50/50 - This comedy looks like a winner. Joseph Gordon-Levitt learns he has a rare form of cancer, and tries to get through it with the help of his best friend (Seth Rogen) and sympathetic therapist (Anna Kendrick). Anjelica Huston and Bryce Dallas Howard round out a superb cast.
Dream House - Another great cast (Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts) battles supernatural elements in this haunted house chiller. Jim Sheridan directs.
What’s Your Number? - Anna Faris stars in this romantic comedy about a woman going through her past 20 boyfriends (including Chris Evans, Joel McHale, Andy Samberg and Chris Pratt) trying to find “the one.”
Red Eyed Fly – Everyone who’s either played or been in the audience at the Red Eye knows Mike Truth, the generous head booker of the club. Well tonight marks The 13th Annual Mike Truth Birthday Bash Weekend Day One, with multiple bands playing over two stages to mark the special day/weekend. Here’s tonight’s lineup, which adults see for $5 and minors for $8. Doors at 8 PM. Read the above image for Day Two information.
Kicks & Khords – 12:30
Dark Summer Dawn – 11:30pm
Distant Lights – 10:30pm
Righteous Brisket – 9:30pm
Audiolight – 8:30
In The Lounge: (no cover)
Blasted Engines – 12 midnight
Navasota String Band – 11pm
The Astronots – 10pm
The Standoff – 9pm
Ruta Maya – Come rock out for women living in poverty at DiscoverHope’s 4th annual Band Together for Hope concert featuring The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band, The Moonlighters & special guests. The Moonlighters includes members of The Mother Truckers, Shurman/John Popper solo project,Deadman, and Stonehoney. $25 at the door, RSVP on Do512 for $15 entry at door. Starts at 8 PM.
Antone’s – MURS, the L.A. underground rapper, says his name is an acronym for “Making Underground Raw Shit.” He’ll be making the real raw stuff with abi Booney, Ski Beatz, McKenzie Eddie, Sean O’Connell & Dash. Doors at 9 PM.
Stubb’s – Seattle musician Rocky Votolato was born in rural Texas and raised in the Pacific Northwest indie scene. He’s playing with the pop aristocrats of Matt Pond PA. Doors at 9:30 PM.
Ham Jam House (3800 Mia Tia Circle) – Trio Los Vigilantes will perform their first concert in almost a year. The show doubles as a celebration of Luis Angel Ibanez’s birthday and a kick off to the release of their new recording. There is a “suggested donation” of $15, all of which goes directly to the band. This will also be a fundraiser to help the group finish the new recordings and release them. Whether or not you can come, you can join at http://patronism.com/triolosvigilantes. Doors at 7 PM.
Antone’s – Austin’s own Carolyn Wonderland is holding the CD Release Show of her latest work, Peace Meal, with backup Shelley King and Ghosts Along the Brazos. Doors at 8 PM. Tickets start at $15.
Republic Live Austin – Plump DJs are on a visit from the UK. They’ll have local support from Chad Koss (RealMusic), 8*B1T (Broke Nasty / Royal One), Jon Wert (Broke Nasty / BucklUp Ent.)and the #1 go-go girls of Texas: The GoGo Gadgettes. Starts at 9 PM.
Charlie’s Austin – After 27 years of service, the great party bar is closing its doors. Head over and have one last drink as part of the final night party gala. The bar opens in the early afternoon.
Cactus Cafe – Come spend an evening with alt-country songwriter Richard Buckner, who just released Our Blood last month on Merge Records. The show is $15 and it starts at 8 PM.
Beerland – Newcomers to the local scene, The Capitalist Kids, were recently chosen as Band of the Month over at ultimate-guitar.com. They’ll play with 41 Gorgeous Blocks, Destruction and The Johnny 5. Doors at 9 PM.
Emo’s – Sacremento’s intense alt-punk outfit Middle Class Rut released their debut album, No Name No Color, in 2010. Sunday they play with Ume and Lite Brite. Doors at 9 PM.