By Michael Corcoran
Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 31, 2013
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Paramore and Metric at Austin360 Amphitheater. The Circuit of the Americas becomes the site of an F2 concert, with a pair of female-fronted punk pop bands facing off. Hayley Williams and Paramore, which exists because "The Voice" wasn’t around when Williams was coming up, hail from Nashville, "Music City, USA," while Emily Haines and Metric are from Toronto and Montreal. Paramore gets cred points for mixing it up on the Warped tour a couple of times, while Metric’s coolness quotient spiked when Haines and guitarist James Shaw membered up in Broken Social Scene. The more radio-friendly, energy-scripted Paramore is headlining, but the billing should be reversed because Metric is the band you go for after you’ve grown out of Paramore. Hellogoodbye, the perfect name for a band opening a three-act bill, plays first. If you see a hipster at this show, call the coroner, because he’s been caught dead. 7:30 p.m. $29.50- $45. www.austin360amphitheater.com
Also performingFriday: Swamp Dogg, Bobby Patterson at the Continental ClubFriday: Willis Alan Ramsey, Grace London at Threadgill’sFriday: Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Stubb’sFriday: Strings Attached plays Paul Simon at Strange BrewFriday: Del Castillo, Patricia Vonne & the Infidels at Antone’sFriday: Casualties, Negative Approach, Krum Bums at Red 7Friday: Tigran Hamasyan at FrankFriday: Flametrick Subs with Satan’s Cheerleaders at BeerlandFriday: Beto and the Fairlanes at Elephant RoomFriday: Dia De Los Muertos with the Orb at Emo’s EastFriday: Night of the Living Shred with Immortal Guardian, the Crowned, Firestarter ‘82 at ElysiumFriday: Bipolar Gentlemen at the Legendary White SwanFriday: Rusted Root at the BelmontFriday: The Wasted Hearts at the Hole in the WallFriday: Roger Wallace, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash at the White HorseFriday: Wildfires, Kristen Cothron & the Darkside at the Swan DiveFriday: Dark Side of the Rainbow (Syd Barrett tribute) with Christian Bland and the Revelators at Austin Music Hall
Ted Roddy and the Eggmen at One-2-One Bar. Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Never again will rock ‘n’ roll see the likes of those giants, but this show’s theme carries a unique perspective: How did they influence each other? Roddy will sing songs from Presley’s Sun Sessions backed by the Horton Brothers plus Buck Johnson. And the Eggmen, Austin’s top Fab Four recreation, will also go early in the Beatles catalog. And then? Will "the Beatles" call up "Elvis" for a jam? How can they not? Roddy at 7 p.m., Eggmen at 8:30 p.m. $12 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. www.one2onebar.com.
Also performing:Saturday: Those Darlins, Diane Coffee at Red 7Saturday: DeVotchKa, Girl in a Coma at ACL LiveSaturday: Sarah Jaffe at Scoot InnSaturday: Grupo Fantasma at Empire Control RoomSaturday: ’90s Gold with Lorax as the Melvins, Dead Space as Nirvana, Circle Curse as Unwound at BeerlandSaturday: Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls Mohawk (outside)Saturday: East Cameron Folkcore Mohawk (inside)Saturday: Grape St, Frank Smith, Booher, Twinsmith at Hotel VegasSaturday: Whiskey Sisters at Moontower SaloonSaturday: Bat City Surfers, the Humanoids at Flamingo CantinaSaturday: SOJA, Nahko, Medicine for the People at Stubb’sSaturday: ’80s Prom with Heartbyrne (Talking Heads tribute) at Emo’s EastSaturday: We’ll Go Machete at the Hole in the WallSaturday: Possessed by Paul James, McMercy Family Band, Country Willie at Antone’sSaturday: Swamp Dogg, Bobby Patterson at the Continental ClubSaturday: Zoumountchi at the Sahara LoungeSaturday: Lauren Silva, Jane Bond, Paul Finley at Strange BrewSaturday: Ben Kweller, Wheeler Brothers at Speakeasy
The 7th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot at Threadgill’s. So many great songs to choose from and so many terrific interpreters. Gram’s old piano player Earl Poole Ball will be on hand, along with Jimmy LaFave, Gurf Morlix, BettySoo, Dallas Wayne and on and on. Parsons, who died at age 26, didn’t have much of a physical connection with Austin, but his pioneering mix of country and rock continues to define much of the scene and this has become one of those cool, new Austin traditions. 7 p.m. $10. 301 W. Riverside Drive. www.threadgills.com.
Also performing:Sunday: GZA with Brownout! at ACL LiveSunday: Stanton Moore with Red Young and Ephraim Owens at One-2-One BarSunday: Mark Olson at the Cactus CaféSunday: Sergio Mendes at One World TheaterSunday: The Deer Tracks at the MohawkSunday: Scale the Summit, the Reign of Kindo, Jolly at Red 7Sunday: Heybale, the Wagoneers at the Continental ClubSunday: The C.R.E.W., Hood Swagg Mafia at Metal & LaceSunday: Shinyribs, Bobby Patterson & the Disciples, Hacienda at the Long CenterSunday: Girl Guitar Showcase at Antone’sSunday: Wendy Colonna, Guy Forsyth at Spicewood TavernSunday: Kevin Lovejoy Trio at the Elephant Room
Free in-store at 5 p.m.: Wild Child at Waterloo Records