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27 Musicians Playing at Maverick Music Festival that You Should Know 

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Maverick Music Festival is this weekend! Here's 27 bands to plan to see. For a full list of bands and set times visit maverickmusicfestival.com
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Alyson Alonzo

Friday 5:40-6:20pm, Arneson Stage
Alyson Alonzo, if you aren’t aware, lives up to the hype. This honey-throated warbler, juxtaposing her grit and growl with smooth drops, dips and flows, should be headlining this motherfucker. How Taylor Swift is where she is and Alonzo is still here among us is as baffling as it is infuriating.

Bright Light Social Hour

Friday 7:20-8pm, Shiner Music Stage
Austin’s Bright Light Social Hour, whose misleadingly emo-sounding name represents a group that packs a psychedelic peyote punch.

Bright Like the Sun

Saturday 7-7:40pm, Arneson Stage


Saturday 3:30-4pm, Arneson Stage
Hometown indie darlings Buttercup.

DJ Jester the Filipino Fist

Friday 8-9pm, Shiner Biergarten
Honestly, I have only seen DJ Jester the Filipino Fist play weddings and if that is any representation of a typical set his capacity to get all the modest moms and indifferent wallflowers onto the dance floor should do just fine with the Maverick crowd.

DJ JJ Lopez

Saturday 3:30-4:30pm, Shiner Biergarten
If you drive east on Houston St. in the evening of any first or third Friday, you can hear the musical stylings of funk and soul musicians echoing through the streets. That's not your mind playing tricks on you, that's DJ JJ Lopez spinning the sweet rhythmic sounds from another time for a dancing Soul Spot crowd at Tucker's Kozy Korner. The legendary DJ's sessions are more than just an excuse to get out of the house after a long week, they are a sort of community service. Lopez is on a mission to bring together the young and the old in search of funk, groove and a dance floor that welcomes anyone who can appreciate the classics.


Saturday 3-3:25pm, Shiner Music Stage
Riot grrrl rebooters FEA.

Flaming Lips

Saturday 9:50-11pm, Shiner Music Stage

Mother Falcon

Saturday 3:45-4:15pm, Shiner Music Stage
With its 15 pieces of symphonic mastery, Mother Falcon's music paints a whimsical landscape, complete with mountaintops that peak as high as their most theatrical piano chords and descend into valleys as low as their velvety cellos will take them. This Austin-based ensemble has an unforgettable onstage presence that will have you reeling for more long after you search for them on your favorite streaming app. From mandolins to banjos and trumpets to accordions, Mother Falcon combines the old and the new, bridging two worlds with their foundation of strings and brass.

Pochos Chidos

Saturday 1:40-2:10pm, Arneson Stage
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Public Enemy

Friday 9:50-11pm, Shiner Music Stage
Competing with the country pop-punk group on the main stage will be Long Island’s politically-provocative (if you’re any farther right than Hillary Clinton, in which case you must not be paying attention) hip-hop troupe Public Enemy – the group who revolutionized a generation of suburban youths who may have been satisfied merely fighting for their right to party.

Ras G

Friday 5-6pm, Shiner Biergarten

Chulita Vinyl Club

Saturday 6:30pm, Shiner Biergarten

The Reverend Horton Heat

Saturday 4:45-5:30pm, Shiner Music Stage
Dallas purveyors of the finest finger-fire-starting country, rockabilly, lounge and swing tunes, the Reverend Horton Heat.


Friday 10-10:50pm, Arneson Stage
Snowbyrd, the local Lutz brothers’ main mode of rockage, travel at the tempo of tumblin’ tumbleweeds (emphasis on the weed). Backed by the dynamic rhythm section of Kris Zebrowski (bass) and Ken Robinson (drums), the Byrd boys will close out the first evening on the River Walk stage, providing a local night cap, particularly for the more rural-minded of the rock ‘n’ roll crowd – city slicker shit kickers.

The Church

Saturday 8:30-9:20pm, Shiner Music Stage
“Under the Milky Way” composers; thoughtful Aussie-psych-poppers The Church.

The Deer

Friday 5-5:35pm, Arneson Stage
Austin’s “psych-folk surf-dream” band, The Deer, who somehow make a violin funky.

The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)

Saturday 8-8:40pm, Arneson Stage
Austin transplants — unforgivable — the pop-indie group The Hawks (of Holy Rosary).

The Last Bandoleros

Friday 6:40-7:20pm, Arneson Stage
Skip back to the amphitheater facing the river stage and witness The Last Bandoleros, who with their meshing of “one-part Tex-Mex, one-part Brit-pop and two-parts country rock,” have opened for notables Feist and The Mavericks.

The Lost Project

Friday 6:10-6:50pm, Shiner Music Stage
The Lost Project will get the crowd revved up as the first act on the main stage. This is the set to take your just-learning-to-skate-what’s-punk? little sister or your I-was-at-Strutter’s-when-the-Slackers-tore-the-mother-down tio.
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The Octopus Project

Saturday 9-9:40pm, Arneson Stage
The Octopus Project, whose humanistic blips, bloops, whizzes, whirs and extensive encyclopedia of onomatopoeia, answer the burning question: In the modern age, what art do we utilize to escape the pangs of automaton affliction and digital despair? All playing the Arneson River Theatre stage.

The Red Legs

Saturday 5:20-5:50pm, Arneson Stage
Blues spazz rock supergroup The Red Legs

The Drums

Friday 8:30-9:20pm, Shiner Music Stage
The Drums, a feel-good surf-pop band whose most-lauded contribution to the medium is a whistle hook that gets stuck in your head like a lure in a Marlin’s face (to keep with the corny beach metaphor).

Wild Child

Saturday 6-6:40pm, Shiner Music Stage


Friday 9-9:40pm, Arneson Stage
For more than a decade, Yoshimoto has been infusing the San Antonio music scene with an innovative and sparkling sound. Their debut album, Lemmings to the Sea, sounds like it could compete with My Bloody Valentine's Loveless to be the soundtrack for a long lost Richard Linklater film about the flannel­-clad parking lot royalty of Austin, before it got so "weird." While their album stands strong on it's own, Yoshimoto is known for their energetic and uproarious local shows, a powerful four­-piece performance-to-be-reckoned-with among the city's landscape of live music.

Young Fathers

Friday 7:15-8pm, Shiner Music Stage

Joe King Carrasco

Friday 7:40-8:40pm, Arneson Stage
His highness of new-wave Tex-Mex, Joe “King” Carrasco – another reason to bring your tios.

Alyson Alonzo

Friday 5:40-6:20pm, Arneson Stage
Alyson Alonzo, if you aren’t aware, lives up to the hype. This honey-throated warbler, juxtaposing her grit and growl with smooth drops, dips and flows, should be headlining this motherfucker. How Taylor Swift is where she is and Alonzo is still here among us is as baffling as it is infuriating.

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