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Austin Events: December 28 – January 3

December 28, 2009

This is it…the final Austin Events of 2009.  Once again I’m posting for each day this week, including my music picks for New Year’s Eve!  Check it out and have a happy New Year!

Monday, December 28th

Matt the Electrician, Bob Schneider, Jeff Plankenhorn

A local music showcase of some of Austin’s best singer-songwriters (and one of many Bob Schneider appearances this week).  This will be at the Saxon Pub and the cost is $10.  Doors are at 7 pm.

Tuesday, December 29th

Alejandro Escovedo

He’ll be at the Continental Club tomorrow, doors at 10 pm.  Cost is $10.

Wednesday through Sunday, including NYE picks, after the jump!

Wednesday, December 30th

Duke Ellington Orchestra With Freda Payne

How awesome is that video?!  Catch this show at the Palmer Events Center at 8 pm.  Tickets are $30 and $45 and you can buy them here.  If you can’t make it Wednesday, they’re also playing on Thursday at the same time.

The Band Of Heathens, The Trishas

The Band of Heathens will make an appearance at Gruene Hall Wednesday night starting at 8 pm.  Cost is only $10.

Thursday, December 31st – NYE!

New Year’s Eve Party featuring Robert Earl Keen w/ Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen & Band of Heathens

The first of many events!  This one is at the Austin Music Hall, doors open at 7 pm.  Tickets are already sold out, but you can scour Craigslist if you really want to be there!

Carolyn Wonderland, Blues Mafia

For something more down-home, check out this show at Poodies Hilltop beginning at 8 pm.  Cost is $37.89 and you can buy the tickets here.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Hard Proof Afrobeat

The always entertaining Black Joe Lewis will be at Stubb’s on NYE.  Doors are at 9 pm and tickets are sold out currently.  Try Craigslist to get yours!

Reggae Ball: Grimy Styles, Mau Mau Chaplains, Dr. Dubbist

The Flamingo Cantina hosts their annual NYE Reggae Ball featuring dub band Grimy Styles and a champagne toast at midnight!  Doors open at 9 pm and the cover is $20.

Grupo Fantasma, Brownout!, Peligrosa All-Stars

And finally, add some Latin flava to your NYE bash by checking out this show at The Mohawk.  Doors are at 9 pm and tickets are $20.  Pick them up here!

Friday, January 1st – Happy New Year!

Chuck Prophet, Leatherbag

This should be an interesting show.  It’s going to happen at the Continental Club, doors are at 10 pm.  Cost is $15.

Saturday, January 2nd

Rock A Billy Night

Ruta Maya hosts this event beginning at 9 pm.  Performers will feature Bear and the Essentials, Roger Wallace, and Two Hoots and a Holler.  Cover is $8.

Sunday, January 3rd

George Ensle

Finally, wind down your New Year’s weekend with a folk singer-songwriter.  Ensle’s playing at Threadgill’s at 11 am during brunch and there’s no cover.

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