The weekend isn’t the only time to catch unique and memorable music. From rugged Americana to sweetly sarcastic folk songs, we’ve got enough tunes to keep your feet tapping all week long.


Western Youth, Daniel Markham, Randy Reynolds

Western Youth

When: Friday, August 19th, 9:30 PM
Where: Lambert’s
Cost: $8

If you love whiskey-infused Americana, Western Youth will tug on your heartstrings. In “Should’ve Been Me,” their lyrics are loaded with lethargic longing, but they throw in a touch of scruffy grit in songs like “Black Freightliner.” No matter what kind of song they’re playing, it’s always pulsing with raw, earthy edge. Catch these Austinites at Lambert’s this Friday. This downtown barbecue joint is the best place to take in their infectious stomp-and-holler melodies.


Pennyfest 2016 with Riverboat Gamblers, Quiet Company, Ume, and more

When: Saturday, August 20th, 6:00 PM
Where: Empire Control Room and Garage
Cost: $10 advance/ $14 day of show

August 20th is a busy day. With Bat Fest 2016, back to school parties, and city-wide musical happy hours, there are a lot of events competing for your attention. If you head over to Empire Control Room this Saturday, however, I guarantee that you’ll have a great time. Pennyfest comes back to East Seventh Street for a jam-packed evening of local music. This year’s headliners include energetic rockers The Riverboat Gamblers. Listen to their adrenaline-pumping single “Blue Ghosts” below and gear yourself up for an intensely rocking setlist.


Antone’s Big Trio Plus Mike Keller and Eve Monsees

Antone's Big Trio

When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 5:00 PM
Where: Antone’s
Cost: Free

It’s hard to believe that this supergroup will not only jam out for several hours on a Tuesday, but there’s also no cover! Just because the weekend is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. The Antone’s Trio (comprised of Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown, and Corey Keller) gets even more soulful when Mike Keller and Eve Monsees join the jam. Swing by on Tuesday night. There’s absolutely no excuse not to go.


Folk Uke

When: Thursday, August 25th, 5:00 PM
Cost: $10

This guitar/ukulele duo, comprised of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, layer their sweet melodies with surprisingly sarcastic lyrics. Caustically humorous and always tongue-in-cheek, this duo doesn’t always sing what you expect. 3TEN at The Moody Theater is a perfect place to chuckle and sway to their delightful songs. This classy and intimate venue offers a quiet space to listen to their wordplay. You won’t hear raucous bar talk during their setlist. And for ten bucks, you can’t beat this weeknight musical treat.