Thursday nights at Empire Control Room & Garage belong to Hard Proof this month. The instrumental collective inspired by the sounds of Fela Kuti are paying tribute to the African legend with special guest Kalu James for this one. Special guests Cilantro Boombox and DJ Mahealani open the show.
Lots of soul this Friday night at Stubb’s as Austin-based soul group The NIGHTOWLS celebrate the vinyl release of their debut album. Akina Adderly & The Vintage Playboys open the show.
Thursdays in May are all about Hard Proof at Empire Control Room & Garage. The local Afrobeat fusionists headline four nights with incredible local support from various genres. If you’re looking for local goodness, there is no better place to be on Thursday nights.
Austin’s premier music store Rock N Roll Rentals is celebrating the opening of their new north location with a proper grand opening back featuring performances from Peligrosa, Shivery Shakes and MODAL. Lots more good stuff, so check out the details.
Austin’s best monthly hip-hop party pays tribute to The Native Tongues collective at Empire Control Room & Garage this weekend. Dance your ass off to the best from A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love and more.
Red River faves of yesteryear Built By Snow are performing for the first time in a long time this weekend at Holy Mountain. If you were in Austin from 2006-2010, this excites you. If you weren’t here yet, take advantage of the opportunity to see one of Austin’s best kept secrets.
There is soul and there is southern soul. Lee Fields & The Expressions are bringing some real southern soul to Austin for a headlining concert at The Parish with The Tontons this Sunday night.
This weekend DIN Productions presents Doyle (featuring legendary ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) with HEAVYGRINDER at Red 7. Have your mom wash your Crimson Ghost t-shirt because it is going to be epic.
If you’re in need of some early-week thrills, Trailer Space Records has you covered. The record store and performance space is bringing in Digital Leather, the spastic brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree.
If you’re an old punk or a young busker, you might want to head over to the The Marchesa Hall & Theatre on Saturday as the good folks of the Austin Film Society are screening Revenge of the Mekons, a new documentary about the gritty punk/country/folk band of the same name.
The April installment of the Red Bull Sound Select Austin series returns to The Parish this weekend with one-man band Robert DeLong headlining. Austin’s Roger Sellers and Texas-based post-punk duo Night Drive open the $3 show.
Lots of brass for yo’ ass this Friday night at Holy Mountain as Big Easy heist-funksters Naughty Professor and Austin’s own Hardproof take over the Red River hot spot.
Eye In The Sky and Weird Destiny Productions are presenting a two stage live music showcase they’re calling *Sexual-Magik* at Cheer Up Charlie’s. The showcase features psychedelic space-rock faves Isaiah The Mosaic and several local up-and-comers.
The LNS Crew will be presenting their 4th installment of their popular SXSW Hangover hip-hop showcases Thursday night at Mohawk. The presenters are also throwing the words “free tacos” around, so there you have it. Hip-hop and tacos y’all. #CrunkTexas
First Fridays belong to the baddest hip-hop dance party in Austin. This month’s Body Rock ATX party at Empire Control Room & Garage pays tribute to soul singer and actress Erykah Badu. That’s what’s up y’all.
Austin-based hip-hop/jazz fusion band MODAL celebrate the release of their new album with three headliner worthy acts at Mohawk. Soul fans will want to arrive early and then stay late for some of Austin’s best hip-hop. Plan to be partied out Friday morning or just plain absent.
Austin indie-electronic band NGHT HCKLRS are taking over Wednesday nights in April at Spider House Ballroom as their “Artist of the Month” residency. The shows will be your chance to see them with multiple acts on the cheap that will make Wednesday feel like the new Friday.
The Aesop Rock aftershow at Mohawk is worth staying out late for as it features three of the area’s best hip-hop artists including hosts Space Camp Death Squad. Even if you can’t make it to Aesop Rock, this great show is cheap.
Bring your ear plugs to Spider House Ballroom on Sunday night at Austin blues-rockers Amplified Heat headline the Spider House Ballroom spring break kickoff. Your cover gets you raffle tickets for cool prizes and $2 Happy Hour should keep you happy all night.
Usher in the new era of Body Rock ATX at its new home, Empire Control Room & Garage. Special guests DJ Mel and Urban Mellow help welcome the event back to Red River.