Fall event preview: concerts

James Blake

James Blake began his career as a dubstep producer but has since released two full-length albums featuring his crystalline falsetto voice, piano and an echo of the electronic producing of his past. This show won’t have much in common with the bump and grind of dubstep music from artists like Skrillex, but you can still sway along to Blake’s refined bass lines and sultry piano. 

Where: Emo’s East, 2015 E. Riverside Drive

When: Oct. 28

Cost: $30-35

Father John Misty

Father John Misty’s dark Americana rock might be a far cry from Elvis Presley’s classic tunes, but frontman Josh Tillman has just as many ladies swooning at his concerts. The ex-member of folk band Fleet Foxes has created a new identity for himself that includes a seemingly endless tour and highly energetic dance moves. This concert offers a chance to see a softer side of Tillman minus his full band and usual antics.   

Where: Emo’s East, 2015 E. Riverside Drive

When: Oct. 29

Cost: $17


Take the new classmate you’re slightly interested in to this moody lo-fi show by trio Daughter. For fans of Cat Power or The xx, this show offers a similar sound and experience at a much cheaper cost. It is also a great chance to check out one of Austin’s best venues.

Where: Mohawk, 912 Red River St.

When: Sept. 17

Cost: $13 advance, $15 day of show

Franz Ferdinand 

Franz Ferdinand will be in Austin for an Austin City Limits Music Festival appearance. Luckily, for those of us not willing to shell out $225 for a weekend at Zilker Park, the Glasgow-based band will play an official aftershow at Emo’s. The set will likely include songs from the band’s new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, as well as old favorites. 

Where: Emo’s East, 2015 E. Riverside Drive

When: Oct. 12

Cost:  $33.50