In The Horn's newest music column we offer recommendations on live music happening around town each week.
This weekend seems to offer an eclectic set of artists ranging from the indie pop nerds of Hellogoodbye to the instrumental rock aficionados of Zombie Western.
If simplistic arrangements mixed with skilled orchestral accompaniment and intricate guitar melodies is your thing, the Dirty Projectors will be playing tonight at Emo's East. Also, the hard rock boys from Nashville, The Cadillac Black, known for co-writing Keith Urban’s #1 country anthem, “You Gonna Fly,” will be coming down to Austin. Make sure to catch their set tonight at Stubb's and enjoy their testosterone, rock-ready singles, ensuing in a raucous chaos. Also, make sure to watch the instrumental local favorite, Equals, at the Mohawk tonight, and sunkerpunch songstress, Sarah Jaffe, at the Parish.
Guns of Navarone, known for their infectious folk-infused Americana, will be playing on Friday at the Parish. Compared to the likes of Deerhunter and the Walkmen, Good Field will be playing their feel-good ditties on Friday at the Mohawk with Sleep Good. If hard-thumping Cajun with a blues flare is your penchant, check out Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Friday night at Antone’s.
Compared to the pop singularity of Matt and Kim, Saint Motel will be playing pop ear candy melodies on Saturday at Stubb's. Currently playing in Chicago at the House of Blues, Paper Hotel will be making their comeback show, rallying with their clamorous rock chants at the Mohawk on Saturday with The Dig and the Nouns.
On Sunday at Emo’s East the catchy punk heartthrobs, Relient K, will be playing with Hellogoodbye and William Beckett & House of Heroes on their summer tour. Also, the experimental quartets, Zombie Western and Across Waters, that channel ethereal melodies into layered instrumentations, will be playing Sunday night at the Parish.
Monday night at Antone’s offers an open blues jam session hosted by the Austin Blues Society, where all are welcome to show off their guitar chops or simply enjoy a beer and listen to some blues. Known for their Top 40-friendly tunes spiked with a bad boy machismo, School Boy Humor will be playing Tuesday at the Parish. Granted their music may be a little corny, but I heard the southern boys of School Boy Humor know how to throw a party. -Alex Ramirez