Remember Bowling for Soup? They had that one song like seven years ago? Well, they’re coming to Scout Bar (19314 U.S. Hwy. 281 N.) Friday, July 30. Tickets are $16 and doors open at 8 p.m. If you’re into more, well, relevant stuff, though, you should, as usual, buy local. On Friday, you can watch Egshan and Heather Go Psycho play a free show at Thirsty’s Sports Bar (5704 S. Presa) beginning at 8 p.m.
Saturday, you can either see Austin jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, etc. act Afrofreque for $10 at Luna Live (6740 San Pedro), join locals Pop Pistol and Accord of Dissonance in welcoming Daytes back from their recent tour for $5 at the Ten Eleven (1011 Ave. B), or celebrate Satantonio’s CD release with Monkeysoop and the Maneaters of Tsavo for free at the Mine Shaft Saloon inside the Magic Time Machine (902 NE Loop 410). For most plain country folk with $45 to spare, Sunday will belong to the Charlie Daniels Band who play the Majestic Theatre (226 E. Houston) beginning at 7:30 p.m., but if you like it louder, and a good deal cheaper, you should head to the Ten Eleven where metalheads HOD and Necurat play for an as-yet-undetermined price that’s guaranteed to be less than the cost of a tank of gas.