- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012 06:00
This is a momentous week for fans of late 70's and early 80's rock. No fewer than five legendary acts visit Central Texas to vie for your money. Fans of dance music and indie rock will also have their appetites sated. Here are our recommendations for the week.
Wednesday, June 20
Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang at ACL Live in Austin, TX
When Mr. Buddy Guy played ACL Live last September, he turned in one of the most memorable performances we've ever seen. Check out our photo gallery to see for yourself. At 75 years young, Buddy shows no signs of slowing down. We can't recommend this show enough. Go see the man who was a key influence for Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Opening the show is Jonny Lang, who has developed from guitar prodigy to certifiable blues master. Buy your tickets here.
Thursday, June 21
Robyn at ACL Live in Austin, TX
The international pop star returns to Austin a second time this year. Mixing American R&B with sunny Swedish pop, Robyn's infectious energy and songs will be sure to have you dancing well into the night. Tickets
Friday, June 22
Van Halen w/ Kool and The Gang at AT&T Center in San Antonio
We don't really need to sell you on this do we?
Meat Loaf w/ Nakia at ACL Live in Austin
Mr. Loaf is Austin's latest rock legend immigrant and he'll be kicking off his Mad, Mad World Summer Tour at ACL Live. The intimacy of the venue means everyone will have an excellent seat as Meat Loaf chews up the stage with his brand of operatic rock. Opening is fellow Austinite and star of The Voice, Nakia. Get your tickets here.
Monday, June 25Dr. Dog Austin City Limits Taping
If you don't already have tickets for this one-of-a-kind event, you're S.O.L., but fret not! For the second time ever, ACL will be webcasting a taping. Tune in at 8pm Central - http://to.pbs.org/drdoglive
Tuesday, July 26
The Scorpions w/ Tesla at "Illusions at the Alamodome" - San Antonio
The Scorpions say goodbye to the River City on their Final Sting Tour 2012. They bring with them hits from six different decades of hard rock and rock & roll anthems. The band was founded in 1965 by and have entertained audiences around the world for over 48 years and 100 million albums sold. While some legendary rockers (*cough-Van Halen) are noticibly less spry these days, The Scorpions are in still in classic form, as exhibited by these photos of their last trip to S.A. Visit their website or go to Ticketmaster to purchase seats to the show.