During Free Week, Austin is bursting music from its seams introducing the new and reveling in the known, building on an awareness of what an incredible creative vibe this city has to offer. And yes, it’s all free to the public. On Saturday, The Parish is a hosting venue for the continuation of the annual Free Week, bringing in some sweet local talent.
One band we are excited about is local fist-pumping favorites, Scorpion Child. The Austin-based rockers combine ’70s psych-rock, heavy ’80s hair metal with a little doom and gloom. You will love it.
And have you ever lost yourself in the middle of a song? Well, Smoke and Feathers masters the art of whisking people off into a musical wonderland of the unconscious. Starting out in 2007, when the local scene was emerging with a new wave of psychedelia, Smoke and Feathers mixed in a southern rock sound, creating a beautiful combo, making me proud to call this city my home.
Also, you better shake your fists out and prepare for the next, because now enters the rocking modern day grungers, The Blind Pets. Think Queens of the Stone Age and The Eagles of Death Metal making a beautiful bouncing baby. Boom. And there’s still more. The lovely singer-songwriter Emily Bell will soulfully make her appearance kicking things off with the highly energetic Burning Avalanche, stirring the crowd in preparation for a night of a freeloading bliss.
The Parish is located at 214 E. 6th Street. All ages welcome. No cover. Doors at 8 p.m. Music at 9 p.m.