Music Picks for This Weekend

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Last weekend was a good weekend for music with the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase, but this one isn’t looking too shabby either.

Quite a few good national and regional acts in town tonight (hell, even Carole King is playing at Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavillion!)but the locals are well represented all weekend.


Deep Ella, South FM
Solid modern alt.rock from Deep Ella

House of Moist, The Googe, Full Stride
Been meaning to see House of Moist for a while now.
Fitz Down

Le Tigre, Lelectrelane, Origami
Some all-female alt.rockers in town on a tour.
The Engine Room

Sara Hickman
Hickman is a great singer-songwriter from Austin.
Mucky Duck

Patrice Pike w/Kenny Cordray
If my friend Stacey Steger were in town, she’d be at this one. Great singer-songwriter from austin along with a fine Houston guitarist.
Continental Club

My good friend Artie Villasenor and his cool Latin/rock side project.
Cosmos Cafe


Pale, Hardin Store Road, Sitka Sound, Svengali
Good solid alt.pop lineup featuring Pale.
The Proletariat

Southern Backtones, Casey McPherson, Glenna Bell
This is like the all-Sugar Hill Studios recording projects night. Very good lineup.

The Watermarks, Dan Dyer, Bo Jones
Solid pop songwriter lineup at the soon-to-be-closing RR.
Rhythm Room

Watermelon Dance and Summer Social Featuring:
Clay Farmer, Plump, The Hightailers, Mikado, DRUM, Drop Trio, Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys, Blendt and Los Rancheros
How can you miss the Watermelon Fest? Go early if you want to find parking.
Last Concert Cafe


David Garza
Polished pop songwriting from Austin’s own.
Continental Club

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