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Weekend music picks: Japandroids, Ana Egge, The Postal Service

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 30, 2013

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Friday

Japandroids at Emo’s East. Vancouver duo Japandroids play upbeat, arena-sized rock anthems using just a guitar and a drum set. With A Place to Bury Strangers. 9 p.m. $16. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com.

Also playing:

  • Kay Leotard and John Wesley Coleman at Holy Mountain
  • the Features and Quiet Company at the Belmont
  • Cheech and Chong, War and Tower of Power at ACL Live
  • the Avett Brothers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Dawes at the Austin360 Amphitheater
  • Mobb Deep at Antone’s

Saturday

Ana Egge at the Cactus Cafe. On her last album, “Bad Blood,” former Austin resident Egge delivers a mix of hushed, melancholy and bright folk rock. 8 p.m. $12. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org.

Also playing:

  • The Carper Family, the Biscuit Grabbers and James Hand at the Hole in the Wall
  • Dave Insley and the Carless Smokers, Robert Banta y Los Cuatros Fantasticos and Two Hoots and A Holler at the White Horse
  • Arum Rae at Lamberts
  • BoDeans and the Preservation at the Belmont.

Sunday

The Postal Service at the Cedar Park Center. Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis hit the road to promote the 10th anniversary edition of their wildly popular electronic pop album “Give Up.” With Ra Ra Riot. 7 p.m. $35-$40. 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. cedarparkcenter.com.

Also playing:

  • Generationals at the Parish
  • Leopold and His Fiction and the Hanna Barbarians at Stubb’s
  • Heybale! at the Continental Club
  • the Resentments at the Saxon Pub