I got a glimpse at Karen Gutafson’s suggestion at the alternative Bairro Alto style South part of Austin centre:
Bloodshot Records Showcase | 12 noon until 6pm 15th, annual Bloodshot Records Party @ Yard Dog Gallery. Appearing: Justin Townes Earle, Deadstring Brothers, Scott H Biram, Ha Ha Tonka, Waco Brothers, Exene Cervenka, Ben Weaver, Rosie Flores, Whitey Morgan & the 78s (our latest signing!) and the Silos.
No wristband, badge or invitation needed. It’s free, it’s egalitarian! Beer, music and conviviality. ;)
Worth taking the bus to the southern part of Austin, there I could find much more locals than foreigners… can you guess by the style?