Brother and sister duo The Oh Hellos will headline Stubb’s outdoor stage this Saturday night. The San Marcos-based folk-rockers, formed in 2011, are closing their wildly successful Dear Wormwood tour close to home. The tour is to celebrate the album of the same name that has received rave reviews since its release last month. Opening the show are Austin-based Walker Lukens & The Side Arms and Marmalakes, headliners in their own right worth showing up early for.
The Oh Hellos, with the help of a large ensemble of musicians, deliver their lyrics with the exuberance of a child on their birthday. Word of their dynamic live show has spread, as many of the dates on the Dear Wormwood tour have sold out. Their big sound is sure to hit the back of the Stubb’s amphitheater.
Direct support is Walker Lukens & The Side Arms, a soulful pop group whose music is hybrid of a classic Motown and modern indie rock. Led by one of Austin’s most eccentric songwriters, the five piece brings their LP Baked Goods to life with a sample pad alongside the drummer, vocal loops, keyboards and a can-do attitude. Listen to music from Walker Lukens & The Side Arms here.
Marmalakes is a regionally popular trio that also carries a vintage influence. However, their sound leans closer to classic folk-style songwriting. Their melodies and harmonies glide easily over tight arrangements that have made them hometown favorites. The group has released 3 EPs and a 7-inch thus far, all available for purchase or a listen here.
Stubb’s is located at 801 Red River. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages welcome. Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here.
Check out the live video featuring the song “Exeunt” from the new album below.