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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Music Picks: Shows To See This Week

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 5:30 AM

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Calliope Musicals
Friday, May 12

If you’re at all like us, you might feel the need to respond to someone saying, “Oh this band’s from Austin, check it out” with an immediate eye-roll or an audible “Who gives a fuck.” That’s because perpetuating the tired notion that just because you’re based out of [insert random city here] automatically makes you sound good is lame and basic. AF. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that there are some pretty amazing bands that call 512 home – like Calliope Musicals, which was recently named “Band Of The Year”  at the Austin Music Awards. San Antonians might remember the band, which played a killer set at the Arneson River Theatre during this year’s Maverick Music Festival. The six-piece indie rock group makes music reminiscent of School House Rock...but like, on acid.  It’s a sound that feels familiar yet wild, and the band’s live show is not to be missed.  Also on this week’s bill is another ATX group, Sphynx, which features traces of Daft Punk in their danceable indie pop sound. With Wayne Holtz, 9pm, $5-$8, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oak. — Chris Conde

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