Austin Music Mama November Roundup

Austin Music Mama Monthly Roundup

Here at LiveMom, we understand that you had a life before you had kids. While the decision to become a parent can rock your world in ways you didn’t anticipate, it can also cause you to temporarily put aside what you used to enjoy…and guarantee that you are in bed by 9pm.

You say you love music? When’s the last time you saw a band in person? Living here in Austin, we are very lucky to have access to live music, every day of the week. Yes, you can choose to listen to a year’s worth of bands during festivals like ACL (was that amazing, or what?) and SXSW, or, perhaps it was too much to even contemplate in the haze that is also known as Spring Break. In the hopes of giving you a reason to get out of the house, an excuse to get a group of friends together and permission add a new band to your playlist, we’ll be issuing recommendations for shows for the coming month. Admittedly, the next day you might need an extra cup of coffee, but we promise, you’ll be glad you remember what it was like to be out with adults again.

Featured event: Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun

Now in its ninth year, Fun Fun Fun offers not only music, but also comedy, food, action sports and poster art. The music lineup includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Judas Priest and Death From Above 1979, among others. Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available for the Fest, which takes place November 7th through 9th at Auditorium Shores. Children under 10 are allowed in free of charge. Doors open at 11am each day, and although the music ends at 10pm, Nites shows are happening at over a dozen downtown venues, at no additional cost to those with FFF wristbands (no tickets will be sold at the door). Comedy headliners include John Waters and Fred Armisen, and, of course, the Fest is also known for the famous (or infamous?) taco cannon.

November Music Roundup*



Songwriter Chris Staples is making a stop in Austin to support the release of his third full-length album, American Soft, which came out in August of this year. Chris opens for Atlanta-based Manchester Orchestra. Doors open at Scoot Inn at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $24 in advance for general admission and $28 at the door for this all ages show.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. plays at Scoot Inn with Mini Mansions. Although it’s a bit slower than most of their songs, you can get a taste of the band’s sound by listening to their newest release, “James Dean”. Doors open at 7:30pm for this all ages show. General admission tickets are $15 plus fees.


Four-piece indie-pop outfit, Smallpools, is coming to Emo’s with Magic Man and Panama Wedding. Listen to “Dreaming” and you might wonder how you haven’t heard of the headliner before. Doors are at 7:30pm for this all ages show. Tickets are $17.50 plus fees.


Black Fret-nominated artist Danny Malone will be celebrating the release of his fourth full-length album, SpeedDreamer, at a record release show at Cheer Up Charlies. Malone, who has drawn comparisons to Beck, self-produced this record with one mic and a 4-track cassette recorder.


Seattle-based indie singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson comes to the Parish with The Wild Reeds (who, incidentally, sing a song I can’t stop playing, “Blind and Brave”). Doors open at 8pm for this all ages show at The Parish. Tickets are $15 plus fees.


The Lone Bellow put on quite a show at ACL in 2013, and they will be back in town in support of their forthcoming album, Then Came the Morning. You can listen to the title track at Paste. The band will play at The Parish with Foreign Fields and Kristin Diable. Doors open at 7pm for this all ages show. Tickets are $17 plus fees.


Texas-based singer songwriter Sarah Jaffe‘s music has evolved since her 2008 self-released debut album. At the outset, she captivated audiences with her homespun folk-pop tunes, but her newest release, Don’t Disconnect, fuses indie, folk and electronic sounds. Bee Caves opens for Jaffe at The Parish. Doors at 8pm for this all ages. show. Tickets are $12 plus fees.


The 1975 comes back to Austin, after several stops in the past few years, including at SXSW. This time, the Manchester-based quartet plays at the Austin Music Hall, with CRUISR and Young Rising Sons opening. Doors at 7pm for this all ages show. Tickets are $30 plus fees.


Take a break from Turkey Day weekend festivities to check out Lemuria with Into It. Over It. who will be playing at Red7. Both bands will play individual sets, and also play songs together. Every advanced ticket purchased comes with an exclusive Lemuria 7″. Doors open at 9pm for this show, which will take place on the inside stage. Tickets are $13.

* Shows may sell out, so make sure to check the ticket links before making plans.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 8-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”.[/author_info] [/author]


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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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