Rhythmic punk reverb, inspirational indie rock, and underground up-and-comers await your eager eardrums this week. It’s time for even more musical discovery in the live music capital.


A Giant Dog, Big Bill, Pleasure Venom, DJ Brother Dege

A Giant Dog

When: Friday, June 24, 9:00 PM
Where: Beerland
Cost: No Cover

If Sweet Spirit‘s infectious, summary compositions get your feet grooving, then you’ll devour A Giant Dog’s raw and raucous tone. Sweet Spirit’s vocalist, Sabrina Ellis, and guitarist, Andrew Cashen, front this fist-pumping outfit, and Beerland’s intimate and grungy atmosphere will be perfect place to take it all in. Pleasure Venom will add another layer of adrenaline-spiking guitar riffs and drum beats. With every line she sings, Audrey Campbell’s voice is laden with emotion. This bill is ideal for revelers who want to greet the weekend with cathartic sparks of rebellion. 

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Alpha Rev

When: Saturday, June 25, 9:00 PM
Where: Tellers
Cost: $15 advanced, $20 day of show

If you’re like me, you’ve seen Alpha Rev play across this city numerous times. Their songs act as caffeine for the soul, giving you a jolt of inspiration when lethargic energy threatens to take over. Saturday’s concert is the second half of their two-night stint at Tellers, and they will play New Morning and B-sides in their entirety. Oh yes– that means you’ll hear favorites like “New Morning” and “Phoenix Burn” along with a plethora of songs rarely played in concert. Of course, if your ears are craving “China Sunrise” or “My Situation” you can always come to Friday’s show, too, and have a full weekend of Alpha Rev goodness.


Stupid Drama

Stupid Drama

When: Monday, June 27th, 10:30 PM
Where: One 2 One Bar
Cost: $5

Mondays are stupid; it’s a well-known fact. Why not make them less terrible with a some acoustic rock and a delicious nightcap? Stupid Drama continuously dazzles listeners with their dexterous guitar-playing and catchy melodies. It’s no wonder that One 2 One Bar has them back every week for their Monday night residency. Come on down to South Austin on the 27th, and just see how much better you feel afterward. After all, if you can manage to make Monday great, the rest of your week will be breeze from there.


Canvas People, Mobley, Good Field, Matt Mason


When: Thursday, June 30th, 7 PM
Where: The Historic Scoot Inn
Cost: $10 advanced/ $12 day of show

Communion Music has been championing up-and-coming artists from around the world since 2006, so it’s safe to say that you can trust their judgement when they put together a lineup. Walk the Moon, Mumford and Sons, Hozier, and Trampled By Turtles have played various Communion Music events, and now their names headline Red Rocks Amphitheater and the ACL Music Festival. The Austin branch puts together a concert every month at the Historic Scoot Inn and showcases the best of this city’s music scene. This month features Canvas People’s indie pop goodness, Mobley’s smooth rhythmic stylings, and Good Field’s danceable tunes. Don those hipster glasses and bolt over to The Scoot Inn on Thursday. You’ll want to say you heard these artists before they hit the airwaves.