We’ve already published our picks for the Fourth of July (including Willie’s Picnic) and this weekend’s top music picks, but after the fireworks have blasted away, there are still great shows coming to Austin.
July 11 and 25: Sound and Cinema on the Long Center Lawn. It’s party time…excellent! Embrace your inner burnout as Austin’s favorite music and movies series returns. The first installment hits you with the grimy acid rock of Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad before blasting you back to the golden era of cable access with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey fighting to save “Wayne’s World.” Party on, Austin. The series continues a couple weeks later with a retro soul throwdown by Huggy and the Feel Goodz followed by “Grease.” 6 p.m. gates; 7:30 p.m. music. 701 W. Riverside Dr. do512.com/soundandcinema — D.S.S.
13: Jawbreaker, A Giant Dog, Lemuria at Statesman Skyline Theater. The influential 1990s indie-punk trio hadn’t played for more than two decades when they reunited for last September’s Riot Fest in Chicago. The band’s four albums — 1990’s “Unfun,” 1992’s “Bivouac,” 1994’s “24 Hour Revenge Therapy” and 1995’s “Dear You” — found them gradually ascending from indie to major-label ranks and significantly influencing the nascent emo sounds of bands such as Dashboard Confessional and Jimmy Eat World. Austin band A Giant Dog joins them on the bill, along with opening act Lemuria. $44. 6:30 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Drive. skylinetheater.com. — P.B.
18: Wild Child, Los Coast at Blues on the Green. “We really wouldn’t exist without this city,” Wild Child’s lead singer Kelsey Wilson said during an “Austin City Limits” taping last month. Austin shares the effusive love for the Central Texas crew who got their start playing ukulele-heavy shows at tiny Austin clubs like Holy Mountain before their 2013 album, “The Runaround” made them a slow burn sensation on the collegiate folk rock circuit. Over the years, their sound has evolved. These days, they indulge in rich instrumentation to create lush pop songs. Yet they maintain the emotional sincerity that resonates with so many fans. Staff writer Omar Gallaga reported the band’s “giddy energy — not always captured on the studio versions of its songs — crackled,” at the ACL taping. We expect the sparks will also fly in Zilker Park. Free, parking pass is $15 + service fees. Music starts at 8 p.m. 2115 Lou Neff Rd. kgsr.com — D.S.S.
21: Sam Smith at Erwin Center. It’s no small challenge to follow up the kind of smash British singer Smith had with his 2014 debut “In the Lonely Hour,” which won four Grammys. Even the minor controversy surrounding the similarity of the smash hit “Stay With Me” to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” seems sweetly sentimental now; Smith was quick to credit Petty retroactively, and now it’s a bond between them that lives on. But Smith seems determined to move forward from that early peak: He won a 2016 Oscar for his song “Writing’s on the Wall” from the James Bond film “Spectre,” and last fall his second album, “The Thrill of It All,” quickly topped the charts. $40.25-$125. 8 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com. — P.B.
July 26-29: Hot Summer Nights in the Red River Cultural District. The event mirrors, the popular Free Week mini-festival that takes over Austin clubs in the first week of January. Participating clubs, who will offer no cover shows, include the Mohawk, Stubb’s, Empire, Barracuda, Cheer Up Charlie’s, Swan Dive and Beerland. The marquis event is a July 27 record release party for space jazz crusaders, Golden Dawn Arkestra, who recently returned from a European tour and a stop by National Public Radio headquarters where they played a Tiny Desk Concert, at Stubb’s amphitheater. Overall, the lineups for the free shows feature a who’s who of the best bands in Austin, including punk rock wrecking crew, Riverboat Gamblers, Latin funk powerhouse Cilantro Boombox and recent Austin360 Artists of the Month, revolution rap kingpins, Blastfamous USA.
27: Logic, NF, Kyle at Austin360 Amphitheater. It’s easy to be cynical about the emo earnesty of this generation of troubled young rappers, but the call for peace, love and unity that Logic brought to his last show at the amphitheater was beautiful. His willingness to address his own insecurity and struggles with mental health openly is a service to his very young fan base. Also on the bill are Michigander NF, who has been (accurately) branded as the new Marshall Mathers, and feel-good rhyme-slinger Kyle. $29.50-$69.50. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — DSS
MORE SHOWS COMING TO AUSTIN IN JULY
5: Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Scoot Inn
5: Blackbird Blackbird at Empire
6: Dipset Forever Tour ft. Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Zeek at Empire
7: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Walk the Moon, K. Flay, Welshly Arms at Austin360 Amphitheater
10: Boy George & Culture Club, Tom Bailey at ACL Live
11: Janet Jackson at Austin360 Amphitheater
12: Steel Panthers, Black Heart Saints at Emo’s
13: Karina Garcia, Wengie, Natalies Outlet at Emo’s
13: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shamir at Stubb’s outdoor
13: Matches at 3Ten
14: Lee Brice at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
14: Fixx at 3Ten
14: Deafheaven, Majesty, Uniform at Mohawk outdoor
15: Langhorne Slim & the Lost at Last Band at Antone’s
16: Smashing Pumpkins, Metric at Erwin Center
18: Three Doors Down, Collective Soul at HEB Center
19: Asleep at the Wheel at Shady Grove
19: Tyler Childers at Scoot Inn
20: Kevin Galloway at Cactus Cafe
21: Counting Crows, Live at Austin360 Amphitheater
21: Lake Street Dive, Rad Trads at ACL Live
21: Neurosis at Emo’s
22: Cody Canada & the Departed, Bottle Rockets at Antone’s
23: Animal Collective, Lonnie Holley at Paramount Theatre
24: Quicksand, Glassjaw at Mohawk outdoor
25: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at Mohawk outdoor
25: Boy Pablo at the Parish
26: Jeff Beck at ACL Live
26: Maria Muldaur at One World Theatre
27: Edwin McCain at One World Theatre
27: River Whyless, Adam Torres at 3Ten
28: Daryl Hall & John Oates, Train, Kandace Springs at Erwin Center
28: Killer Queen at ACL Live
28: Pentatonix at Austin360 Amphitheater
28: O.A.R. at Stubb’s
30: Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton at ACL Live
31: Beach House at ACL Live (sold out)
31: Phish at Austin360 Amphitheater