The Bright Light Social Hour plays new tracks at Mohawk, plus more Austin music picks for late September
Austin has – thankfully — reached a temperature that no longer feels like you’re walking directly into an oven on full blast, so if you’ve been holding out on going to shows because of the heat, now’s your time to shine. See below for local music recommendations that span the back half of September.
HAAM Day – Tuesday, September 19
As far as Austin is concerned, HAAM Day is a holiday. The event, which is in its 18th year and is meant to raise awareness and critical funds for the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians, will happen across the city and feature more than 200 performances. The full lineup, which features the likes of Shinyribs, Trouble In The Streets, Mélat, Walker Lukens, Bidi Bidi Banda, and others, can be seen myhaam.org.
Motorsports at Hotel Vegas – Thursday, September 21
Saddles In Mind is the title of Motorsports’ new EP, and the show to ring in its recent release will take place at Hotel Vegas this Thursday, September 21. The post-punk act will be joined by Party Van and Squamps. Tickets are $10.
Daiistar at Hotel Vegas – Friday, September 23
Daiistar released their album Good Time a couple of weeks back, but the release show for it isn’t until this Saturday, September 23. The psych rock act will be at Hotel Vegas supporting Night Beats, so make sure you show up early to see them play songs off of their very good debut effort. Tickets are $20.
Cotton Mather at 3TEN ACL Live – Thursday, September 28
Longtime power pop band Cotton Mather has a new album on the way, and a show to celebrate the first single, “The Man Who Would Be King,” will be happening at 3TEN ACL Live on Thursday, September 28. The evening will start with Moving Panoramas. Tickets are $15.
Molly Burch at the Mohawk – Friday, September 29
Molly Burch is now located in LA, but she spent many years honing her craft right here inAustin. You can see the singer/songwriter at Mohawk on Friday, September 29, which is also the day that her new album, Daydreamer, is set to be released. Christelle Bofale and Van Mary will open the show. Tickets are $22.
The Bright Light Social Hour at Mohawk — Saturday, September 30
The Bright Light Social Hour have been out on tour in support of their recently released new album, Emergency Leisure, and now it’s time for the hometown show; Don’t miss the indie rock vets at Mohawk on Saturday, September 30. Good Looks will serve as support. Tickets are $20.