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The 20 indie shows you shouldn't miss this summer

The 20 indie shows you shouldn't miss this summer

Chvrches playing live
Chvrches with Still Corners, The Mohawk- June 5 Photo Courtesy of Chvrches/Facebook
The Postal Service band
The Postal Service with Ra Ra Riot, Cedar Park Center- June 2 Photo Courtesy of The Postal Service
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A$AP Rocky with Wiz Khalifa, Austin360 Amphitheater- July 25
Rodrigo Y Gabriela playing guitar
Rodrigo y Gabriela, ACL Live- July 20 Photo Courtesy of Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Chvrches playing live
The Postal Service band
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Rodrigo Y Gabriela playing guitar

With SXSW in the rear-view mirror and the Austin City Limits Festival still many months away, what's a music lover to do? Spend his or her summer going to one-off road shows, is what.

It was a hard feat, but we've narrowed down the stacked summer roster to 20 intimate shows you shouldn't miss. We've got some novelty acts (Kitty Pryde), some indie icons (New Order), some shredders (Ty Segall) and some buzz-acts (Chvrches).

But we are by no means foolish enough to think that the list below is all that the Live Music Capital has to offer throughout the three hottest months of the year.Take a pass through our top 20 below, buy some tickets, and leave your can't-miss shows in the comments.

Simply put, sweating at a concert is better than sweating at a bar with a shitty house band.

June 2
The Postal Service with Ra Ra Riot, Cedar Park Center
Generationals with Young Empires, The Parish

June 3
Kopecky Family Band, Stubb's

June 5
Chvrches with Still Corners, The Mohawk

June 13
Ex-Cult with Captive, Red 7

June 14
Amplified Heat with Sideshow Tragedy, The Mohawk
Mike and the Moonpies, Lamberts

June 18
Ariel Pink with Kirin J Callinan, The Mohawk

June 21
Baths with Houses, The Mohawk

June 22
Twin Shadow with Elliphant, Emo's East

June 23
THE UNCLUDED (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson), Central Presbyterian Church

July 11
The Appleseed Cast with The Life and Times, Red 7

July 13
Fitz and the Tantrums with Saints of Valory, Stubb's

July 16
Anamanaguchi with Kitty Pryde, Red 7

July 18
CSS with MNDR, Emo's

July 19
New Order with Holy Ghost!, Austin Music Hall

July 20
Rodrigo y Gabriela, ACL Live

July 25
A$AP Rocky, Austin360 Amphitheater

August 23
Icona Pop with K. Flay, Emo's East

August 27
Ty Segall, The Mohawk