2015 E. Riverside, 888/512-7469
David Brendan Hall
Emo’s is dead; long live Emo’s! For decades, the name was cemented to the grubby Red River venue with the tin roof, wooden pillar mid-stage, and Johnny Cash’s stool hanging over the bar. These days, it’s the name over the door of the former Back Room on the rapidly gentrifying East Riverside, and melds that venue’s history as Austin’s metal center with Emo’s reputation for punk, alt, and indie. The spacious 1,700 capacity room opened in 2011 and has expanded its repertoire with more rap and electro.
Thu., Feb. 20, 7pm
Thrice, Mewithoutyou, Drug Church, Holy Faw
Fri., Feb. 21, 8pm
Pinegrove, Whitney Ballen
Sat., Feb. 22, 9pm
Carnaval Brasileiro w/ Gisele & Brazilian Express, Austin Samba
Thu., Feb. 27, 9pm
Nghtmre, Crankdat, Wavedash, Black A.M.
Fri., Feb. 28, 9pm
Magic City Hippies, Maye
Sun., March 1, 8pm
Pup, Screaming Females, Drew Thomson Foundation
Tue., March 3, 8pm
Olivia O'Brien, Hey Violet, Drumaq
Austin's Brazilian-style Mardi Gras since 1978 offers five hours of nonstop live music that compels revelers to stay on the dance floor all night. Outrageous costumes provide an outlet for Austin's creative juices to flow, not to mention abundant eye candy. It has been described as a rave with live music. Grab your glitter, sequins, feathers, etc. and get ready to dance the night away! Sat., Feb. 22 - Sun., Feb. 23, 9pm-2am. $35 online, $45 at the door.