Friday, July 03, 2009

This Weekend : So Much to Do!

(photo: Trey Ratcliff)

You have no excuse not to get out and do something this Fourth of July weekend. Go buy some fireworks from some stand off I-35 and then go hit up one of these great shows.

Saturday, July 4th
- Explosions in the Sky, Octopus Project, and Wooden Birds @ Stubb's
- Henry Rollins and others @ Emo's (Van's Warped Tour Party)

Sunday, July 5th
- Bill Callahan and Follow That Bird @ The Parish

Any of those shows would be worth your time and money to go see. Explosions in the Sky are celebrating their 10-year anniversary as a band and are doing it in style, right here in their sort-of-hometown at Stubb's, to the people who love them the most (fact). The show is sold-out, but there are always those few people on Craigslist with a ticket or two to sell you, if you don't mind paying a premium. Henry Rollins will be in town for a Van's Warped Tour party and will presumably be talking about a few things at Emo's this Saturday. If you find yourself angry at the country on this Fourth of July, just go see him talk and I'm sure you will be surrounded by like-minded people. After that hangover is, well, over, go see Bill Callahan return to Austin at The Parish after a tour of the states. I'm sure he has some stories to tell and of course, some songs to sing.

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