Though the next 2 weeks is kind of lacking for big name road shows, the rest of the summer in Austin is starting to fill out a bit. New concert announcements include a stop at the Austin Music Hall on August 3rd for Counting Crows and The Cult will play Stubb's on September 5th. Other tasty gigs coming up include Les Claypool and Matisyahu on June 9th, Incubus on August 19th, and then the next night you can get those spandex pants out of the closet for Blondie and Pat Benatar on August 20th, all at the Austin Music Hall.
Aside from the aforementioned gig by The Cult, Stubb's has some solid shows lined up as well starting with The Indigo Girls tomorrow, Animal Collective's set on June 5th is sold out already, Gomez plays on June 8th. Appropriately Explosions In The Sky plays on July 4th and then Austin favorites Spoon have 3 days in a row, July 9,10, and 11th. Rise Against with Rancid and Canada's Billy Talent play Stubb's on July 17th.
Emo's has some good shows coming too, scoring The New York Dolls on June 5th, Peaches on June 11th, and, strangely, David Allan Coe on June 12th. Ben Kweller plays Emo's on June 27th and a band I want to see just because of their name, Iwrestledabearonce plays on July 29th, opening for August Burns Red. Hatebreed plays August 22nd with Chimaira and Toxic Holocaust, dress appropriately.
Oddballs include Michael Schenker Group at Ace's Lounge on June 21, Germany's legendary guitarist apparently having gotten his visa issues sorted out, and speaking of legends, Jamaican reggae legend Yellowman plays the Flamingo Cantina on June 19th, and the Meat Puppets play The Parrish on June 20th.
Robin Trower will play La Zona Rosa on June 5th, Reel Big Fish and The English Beat on July 28th, and Sugar Ray will play August 21st.