Austin Jousters A-Z

Locals take the stage

American Sharks (photo by Shelley Hiam)

American Sharks

Sat., 4pm, the Keep stage
Superfast stoner-rock trio thunders drums, latent pop, and Seventies glam-fluences.


Sat., 1:30pm, Forest stage
Femcee throws agile raps with thoughtful lyricism and soul.


Sun., 2:20pm, Forest stage
Breakout beatmaker Andrew Thaggard, of Austin's Applied Pressure crew, brings a technician's touch to hip-hop, bass music, and forward-thinking electronic sounds.


Fri., 1:30pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Instrumentally restless and heavy math-rock quartet with a penchant for prog-pop.

Calliope Musicals

Fri., 2:20pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Jubilant psych-folk ensemble dosed with LSD.


Sun., 6:05pm, the Keep stage
Legendary noise rock misfits still wield a warped sonic depravity after a 22-year hiatus.

Emily Wolfe

Sun., 1:30pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Guitar-wielding singer-songwriter with a fetching voice dishing garage blues and catchy indie.

Explosions in the Sky

Sun., 10:45pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Musical Mt. Everest whose delay-heavy instrumentals thrive on April's seventh LP The Wilderness.

Fragile Rock

Sat., 1:20pm, Globe stage
Talk to the hand: Emo puppet band gets deep with googly eyes.

Hard Proof

Sat., 2:20pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Afrobeat 10-piece cooks up muscular grooves with brass and beats.

Leopold & His Fiction

Sun., 2:20pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Former Cowboy & Indian vocalist continues his glammy alternative blues-rock project. Recent single "Cowboy" supercharges a Leadbelly classic.

Magna Carda

Fri., 3:10pm, Forest stage
Ferocious rapper Megz Kelli and dreamy producer Dougie Do.


Fri., 1:30pm, the Keep stage
Austin's endearing indie/punk hobbyists – sick of covering Weird Al – play This Is Spinal Tap in full.

Moving Panoramas

Sat., 1:30pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Dream pop times shoegaze equals dream gaze as fronted by singer/guitarist Leslie Sisson.

Night Drive

Sun., 3:10pm, Forest stage
Driving, synthy, electro-pop co-fronted by Brandon Duhon and Rodney Connell.


Sat., 3:10pm, Forest stage
Pulsing celestial pop from a hybrid electronic/live band led by songwriter/producer Ian Orth.


Fri., 2:20pm, Forest stage
Clever hip-hop wordsmith, formerly known as P-Tek, spits confessional cultural commentary.

Sailor Poon

Sun., 1:30pm, the Keep stage
Here are the "nasty women" Trump was talking about: filthy feminist garage-punk group singing about daddy issues and butt-gushing.

US Weekly

Sat., 2:20pm, the Keep stage
Explosive screamer Christopher Nordahl leads this nervy, No Wave, unconventional punk quartet.

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