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2012 Preview: Austin Free Music Week

What better way to start 2012 than with one of our favorite annual traditions in Austin — Free Week!!! From January 1st through 8th (with a few shows on December 30th), there will be FREE MUSIC at The Mohawk, Red 7, Beauty Bar, The North Door & ND all thanks to Transmission Events, Tecate and Culture Map.

This is a really great time to take some chances and discover your soon to be new favorite bands. Besides, what do you got to lose? Certainly not a cover charge. But, if you would like some of our advice, we wholeheartedly recommend catching as many of these sets as possible:

The Awkward Robot (Beauty Bar, 1/2)

BOY (Mohawk, 1/5)

Brownout (Beauty Bar, 1/6)

Buxton (Beauty Bar, 1/4)

The Eastern Sea (Beauty Bar, 12/30; The Mohawk, 1/2)

Hello Caller (Beauty Bar, 1/2)

The Lemurs (Mohawk, 1/5)

Little Lo (Beauty Bar, 1/4)

Lonesome Heroes (ND, 1/3)

Mandible (Red 7, 1/2)

Moonlight Towers (Red 7, 1/2)

My Education (Mohawk, 1/5; Beauty Bar, 1/7)

My Golden Calf (The Mohawk, 1/2)

Octopus Project DJs (Mohawk, 1/6)

One Hundred Flowers (Mohawk, 1/5)

Ricky Jean Francois (ND, 1/5)

Ringo Deathstarr (Beauty Bar, 1/7)

Shakey Graves (Beauty Bar, 12/30; ND, 1/3)

The Sour Notes (Mohawk, 1/5)

Sundress (Beauty Bar, 1/7)

T-Bird DJ set (North Door, 1/4)

Thieves (Mohawk, 1/1)

Chase Weinacht (ND, 1/3)

Whiskey Shivers (Red 7, 1/1; The Mohawk, 1/3)

Wild Child (ND, 1/3)

The complete Free Week line-up can be found here: Transmission Entertainment – FreeWeek.

With that, what else is there to say except… HAPPY NEW YEAR, Y’ALL!

Best of 2011: Austin Music

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