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Austin Events: June 1 – 6

June 1, 2010

How was everyone’s Memorial Day weekend?  For someone on summer break, it kind of all runs together sometimes, but this weekend was especially nice for a lot of reasons.  I hope yours was too.

Well, on with the events of the week!

Tuesday, June 1st

La Roux

Check out the British electro-dance duo at La Zona Rosa tonight.  Show is sold out kids.  If you want tix, check out Craigslist.

Murs with Sick Jacken and Nocando

One of hip-hop’s biggest underground stars will be at Emo’s outdoors tonight.  Doors are at 10 pm.  Tickets are $12 and you can buy them here.

Plants and Animals with Lost in the Trees

The nostalgia-inducing indie band will be playing Emo’s as well, indoors, doors at 10 pm.  Tickets are $10 and you can buy them here.

Wednesday, June 2nd

Mishka with Don Chani

Enjoy some mellow reggae tunes indoors at Stubb’s.  Doors are at 9 pm and cost is $12.  Pick up your tickets here.

Pestilence, Warbringer, Goatwhore, Vital Remains, Revocation, Enfold Darkness, Sacrifici

A hard metal show at Emo’s.  Doors at 6 pm, tickets are $15.  Buy them here.

Erika Wennerstrom

The lead singer of The Heartless Bastards begins a residency at Lambert’s.  She goes on at 10 pm and the cost is $10.

Thursday through Sunday, after the jump!

Thursday, June 3rd

Follow That Bird Tour Kick Off

Check out the indie pop band at Mohawk on Thursday.  Doors at 10 pm.

Blind Willie Johnson Tribute

A tribute at Momo’s to one of blues’ most influential and soulful guitar heros.  Performing will be: Jon Dee Graham, Kirby Kelley, Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis Band, Biscuit Rollers with Orange Jefferson & Thierry Cognee, Scott H. Biram, Ruthie Foster, Mark Searcy, and Harry Bodine.  Doors are at 5:30 pm and tickets are $15.  You can buy them here.

Voxtrot‘s Farewell Show with Cry Blood Apache, International Waters

One of Austin’s favorite indie bands of the last 5 years, Voxtrot, recently announced that they were calling it quits.  Check out their jangly pop tunes for the last time at Emo’s.  Doors are at 7 pm and tickets are $12.  Buy them here.

Friday, June 4th

Midlake with John Grant

See Midlake ahead of their ACL Festival performance for a steal at Antone’s.  Doors are at 8 pm and tickets are only $13.  Buy them here.

Kid Sister

Check it the lady rapper at Mohawk, doors at 9 pm.

Soundcheck Magazine Presents GIVERS with TV Torso, Searching for Signal

Another ACL Festival artist, The Givers play at Emo’s on Friday night.  Tickets are $10 and you can buy them here.  Doors at 9 pm.

Quiet Company and The Steps

Two great Austin bands play a historic venue: Threadgill’s World HQ.  Cost is $10 and the music starts at 9 pm.

Saturday, June 5th

Melvins with Totimoshi

Check out the popular alternative rock band at Emo’s.  Doors at 9 pm, tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

Greg Laswell with Brian Wright, Jimmy Gnecco

Singer-songwriter Greg Laswell plays indoors at Stubb’s on Saturday.  Tickets are $12 and you can buy them here.  Doors at 9 pm.

Neil Young‘s “Twisted Road” Tour with Bert Jansch

The rock legend makes a stop at Bass Concert Hall on Saturday.  Tickets start at $59.50 and you can buy them here.  Doors open at 8 pm.

Free Press Summerfest featuring The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk & Slim Thug

Okay, so this isn’t an Austin event, but do I really need to explain why it’s worthy of a look?  The Free Press Summerfest is taking place in Houston at Eleanor Tinsley Park over two days (Saturday and Sunday), doors at 11 am.  Tickets start at just $40 and you can buy them here.

Sunday, June 6th

MGMT with Tame Impala

The psychedelia band is playing at Stubb’s this Sunday.  Doors are at 7 pm.  Tickets are $30 and you can buy them here.  P.S. – Stay tuned for my upcoming review of MGMT’s latest album Congratulations this week!

The Clouds Are Ghosts + Death Is Not a Joyride DJ Set

Check out the two local bands playing inside at Stubb’s after MGMT.  Doors at 10 pm and tickets are only $8.  Buy them here.

Night of the Bat with Band of Heathens, Adam West, Batmobile, etc

Band of Heathens plays on the Congress Avenue bridge at 7 pm.  Be there at 6:30 pm to see Adam West and the mayor glad-hand.  This event is FREE and child-friendly.

Sugar And Gold

A fun show taking place at Mohawk for only $8.  Doors at 10 pm.  Buy tickets ahead of time here.

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