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Friday’s Pick: Good Vibrations/International Pop Overthrow Music Festivals

Two small-scale music festivals highlight this weekend’s live shows.

Orville Neeley and the Bad Sports play at Hotel Vegas on Friday.Julia Robinson/ American-Statesman.

Orville Neeley and the Bad Sports play at Hotel Vegas on Friday.Julia Robinson/ American-Statesman.

First is the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) Music Festival, featuring an array of pop and rock artists from Austin and beyond. The festival organizers have been touring since March and have put together IPO shows in Chicago, San Francisco, Liverpool, Toronto, New York, and many more. Austin’s Scoot Inn (1133 E 11th St) is their final stop on the 2014 circuit.

The three-day festival begins Thursday, but Friday and Saturday have longer, fuller line-ups. Some of Friday’s features include Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, Blue Cartoon, and Mount Pressmore.

The party begins at 7:30 p.m. each night, with new sets beginning every 45 minutes. Entry to the festival is $10 per day.

And just two blocks away, Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St) is hosting the Good Vibrations Music Festival: four days of peace, love, and punk music. Good Vibrations begins on Thursday and continues until Sunday. Friday’s festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. and include shows from Pookie & The Poodlez (8:30 p.m.), Hector’s Pets (12:15 p.m.), and Bad Sports (1:00 a.m.). Tickets for Friday’s show are $20.

 


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