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A new music series – KUTX Live at Mueller – kicks off on today and runs through May 20th. For the first three Fridays in May, gather friends and family to enjoy live music at the Mueller Amphitheater. The fun starts at 7pm with a kid-friendly act, hosted by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child and is followed by rock and roll for the grown-ups afterwards.

Pack a picnic, bring blankets and lawn chairs, and prepare for an evening of fun for the whole family!

The Lineup:

May 6
7 pm – Jarebear
7:45 pm – The Octopus Project

May 13
7 pm – El Tule
7:45 pm – Tameca Jones

May 20:
7 pm – The Que Pastas
7:45 pm – Hard Proof

Couple of items to note:

  • Food trucks will be on-site with food and drinks available for purchase.
  • Free parking is located in the garage adjacent to the Thinkery.
  • The 7:45 pm start time is an approximate time.

What: KUTX Live Music at Mueller

Where: Mueller Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin

When: Friday, May 6, 13, & 20, 2016

Time: 7pm kid-friendly music; 7:45 (approx.) adult music

Cost: FREE

The city’s longest running free music series is back for its 26th season, and they’re ready to rock out this summer at Zilker Park.

MAY 25
AN  CELEBRATION
MIKE FLANIGIN’S THE DRIFTER 
BILLY GIBBONS ★ JIMMIE VAUGHAN ★ CHARLIE SEXTON
PETERSON BROTHERS
JUNE 22
WILD CHILD 
MAX FROST 
JULY 13
HAYES CARLL 
CARSON MCHONE 
AUGUST 12
SWEET SPIRIT ★ THE SUFFERS 

Admission: free

Location:
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

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Ladies grab your biggest derby hats and gentlemen come out sporting your most dapper attire—it’s time for the most exciting two minutes in sports! The second-annual Derby in the City Music Festival, an event that fuses everybody’s favorite horse race with live music, is the best way to catch the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby in Austin. Dress to impress and head downtown for an amazing lineup of live music featuring three recent ACL alums: Houndmouth, Jamestown Revival, and The Wind + The Wave. And come early as The Gents and Hello Wheels will be kicking things off. The best part? The Run for the Roses will be broadcast live on a jumbotron!

Odd Duck will be crafting their staple Makers Mark mint julep, along with a solid beer list from Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde, Odell Brewing IPA, and Sierra Nevada Otra Vez. Also on hand will be BBQ from Freedmen’s, fried chicken from Ms P’s Electric Cock, and Lick Ice Creams.

When: Saturday, May 7th

Time: Gates open at 1:30 p.m.

Location:
Austin American-Statesman West Lot
305 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX, 78704

Cost: General Admission is $25/$35 day of event, VIP is $75

*Spring for VIP and do the derby right! You’ll get access to a private spot under the oak trees with seating and a bunch of complimentary perks: food, massages from Austin Massage company, luxury toilets, and a dedicated bar.

Here’s the full event schedule:
Houndmouth – 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.
Jamestown Revival – 5:45 – 6:50 p.m.
Kentucky Derby Coverage on jumbotron – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
The Wind + The Wave – 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
The Gents – 2:55 – 3:35 p.m.
Hello Wheels – 2:00 – 2:35 p.m.

If you love everything about New Orleans—the culture, the music, and the mayhem—then don’t miss Abita’s Big Easy Tour, which is headed to Austin April 29-30. The folks at Abita will be rolling into town with the Young Pin Stripe brass band to celebrate the launch of their new Big Easy IPA. The event is totally free and will include Abita giveaways, tons of Mardi Gras beads, and heart-stomping live music. There will be several stops in Austin over the course of two days, so you can join up with the fun at any point. Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, April 29

4:00 p.m. Whole Foods HQ

8:00 p.m. Mean Eyed Cat

9:00 p.m. Star Bar

Saturday, April 30

4:00 p.m. Waller Creek Pub

5:00 p.m. Dizzy Rooster

8:00 p.m. Rainey Street Pub Crawl

It’s all in honor of Big Easy IPA, which was inspired by life in New Orleans. It’s brewed with lemon peels and dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe for a hoppy aroma of citrus, fruit and pine. The beer is easy to drink and just right for long hot days, steamy nights, parades, or a day on the river with friends. It delivers the same powerful hop flavor you expect from an IPA, with a body, finish, and ABV that makes this beer go down easy.

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SpringFest, the annual event put on by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, is always a blast—and now, with the lake full for the first time in ages, there is really something to celebrate! The 9th-annual festival, presented by St. David’s Emergency Center, will take place on Saturday, April 30 at the Hill Country Galleria. As they like to say in Lake Travis: “It’s the biggest time in the smallest town!”

Stroll and shop unique artisan vendors, let the kids run wild in the KidZone, and check out kid-friendly performances and live music all day in the amphitheater. With all of that water in Lake Travis, be sure to stop by the BoatExpo to see the latest and greatest in watercraft. And check out the popular Craft BrewHaus and WineStomp where you can sip local and regional craft beers and wines.

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When: April 30,  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave

Cost: Admission and parking are totally free!

And here’s our advice: Make the most of the fest and stay for the weekend. Visit LakeTravisSpringFest.com for overnight accommodations more information.

For updates about the event, like and follow the fest on Facebook at facebook.com/LakeTravisSpringFest.

 

With acts as diverse as the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, reunited shoegaze legends Slowdive, dub king Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Japanese doom metal heroes Boris, there is something for everyone at the 9th annual Levitation festival, happening April 29 – May 1. Held at Carson Creek Ranch, there are a couple ways to do Levitation, which is one of the best fests in Austin. And with the staggering amount of music and media festivals in this city, that’s saying something.

One way is to go all in and camp at the ranch. For a fee, your transportation to and from the fest will be covered every day. If you have an RV, you can park it onsite, or even rent a tent if you’re traveling and feel like packing light. There are even some camping-specific amenities available, including a general store to buy goods, showers and restrooms, “chill” spaces with hammocks and charging stations, plus a special stage viewing area accessible to campers only.

For the indoor types, getting to and from the fest is simple. The ranch is just minutes from the airport, where you can grab a shuttle. There’s also one you can catch downtown at 5th Street and San Marcos, which will take you to and from the festival for just $5. And, of course, Lyft and Uber are easy ways to get anywhere in Austin.

While there will be a ton of bands and artists from all over the world performing, here are a few locals worth checking out:

Holy Wave has played the fest every year since 2011. Their sound combines haunting drone and melodic garage rock for a catchy, psychedelic medley. Catch them in the Levitation Tent on Friday at 5:50 p.m.

Black Angels are the first name in modern Austin psych-rock. They’ve even performed as the backing band for local psych legend Roky Erickson. Don’t miss their signature brand of throbbing, hypnotic music on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. on the Reverberation Stage

Annabelle Chairlegs is a relatively new, female-fronted psych-rock band. Combining swirling melodies, jangly guitar, and obvious garage-punk influences, you won’t want to miss these locals, playing on Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at the Elevation Ampitheatre.

Above: Levitation 2015. Photo by Briana Purser. 

KGSR has released their line up for the 23rd season of Unplugged at The Grove. This is Austin’s longest running free concert series! It’s a pretty great line-up.

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Admission: Free

When: Thursdays – August 25th

Time: 8pm

Location:
Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.kgsr.com/unplugged-2016

April 7 SWEET SPIRIT
April 14 EMILY WOLFE
April 21 IAN MOORE
May 5 DIRTY RIVER BOYS
May 19 CHARLIE MARS
June 9 HARVEST THIEVES
June 16 ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
June 23 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
June 30 JAMES MCMURTRY
July 7 SHANE SMITH & THE SAINTS
July 14 THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT & DALE WATSON 
August 4 THE DAMN QUAILS
August 18 THE ROCKETBOYS
August 25 JACKIE VENSON

Four Tacos. One Winner.

If you’ve never been to one of our Taste Off events, you’re in for a treat. Guests are invited to sample breakfast tacos from four of our favorite Austin taco purveyors, and then vote for their favorite!

The $28 ticket price includes:

  • Samples from:
    -One Taco
    -Torchy’s Tacos
    -Veracruz All Natural
    -Boca | Spanish Fare
  • Pours of Cuvee’s Black & Blue Nitro Cold Brew
  • Music from Mariachi Amore
  • One voting card – you decided the winner!

*$3 Mimosas and $4 Beer-mosas with fresh squeezed OJ from Juice Austin will be available for purchase.

This is a 21+ event.

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All Saints’ Episcopal Church is hosting psychodelic/folk wonderboy, Israel Nash tonight. Coming off a whirlwind tour of Europe over the last couple months, he has decided to come jam on their Unplugged stage.

Anyone who listens to KUTX 98.9–or any other NPR station, for that matter– has probably caught an earful of Mr. Nash at some point in recent years. Both his latest album, “Silver Season” (2015), and the one preceding it, “Rain Plains” (2014), have been National Public Radio favorites. Silver Season’s, “L.A. Lately” was honored by the radio conglomerate in a mention on their exclusive list, “NPR’s Favorite Song’s of 2015.” Come hear why the Austin Chronicle featured Nash in its December 16th issue, and what the experts hear in Israel: what correspondent Dave Michael’s calls, “A Harvest era-soundalike for the 21st century that transcends its Laurel Canyon feel from an amazing singer-songwriter.” And yes, for you die hard Neil Young fans–we on The Porch believe that this stuff is worthy of the comparison.
This show comes to us at an unexpected venue, that’s definitely worth checking out.  Not to mention to chance to see him acoustic.
Admission: suggested donation $20
When: tonight, February 18th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location:
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
209 W. 27th St.
Austin, Texas

I am one of those people that was a Pat Green fan long before his name was mainstream. Tonight he is celebrating 20 years of music at ACL Live.

It will be an AMAZING night of music where Pat might be joined on stage by some familiar faces from his past 20 years in the business.

When: today, January 23rd

Time: 8:00 pm

Location:
ACL Live
301 Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

http://acl-live.com/calendar/pat-green-2016

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