I am freeeeakingggg out and probably about to be bankrupt because--holy shittttt--there are SO MANY GOOD SHOWS coming up in Austin. (Is my car registration approx 3 months expired? I can deal with that. I can't deal with missing out on The Temper Trap. Sorry I'm not sorraaaay.)
So, to save you the pain-in-the-ass Googling you'd have to do, let me hook it up with some freaking sa-weet shit you need to put on your calendar liiiike now:
I'm a littttttle bitter that they bailed on Firefly this year--when I trek my ass to Delaware, I expect you to be there--buttt I can't stay mad for long because Passion Pit is, frankly, just f-----g killer. They were awesome doing their thannng at Fun Fun Fun Fest last year and I'm pretty--read 100% sure--that they'll be just TOTEZ legit at the Backyard.
Also I just paid like $70 for a ticket so they really betta not bail up in hurrrr.
There isn't much to say about Pretty Lights except for the fact that homeboy goes hard in the paint and literally just wrecks shit at his shows. He played at Austin Music Hall circa last fall and it was, quite possibly, the most fun show ever. Expect lots of neon lots of pretty lights (oooooh) and lots of people on lots of drugs. Don't be surprised when circa 40 people ask you if you have any gum--
There is no chance in hell you've managed to escape--and perhaps lost your voice trying to imitate--"Sail." You've probably been screaming at people to BLAME IN ON YA ADD BABAYYY for months.
And now Awol is hitting Austin annddd it should be pretty badass--Yes it IS sold out but THAT is precisely what Craigslist is for. Plus the newest single, "Kill Your Heroes" is sickkkk and the video's AMAZING.
ALSO Imagine Dragons is opening for them and that alone is worth buying a ticket for--
Because never has there ever been a catchier song than "Daylight" (think you don't know it? you're wrong), and although they're kinnnnnda weird, they're also kinnnnnda awesome. Imagine if the Rugrats theme song was a genre of music. It would be kinda like that. Also the duolegitimately looks like they're having theeee greatest time ever which is completely contagious. I wanna marry them. Then force them to live in my closet and play music all the time. Because that's not weird.
They were just at Stubb's a few months ago andddd they're back! ANNNNND I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend that you check them out. Maybe it was the music, maybe it was uhh...something in the air, or maybe it was the kick-ass company of the lesbians I befriended, but it was probably the closest thing I've ever had to a religious experience. They put on a kick-ass show and you will NOT be disappointed.
At blog time, the website says only that Wolf Gang (who's sickkk--check out "Stay and Defend") is going to be there, but my faves Atlas Genius recently revealed more tour dates, and it turns out that they'll be there too! (I'm hoping to meet them in person after I had a phone interview with band memberKeith Jeffrey--who's SO legit.) You've undoubtedly heard "Trojans," the first hit of the Australian band, but if you haven't, here's a taste. It's gonna be a SICK show.
Not only is The Belmont one of the most legit venues in Austin (super sick!), but Walk the Moon is one of the best bands I've ever, ever seen live. There's an insane amount of good music and an insane amount of energy. (Hint: Bring and/or wear face paint.) "Anna Sun" blew them up, but literally EVERY one of their songs is obsession-worthy ("Quesadilla" for starters) anddd tickets are only like $14. Don't question it--go buy. Now.
In case you're the only person who hasn't heard it 9907609 times:
Now go max out your credit cards. It's gonna be a gooood few months.