Hex Boyfriend is a female-fronted rock band from Austin, Texas. Why mention female-fronted right upfront? Because it's the heart of their music. (Also, I love seeing strong women in music, but that’s another story!) Hex Boyfriend grabbed my attention from the forefront with their hauntingly beautiful harmonies and how well Audrey's voice blends with Ali's lead vocals. Their music showcases a level of angst and longing with the moving guitar lines and push and pull of their melodies. I feel a certain nostalgia when listening to Hex Boyfriend that reminds me of being a teenager and blasting music in my room. How can you not love that?
Hex Boyfriend will be closing out our OutYouth Benefit show on November 11th at Cheer Up Charlies. Join us and get ready for some really beautiful music!
by: lexi cardenas
Space Heat may be new to the game, having just played their first show February of this year, but you wouldn't be able to tell by listening to them. The band is a synth driven dreamy indie rock band with intricate guitar riffs and pulsing drums that make you want to get up and dance. They skillfully weave synth, guitar, and vocal melodies to create a strong counterpoint. But don’t let this description fool you, the band can rock. Their song “Bleached” is a perfect example of this. What starts off as a fun catchy dance track builds throughout and develops into an instrumental jam session showcasing powerful guitar sounds and that heavy synth that we love.
Space Heat will be kicking things off November 11th at our FullNote Presents: An OutYouth Benefit Vol 2 on the outside stage of Cheer Up Charlie’s at 5:15 PM. Join us and get ready to dance! In the meantime, listen to Space Heat's EP below.
Weekend one of ACL came and went with a flash but weekend two is in full force and we have plenty of show recommendations if you are trying to avoid the craziness or if you just want to keep the party going!
First up we have hometown favorite, Mobley with an official 2018 ACL Fest Late Night Show at Stubb’s indoor stage and it’s FREE! Can’t beat that! Music starts at 10:30 PM!
You can also head over to Cheer Up Charlies for Hikes Tour Kickoff with SMiiLE, Tremble Out, and Whit. That party gets started at 9:00 PM!
Didn’t get enough on Friday? No worries, Saturday has some great line ups as well.
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue is one of FullNote’s favorite venues with a great bar and an intimate feel. They will be hosting Little Mazarn, Sun June, Shrugs and Ama. Music starts at 9 PM!
If you’re feeling a bit more rambunctious and want to get that blood flowing with some dance moves head over to Barracuda for the 101X Xposure Presents Mini Mansions with Go Fever
Music starts at 10 PM. Get there early for a great spot!
Stay safe, have fun out there, get a sober ride! And like we always say, go support some local music!
by: lexi cardenas
Trying to stay away from the ACL madness this weekend? (Or looking for an ACL after party music spot because you just can’t get enough music?) We have some show recommendations for you!
Head over to Swan Dive for The Cuckoos / The Teddys / Animals for Hands / Semihelix. If you’ve heard The Cuckoos before, you already know this show will rock hard. If you haven’t, just trust us. It all starts at 9:30!
Our favorites Raw Paw are at it again for their annual ACL weekend Ditch the Fest featuring Calliope Musicals, Alesia Lani, SMiiLE, TC Superstar, and more of your local faves at Cheer Up Charlies. You get a stellar lineup and if you’re early, free pizza from Via313. WHAT?! Music starts at 5:30 PM and goes through the night.
Whether you’re going to the festival or not, remember to hydrate and watch out for all the new people in town because let’s face it, our Music Capital of the World will turn into the Traffic Capital of the World. Maybe consider a ride share. (We have so many options!) And as always, stay classy Austin.