Japanese duel, blocks apart: crust punk vs. comic book metal, respectively.
Gentle harmonies tumble a mix of folk and bluegrass with a touch of indie spirit on Mandolin Orange’s third release, 2013’s This Side of Jordan. The North Carolina duo’s first entry for Yep Roc Records floods through the conscious by leaving behind only a pristine slate in its wake. Mandolin player Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, on guitar and violin, are pleasing apart, but conduct electricity together. Marlin’s songwriting envelops the disc, sweeping along a dreamy swath of time from dusty photographs to crisp 21st century screens.– Nina Hernandez
After Friday’s Scorpion Child/Kadavar teaming at Red 7, power chords keep flying at the Seventh Street metal friendly on Saturday with London’s Orange Goblin leading the war cries, its meat-and-potatoes metal in full glory on live career-spanner A Eulogy for the Fans. Holy Grail burns the NWOBHM torch, while Atlanta’s instro-metal bruiser Lazer/Wulf rips beforehand. Austin’s own rising garage metal star the Well counts off.– Michael Toland
And here you thought ACL avalanched the next music fest. Wrong.
Forty-five Austin acts on three Sixth Street stages – at Neches, Trinity, and Red River – span headliners (Nakia, Grupo Fantasma, White Ghost Shivers) to deep cuts (My Education, Them Duqaines, Ghosts Along the Brazos) across two days. Free. With copious arts, crafts, and munchies.
Public transit, here we come.
MetroPCS: Emily Herring (noon), Grand Old Grizzly (1pm), Jonathan Fox Band (2:05), Soul Supporters (3:25), Blue Bear (4:45), KP & the Boom Boom (6:05), T Bird & the Breaks (7:25), Nakia (8:45)
Trinity: Mark & Miranda Gil (noon), Stükenberg (1:05pm), White Leaf (2:20), Tucker Jameson (3:40), Oh Look Out (5), Home by Hovercraft (6:20), the Shears (7:40), Mobley (9)
Red River: Majestic Revelation (noon), Mighty Landshark! (1:05pm), Something Called Nothing (2:20), Residual Kid (3:40), My Education (5), Dovetail (6:20), Oil Boom (7:40), Sour Notes (9)– Raoul Hernandez
Indie-rock jazz, Minneapolis style.