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5 Concerts You Should Check Out This Weekend

By Michael Baez

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Looking for something to do this weekend? We got you covered.


Friday 8/07

The Eastern Sea, Little Radar, and Scenery
Red 7
Door 9PM 7$ All Ages

Indie music abound, Little Radar hits a melody that is playful and dreamy and I imagine that it would nice to hear live. “Peace of Mind” off their album Souvenirs really is a good jam. I probably should talk about the headliners of this concert but just off the merits of Peace of Mind you should probably go to this concert for the feels. The Eastern Sea is a little bit more straightforward with its lighthearted pop sound that makes your heart all warm and fuzzy as you enjoy a summer night in Austin,Texas.

Saturday 8/08

Old 97’s, The Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma, Dale Watson, and LaTasha Lee
Lone Star Brewery – San Antonio, Texas
Doors 1PM  Free/25$ Guaranteed Admission 21 +

So if you are still out of town or don’t mind driving down to San Antonio and you like the words beer and  free you should check this out. The Old 97’s and a few other Texas bands are playing at the Lone Star Brewery, which sounds pretty fun.  And if you don’t know Old 97’s are more than just a single from that Scrubs episode that you sorta remember watching a few years ago. The band with 20 years of albums, singles and shows still brings out a good crowd. While you’re there, you’ll get to catch a glimpse of LaTasha Lee and the Black Ties. I have a memory of her singing “Valerie” at Spiderhouse Cafe and Ballroom that just makes smile. Lee, who’s out of Corpus Christi, has a voice that is undeniably nice and brings you back to a time that you didn’t even know you missed.

The way the guitars sound on this track below got me feeling soul for sure.



Sunday 8/09

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Dillon Coop and Super Smash Bros.
Emo’s Austin
Doors 7:00PM 24$ All Ages

Honestly, I’m kicking myself for not seeing this concert sooner. Since we live in a world where hip hop is on top and some people (myself included) need to learn about some of the OGs, catching this show would probably be in your best interest. Watching Ghostface and Raekwon the Chef celebrating the 10+ year old record,”Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” will be heavy handed with nostalgia but that might not be a bad thing since I haven’t had a chance to check out either of their new albums. But I’ll be waiting on the Ghostface and Doom collab album.  Catch up on some hip hop history with Cuban Linx below.


The Do Over – 10 In A Day: Ten City Celebration
Historic Scoot Inn
Doors 2:PM Free W/ RSVP 21+

So my first question when I stumbled across this link was WHAT IS THIS EVEN? It seems like the pinnacle of hipster, with mystery DJs performing for a whole day across 10 cities in the world. I for one am grateful that Austin is one of them. It seems fairly cool from the work they have shared on their Soundcloud and Youtube channel. But skipping through hours of Soundcloud sets this seems like the a pretty smart gamble if you are into hip hop and DJ culture. Mostly seems like a good place from people who are looking to have a party and not stand around with arms crossed (HOW DO YOU DANCE TO ALTERNATIVE MUSIC I DON’T GET IT, whatever). I am digging this set from Joe Kay, though.


Zilker Summer Musical: “Hairspray”

Zilker Hillside Theater
8:30 PM Free All Ages


So I just wanted to put this here because it’s so much different from the aforementioned hipster DJ party. Take someone out to see a musical, man; no one judges here. Musicals are awesome, and honestly going to Zilker always feels great. I don’t really want to watch another Zac Efron movie, so this musical is probably the best alternative. And it’s freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (AIR HORN SOUND AIR HORN SOUND AIR HORN SOUND)!


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