Show picks for the last week of 2010. 2011, and Austin Free Week, start on Saturday! Check back here later for as complete a listing of Free Week events as I can throw together. I can tell you right now that you should go to the show at Barbarella next Wednesday night (the 5th), because I booked it and The Gary and Day vs. Night and Half Mile Fox Fur and Bubbleface are all playing. And in the spirit of the week, there will be free cookies and cupcakes.
TUESDAY A Giant Dog at Beerland... always worth seeing.
WEDNESDAY Two free events mentioned earlier this month still apply: Bubbleface at Club 1808, J. Wesley Haynes Trio at Hole in the Wall.
THURSDAY No Mas Bodas at Chain Drive.
FRIDAY Why spend a fortune on your New Year's evening activities when you can go to Cheer Up Charlies and get free stuff? The Sour Notes, Zorch, Cartright, Missions, Mermaid Blonde, Tiny Tin Hearts, no cover, free food and giveaways, pretty awesome. Spend the night before Free Week at another free show and be thankful you're in Austin.