Free Week Kick Off Show Friday Night at the Beauty Bar with Wild Child, Whiskey Shivers and more
Like most people, you’re probably gearing up for the New Year’s Eve celebrations coming up this weekend. However, after hearing about this particular show, yours truly – your Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo – finds the mind reeling for next week. It’s known in the local music scene as Free Week.
Free Week is a wonderful opportunity to catch several fantastic shows at participating music venues without paying cover at the door. That’s free - your favorite price in the history of ever. And Free Week is also a great way to check out lots of amazing local up-and-coming music artists that you may have heard about on KUT.
Here’s a perfect example of such a show, and we’re getting this one early. It’s the Free Week Kick Off Show, Friday night at the Beauty Bar, 617 E. 7th St, providing a little taste of all the fabulous shows in store for next week. If I can be perfectly blunt, it’s a line-up from heaven featuring some of my favorite bands: Indie folk sextet Wild Child; bluegrass/folk-country madmen Whiskey Shivers; songwriter Matt Hines‘ ever-evolving line-up, The Eastern Sea; Alejandro Rose-Garcia‘s mind-blowing project Shakey Graves; and introducing Brooklyn songwriter Walker Lukens.
Get to the Beauty Bar Friday around 9 p.m. This one comes highly recommended.