongside Oxymorrons at 3TEN ACL LIVE. Doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $12. The show comes at the tail end of their tour this June.
RAS is pure soulfulness. Composed of husband and wife duo, Chaka and Qi Dada, these two are making waves in the local music scene with their upbeat hip-hop rhymes.
On Jan. 30 I remembered to make my friend stop at the corner store before we got to the Empire Control Room & Garage. I had lost my small packet of earplugs, and I have a terrible fear of tinnitus. After climbing back into my friend’s very tightly-packed sedan, she drove downtown, and I climbed out onto the seventh street sidewalk, strapped to the gills with equipment in preparation for MCG’s Outside release party.
What are you doing for Christmas this year? Mistletoe? Stockings? Arguing politics with parents? We’ve got a better idea: Stick around and head to one of the coolest events coming up next month: The Warplanes Winter Ball.