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Austin Events: April 20 – 25

April 20, 2010

Good afternoon.  It’s that time again.  Let’s get started!

Tuesday, April 20th

Slightly Stoopid w/ Del The Funky Homosapien

High-functioning stoners have been ready for this show at Stubb’s tonight (doors at 6:30 pm): it’s been sold out now for a while.  Hit up Craigslist for tix if you’re interested!

EZ Action special 420 edition dance party at Beauty Bar

This dance event sponsored by Texas N.O.R.M.L. is FREE and will have cheap drink specials: $2 Lone Star tall boys, $3 wells, $1 off call drinks.  N.O.R.M.L. & Outgrow Big Bro will be giving away schwag (or is that SWAG??  You might want to go and find out…) to promote their cause of the re-legalization of responsible cannabis use.

Musical Guests include They Look Like Strong Hands, Van Sanchez, RED FALCON (Members of Built By Snow, Your Kisses Cause Crashes, The Seas, & Aster), The Seas, DJ Scorpio, and DJ Czech One.  It goes down at 9 pm.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Fresh off their headlining gig at the Austin Reggae Festival, the All Stars are playing The Flamingo Cantina tonight, doors at 9 pm.  Cost is $18.

Wednesday, April 21st

An Evening with George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic

Give up the funk tomorrow at Stubb’s.  Doors are at 7 pm, tickets are $25 and you can buy them here.

The New Pornographers Listening Party

Check it out at The Scoot Inn, starting at 8 pm.  There’ll be DJ sets and a ticket giveaway to The New Pornographer’s Austin show in June.

Suite 420 Tour Devin The Dude w/ Special Guests The Coughee Brothaz

This is happening at Emo’s, doors at 10 pm.  Tickets are $12 and you can buy them here.

Thursday through Sunday, after the jump!

Thursday, April 22nd

101X Presents Beach House with Washed Out

The popular and talented indie band is playing Emo’s Thursday, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are sold out, so check out Craigslist if you’re in need.

The Black and White Years

The fast-rising Austin band is playing indoors at Stubb’s, doors at 10 pm.  Tickets are only $8 and you can pick them up here.

Sunset, The White White Lights, Morakestra, New Roman Times

A nice lineup of local bands at Mohawk, doors at 10 pm.  Tickets at the door.

Friday, April 23rd

Local Natives with Suckers

Buzz-y indie band Local Natives plays a much-anticipated post-SXSW gig at Antone’s, doors at 10 pm.  Tickets are sold out…again!  Craigslist, friends.

Esperanza Spalding with Special Guest André Mehmari

The 23 year-old jazz darling has already appeared on Austin City Limits, and she’ll be playing UT’s Hogg Auditorium this Friday.  Tickets are $28-$34 and you can buy them here.

LOTUS with Woodhands

Check out this dance/atmospheric show at Emo’s, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

Austin Psych Fest 3

From the promoter: Austin Psych Fest was founded in 2008 to honor the legacy of Austin’s musical history as the birthplace of psychedelic rock through the creation of a music and multimedia art festival.  The festival showcases the best of vintage, modern, established and up-and-coming acts that push the envelope in mind expanding music.  The music is presented in an environment embracing experimental and innovative visual art and multimedia.

For a very young fest, the Psych Fest has a pretty nice line-up.  It will go from Friday to Sunday at Mohawk. Friday’s artists are The Raveonettes, Warpaint, Indian Jewelry, Ringo DeathStarr, Daughters of the Sun, Von Haze, and Christian Bland & The Revelators.  Doors at 12 pm.  Tickets are $40 for a 3-day pass and $15 each day if you buy in advance.

Saturday, April 24th

Bone Thugs N Harmony

Check out the rap legends at Emo’s.  Doors at 9 pm, tickets are $16 and you can pick them up here.

Austin Psych Fest 3

Day 2’s lineup, doors at 12 pm:

The Black Angels, Yahowha 13, Pink Mountaintops, Spindrift, Golden Animals, Greg Ashley, The Vandelles, The Meek, Screen Vinyl, Image, Headdress, The Frequency, City Center, The Night Beats, Smoke & Feathers, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Shapes Have Fangs, Ghost Songs, The Tunnels, Cry Blood Apache, The Drug Purse, Black Acid, Ancient River

Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River

They’ll be at The Paramount Theatre Saturday, doors at 8 pm.  Tickets are $36.50 and you can pick them up here.

Austin Psych Fest 3

Day 3’s lineup, doors at 12 pm: The Gaslamp Killer, Silver Apples, The Warlocks, Dutchess & the Duke, Mondo Drag, Voices Voices, Sky Parade, Pure Ecstasy, All in the Golden Afternoon, Strangers Family Band, Rayon Beach, Gull, Ghost Songs

Sunday, April 25th

ZZ Top Live in Concert

The rock legends will play at The Backyard at Bee Cave, doors at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are a quite hefty $49.50 and you can buy them here.

Steve Martin performing with The Steep Canyon Rangers

In what’s being called “an evening of bluegrass and banjo,” Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers will play at The Long Center on Sunday at 7 pm.  Tickets are $34-$69 and you can pick them up here.

Sarah Jarosz

Consider this your perfect time to go to The Cactus Cafe.  Doors are at 8:30 pm and the price is $12.

Have a great week!

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