Maids and Minotaurs, the Sound On Sound fest happens next week, November 4th through the 6th with their Late Knight kickoff shows happening on November 3rd. Below, are the schedules of the main fest along with the acts I’m especially excited to see.
Friday November 4th
Hinds has a great live show, they were energetic before they ever got to the stage at the 2015 She Shreds SXSW showcase. They will be playing at 9:20pm at the forest stage, preceded by Empress Of at the same stage at 8:30pm. I’m curious about Death Grips who play Dragon’s Lair at 7:55, I hope they do a lot from exmilitary. War on Women play at 3:00pm at The Keep and I want to see clipping. perform songs from CLPPNG at 5:05pm at the Forest Stage.
Descendents will play at 11:40pm at the Forest stage, I’m curious about Drug Church’s live set at 1:30pm at the Forest Stage and I’ve loved Alien Lanes and Bee Thousand forever but I’ve never seen guided by voices who play at 6:40pm at the Dragon’s Lair stage.
I saw Run the Jewels at Fun Fest X at will definitely catch them again at 9:15, also at the Dragon’s Lair stage and Turnstile plays The Keep at 8:30pm.
Saturday November 5th
Dillinger Escape Plan plays at 11:40pm at The Keep, Dead Milkmen play at 5:15pm at Dragon’s Lair and Big Boi is at the same stage at 7:40pm.
I want to see Anya at 1:30pm at the Forest Stage and I also want to see Culture Abuse at the same time at The Keep. Aesop Rock plays the Forest Stage at 10:25pm. Metz will no doubt rock The Keep at 8:15pm and Jaguar Ma will trip out the Forest Stage at the same time and Bleached will play the Forest Stage at 4:00pm.
Baroness plays at 10:25pm at The Keep, Boombaptist plays the Forest Stage at 2:20pm and Youth Code plays at 4:00pm at The Keep.
"Leather Daddy" by Sailor Poon from Allie Lane on Vimeo.
I would like to see Open Mic Eagle and Kero Kero Bonito at the Forest Stage at 5:00pm and 6:05pm respectively.
White Lung will play at 8:15 at The Keep, Big Fredia will get the crowd at the Forest Stage bumpin at 10:25pm and Sailor Poon will get nasty at The Keep at 1:30pm.
Where should we go this week?
Weird Al Yankovic performs The Mandatory World Tour at Bass Concert Hall, . Doors at 8:00pm.
NITE SCHOOL at Cheer Up Charlies, . 9:00pm – 2:00am.
Esmé Patterson w/ The Winstons play the Sidewinder, . Doors at 8:00pm.
Purple and Ghost Wolves both play Empire Control Room and Garage, . Doors at 7:30.
oozer and Encroachers both play Beerland, . Doors at 9:00pm.
Peligrosa Colombian Independence Day plays at Empire Control Room and Garage, . Doors at 9:00pm
Felix Da Housecat plays Kingdom Austin, . Doors at 10:00pm.
Sling Dance Project performs new works at the Off Center, . Performance from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
L7 plays the Mohawk, . Doors at 8:00pm.
The Art of Rap Festival 2016 featuring Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Ice-T, Mobb Deep, EPMD, The Sugarhill Gang and others! Show at Austin 360 Amphitheater, . Doors at 5:00pm.
Damn, that’s a crazy week!
Where Should We Go this Week?
Muff plays with The Two Lips at Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River Street. Music at 10:00pm.
Izzy Cox plays Carousel Lounge, 1110 E 52nd Street at 9:00pm.
Kedr Livanskiy performs in store at End of an Ear, 2209 S 1st Street, at 5:00pm. Then, she plays Parish, 214 E 6th Street. Doors at 7:00pm.
Sailor Poon plays with King Khan and the Shrines at the Mohawk, 912 Red River Street. Doors at 8:00pm.
L.A. Witch plays the Barracuda, 611 E 7th Street. Doors at 9:00pm.
Summer Salt plays the Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street. Doors at 9:30pm.
Gruv w/ DJs Rye, Isa, and others at the Drafting Room, 88 1/2 Rainey Street. Doors at 3:00pm.
Mitski plays The Sidewinder, 715 Red River Street. Doors at 8:00pm.
Dance vol III w/ Total Unicorn at the Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street. Doors at 8:00pm.
Happy Colors plays Scratchouse, 617 E 7th Street at 9:00PM.
Pre Independence Day Party w/ Ringo Deathstarr at Hotel Vegas, 1502 E 6th Street. Doors at 6:00pm.
Where Should We Go this Week?
Ruby Fray is playing with Suspirians at Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St. Doors at 9:00pm.
John Carpenter is playing a Live Retrospective of his music at the Moody Theater, 310 W. 2nd St. Doors at 6:30pm.
Jai Malano plays Rhythm and Blues and Soul at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul Bar, 2008 S Congress Ave at 11:30pm.
Hotel Vegas at 1500 E. 6th St. hosts A Tribute to 90’s RnB beginning at 7:00pm.
Stonefield plays at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Doors at 9:00pm.
A Giant Dog plays at Beerland, 711 Red River. Doors at 9:00pm.
The Bishops are playing Empire Control Room and Garage, 606 East 7th St. Doors at 9:30pm.
Azizi Gibson and
Abstract Rude plays Grizzly Hall, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Doors at 8:00pm.
Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed at Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St. Doors at 6:15pm.
Hotel San Jose features Steady Rock Steady with DeeJay jLa Soul spinning vinyl from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
Jabo and The Old Dogs play Antone’s, 305 East 5th Street. Doors at 9:00pm.
Solstice ATX 2016
Today we celebrated the sun being the highest in the sky at Pan Am Park. There was fresh juice, African food and an air conditioned gym with boxes of drums and noise makers. During one of the music switch-overs, I wandered into the gym and ended up playing drums with members of the Bishops and Heye Minds.
The sun punished us but we continued dancing and rocking, hiding in the little pools of shade like nervous lemurs. We only emerged lured by the sound drums or guitars.
Megafauna jammed riffs over poly-rhythmic sludge.
Riders Against the Storm got the crowd to move under the solar rays.
Ume hailed the sun with driving progressions and head banging.
We huddled together under trees and tarps and celebrated our harsh master the burning sun.
Solstice Music Festival starts with parties at the Mohawk, Scoot Inn, Empire Control Room, Spiderhouse Ballroom and other venues around town June 17th. The flyer for Saturday is listed below.
Telenovela plays the Sahara Lounge on Friday.
The main shows start at 12:00 on Saturday June 18th at Pan Am Park in Austin, Texas.
Riders Against the Storm play the Sun Stage at 2:15 pm.
Ume play the Sun Stage at 5:00 pm.
The Bishops play the Pyramid Stage at 12:22 pm.
And Octopus Project play at 9:00 pm at the Pyramid Stage.
There will also be food trucks and activities to celebrate the sonic solstice. Here is the full line up:
Charlotte Hornsby and Jesse Ruuttila’s video for Sunflower Bean’s song “Easier Said.”
They’re playing Stubbs on June 16th.