I mentioned a few weeks ago that shows in September and October will make up for the show-drought of summer. It won't make up for the actual drought, or the fact that today is the 90th day of 2011 that it's been at least 100 degrees outside but let's get back to the matter at hand. Whatchu doin this weekend grrrrl? I only ask because you've got a butt-load of options. As I mentioned yesterday there are the Mohawk anniversary shows happening all weekend, starting tonight. However, there are lots of other options ranging in location and genre. Let's focus on Friday night first. You can yacht-rock it out with your dad at ACL Live where Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonals will be performing. Or you could ditch dad and head a couple of blocks north to Antone's for some bad-ass underground hip-hop featuring Murs and Tabi Bonney. Tickets for that Murs/Tabi Bonney show are still available and will only set you back about $15.
Tabi Bonney - Sunlight video via YouTube
One last show to mention for Friday night. It looks like Meshell Ndegeocello is actually playing two sets at the One World Theater tomorrow night. Tickets for this venue range from $20-$95, the higher-end price includes dinner and possibly a hand-job? I'm not entirely sure though as I have never been to the One World Theatre.
Meshell Ndegeocello - Fool of Me video via YouTube
Moving on to Saturday night, it's all about Emo's for me. We, as a music community, only have about 6 months longer to enjoy shows at Emo's Red River location. The outside stage was shuttered a couple of weeks ago but the intimate, inside stage lives on through post-SXSW 2012. Saturday night, the members of Cymbals Eat Guitars cram themselves onto the tiny corner stage to perform tunes from their sprawling new record Lenses Alien. Tickets WILL sell-out before Saturday so grab yours now!
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Definite Darkness video via YouTube
The other show I want to mention Saturday night is taking place over at Red 7. It's a Disastronauts benefit show to help those, whose lives were affected by the Bastrop wildfires. The show features Her Space Holiday, Bangaar, Reaganometry, Party Wizard and will be headlined by The Octopus Project.
The Octopus Project - Hallucinists video via YouTube
You can watch the REAL video for The Octopus Project's Hallucinists over at Vimeo. I just posted the above one for the sake of format consistency. There you have it, lots of options for your weekend, starting tonight. Snatch up tickets to the things that interest you because most of what I've mentioned isn't sold-out yet but most-assuredly will be by the time the doors open.