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Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Friday, July 21st

Dr. Joe Vitale [The Great Something] & Porterdavis – 7:00pm @ Townsend

Porterdavis is the beloved award-winning local band of gritty blues. Mike Meadows, Simon Wallace, and Daniel Barrett always please with their unique blend of talents. They mix folk, blues and R&B to create original music that you can’t help but love. Their new album promises to be the best yet, with “tear down the wall” original songs of power and love.

As seen in Rolling Stone magazine, Dr. Joe delivers “self-help rock” in original tunes full of wisdom and passion. He’s been compared to Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty but remains a one-of-a-kind ball of fire. His new album, “The Great Something,” is dedicated to the rock icon Dr Joe studied songwriting with, Melissa Etheridge. His “Band of Legends” include drummer Joe Vitale, bass man Glenn Fukunaga, and lead guitar Daniel Barrett.

The Milligan Vaughan Project – 8:30pm @ One-2-One Bar

It has been said that the sum is always greater than the parts. The parts can be good but together they are exceptional and that holds true in the case of MVP. The Milligan Vaughan Project or MVP is a musical partnership between Austin’s highly acclaimed vocalist Malford Milligan – and – guitar slinger Tyrone Vaughan both of whom have a rich musical history steeped in The Blues and Rock and Roll. MVP releases their debut album before hitting the road for an international tour.


Saturday July 22nd

Whiskey Shivers [Some Part of Something] – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Austin’s Whiskey Shivers are bluegrass-fueled Americana for a generation that grew up listening to punk rock. This group of 20-somethings plays banjos, fiddles and washboards at breakneck speeds while singing high, lonesome harmonies about love and video games.

Sherry [Not Brandy, Not Whiskey] – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Tremendously expansive sonic landscapes, lush vocal arrangements, and an experimental approach to pop music can now be summarized by one word: Sherry. Formerly know as Caterwaulrus, Sherry is the psychedelic brainchild of Austin native John Michael Sherry. Under the Caterwaulrus name, Sherry released two standalone EPs, a split EP with Austin shoegaze band Costumes, as well as a handful of singles. Now having shed the Caterwaulrus skin, Sherry embraces his new persona defined by a toe tapper’s longing to find comfort in complexity. In one hand, Sherry wields the scepter of the maximalist musician, while the other holds nothing but casual conversations with old friends. Returning from Brooklyn, NY for his first show in Austin since 2015, Sherry has a new band and a new album to share with his hometown!

Sphynx – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

These Austin, TX natives have been compared to pop icons like Prince and David Bowie and to newer groups like Phoenix and MGMT for good reason. The trio’s vibrant live show has carved it’s own niche in Austin, where they’ve sold out popular venues, charted on pop/alternative stations, and become a fixture of the music scene.

Lexi & The Bleached Roses – 9:30pm @ Sidewinder

The talented Lexi Cardenas, a wonderful violin-loop and instrument extrodinaire, has started a full band called Lexi and the Bleached Roses, and they’re coming out with their first album.

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – July 17th to Sunday – July 23rd. 


MONDAY – 7/17

Starting around 8pm

Ben Balmer – 8:00pm @ Whip In

Starting around 9pm

Kolezanka w/ Lizzie Buckley & Daphne – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


 TUESDAY – 7/18

Starting around 7pm

Rooney w/ Run River North – 7:00pm @ Barracuda


WEDNESDAY – 7/19

Starting around 7pm

Jazz at Juliet: Jeff Lofton Quartet – 7:00pm @ Juliet Italian Kitchen

Starting around 8pm

Tyler Jordan w/ Alabama Deathwalk – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Amplified Heat w/ Magic Rockers of Texas & Hilary York – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas


THURSDAY – 7/20

Starting around 5pm

Black Joe Lewis w/ Medicine Man Revival – 5:00pm @ Austin American Statesman Lot

Starting around 9pm

Otis the Destroyer w/ Dr. Joe, Maxx Cherry & Matt Gilmour – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Shivery Shakes w/ Lola Tried, Marshall Poole & The Sour Notes – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas


FRIDAY – 7/21

Starting around 5pm

Matthew Sweet – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 6pm

The Canvas People w/ Rusty Dusty & Marshall Anderson – 6:00pm @ Tantra Coffee House

Music Under the Star: Tameca Jones w/ Los Coast – 6:00pm @ Bullock Texas State History Museum

Starting around 7pm

Dr. Joe Vitale [Album Release Party] & Porterdavis – 7:00pm @ Townsend

Matthew Sweet w/ Tommy Keene [Night One] – 7:30pm @ 3Ten

Starting around 8pm

Joe Ely [Night One] – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

The Milligan Vaughan Project [CD Release] – 8:30pm @ One-2-One Bar

Starting around 9pm

Don Chani – 9:00pm @ Flamingo Cantina

Harvest Thieves w/ Croy And the Boys – 9:00pm @ Threadgill’s

The Joe Jacksons w/ The Lonesome Heroes, Tyler Jordan & The Negative Space & Honey Baby – 9:00pm @ Hole in the Wall

Fort Never w/ Major Grizz, Tres Oui, Blast Famous & Lola Tried – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Party Wolfe [Album Release] w/ Light Wheel & Lambda – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Peligrosa – 9:00pm @ Empire Control Room


SATURDAY – 7/22

Starting around 7pm

Iron & Wine w/ Joan Shelley – 7:00pm @ Paramount

Microsessions: Ty Richards w/ Bonnie Montgomery, Beth/James & Brian Pounds – 7:00pm @ Music Lab – St. Elmo

Matthew Sweet w/ Tommy Keene [Night Two] – 7:30pm @ 3Ten

Starting around 8pm

Joe Ely [Night Two] – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Whiskey Shivers [Album Release] w/ The Deer & Sour Bridges – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Starting around 9pm

Ruby & The Reckless w/ Stephanie Hunt – 9:00pm @ Radio Coffee & Beer

Sherry [Album Release] w/ The Halfways, Megafauna & SMILE – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Sphynx [Album Release Party] w/ Whiite Walls, Villains Kiss, Little Strike & 1991 VG – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Birthday Club w/ Tee Vee, The Tumbling Wheels & A. Sinclair – 9:30pm @ Swan Dive

Lexi & The Bleached Roses [Album Release Party] w/ Born Again Virgins, Ele & Beta – 9:30pm @ Sidewinder

Peterson Brothers Band – 9:30pm @ Continental Club

Starting around 10pm

Rosie Flores w/ Jason James – 10:00pm @ White Horse


SUNDAY – 7/23

Starting around 9pm

Elaine Greer w/ Adam Bricks, Molybden & Nick Allison – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – July 10th to Sunday – July 16th. 


MONDAY – 7/10

Starting around 5pm

Slaid Cleaves – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records


 TUESDAY – 7/11

Starting around 5pm

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Dreams Come True Reunion – Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Lou Ann Barton w/ Sue Foley Band & Emily Gimble [Night One] – 5:00pm @ Antone’s


WEDNESDAY – 7/12

Starting around 5pm

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Dreams Come True Reunion – Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Lou Ann Barton w/Barbara Lynn [Night Two] – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 6pm

Tears for Fears – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 8pm

Laboratorio (Carrie Rodriguez, Michael Ramos & Roscoe Beck with Adrian Quesada) – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Dustin Welch – 9:30pm @ Continental Club


THURSDAY – 7/13

Starting around 8pm

Abram Shook w/ Slomo Drags, Summer Salt & Canvas People – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

Starting around 9pm

KUTX Presents: Emily Bell [Record Release] w/ Blood Pumps & Blynd Birds – 9:00pm @ Barracuda

KUTX Presents: Street Sects w/ Planning for Burial & Portrayal of Guilt – 9:00pm @ Barracuda

Noisechoir & Uche – 9:30pm @ Swan Dive


FRIDAY – 7/14

Starting around 6pm

Music Under the Star: Mother Falcon w/ Molly Burch – 6:00pm @ Bullock Texas State History Museum

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/ The Mountain Goats [Night One] – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 7pm

KUTX Presents: The Midnight Stroll w/ Migrant Kids, Think No Think & Darkbird – 7:00pm @ Mohawk

White Denim w/ Deep Time, Go Fever, The Stacks & More – 7:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 8pm

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Bob Schneider w/ The Milligan Vaughan Project – 8:00pm @ Antone’s

KUTX Presents: The Swift Drag [EP Release] w/ Torino Black, The Sideshow Tragedy & Jeremy Nail – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

The Octopus Project w/ Trouble in the Streets, CJ Edwards & The Funk Fellowship & Groove Think – 8:00pm @ Empire Control Room

El Tule w/ Los Kurados, Cecilia & The Broken Hearts & Roleros Cosmicos – 8:30pm @ Stubb’s

Starting around 9pm

Growl w/ Caroline Says – 9:00pm @ ABGB

KUTX Presents: Radioactivity w/ Flesh Lights, Bad Sports, Xetas & More – 9:00pm @ Barracuda

Starting around 10pm

Thor & Friends w/ Heather Trost Band & Hidden Ritual – 10:00pm @ Sahara Lounge

Tomar & the FCs – 10:30pm @ C-Boy’s Heart & Soul


SATURDAY – 7/15

Starting around 4pm

KUTX Presents: Big Bill w/ The Zoltars, Residual Kid, Young Mammals & Private Vandals – 4:00pm @ Barracuda

Starting around 6pm

Roky Erickson’s God, Devil, Alien 70th Birthday – 6:00pm @ American Legion & Veterans Park

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/ Amanda Shires [Night Two] – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 7pm

Magna Carda w/ Sometimes A Legend, Say Girl Say, Obscured by Echoes & More – 7:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

KUTX Presents: Matthew Logan Vasquez w/ Mike and the Moonpies, Moving Panoramas & Letting Up Despite Great Faults – 7:00pm @ Mohawk

Suzanna Choffel w/ Sydney Wright – 7:00pm @ Threadgill’s South

Starting around 8pm

Curtis McMurtry, Little Brave & Ali Holder – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Golden Dawn Arkestra w/ CAPYAC, Blunt Force & Flavor Raid – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

Israel Nash w/ Mobley, Zeale, Nght Hcklrs, Rattlesnake Milk, Teeta & More – 8:00pm @ Empire Control Room

KUTX Presents: She Sir w/ A. Sinclair. Magic Rockers of Texas & Chill Russell – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Starting around 9pm

KUTX Presents: Andrew Savage (of Parquet Courts), Us Weekly & Alex Dupree – 9:00pm @ Barracuda

Ryan DeSiato [CD Release] – 9:00pm @ One-2-One Bar

Hard Proof – 9:30pm @ Continental Club

The Human Circuit w/Satalights, Mountebank & Play By Numbers – 9:30pm @ Spiderhouse

Tameca Jones w/ Honey Gun – 9:30pm @ Continental Club


SUNDAY – 7/16

Starting around 5pm

KUTX Presents: The Golden Boys w/ James Arthur’s Manhunt & Early Stages – 5:00pm @ Barracuda

Starting around 6pm

Slaid Cleaves [CD Release] – 6:00pm @ Paramount Stateside

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/ Amanda Shires [Night Three] – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 8pm

Major Grizz w/ Swimming With Bears & Hours Quiet – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

Starting around 9pm

Spectral Sea [EP Release] w/ Cru!se & Finite Fidelity – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Thursday July 13th

Emily Bell – 9:00pm @ Barracuda

Fierce and fiery songstress, Emily Bell, is back with a ballsy new sound, equal parts garage and future-facing rock n roll, capturing both the tension and vulnerability of a millennial woman in front of a shifting backdrop. Supported by her band The Talkbacks, this new EP captures the raw energy and grit that her live show has always exemplified.


Friday, July 14th

The Swift Drag [We Won’t Need That] – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Southern-gothic-psychedelic rock duo The Swift Drag celebrates the release of their debut EP We Won’t Need That.


Saturday, July 15th

Ryan DeSiato [So Much for Innocence] – 9:00pm @ One-2-One Bar

So Much for Innocence is the first full-length, national release from Ryan DeSiato. The album touches on his strengths as a lyricist, songwriter, and producer. SMFI ranges from modern rock to classical music with brush strokes of pop, psychedelia, blues and soul.

Sunday, July 16th

Slaid Cleaves [Ghost on the Car Radio] – 6:00pm @ Paramount Stateside

The music of Austin, Texas, based singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves is rooted in traditional country and folk forms, but is distinct enough to have held interest amidst the sea of singer/songwriters across the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Slaid celebrates the release of his latest album, Ghost on the Car Radio.

Spectral Sea [Stop/Start] – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

 With a sound rooted in their mutual love of late 90’s-early 2000’s guitar rock, Spectral Sea crafts songs with guitars that evoke straight forward alternative rock with ambient transitions, a thunderous rhythm section, and melodic vocal hooks. Together, they aim to create a sound bigger than their individual parts. They recently finished their self-recorded debut EP, Stop/Start, an album that focuses on love, loss, the human experience, and the power of music.

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – July 3rd to Sunday – July 9th. 


MONDAY – 7/3

Starting around 7pm

STRFKR w/ Reptaliens – 7:00pm @ Emo’s

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Gary Clark Jr. w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – 7:30pm @ Antone’s

Red, White & Blues: Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys – 7:30pm @ Geraldine’s

Starting around 8pm

Band of Heathens w/ Jonathan Terrell – 8:00pm @ Threadgill’s South

Starting around 9pm

Annabelle Chairlegs w/ Go Fever, Major Grizz & Ladyfang – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas


 TUESDAY – 7/4

Starting around 11am

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – 11:00am @ Circuit of the Americas

Starting around 8pm

Garner Sloan [Vinyl Release Party] – 8:00pm @ Saxon Pub

SAM’s 4th of July Showcase Benefitting HAAM: Folk Family Revival w/ Harvest Thieves & More – 8:00pm @ Barracuda


WEDNESDAY – 7/5

Starting around 7pm

Jazz at Juliet: The Cameron Riggs Quartet – 7:00pm @ Juliet Italian Kitchen

Starting around 8pm

Roselit Bone – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Lake of Fire w/ S.M. Wolf & The Hermits – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas


THURSDAY – 7/6

Starting around 6pm

Brownout – 6:00pm @ South Congress Hotel

Music Under the Star: James McMurtry w/ Akina Adderley – 6:00pm @ Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Diana Ross – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 8pm

Ralph White & Aaron Blount (from Knife & Water) – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Hayes Carll – 8:30pm @ Saxon Pub

Starting around 9pm

Basketball Shorts [7″ Release Party] w/ Pollen Rx, Break Time & Rhett and Dean – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 10pm

Body Rock ATX: Songs in the Key of Stankonia – 10:00pm @ Empire Control Room


FRIDAY – 7/7

Starting around 5pm

KUTX Presents Night Drive – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 8pm

Jennifer Knapp – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Locket [Tour Kickoff Show] w/ Thieves, Ivy League TX, Torcher & Dozer – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Lola Tried w/ Mean Jolene & The Talkies – 9:30pm @ Lambert’s


SATURDAY – 7/8

Starting around 8pm

Billy Milano w/ M.O.D. [Record Release] – 8:00pm @ Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub

Hikes [EP Release] – 8:00pm @ Swan Dive

Julian Acosta & The Hustle w/ Buenos Diaz – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Phantogram w/ Night Glitter – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

Shawnee Kilgore [Vinyl Release] – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Moving Panoramas w/ Krista Van Liew, Landing & More – 8:30pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 9pm

Of Sea and Stone [CD Release] w/ The Traveling Ones & Deer Fellow – 9:30pm


SUNDAY – 7/9

Starting around 5pm

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Miss Lavelle’s 88th Birthday – 5:00pm @ Stubb’s