A Guide to Austin Free Week 2019

To kick off the new year, Red River Cultural District is hosting their annual free week with concerts all over town. Check out the bands playing when and where each night.

By Blair Fielder


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Tuesday, January 1st

  • Leather Girls, Go Fever, The Rotten Mangos, and more at Hotel Vegas at 9pm

  • Marfa Crush and Rival Waves at Stubb’s at 8pm

  • Palm Daze, Sherry, and Groove Think at Mohawk at 7pm

  • Indoor Creature, Mary Bryce, Born Again Virgin, and Vonne at Cheer Up Charlies at 9pm

  • Me Mer Mo Tuesday + 3rd Year Anniversary at The Volstead Lounge at 6pm

  • Modular Sun, Fuvk, Camp Counselor, and Pealds at Swan Dive at 9:30pm

  • Fragile Rock, Honey & Salt, Tinnarose, and more at Barracuda at 7:30pm

  • Do Your Homework, Subverter, Cheeky Orange, and more at Beerland at 9pm

Wednesday, January 2nd

  • Ume, Darkbird, and Cosmico at Mohawk at 6:30pm

  • TC Superstar, SHMU, Chill Russell at Mohawk at 6:30pm

  • The Reputations, Honey Made, Whit, Lord Buffalo, and more at Empire Control Room & Garage at 8pm

  • Catright, Fanclub, Megafauna, Glaze, and more at Barracude at 7:30pm

  • Sharks in the Deep End with Belcurve at Stubb’s at 8pm

  • Tinnarose, Nevil, Lake of Fire, and Mountebank at Hotel Vegas at 9pm

  • Big Bill, Sailor Poon, Pelvis Wrestley, and more at Cheer Up Charlies at 8pm

  • Girvo, Glassing, Deep Cross, and Ell at Beerland at 9pm

  • Think No Think, Billy King, Ghost Wolves, and more at Swan Dive at 9:30pm

Thursday, January 3rd

  • PR Newman, The Oysters, and Lola Tried at Hotel Vegas at 8pm

  • Otis the Destroyer, Think No Think, Boyfrndz, and Megafauna at Mohawk Austin at 7pm

  • Duel, Amplified Heat, Sour Bridges, and more at Empire Control Room & Garage at 8pm

  • Abhi the Nomad with The Bishops at Stubb’s at 9pm

  • The Reputations, Go Fever, Tinnarose, and more at Cheer Up Charlies at 9pm

  • Horti & Friends with Slomo Drags, Belcurve, and more at Mohawk at 7pm

  • Super Thief, Leche, Ruiners, Dregs, and Luvweb at Beerland at 8pm

  • Spice Poon and Flesh Lights at Barracuda at 8pm

  • Tyler Jordan, Sherry, Spirit Ghost, and Dude Elsberry at Hole in the Wall at 7pm

  • Crema with Ulovei and guests at The Volstead Lounge at 10pm

  • The Singularity, Mr. Kitty, Lov3rs, and Boy Sim at Elysium at 8pm

  • Chillbill, The Naked Tungs, The Boleys, and Pelvis Wrestley at Swan Dive at 9:30pm

Friday, January 4th

  • Ringo Deathstarr, Narrow Head (HTX), Burnt Skull, and Chronophage at Beerland at 9:15pm

  • American Sharks with Not In The Face, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, and more at Mohawk at 8pm

  • Soul Supporters, Mayeux & Broussard, JD Clark, and more at The White Horse at 8pm

  • Tiarra Girls with Los Nahuatlatos, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, and Huerta Culture at Stubb’s at 8pm

  • Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Harvest Thieves, Worm Suicide, and more at Empire Control Room & Garage at 8pm

  • Crashing in with King Louie and more at The Volstead Lounge at 7pm

  • Megafauna, Belcurve, Dinner with Matt Gilchrest at Hotel Vegas at 7pm

  • The Western Civilization with Marijuana Sweet Tooth, Whit, and Sprain at Mohawk at 8pm

  • The Stacks, Mean Jolene, Hong Kong Wigs, Pelvis Wrestley, and Cosmic Chaos at Hole in the Wall at 8pm

  • The Bad Lovers, White Dogs, Black Basements, and more at Hotel Vegas at 9:30pm

  • Dames and the Giant Peach IV at Swan Dive at 7pm

  • Nolan Potters Nightmare Band, Leather Girls, Hidden Ritual, and more at Barracuda at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 5th

  • Whiskey Shivers, Icing (Covering Cake), Madisons, and more at The Parish at 8pm

  • Ume, Calliope Musicals, Teddy Glass, A. SInclair, and more at The Historic Scoot Inn at 7pm

  • Ringo Deathstarr, Moving Panoramas, Why Bonnie, and more at Barracuda at 7:30pm

  • Tameca Jones, Shy Beast, Quin NFN, The Bishops, and more at Empire Control Room and Garage at 8pm

  • Swells with Night Cap at Stubb’s at 9pm

  • Scorpion Child with the Well, Eagle Claw, and Greenbreard at Mohawk at 8pm

  • Night Glitter, Deep Time, Blushing, Pataphysics, and more at Cheer Up Charlies at 8pm

  • Christian Bland and the Revelators, The Rotten Mangos, Go Fever, and more at Hotel Vegas at 9:30pm

  • Communion, Lady Killer Richshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, and Monte Luna at Mohawk at 8pm

Sunday, January 6th

  • Kathryn Legendre with Sour Bridges, Jomo,the Possum Posse at Stubb’s at 8pm

  • Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, Temple of Angels, Hidden Ritual, and more at Hotel Vegas at 9pm

  • Harvest Thieves, Ben Ballinger, and Otis Wilkins at Mohawk at 7pm

  • DJs No Kid$ and Diggy Dutch at The Volstead Lounge at 8pm

  • Future Museums, Sun June, Daphne Tunes, and more at Beerland at 8pm