It’s going to be a weekend full of awesome shows. Check out lineups from Side One Track One, Black Fret and the closing of Otis the Destroyer’s residency. We’ll see you out and about!
Over at Rainey St. hotspot the Blackheart, our Austin Music Blogger Alliance compadres Side One Track One have put together what’s sure to be a fun show. Featuring former Top 25 Austin EPs award winners La Snacks, chic New Wavers Party Girl and up-and-comers Pollen, who you may remember from our From Our Living Room to Yours series, the show is completely free so you don’t have much of an excuse to not show up.
Austin’s Karaoke Underground, devoted exclusively to indie and punk rock, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Red 7, complete with an opening set by the Missy Fits, an all-female Misfits cover band that subs out distortion for ukuleles and harmonizing. Karaoke Underground has had quite the history, including an epic show for Matador Records’ 21st Anniversary Party, and if you’ve never been, tonight’s the perfect opportunity to get converted. There’s an $8 suggested donation that will benefit the Heart & Soul School of Music, which makes this a totally guilt free evening.
Also, Badass Austin musical non-profit Black Fret are hosting an event from 7 to 10 p.m. at Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que, featuring Black Fret nominee Dawn and Hawkes, with Reed Turner will opening. It’s completely open to the public and is in celebration of the nominees for Black Fret’s first series of $10,000 grants. Nominees include such Austin luminaries as East Cameron Folkcore, Top Austin Songs winner Quiet Company, Wild Child, Zeale and more.
Otis the Destroyer wrap up their residency at Empire Control Room with an eclectic evening featuring a John Lennon Tribute Band called Antiques and Slomo Drags, a relatively new Austin band that just released a stellar EP that you should be seeing more on at Ovrld soon. The show starts pretty early and it’s only five bucks, which should give you ample time and finances to make the rest of your Sunday as crazy as you want it to be.
-The Ovrld Crew