What to do this weekend: 8/12-8/14

Our weekly suggestions of Austin- and Texas-centric music, by no means exhaustive or complete. For full listings visit http://do512.com/.

Friday, 8/12:

event-poster-6049845Hear some Afro-Chicano-Futurism from Cecilia and the Broken Hearts, plus Texas-style dance music from Conjunto Los Pinky. 8pm @ the Cactus Cafe, $10.

Concert For The People with the One Village Music Project, Phoebe Hunt and Ley Line. The One Village Music Project is a youth-led music project that unites youth who have attended the Global Youth Peace Summit to create music inspired by the Summit experience. The young musicians of the OVMP, including refugee, immigrant, and at-risk youth, create a unique blend of alternative, folk, hip hop, and world music. 6:30 @ Toms Austin, Free.

KLBJ Sunset Concert Series featuring Lowin, The Happen-Ins, The Halfways,     and Jared Boulanger of The Sour Notes (everyone else is at the lake; why  not you?). 6:30pm at The Oasis, Free.

Saturday, 8/13:

event-poster-6122351Time for some good old fashioned rock (and may some prog, math, grunge and thrash while we’re at it) for a super-cheap price. Catch Transit Method, On Delay, Trying Science, and Remanon. 8:00pm @ The Mohawk, $5.

Gina Chavez, Sara Hickman, and Suzanna Choffel are playing the Paramount to benefit the Niñas Arribas college fund for girls in El Salvador (and celebrate the first two college graduates supported by that fund!). 6:00pm @ The Paramount and Stateside Theater, Prices vary.

event-poster-5418882Highly Suggestible Improv Comedy. Don’t worry. Improv is cool again. 10:00pm @ The Institution Theater, $5.

A truly interesting band mixing early jazz, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing, and hill billy, while unleashing the gutterous underbelly of a psuedo-rock-world gone wrong. Or something like that: White Ghost Shivers. 10:00pm @ C-Boy’s Heart and Soul Bar, $10.

Sunday, 8/14:

event-poster-6078175The Summer Sampler featuring Evan Jeffrey, Neiliyo, Outskirts, Diagonal Lions, and High Dive. A great chance to check out local musicians, painters, jewelers, and makers of all kinds, all in one place. 1:00pm @ The Mohawk, Tix coming soon.

South Austin Brewery’s got a new listening room called The Attic and they’re kicking it off with a show by Suzanna Choffel (recommended twice – she’s having a busy weekend). 7:00pm @ South Austin Brewery, $10 (includes a pint of beer).event-poster-6175309

The latest installment of the Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park: Brass. Presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra and still bringing together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. 7:30pm @ The Long Center for Performing Arts, Free.

Laugh, Dammit! Free night of Stand Up. It’s free. It’s at the Highball. Follow it with free karaoke like any decent person would. 8:00pm @ The Highball, Free.


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