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7 must-see January concerts, Hi, How Are You Day details, plus more Austin music notes

7 January concerts, Hi, How Are You Day details, and more Austin music

Austin City Limits festival Sweet Spirit
Sweet Spirit plays 3TEN this month. Photo by Daniel Cavazos

It's January, and if your resolution is to see more live music, Austin is brimming with possibilities all month long. 

Among the highlights is the release of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s new album, X: The Godless Void And Other Stories. To welcome the album and celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, Trail Of Dead will be playing a show at the Far Out Lounge on Tuesday, January 14. It’s the band’s first release in six years, and one of Austin’s best rock acts, Think No Think, join them on the bill, making this a can’t-miss affair. Tickets are $20.

Additional January Highlights:

Moving PanoramasJanuary 10 at 3TEN
A trio of quality acts will be playing for free at 3TEN on Friday, January 10. Moving Panoramas and Lola Tried, both of whom put out noteworthy albums in 2019, make for a strong show on their own, but the bill is also packed with Stella & The Very Messed. The band features Stella Maxwell and Dave Hawkins (both formerly of Cruiserweight) and on this night they’ll be releasing their debut album, On Fences.

HikesJanuary 17 at Barracuda
Veteran math rockers Hikes put out their latest album, Mahal Kita, towards the end of last year, but the release party for it is just now rolling around. To get in on the fun, be sure to head to Barracuda on Friday, January 17. Kraken Quartet and Christelle Bofale are also playing the show. Tickets are just $12.

Hi, How Are You Day 2020 January 22 at ACL Live
The Hi, How Are You Project is bringing the third annual Hi, How Are You Day to ACL Live on Wednesday, January 22. The event, which spotlights mental health issues and was inspired by the late Daniel Johnston, has a lineup that consists of Cage The Elephant, White Denim, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), and lots more. Tickets prices range from $55 to $89.

Xetas January 24 at Barracuda
Punk rock trio Xetas will be celebrating the release of their anticipated new album, The Cypher, at Barracuda on Friday, January 24. With them will be a slew of talented acts, including American Sharks, Dregs, Nevil, Lord Friday The 13th, and Cold Lunch. Tickets will be available at the door.

KOOP Radio’s 25th Birthday January 25 at Antone’s
Head to Antone’s on Saturday, January 25 to help KOOP ring in its 25th birthday. Country singer-songwriter Dale Watson, punk rockers A Giant Dog, and the Latin-tinged Cilantro Boombox are all set to perform on the station’s big night. Tickets are $20 in advance of the show, and $25 the day of.

Sweet Spirit January 29 at 3TEN
Sweet Spirit will have their power pop ways on full display at 3TEN on Wednesday, January 29. Tickets are $20, and a portion of the proceeds will be going to East Memorial High School for their Arts programs. The Tingari-Silverton Foundation will also be on hand to match all donations and proceeds made.