Tuesday 4.25.23 at 8 pm: Caroline Polachek w/ George Clanton, ACL Moody Theater, $42, Pop
Art pop sensation Caroline Polachek, formerly of the indie duo Chairlift, arrives in town next week to support her sophomore effort, Desire, I Want to Turn Into You. Having been cited as the best art/alt-pop has to offer in this day and age, her weaving experimental songs of yearning and tenderness will be guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Bringing along with her vaporwave legend George Clanton, this is THE electronic music show of the week.
Friday 4.28.23 at 9 pm: Adrian Quesada’s Jaguar Sound, Antone’s Nightclub, $30, Psych
The co-founder of the modern soul sensation Black Pumas, as well as the best guitar player in town, needs little introduction. It’s easy to feel queasy looking at Adrian’s staggering discography, his prolific talent pumping out project after project. With the Jaguar Sound, he’s embarked on an experimental instrumental sound that might rise up as one of his best outings yet. Come celebrate the night before his big show at the Austin Blue’s Fest, and experience some of the best Texas music has to offer, up close and personal.
Saturday 4.29.23 at 12 pm: Austin Blue’s Festival, Waterloo Amphitheater, $60, Various
Waterloo Greenway, in conjunction with Antone’s Nightclub, is bringing back the #1 Blues Festival in the world. Originally conceived by founder Clifford Antone as a way to showcase legendary blues acts that were too big to play his club, the Austin Blues Fest returns with a modern showcase marriage of the best old-school and new-school talent around. Come experience hit after hit with C.J Chenier, Booker T and his Stax Records Revue, BLK Odyssey, the aforementioned Adrian Quesada, Los Lobos, and many many more. With a lineup like this, how can this be anything but a hit? Answer that question yourself and come experience what might be one of the best days in Austin live music this year.