Portland, Ore., indie punks The Thermals play tonight at The Waiting Room with Kentucky band Morning Teleportation and local favorites (now with keyboards!) Little Brazil. Should be a fun show. $12.
Thursday brings a local show with Mitch Gettman, Moscow Mule (the solo project from talented Omaha multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bailie) and Tara Vaughan at Slowdown. You can get tickets to the front room show for $8 at etix.com or the venue.
Big show of the week comes Saturday with Bright Eyes taking the stage at Westfair Amphitheater in CB. They play with Jenny & Johnny (interview here), David Bazan and locals Con Dios. The show starts at 5:30 p.m. and make sure you can get there early and see Con Dios, which I loved when I saw them at O'Leaver's as part of the band's residency.
Sunday brings a sold-out show to Slowdown with Iron & Wine playing with one of my favorite bands from SXSW, The Head And The Heart. Watch a video of TH&TH performing "Lost In My Mind" live in Austin below.