Ovrld Recommends: XETAS, Yum, Riders Against the Storm and More

Another weekend in Austin, another packed schedule of amazing shows. Come out and be part of the XETAS video shoot, jump around to the nonstop hip-hop of Riders Against the Storm and take your momma out to a day show for Mother’s Day. See you there! We’ll be the ones pounding tequila during XETAS.


Xetas Borzoi Basketball Shorts Trailer Space

If you only go to one show this week, or ever, this is the one. Trailer Space Record’s promise of free BBQ and tequila is alluring, but this is a lineup to get truly excited about all on its own. Things kick off at 7 pm, with feature performances by promisingly grimy garage band Borzoi, who know how to make you dance, and the legendary Basketball Shorts, the best if not the only band to pay tribute to Lt. Dan in song. The main event, though, is the opportunity to not only see the rapidly growing talent of XETAS, but also be immortalized as part of their upcoming video. If you’re still mourning Foreign Mothers like us, need an excuse to snatch up some new vinyl or just want to have the best god damn Friday of your life FOR FREE this is the place to be.


Yum Spider House Ballroom

Beloved Austin dream pop trio Yum have teamed up with Loser City, Ovrld and Spider House Ballroom to throw a prom-themed temporary farewell show, as their singer Sam Skinner is heading to Korea for a few months. DJ DOA will even be playing slow jams to close out the night, and Ovrld will have a photo area for you to document your prom styles. Come on out, it’s only $7 or $3 if you RSVP through Do512.

Riders Against the Storm Magna Carda Holiday Mountain Holy Mountain

Riders Against the Storm was the Austin Chronicle’s pick for Best Hip-Hop Act this year for a reason. As eclectic as they are entertaining, the husband and wife duo bring the heat in a way that makes even the most stubborn white boy in the corner want to move. Kicking things off for the high-energy headliner is electronic dance-pop trio Holiday Mountain. If you’ve never caught this band live, then now is your chance to atone for your sins. Frontwoman Laura Patino’s vocals rip through the shrieking synth and thumping bass like Kimbra having a psychedelic stroke with the Colorado transplant’s inherited southern flair undeniably leaving its mark. Their range is wide and unpredictable, except for one guaranteed facet… You will get your groove on. Make sure to get there early though and see on the rise rap collective Magna Carda whose latest mixtape received a rave review from us. Doors are at 9 at all ages Red River venue Holy Mountain and it will undoubtedly be well worth the $10 cover.


School of Rock North Door

For Mother’s Day, take your momma to brunch, maybe get a few mimosas in her and then suggest you go support today’s youth like she supported you. It’s a cheap ploy but she’ll be thrilled at your newfound philanthropy, and you’ll get to see tomorrow’s rock stars today. With actual schools’ providing little to no encouragement or funding to music and the arts, particularly in the south where high school football is the one true religion, School of Rock has been honing our youth’s musical skills for over a decade now. These kids know how to rock and will be providing the best of southern rock followed up by some kickass punk performances. Things start early at 3pm at the North Door. Think of your $10 cover as an investment in your future favorite album.