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Austin Events: December 28 – January 3

This is it…the final Austin Events of 2009.  Once again I’m posting for each day this week, including my music picks for New Year’s Eve!  Check it out and have a happy New Year!

Monday, December 28th

Matt the Electrician, Bob Schneider, Jeff Plankenhorn

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A local music showcase of some of Austin’s best singer-songwriters (and one of many Bob Schneider appearances this week).  This will be at the Saxon Pub and the cost is $10.  Doors are at 7 pm.

Tuesday, December 29th

Alejandro Escovedo

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He’ll be at the Continental Club tomorrow, doors at 10 pm.  Cost is $10.

Wednesday through Sunday, including NYE picks, after the jump!

Wednesday, December 30th

Duke Ellington Orchestra With Freda Payne

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How awesome is that video?!  Catch this show at the Palmer Events Center at 8 pm.  Tickets are $30 and $45 and you can buy them here.  If you can’t make it Wednesday, they’re also playing on Thursday at the same time.

The Band Of Heathens, The Trishas

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The Band of Heathens will make an appearance at Gruene Hall Wednesday night starting at 8 pm.  Cost is only $10.

Thursday, December 31st – NYE!

New Year’s Eve Party featuring Robert Earl Keen w/ Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen & Band of Heathens

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The first of many events!  This one is at the Austin Music Hall, doors open at 7 pm.  Tickets are already sold out, but you can scour Craigslist if you really want to be there!

Carolyn Wonderland, Blues Mafia

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For something more down-home, check out this show at Poodies Hilltop beginning at 8 pm.  Cost is $37.89 and you can buy the tickets here.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Hard Proof Afrobeat

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The always entertaining Black Joe Lewis will be at Stubb’s on NYE.  Doors are at 9 pm and tickets are sold out currently.  Try Craigslist to get yours!

Reggae Ball: Grimy Styles, Mau Mau Chaplains, Dr. Dubbist

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The Flamingo Cantina hosts their annual NYE Reggae Ball featuring dub band Grimy Styles and a champagne toast at midnight!  Doors open at 9 pm and the cover is $20.

Grupo Fantasma, Brownout!, Peligrosa All-Stars

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And finally, add some Latin flava to your NYE bash by checking out this show at The Mohawk.  Doors are at 9 pm and tickets are $20.  Pick them up here!

Friday, January 1st – Happy New Year!

Chuck Prophet, Leatherbag

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This should be an interesting show.  It’s going to happen at the Continental Club, doors are at 10 pm.  Cost is $15.

Saturday, January 2nd

Rock A Billy Night

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Ruta Maya hosts this event beginning at 9 pm.  Performers will feature Bear and the Essentials, Roger Wallace, and Two Hoots and a Holler.  Cover is $8.

Sunday, January 3rd

George Ensle

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Finally, wind down your New Year’s weekend with a folk singer-songwriter.  Ensle’s playing at Threadgill’s at 11 am during brunch and there’s no cover.

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