The Therapy Sisters
Friday, April 19th
Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe, 7:30 pm
However you slice it, this weekend should get pretty wacky. Hell, just look at the date. Why, it’s almost Easter, everyone’s second favorite of Jesus’ Birthdays. Of course it’s also Austin’s Reggae Fest as well. From the spiritual to the secular, there’s stuff happening. If you don’t have anything come this Friday, get quirky with The Therapy Sisters at Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe. It’s a free show, and it doesn’t go too late, so if you feel like partying more afterward, the night is still young. The Sisters have been around since the late ’80s, and they may be the best four-piece country, rockabilly comedy group in town. But you’ll never know unless you go out and see ’em. Well, you could hit up their Spotify page where they’ve got five whole albums–three of which have album cover art by local cartoonist Sam Hurt. Do the necessary pre-game rituals for Friday, April 19 and land yourself over at Patsy’s. Witticisms and clever turn of phrases are sure to abound that night.
Andrew Nolte, Little Brave, Kady Rain
Saturday, April 20th
Balance Dance Studios, 8 pm, $15, BYOB
The weekend is officially here. And what a weekend it promises to be. Whether you’re chilling with family this Easter weekend or hanging hard at Reggae Fest or just bar hopping along like the eager little rabbit you are, it should be a grand time. Head to the Balance Dance Studios for a unique and engaging concert going experience. Join one of three groups and move from room to room for a short-n-sweet 15-minute set. Then craft your own encore performance by breaking from your listening group and moving from room to room hearing whomever you liked best. One room will feature a orchestral pop ensemble led by Melbourne-born Andrew Nolte; another room features the springy, bubblegum jams of Kady Rain (see her before she blows up, for real); and then there’s Little Brave, one of my absolute favorite singer-songwriters in Austin. It’s folk that trickles in an abundance of elements: synthy loops, tricky tonal shifts, sung poetry that slaps you the hell awake. Little Brave is a straight up trip. Check the whole crazy, eclectic bunch out this 20th of April.
The Uranium Savages’ annual Easter Funday Celebration
Sunday, April 21st
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, 2 – 6 pm
The end of the weekend, but it’s the beginning of Easter. Do it right this year and bring the kids out to Southpop for their Annual Funday Celebration. The festivities kick off at 2 pm, with an Easter egg hunt at 2:30. Get creative with your head wear and keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny during the following Easter Bonnet Parade. To cap off the celebration: the sardonic, melodic, often ironic Uranium Savages and the Savage Poor, featuring members from Shiny Ribs! If you’ve been living in town and haven’t seen the Savages yet, get your boots on and your butt in gear and head over this show. Just… if you’re not a local, maybe keep it to yourself. These Texans are old-school Austin. They can be a curmudgeonly kind of chill. Bring yourself, your family, your kids, and a good attitude. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Best of all, it take place in the best part of town: the ’04! Ain’t no party like this ’04 party, cuz this ’04 party’s at Southpop.