Friday, February 14, 2014

There are so many great shows taking place this weekend, including two noteworthy shows both happening at Red 7. Look out Mohawk, Red 7 is becoming my favorite place in Austin to catch a show. Granted the two venues are cousins but nonetheless Red 7 is my top choice for this evening as they host headliners, Gardens & Villa on the inside stage. Tickets are still available online so it's possible you could just pay the cover at the door. However, the latest release from Gardens & Villa is fucking great so it's possible this show could sell out in the next couple of hours.

Gardens & Villa - Bullet Train video via YouTube

Meanwhile, just outside the double doors from Gardens & Villa you'll find legendary band, Sebadoh. Tickets for the outside show are completely separate from the inside performance and you'll enter from the alley behind Red 7. Again, these tickets are still available at the moment but the show is only a few hours away so it's possible they'll be gone before doors open. Purchase NOW if you're interested in either of these shows.

If you want to keep things on the purely local tip, I recommend checking out Dana Falconberry and Jack Wilson over at Swan Dive. This show promises to be the perfect date show, if that's your thing and if you're flying solo or hanging when friends then maybe Jack and Dana will be your Valentines? There are three tiers of tickets available for this intimate event, one of which is already sold-out.

Dana Falconberry & Jack Wilson - Swan Dive Tonight! video via YouTube

Saturday be sure to investigate MapJam. It's a really interesting event in which great Austin bands play a free set in various spaces on the east side throughout tomorrow afternoon. I particularly want to highlight Growl and Magna Carda. Growl has been nominated for an Austin Music Blogger Award and Magna Carda will be performing at the awards event on Thursday, February 27th. I would love to see you at the AMBAs and I encourage you to buy your ticket in advance as the price will increase on the day of the show.