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Austin Events: August 3 – 8

August 3, 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti

Check out Ariel Pink’s brand of noisy indie pop at Mohawk tonight.  Doors at 7 pm.  Tickets are $10 and you can buy them here.

Miniature Tigers, The Spinto Band with Michelle Armstrong, The Steps

It’s happening tonight at Stubb’s.  Doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $10 and you can buy them here.

Alejandro Escovedo with The Sensitive Boys and Bill Carter & the Blame

One of Austin’s favorites is riding a wave of buzz following his new album.  See Alejandro tonight at the Continental Club, doors at 10:30 pm.  Cost is $15.

Wednesday, August 4th

Crowded House with Lawrence Arabia

Check out the legendary pop band at Stubb’s.  Doors at 7 pm.  Tickets are $35 and you can buy them here.

Here We Go Magic with Beach Fossils, Oh No Oh My

A line-up of indie pop at Emo’s.  Doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $10 and you can get them here.

Bob Dylan

The enigmatic singer-songwriter will be at The Backyard tomorrow.  Doors at 7 pm.  Tickets are $45 and you can buy them here.

KGSR Blues On The Green: Charlie Mars

The FREE Blues on the Green artist at Zilker this week is Charlie Mars.  Be there around 7:30 pm.

Thursday through Sunday, after the jump.

Thursday, August 5th

KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove: Charlie Robison

Aaaand, the FREE Unplugged at the Grove artist at Shady Grove this week is Charlie Robison.  Be there at 8 pm.

Future Clouds and Radar with Leatherbag, Polite Society

Check it out at the ND at 501 Studios, doors at 9 pm.

Marcy Playground, Distant Lights, and Matches For Memories

Yes, that Marcy Playground.  Go get a whiff of sex and candy at Red Eyed Fly, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $12.99 and you can pick them up here.

Dax Riggs

The mysterious singer-songwriter will be at Mohawk Thursday, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.

Friday, August 6th

Andy Warhol’s Birthday Party

Performances from Ringo Deathstarr, Hatchet Wound, Politics, and Prayer For Animals, and Team Fabrication at the be-there party of the week taking place at Mohawk.  Doors at 9 pm, RSVP here for $7 entry.

From the promoter: In the tradition of its previous all-out parties like ATX Emerge and Massive Art Attack, Massive Beacon has put together another rowdy night of debauchery. Those who come will have their ears and eyeballs treated to a finely tuned sensory overload of bands, DJs, decorations, costumes, interactive art booths and of course enough swag to go around.  There will even be a factory-person look-a-like contest with a grip of prizes from our sponsors, judged by local socialite Richard Gonzalez of the blog Ultra8201.

And partygoers can eat like Manhattanites, with free sausage bites and veggie treats from Frank, Austin’s premier venue for cold beer and artisan sausage.  Those provisions will last until 10:30 (so get there early!), but Massive Beacon will leave the first 250 people through the door with something to take home: $10 gift cards for Frank’s hot dogs.

Rasputina with Larkin Grimm

Eccentric baroque-pop artists Rasputina play at The Parish on Friday.  Doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $15 and you can get them here.

Tea Time with Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka

If you just don’t have that Andy Warhol wig anymore, consider going to this party at The Elysium.  Bands scheduled to appear are Glasnost, MoTel Aviv, GOBI, and more.  Complimentary Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka from 10 – 11.  Doors at 9:30 pm, cover is $5.

Ume, O’Brother with The Sour Notes

Two great local bands anchor the lineup at this show at Emo’s.  Doors at 9 pm, tickets are $8.  Buy them here.

Saturday, August 7th

Diamond Smugglers with The New Drugs

Check out Diamond Smugglers in their only show of 2010 at Antone’s.  Doors at 8 pm.  Tickets are $15 and you can buy them here.

Ty Segall with Royal Baths, The Hex Dispensers, Charlie and The Moonhearts, A Giant Dog

It’s happening at Emo’s, doors at 9 pm.  Tickets are $8 and you can buy them here.

Steamroller – Southern Rock Funk Reggae Party

One of Austin’s longest running bands play a FREE show at Mean Eyed Cat.  Doors at 9 pm.

Sunday, August 8th

One Wolf with Carlee Hendrix

Check out some mellow tunes at Momo’s on Sunday.  Doors at 7 pm, cost is $5.

Jonathan Terrell

Inside at Mohawk, doors at 10 pm.

Perfect Pants, Muchos Backflips!, and Digital Antique

An interesting lineup of pop and indie bands at 10 pm at Hole in the Wall.

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