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Quiet Company play Stubb's on Thursday
As everyone will be starting school again this fall, take some free time to check out the eclectic set of artists that will be coming to Austin this week. For those new to Austin, this is a great weekend to get acquainted with the vibrant local music scene.
Composing FM friendly ditties and melodic harmonies has always been easy for local band The Quiet Company. They have already toured with notable acts such as The Toadies and Alpha Rev, and will be coming back a hometown performance on Thursday at Stubb's with The Ton Tons and Bobby Jealousy. Known for their neo-psychedelic melodies with a pop flare, Sundress will be playing at the Mohawk with Whalers and Holy Wave on Thursday night.
Friday offers numerous acts to kick off the first weekend of the school year. Songs Under Radio will be performing their infectious indie-rock anthems at Stubb's. David Ramirez just released his album, Apologies, that's filled with folk vignettes of struggles and regret. He will be playing his release party at the Parish and Emily Wolfe will be kicking off the show, so make sure to get there early. Also, the Austin Sunshine Fest will be happening at the Mohawk and will feature eight great acts. The Fest will host everything from the electronic duo of Learning Secrets to the indie pop rock aficionados of TV Torso.
On Saturday Marmalakes will be performing with Sip Sip and Les Rav. Already one of Austin’s fastest growing folk bands, Marmalakes weave atypical chords with a sinuous groove and a jaunty feel.
On Tuesday, reggae superstar Matisyahu will be returning to Austin with the accompaniment of The Dirty Heads to perform at Stubb's on the outdoor stage. Known for his soulful ballads, Matisyahu mixes the vocal styles of hip hop with a reggae and a jam band vibe. On the same night Sick/Sea and Geography will be performing at the Mohawk. Compared to the likes of Daphne Loves Derby and other indie- rock combos, Sick/Sea blends reverb-saturated guitar melodies, warm jazz tones, and ear-candy timbres.
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