20 indie shows you shouldn't miss this summer

20 indie shows you shouldn't miss this summer

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20 indie shows you shouldn't miss this summer


by Caitlin M. Ryan / CultureMap


Posted on May 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

CultureMap Austin -- With SXSW in the rear-view mirror and the Austin City Limits Festival still many months away, what's a music lover to do? Spend his or her summer going to one-off road shows, is what.

It was a hard feat, but we've narrowed down the stacked summer roster to 20 intimate shows you shouldn't miss. We've got some novelty acts (Kitty Pryde), some indie icons (New Order), some shredders (Ty Segall) and some buzz-acts (Chvrches).

But we are by no means foolish enough to think that the list below is all that the Live Music Capital has to offer throughout the three hottest months of the year.Take a pass through our top 20 below, buy some tickets, and leave your can't-miss shows in the comments.

Simply put, sweating at a concert is better than sweating at a bar with a shitty house band.

June 2
The Postal Service with Ra Ra Riot, Cedar Park Center
Generationals with Young Empires, The Parish

June 3
Kopecky Family Band, Stubb's

June 5
Chvrches with Still Corners, The Mohawk

June 13
Ex-Cult with Captive, Red 7

June 14
Amplified Heat with Sideshow Tragedy, The Mohawk
Mike and the Moonpies, Lamberts

June 18
Ariel Pink with Kirin J Callinan, The Mohawk

June 21
Baths with Houses, The Mohawk

June 22
Twin Shadow with Elliphant, Emo's East

June 23
THE UNCLUDED (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson), Central Presbyterian Church

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