Shirl’s Weekend Preview

What are you doing this weekend?

Get out of the house!

Here’s some stuff going on in Houston…

International Festival is downtown on saturday and sunday which means many stages of music and lots of food and other things to entertain. I have found their website lacking, in particular a nice grid breakdown of the music by stage & time. But you’ll likely get one at the door (for your $10, $8 from HEB), and bopping between stages is the point, not overly preplanned listening.

Friday night at the Continental Club is Sugarman 3. If you want to see some NYC Soul/Funk, this is the show. $10

Also Friday night at Last Concert Cafe there is a great Austin band, Grupo Fantasma. I saw their multi-horn array at SXSW and it was a packed, high-energy show that everyone enjoyed. $6 (?)

Music on the bands’ sites if you want to prejudge whether you’ll like it.

(I’ll be at Grupo, Int Fest (Sun, maybe Sat), and the Astros on Sat)