April 2015 Austin Music Mama Picks

2015 Austin Music Mama Roundup

Have you recovered from SXSW yet? For those of you who chose to partake, you probably have some new bands for your playlist. If you chose to sit it out, you might be experiencing FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

When you are in the throes of mama-hood, it’s easy to forget that we live in the Live Music Capital of the World. It’s easy to forget how music can tell a story, lift you up and take you to a different place. You don’t necessarily have to go downtown, get super dressed up or break the bank.

Did we convince you? Great! Now, you just need some ideas of where to go. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve studied the listings, listened to the bands and have ten shows we recommend for this month. Keep in mind that some shows might sell out, so check the links before heading out. Have a blast!


Austin Music Mama April 2015 Roundup

4/2

New Zealand duo Broods stops at Emo’s for an all ages show. You might recognize the band’s single, “Bridges”. Doors open at 8pm and Erik Hassle starts things off. Tickets are available online for $18 plus fees.

4/3

The Sound of a Woman Tour with Kiesza and Betty Who comes to Emo’s. Kiesza was a surprise (to me) guest during ACL in Austin last year. Speaking of “Sound of a Woman”, you can hear the song here. Doors open at 8pm for this all ages show. Tickets are available online for $20 plus fees.

4/7

Local favorites East Cameron Folkcore play a free in-store performance at Waterloo Records in support of the 8-piece’s new Kingdom of Fear release. Music starts at 5pm.

4/10

Another local act, pop quartet Alex Napping, is playing Lamberts with Modern Medicine. You can get an idea of the group’s sound with its single, “Weak Knees”. Doors open at 9:30pm for this 21+ show. Tickets are $6 plus fees.
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4/15

 Synthpop foursome Poliça comes to The Parish with PONY BWOY for an all ages show, where the band promises you’ll get to hear brand-new material, plus old favorites. Check out “Wandering Star” from the band’s album, Give You The Ghost, if you didn’t get a chance to hear them perform at the 2014 ACL Music Festival. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $20 plus fees.

4/17

Waterloo Records is partnering with Red Bull to bring SXSW favorite Robert Delong, plus Roger Sellers and Night Drive, to The Parish for a special show. Doors open at 9pm for this 18+ show. Tickets are $3 if you RSVP through Red Bull.

4/22

British duo The Ting Tings were here for SXSW, but will be back for this show at Emo’s with Kane Holler. Doors are at 8pm for this all ages show. This indie-pop-electro act is best known for their “That’s My Name” and “Shut Up and Let Me Go”, but AXS has a list of 10 more of their greatest songs here. Tickets are available online for $18 plus fees.

4/23

 Matt and Kim is a Brooklyn-based indie dance duo which is bringing its act to Stubb’s (outdoors). WATERS opens this all ages show. Doors at 7pm. The band’s new album, New Glow, will be available on April 7th. You can listen to the lead single, “Can You Blame Me”, here. Tickets are available online for $25 plus fees.

4/27

Vance Joy, who will be touring with Taylor Swift this summer, returns to Austin for a date at Stubb’s (outdoor). You’ll probably recognize the infectious hit, “Riptide”, from the Australian singer-songwriter’s album, Dream Your Life Away. Doors open at 7pm for this all ages show. Tickets are available online for $22.50 plus fees.

4/30

Leeds-based indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs plays at Stubb’s (outdoors) with Priory. “Coming Home” is a single off the band’s 2014 release, Education, Education, Education & War. Doors open at 7pm for this all ages show. Tickets are available online for $20 plus fees.

You might also be interested in checking out KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove music series, which starts on April 9th and runs through mid-September.

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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