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Weekend picks: Centro-matic, The Thermals, Mumford and Sons

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 6, 2013

Listen to a selection of artists playing around town this weekend in ourThis Weekend in Austin Spotify playlist, updated each Wednesday.


Centro-matic at Frank. Longtime Denton/Austin rock band Centro-matic, who are prepping the followup to their excellent 2011 album “Candidate Waltz,” are among the best and most prolific storytellers around. With Kingdom of Suicide Lovers. 9 p.m. $12. 407 Colorado St.

Also playing:

  • Snowden at Red 7
  • Peter Frampton at ACL Live
  • Eagle Claw at Holy Mountain
  • Driver Friendly, Boyfrndz and Little Radar at Stubb’s
  • Say Anything with Eisley, HRVRD and Northern Faces at Emo’s East
  • 10,000 Maniacs at One World Theater
  • Bad Lovers, A Giant Dog, Windsor for the Derby, the Young, Wes Coleman and the Pharaohs at Hotel Vegas
  • Birds of Chicago at the Cactus Cafe
  • Shmu at Mohawk
  • Wood and Wire and Milkdrive at the Saxon Pub


The Thermals at Mohawk. Prolific Portland indie rock band stands focused and defiant on their driving folk rock album “Desperate Ground,” which was released in April. With Dikes of Holland and Eets Feats. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St.

Also playing:

  • Mumford and Sons, Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jet at the Austin360 Amphitheater
  • the Neighbourhood and the 1975 at Antone’s
  • Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business, East Cameron Folkcore and more at the White Horse
  • Bad Veins at Holy Mountain
  • Charlie Sexton and Nicholas Tremulis at the Continental Club
  • Ariel Abshire, Jess Klein and Darwin Smith at Strange Brew
  • Knifight, Blackstone Rangers, Inaeona, Night Drive and Borrisokane at Red 7


Mumford and Sons at the Austin360 Amphitheater. British acoustic folk anthem heroes bring “Babel” and more to Austin for the second of two nights. With Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jet. $35-$49.99. Doors at 5 p.m. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

Also playing:

  • Blank Tapes, Beach Day and Deep Space at Mohawk
  • the Resentments at the Saxon Pub
  • Glenn Fukunaga at Strange Brew
  • Fall Out Boy at Stubb’s
  • the Wagoneers and Heybale! at the Continental Club
  • Basketball Shorts, Come and Take It, Brick Mower and Dahling at Beerland