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  • Guy Forsyth and Will Taylor at Concerts in the Dark

    Award-winning violinist Will Taylor has created a new series of indoor acoustic music concerts, with this one featuring Guy Forsyth The show begins and ends in darkness, with music and a poem or two surrounding and soothing you. The audience can bring pillows or yoga matts to gaze at the shadows, or sit around the performance in a circle.
    Fri. Mar. 1, 7:30pm-9:30pm  
    Austin Unplugged
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    The Austin Chronicle Hot Summer Nights showcase w/ JaRon Marshall & the Collective, Felt Out, Jane Leo, Jake Garcia (8:00) (DJ set)

    This year The Austin Chronicle has partnered with the Red River Cultural District to host a special Hot Summer Nights showcase featuring performances by JaRon Marshall & the Collective, Felt Out, Jane Leo, and DJ Jake Garcia. The free music series celebrating Austin's vibrant music strip runs July 20-23.
    Sat., July 22. Free. 
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    Hot Summer Nights w/ Daphne Tunes (midnight), Tearjerk, Sammy G, turtle pond (9:00)

    Some 2023 releases to catch live at the tiny venue on Saturday night: Turtle Pond’s debut single “Indiana” and Tearjerk’s debut EP Face to Face. Soaked in nostalgia, the former captures youthful summer nights via chiming keys and gently bellowing atmospherics. Meanwhile, misty vocals and dreamy catharsis coalesce in the latter. Rounding up a mellow lineup overflowing with soothing melodies, Sammy G wraps yearnful lyricism in acoustic strums, while Daphne Tunes closes with a warm lull of hushed indie rock.
    Sat., July 22
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    Hot Summer Nights w/ Fennec (DJ set) (midnight), Ruthie Craft, the Western Civilization, Ohms (8:30) [control room]

    With temperatures soaring to the hundreds daily, Hot Summer Nights-goers can find their oasis in this eclectic mix at Empire – whether you want to dance the night away with the upbeat Kaytranada-esque dance music of Fennec, or indulge indie rock anthems from the Western Civilization and Ohms. For soulful pop, Ruthie Craft is the soloist to watch out for with recent single “Nineteen.” After heating up, make sure to cool down with some water and a quick listen to Fennec’s “If U Want (My Love).”
    Sat., July 22
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    Hot Summer Nights w/ Nuclear Daisies, Detox, Touch Girl Apple Blossom [outside]

    Finally a band name that accurately predicts their sound. Nuclear Daisies materialized last fall with a seven song EP, issued on Portrayal of Guilt’s cottage label. The heavy, danceable dream pop carries the gooey sonic bliss of shoegaze, just enough of a trip-hop feel to play the band in a Nineties vampire movie, and Butthole Surfers-grade production effects ensuring use of strobe lights onstage. The septet, with Rob Glynn and Alex Gehring (Ringo Deathstarr) on vocals, has played sparingly, yet momentously: Oblivion Access, Levitation, and SXSW. Don’t miss Austin’s most vital, yuppie-hating hardcore punks Detox, raging after new alt quartet Touch Girl Apple Blossom.
    Sat., July 22, 8:30pm 
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