Summer is in full swing in the live music capital of the world, and there is no better way to finish off a hot day at the pool than with a cool evening concert. With so many artists making their way through Austin, it can be hard to figure out what shows are worth checking out. Mark your calendars and get ready to add some tracks to your summer playlist, because here are just a few of the great shows happening this July.
- Banes World, Michael Seyer, Innerwave
- July 6 — Spider House Ballroom
Hailing from Southern California, Bane’s World, Michael Seyer and Innerwave have been setting the bar for what self-recorded garage music can be. From Bane’s World and Michael Seyer’s chill, jazzy R&B tunes to Innerwave’s groovy dream pop-rock vibes, the three groups are sure to deliver a night full of easy hip-swaying action. Tickets for the Friday show are a mere $15.
- Unknown Mortal Orchestra
- July 13 — Stubbs Outdoors
The most popular on the list, modern psychedelic maestros Unknown Mortal Orchestra are making their way to Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. Touring off their fourth studio album “Sex and Food,” the band is credited with being one of the few artists still producing groovy psych-pop rock songs. From the head-banging guitar heavy song “American Guilt” to the soft tender grooves in “Hunnybee,” the Friday show is sure to be a spectacle. Tickets for this can be found for as low as $22.
- Summer Salt
- July 14 — Barracuda
Prepare to be transported to the beach as Austin’s own feel-good, oldies-inspired surf rock quartet is making a stop home on their own summer tour. Since releasing their self-recorded debut Driving to Hawaii in 2015, the band has been has been steadily releasing new tunes by way of small projects and holiday-inspired singles. The $15 show features openers Hot Flash Heat Wave and The Symposium and is sure to be a sweet time.
- TV Girl
- July 20 — Barracuda
Los Angeles-based electronic indie pop trio, TV Girl can both soothe and make you groove at the same time. Interesting sampling, echoed vocals and swingin’ beats all add to the groups unique sound. Touring off of their latest album release, Death of a Party Girl, TV Girl will be stopping by Austin’s Barracuda. You can catch this show for $12 in advance and $14 the day of.
- July 24 — Stubb’s Indoors
For the past few years, Memphis singer, rapper and composer Ethan Healy has been making alternative hip-hop and R&B tracks on the side while attending PT school. The recent graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is now on his first tour ever, three years after his debut EP, A Galaxy With Skin, and one year since his first album, Subluxe. With songs to make you bounce to the beat and those that leave you swaying to smooth melodies, Healy is one to watch out for. The Tuesday show will be at Stubb’s Indoors and is only $12.