This Week in Great Music: 3/29 – 4/4

And so it begins – the slow trickle of bands, big and small, making its way to our fair city after playing a ridiculous amount of shows in a ridiculous amount of venues in Austin. The month is only going to get busier, so hang on, it’ll be a wild ride.

As for me, I’ll be at the 10pm show for Alejandro Escovedo on Saturday.  I’m debating hitting up Lincoln Hall on both Wednesday and Sunday.  One peek at my upcoming concert list says that I might as well just move in to Lincoln Hall for the month as it is already.  And that free bill of Daniel Merriweather and Angel Taylor at the Hard Rock on Tuesday is pretty tempting.  It’s free, I enjoy Angel Taylor’s music, there is food at the Hard Rock, and donations are being taken to support Musicians On Call.

Monday, March 29
Janelle Monae, Schubas. 8 pm, sold out
The Powwows, Uncommon Ground (1401 W Devon). 8 pm, $10 suggested donation

Tuesday, March 30
Daniel Merriweather, Angel Taylor; Hard Rock Cafe (63 W Ontario). 6 pm, free
Janelle Monae, Schubas. 8 pm, sold out

Wednesday, March 31
Green River Ordinance, Vedera, Angel Taylor; Lincoln Hall.  7 pm, $12
Serena Maneesh, Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake). 8 pm, $13-15
The Ruby Suns, Toro y Moi; Schubas. 9 pm, $10
Mike Middleton, Double Door. 9 pm, free

Thursday, April 1
Spoon, Deerhunter, Micachu and the Shapes; The Aragon. 6 pm, $27.50
Woodhands, Light Pollution, This is Versailles, Seafarer; Bottom Lounge. 8 pm, $10
The Powwows, Tamara Bedricky; Uncommon Ground (1401 W Devon). 8 pm, $10 suggested donation
Miles Kurosky, Schubas. 9 pm, $12-14

Friday, April 2
Ingrid Michaelson, Mat Kearney, Cara Salimando; The Riviera. 7 pm, $30
Steve Poltz, Schubas. 7:30 pm, $15
Passion Pit, Mayer Hawthorne and the Count; Congress Theater. 8 pm, sold out
Beach House, Metro. 9 pm, $14-16
Seabear, Via Tania, Soley; Schubas. 10 pm, $12

Saturday, April 3
A Lull, Suns, Group of Altos, Young Sun; Subterranean. 6 pm, $10-12
Audra Mae, Haywood Yards; Martyrs. 7 pm, $8-10
Alejandro Escovedo, Megan McCormick; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7 pm and 10 pm, sold out
Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold; The Vic. 7:30 pm, sold out
Xiu Xiu, tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal, Zola Jesus; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12
Mucca Pazza, Martyrs. 10 pm, $12

Sunday, April 4
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Freelance Whales; Schubas. 6 pm, $12
Miike Snow, Metro. 7 pm, $17-19
The Watson Twins, Daniel Knox; Old Town School of Folk Music. 7:30 pm, $16-20
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear in Heaven; Schubas. 9 pm, sold out
Shearwater, Wye Oak, Hospital Ships; Lincoln Hall. 9 pm, $12