- Tonight - Friday, July 11
The Austin Symphony Orchestra and a local choir will perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience. It's called Video Games Live!, which is a concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. There is also interactive game demos, a costume contest, prize give-a-ways, game competitions and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.Get some coffee mixed with good, local, live music. Weird Weeds, who we told you about, and Brazos, who we told you about, are plugging it in at Progress Coffee, which we just so happened to tell you about.
- Saturday, July 12
Check out the one-man band-off at Emo's. Bob Log III does lo-fi punk blues while wearing a full-body jumpsuit and a microphone-equipped motorcycle helmet, which allows him to devote his hands and feet to guitar and drums. One of his traditional numbers involves inviting people onstage to stir his beverage with a certain body part. Local one-man bands Scott H. Biram and Possessed By Paul James will get the party started.
Get some local Russian music at Beerland. A buffet of local artists will take part in a Russian Classical Music Hoot Night, including composer Graham Reynolds' Golden Arm Trio, the Invincible Czars, and many more. Definitely something out of the ordinary.
- Sunday, July 13
Wilco guitarist Nels Cline brings his improv/free jazz ensemble to Stubb's. The Nels Cline Singers have recorded three albums, and Cline himself has performed on over 100 albums in multiple genres. He was featured in the cover story of Guitar Player Magazine for his collaboration with Wilco, and was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 New Guitar Gods.
- On the horizon:
Ratatat, Toadies, coming to Stubb's
Republic Tigers and Flosstradamus coming to Mohawk
Strange Boys doing The Hole, Wolf Parade doing La Zona