5 Shows to See This Week


Men At Work alum and Zach Braff BFF, Colin Hay - COURTESY
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  • Men At Work alum and Zach Braff BFF, Colin Hay

Monday, January 18
Colin Hay

As the brains behind pub rock Aussies Men At Work, the gripping melodies and sunglasses-at-night-'tude of "Down Under," "Who Can it Be Now," and "Overkill" have reinforced Hay's position as one of the Outback's elite pop songwriters. $47.50, 7:30pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624 

The "post-sincerity" garage-delic Sailor Poon - VIA FACEBOOK
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  • The "post-sincerity" garage-delic Sailor Poon

Monday, January 18
"Can't Get With It" Magazine Release

Local zine "Can't Get With It" release their first issue with blues-boozers The Bolos, as well as two righteous Austin bands, Sailor Poon and the Bad Lovers, who are super stoked to play a music town, so I hear. With DJ Rock Candy. $3, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 621. E. Dewey Pl., (210) 785-8777

Michael J leading his Foxes - VIA FACEBOOK
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  • Michael J leading his Foxes

Tuesday, January 19
Michael J. & the Foxes

The honky tonk side project of Deer Vibes' Michael Carrillo continue its January residency. Free, 9pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks Drive, (210) 257-8125

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Wednesday, January 20

The Lucky Eejits

Despite recently losing their bassist in a fatal shooting outside a club, Oakland's the Lucky Eejits are still rocking gigs with a faster, more aggressive strand of classic punk rock. With Signalman and Lemmings. $5, 9pm, Ten Eleven, 1011 Avenue B

American Aquarium with tourmate Nikki Lane - VIA FACEBOOK
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  • American Aquarium with tourmate Nikki Lane

Wednesday, January 20
American Aquarium and The Black Lillies 

With songs that feature multiple uses of the words "sad, lonely" and "lonesome," American Aquarium is for country lovers that long for them good ol' days before the likes of Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. In the jaunty "Smokestack Lady," the Black Lillies prove that Americana can pack more punch than KFC's secret recipe. $12-$15, 8pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830