The Mohawk on Saturday, January 7. It features two stages with some of Austin’s finest. Outside you’ll find Walker Lukens, Los Coast, Moving Panoramas, and Tinnarose, all of which are accessible, pop-leaning acts who had great years. On the inside stage there’s another set of artists that have been killing it as of late: Quiet Company, Mama K & The Shades, A. Sinclair, Elijah Ford, and Carson McHone. Don’t miss this one.

Free Week Sunday: Boyfrndz, the Ghost Wolves, Digital Wild at Swan Dive. The bill promises a secret headliner, but we were already on board with garage rock from Boyfrndz and the Ghost Wolves and groovy trip hop from Digital Wild.

Free Week Sunday: My Education at Cheer Up Charlie’s. The expansive instrumental explorations of Austin’s favorite post-rock outfit anchors this excellent Loyalty Firm-curated bill, which also includes teen punk outfit Residual Kid, gnarly guitar rockers Megafauna and protest punks Blxpltn. 7:30 p.m. doors. 900 Red River St.


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Free Week: Digital Wild, Calliope Musicals, Darkbird, A. Sinclair at Empire

Pale Dian, Roses, more at Cheer Up Charlies

Sweat Lodge, Tia Carrera, more at Swan Dive

The Halfways, Amplified Heat at Spiderhouse

El Campo, Wiretree at Lambert’s

The Well, Glassing at Sidewinder

Nick Allison and the Unknown Relatives at Beerland

Steady Legend, Music4Life at Flamingo Cantina

Claiming Neptune at Elysium

The Bloom at the Blackheart


Tomar and the FCs at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)

Vallejo at 3Ten


This is Austin Not that Great punk fest at Barracuda, Hotel Vegas, Shirley’s Temple


Free Week: Zettajoule at Swan Dive

Knifight, Migrant Kids at Stubb’s

Chippr Jones, Scenery at the Sidewinder

Leche, New China at Beerland

Six Pack Stranglers, Matamoska at Flamingo

Shark Rider, Go Fever at Lambert’s

Town Hall Devils; Deer Fellow at Sidewinder

Daniel Phipps and the Kinfolk, Name Sayers at Blackheart

ATX Hip-hop Appreciation Party with SSB & SSHM, Smackola at Elysium

Also: Mutemath, Keeper at Emo’s

Christian Bland and the Revelators at Hotel Vegas

Jay Tynes 50th birthday bash with Beaumonts, Hickoids at Lost Well




Free Week: Sour Bridges, El Campo at Stubb’s

Groove Think, Transit Method at Sidewinder

Crypt Trip, Smoky Mirror at Spiderhouse

Lustron, Aziza at Beerland

Also: Kate Voegele at 3Ten


Free Week: Leather Girls, Sherman’s March at Empire

the Sahara Swingtet at the Sahara Lounge

Chris Cubas at Barracuda.

Also: Still Corners, Dougie Pool at Stubb’s


Free Week: Ben Millburn, Chakra Khan at Stubb’s

Holodeck Records show with Pleasure Escape, Dylan Cameron at Barracuda


Free Week: Amplified Heat, Machete Western at Sahara Lounge

Midgetmen, Plastique Chancellor at Barracuda

Nxt LVL at the Chop Shop

Also: Sailor Poon tour kickoff at Hotel Vegas

Nth Power at Antone’s


Free Week: Red River Family Showcase with Haunter, Nosferian at Barracuda

Little Father, Honeyrude at Beerland

Hours Quiet, Residual Kid, Megafauna at Empire

Fashionweek, Robert Valera at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Also: Hard Proof at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)

Benefit for Miss Fortune with Flametrick Subs and Satan’s Cheerleaders, Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five, more at the North Door

Ape Drums at Kingdom

Dan Layus at Antone’s

Jaimee Harris, Albert & Gage at Winflo

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On Wednesday, January 11, Barracuda is hosting a show with Dream Home, Growl, The Midgetmen, Chancellor, and Plastique. This one should be sloppy and fun.

Black Books have been fairly quiet for a bit, but they’re set to ramp things up in 2017 with a new record. Be sure to catch them at Empire Control Room & Garage on Thursday, January 12. On the support front, you’ll get two rock acts that put out great albums in 2016 — Megafauna and Residual Kid — plus Zettajoule, Hours Quiet, Count Nebula, and lots more.

Riverboat Gamblers are always a rollicking good time live, so any opportunity to see them for free should be taken without hesitation. The show is at Barracuda on Friday, January 13, with Eastside Suicides and Dream Machines opening.

If you’re looking for a good way to blow your ears out, be sure to head to Barracuda on Saturday, January 14, as there’s a cornucopia of rock ‘n’ roll set to happen with Scorpion Child, Eagle Claw, OMGWTFBBQ, Megafauna, and Suckling. Such rad raucousness is the proper way to wrap Free Week

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