Cure the Post-Holiday Blues with Austin Free Week

Not ready for festivities to end? These are bound to lift your spirits.

Since '03, Austin has held Free Week, a week(ish) long showcase of local artists at venues scattered throughout town. We've hand-picked some solid events you won't want to miss out on. The kicker? You guessed it, they're all free.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Pooneh's Birthday Party ft. A Giant Dog, Annabelle Chairlegs, Batty JR, Party Wizard, Sounds Del Mar @ Barracuda

A Giant Dog, Annabelle Chairlegs, and Batty JR. Don’t fight it. Jack Daniels specials, a photo booth, and some of the weirdest tunes in Austin, all while celebrating one of Austin’s favorite photographers birthday!

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Whiskey Shivers ft. Sour Bridges, Harvest Thieves, Mayeux & Broussard @ Mohawk

Stomp your boots and kick up some dust at Mohawk with some of the best homegrown bluegrass that Austin has to offer.

Thursday, Jan. 5

Mrs. Glass @ Blackheart

Blues trio Mrs. Glass holds a residency-turned-weekly-family-reunion at Blackheart. Sharp-dressed Jordan Webster combines a heavy New Orleans influence and a gritty voice to gain a loyal following in the local Austin community.

Friday, Jan. 6

Magna Carda presents Good Friday ft. Magna Carda, Keeper, Mobley, Charles MXXN (DJ set)

The hip-hop scene in Austin is evolving, and this lineup will show you exactly why. Bring out the homies and start 2017 with some bangers.

Vallejo w/ Vatera @ 3ten

Latin-influence Rock bands Vallejo and Vatera bring blistering guitar riffs and sexy melodies at ACL Live’s new intimate showcase room downstairs.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Nine Mile Records X Modern Outsider presents Mama K & The Shades ft. Quiet Company, A. Sinclair, Elijah Ford, Carson Mchone @ Mohawk

Nine Mile Records and Modern Outsider have joined forces to bring you a sweet sample of what this city has to offer. Get a taste of some funk, indie, and even a bit of garage-rock with a lineup that’s as eclectic as our hometown.

Ovrld Presents: Leopold & His Fiction & more @ Spider House

Bring your dancin’ shoes and catch a solid lineup in both the Ballroom and the Chapel at Spider House. Rock, psych, folk. This is what free week was made for.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Sour Bridges, El Campo, Ooni @ Stubb’s

Ever heard of browngrass? Picture this: Bluegrass. Dirtier. Invented by Sour Bridges. Find out what it’s all about!

Monday, Jan. 9

Chris Cubas + Friends! @ Barracuda

Take a break from the tunes and get ready to laugh your ass off with Austin transplant and the host of podcast “CanceledPod,” Chris Cubas.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Ben Millburn, Chakra Khan, Major Grizz @ Stubbs

Ben Millburn defines psych rock; If Tame Impala and MGMT had a baby, there would be no better name. Come, get trippy with this Louisiana native and Austin resident, and thank us later.

Thursday, Jan. 12

Red River Family Showcase: Haunter, Nosferion, Death Motif, Vacha, + Pinkish Black @ Barracuda

This one’s for all you metalheads. The showcases includes everything from death to riffy metal, and everything in between. Get ready for some intense head bangin’!

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