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Austin Events: May 21 – 23

May 20, 2010

Well, somehow the week got away from me and I never got around to posting this week’s events.  I’ll blame it on the fact that I was still recovering from my brother’s weekend wedding extravaganza, nurturing my tired brain with plenty of daytime television.  But it wasn’t a total loss; my ACL Lineup: Reactions post that I wrote on Tuesday received a lot of visits and had pretty good participation as well.  I really appreciate when people take the time to comment on my blog.  Hint, hint.

Anyway, to catch up for the week, I’m going to post my picks for weekend events, starting…NOW!

Friday, May 21st

car2go Presents: Rock, Register, and Drive

The German company that is bringing their innovative SMART car program to Austin is bent on doing it right too.  Join the FREE fun at Republic Square Park, starting at 4 pm, to see performances from Joe Ely, The Black and White Years, The Lemurs, The Gourds, and Del Castillo.  This event is child-friendly and goes until 10 pm.

The Band of Heathens w/ The Magpies

Local bluesy-rock band The Band of Heathens will play Antone’s tomorrow night at 8 pm.  Tickets are $13-$15 and you can buy them here.

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream with DJ Thibault

Go get crazy indoors at Emo’s.  Doors open at 9 pm, tickets are $12 and you can buy them here.

Saturday May 22nd

Do512 and Covert Curiosity present: Autobus Records with Brazos, Mark David Ashworth, etc

A very worthy mix of Texas artists come together at Stubb’s for this showcase.  Doors at 9:30 pm and tickets are on sale for $7.  RSVP here for $5 entry at the door.

Pachanga Latino Music Festival

Check out my more extensive preview here.  It’s all happening this Saturday, starting at noon.

Glitch Mob w/ Free the Robots and Deru

Time to get jiggy wid it with some quality electronic dance beats at La Zona Rosa, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $16-$18 and you can buy them here.

Wisebird CD Release, The Honey Island Swamp Band

Check out a night of swampy fun blues music at Momo’s Saturday night.  Doors at 8 pm and the cover is $10.

The rest of Saturday, plus Sunday, after the jump!

@HypersonicRadio ‘Rooftop Sessions’ @LanaiAustin w/ @DJJasonJenkins

Finally for Saturday, the cover is FREE for this electronic dance party with music from DJs.  It’s at Lanai Rooftop Lounge and it starts at 8 pm.

Sunday, May 23rd

Of Montreal, Noot D’Noot, James Husband

Check out the quirky psychedelic indie band at The Mohawk on Sunday, doors at 8 pm.  Cost is $22 and you can pick up tickets here.

Junior Brown & Tanya Rae

Get your Texas honky-tonk fix at The Continental Club.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Girl Guitar Showcase

Support local music programs by going to the Girl Guitar Showcase at Antone’s, doors at 7 pm.  $5 cover at the door.

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