Thursday, Dec 6th 9 PM – 11 PM, Free 21+ show
Remarkably young and endlessly talented, local brothers Glen Jr. and Alex make up the Peterson Brothers Band. Their live sound is being hailed all across town as something to be experienced. Soulful, bluesy, yet new and authentic at the same time, these young men can channel the Austin greats of old while still bringing their own unique style to the mix. Check them out at The Rustic Tap Beer Garden for a free show this Thursday. Music starts at 9 PM. The party starts when you get there.
Friday, Dec 7th, 8 PM, $20 at the door
Although Matt the Electrician wasn’t born in Texas proper, he’s been working in the Austin music scene for 20 plus years, so we count him as one of our own. Matt has played with a number of Austin artists. His sound, a kind of pop-folk assault, works well with whomever he shares the stage with. His lyrics are filled with an endearing wittiness and they carry a rare sincerity. Friday night the Electrician is joined by Peter Mulvey, an enduring troubadour in his own right. Get to the Cactus early and see a showcase of songwriters at the top of their game.
Friday Dec 7th, $10 at the door, 21+
The Continental Club
The King of Tex-Mex is back in Austin at The Continental Club! This Friday, catch a show catered to the true party animals of South Congress. Carrasco is known for his raucous gigs. Back in Carrasco’s younger years you could see the rocker climbing speakers or jumping off stage into the audience. It ain’t the 80s anymore, but who knows what’ll happen midnight at The Continental Club? This show is slated to start a minute before the witching hour, so you know things are bound to get weird. Get there early for The Blues Specialists (6:30 PM) and Patricia Vonne (10:00 PM).
Zoumountchi with Afro Jazz and Sytem Positif
Saturday Dec 8th, 8 pm – 2 am
The Sahara Lounge
Ibrahim Aminou was born a ways a way from Austin, but he’s bringing a quite a show to the Sahara Lounge this Saturday night. With the bar’s house band Zoumountchi, Aminou, who is originally from Niger, Africa, experiments with styles both new and traditional. The frontman is adept with a variety of instruments including but not limited to guitar, bass, and balafon, which is a type of African xylophone. Get to the show early for Afro Jazz, System Positif and a buffet that starts at 8 PM.
Sunday, Dec 9th, 6 pm
The Saxon Pub
From Del Rio, Texas, Radney Foster headed off to Nashville at an early age to pursue that city’s famous Country scene and sound. Lucky for Texas though, he’s back in Austin as of late. Catch him at the Saxon Pub, a legendary local spot, for some prime Americana singer-songwriter action. Foster carries with him quite a reputation as a country artist. He’s performed, collaborated, and recorded with names like Darius Rucker and Emmylou Harris. His sound can go from country rock-pop to honky tonk depending on what era he’s drawing from. Close your week off right with some country royalty. You are living in the Live Music Capital of the World, after all.