Weekend music picks: Free Week finale with Los Coast, Tomar and the FCs, more

CANCELED: Friday: Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker at 3Ten. Friday’s sold-out show at 3Ten with 1980s alternative-rock band Camper Van Beethoven and its 1990s successor Cracker has been canceled because of illness of a key band member, the venue announced Thursday night. “Refunds will automatically be processed through point of purchase,” reads a statement on the venue’s website. — P.B.

Friday: Free Week: Los Coast, Emily Wolfe at Mohawk outdoor. After a year spent building a reputation as one of the hottest live acts in Austin, rock ‘n’ soul outfit Los Coast promises “a slew of album releases” in 2018. Emily Wolfe spent the year writing and plotting her debut full-length and in November, she teased us with “Holy Roller,” a blistering single with stormy melodies that swirl around muscular guitar riffs. This is a solid opportunity to catch a few winners before they blow up. With Otis the Destroyer. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: Free Week: Applied Pressure Orchestra at Empire. A one-off performance from the live band version of the excellent DJ/electronic music collective that includes Hobo D, Kid Slyce and Boombaptist. The evening will also include a performance from Vapor Caves, the new project from Keeper’s Yadira Brown and Boombaptist, and a rare return to the turntables by DJ Tats, best known these days as a local ramen kingpin. 9 p.m. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Free Week: Annabelle Chairlegs at Hotel Vegas. There is no Annabelle (as far as we know), but singer and guitarist Lindsey Mackin is one of Austin’s most captivating leads. The band spent a good portion of 2017 on the road, enchanting audiences across the country with their trippy garage rock, and we suspect 2018 will be a big year for them. Deep Time, Caroline Says and Why Bonnie also perform. 9 p.m. 1502 E. Sixth St. texashotelvegas.com. — D.S.S.

Tomar and the FCs play a Free Week show at Stubb’s on Sunday. Tina Phan for American-Statesman

Sunday: Free Week: Tomar & the FCs, Honey Made at Stubb’s indoor. Close out Free Week with a double shot of soul. Former Austin360 Artists of the Month, Tomar and the FCs drop a thrilling mix of rafter-rattling shack shakers and heart-searing serenades. Honey Made is the new incarnation of the funky, soul project formerly known as Mama K & the Shades. Free. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

RELATED: Austin’s Tomar Williams: Music fills him heart and soul

Folk Uke plays a free week show on Friday at the Belmont with Jaimee Harris and Cass Brostad. Kelly West/American-Statesman




  • Holy Wave, Diamond Center at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Ringo Deathstarr, Reputations at Hotel Vegas
  • Folk Uke, Jaimee Harris, Cass Brostad at Belmont
  • Cloudchord, Sphynx at Stubb’s indoor
  • Mobley, Blastfamous USA, Trouble in the Streets, Fort Never at Empire outdoor
  • Netherfriends, Corduroi, Flavor Raid, Emme at Empire indoor
  • Marmalakes, Growl at Mohawk
  • Tinnarose, Abram Shook at Barracuda
  • Honey & Salt, Seafire 3 at Sidewinder
  • Roxy Roca, the Crack Pipes at Hotel Vegas
  • Blxpltn, Major Grizz, Como Las Movies at Sahara Lounge
  • Timberos del Norte, Zoumountchi at Flamingo
  • 99 Crimes EP release at Dirty Dog
  • Watters, Memphis Strange at Blackheart


  • Belle Sounds, Sanco Loop at One-2-One Bar
  • Donovan Keith & the Funky Feet at Antone’s
  • Zapata, Lou Ann Barton at Continental Club
  • Dawn & Hawkes, Daisy O’Connor at Radio Coffee & Beer (free)
  • Western Youth, Buenos Diaz at ABGB (free)



  • Moving Panoramas, Lowin, Go Fever at Valhalla
  • Roadkill Ghost Choir, Calliope Musicals, Darkbird at Mohawk
  • Quiet Company, Dayshifters at Barracuda
  • A. Sinclair, Megafauna at Mohawk
  • Knife in the Water, Croy & the Boys at Hotel Vegas
  • Melat, Shy Beast, Scorpio Rising, Noelle Tannen at Empire outdoor
  • Lincoln Durham, Altamesa at Belmont
  • Knifight, Light Wheel at Stubb’s
  • Leche, High at Beerland
  • Andy, Starfruit at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Primo, Reagan Jones at Elysium
  • Crypt Trip, Transit Method at Sidewinder
  • Big News, Los Kurados at Flamingo
  • Canvas People, Matters at Blackheart


  • W.C. Clark Blues Revue, Kathy & the Kilowatts, South Austin Moonlighters at Antone’s
  • 32nd annual Ted Roddy tribute to the King at Continental Club
  • Zoumountchi, Hail Marley, Afro Jazz at Sahara Lounge
  • Lost Counts, Emily Gimble at Continental Gallery
  • Jonathan Terrell, Tortilla Flats at ABGB (free)



  • Zoltars, Borzoi at Hotel Vegas
  • Zeale, Nght Hcklrs, Pat G at Empire outdoor
  • Wonderbitch, Darkbird, Built By Snow, Human Circuit at Empire indoor
  • Smiile, Batty Jr. at Cheer Up Charlie’s


  • Big Freedia, Boyfriend at the Mohawk
  • Hilary York, Aimee Bobruk, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s (free)
  • Willie Pipkin & Friends, Heybale at Continental Club
  • Dave Biller Trio, Lo Jinx Orchestra at Continental Gallery
  • Timberos Del Norte at One-2-One Bar

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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