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Austin Events: September 3 – 12

September 3, 2010

It’s Friday!  As always, there are quite a few noteworthy music events happening this weekend.  Now that the temperature has (temporarily) dropped, it’s a great opportunity to get out there and see some live music.

Here are this weekend’s best music events.

Friday, September 3rd

Sixteen Deluxe with STEREO IS A LIE, English Teeth, White Rhino

Check out some local talent at the ND at 501 Studios.  Doors at 8 pm, tickets are $8.  You can buy them here.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

The guitar virtuosos will be at Stubb’s tonight – this is sure to be a great show!  Doors at 8 pm.  Tickets are $40 (somewhat on the pricey side) and you can buy them here.

Alejandro Escovedo, David Garza, and Eve And The Exiles

Another chance to check out an Austin legend at the Continental Club, doors at 10 pm.  Cover is $20.

Saturday, September 4th


See the full lineup at Nocturnal Fest’s website and entry/ticket information here.  Tickets start at $60 with VIP packages available.  It all starts Saturday at 6 pm.

From the promoter:

Insomniac, the biggest promoter of dance music events and nightlife culture in North America, is bringing their Nocturnal Festival to Texas for the first time ever! This is a big deal folks. For the past fifteen years, Nocturnal has featured some the biggest names in dance music, attracting crowds that are up to 50,000 strong. This Labor Day Weekend, they’re going to show Texas what it’s all about.

Nocturnal Festival: Texas will take place on September 4-5 2010 at Apache Pass, a sprawling outdoor campground/venue in Rockdale, just 30 minutes outside of Austin. There will four massive stages with over 100 artists and performers, including everyone’s favorite party starter Girl Talk, low end extraordinaire Bassnectar, livetronica band The Disco Biscuits, hip-hop star Kid Cudi, top Dutch DJ and producer Laidback Luke, Pretty Lights, Lotus and a whole lot more.

Back to School Bash – Free Show! with Ringo Deathstarr, She Sir, New Roman Times, The White White Lights

A FREE show, featuring several cool local bands.  What else do I need to say?  It’s at Emo’s on Saturday, doors at 8 pm. Presents: Blacklisted Individuals, Foe Destroyer, The Black and Blues, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Elec

This eclectic lineup of rock, rap, and funk is one of the most unique lineups I’ve seen in a while.  It’s taking place at Momo’s, doors at 8 pm.  Cover is $10 – a great deal.

The Murdocks, The Couch, Naysays, and Through The Trees

Check out this local lineup at The Parish on Saturday.  Doors at 8 pm and the cover is $8.

Sunday, September 5th


Day 2 of Nocturnal Fest.  See Saturday for all the deets.

Heartbeats II: A benefit for Austin musicians health care

This all-day event is taking place at the ND at 501 Studios.  For more information, check out their website.  Doors are at 3 pm and the cost is $8 if you get there before 9 pm.  After that it’s $10.

From the promoter:

Last year, Heartbeats was held at the Mohawk with over 300 attendees, 10 bands, and loads of fun. This year, the ND hosts 12 bands, six projectonists, 20 sponsors and your favorite radio stations…all working together to raise money to help Austin musicians get the health care they need.

Audio/visual contributors – Os Ovni, Pataphysics, Sleepover, No Mas Bodas, Low Red Center, The Formations, Music Learning Club, Darling New Neighbors, DD Dagger, Plutonium Farmers, FM Campers, Computer Jesus Refrigerator, and Baby Robots, Vid Kidz, Total Unicorn, Paul Baker, Lars Attacks, and How I Quit Crack.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

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