The end of summertime brings a wistful nostalgia only paralleled by woefully replayed Marvin’s Magic commercials. As children, the end of summer meant impending duress and Popsicles forgone, while maturity introduced themes of romantic yearning and day drinking. Into adulthood, the transition into fall waned into little more than semantics, as summer no longer necessarily entailed time off or even a dip in temperature. Texas heat, what’s the deal with that? If this all sounds a tad pessimistic, perhaps I’ve given too much credence to summer’s majesty. Surely some welcome the end of the dog days— why else would air-conditioning exist? Summer brings more than heat, though, as I’m sure you’ve noticed our new cricket neighbors and their penchant for being just about everywhere.
Whether the end of summer is marked by melancholy memories of summers past, or optimism at the idea of fearlessly stepping outside, we all have something to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than with music and festivities? KVRX is capping off this season with a wonderfully curated celebration of summer and local musical gems, with more acts than you can swing an ice pop at. Matador-signed The Young will be showcased alongside Austin staples Belaire and Sleep Good, the latter of which is still riding the buzz wave off their newest 7″ Monsanto. They will be joined by their friends from White White Lights and East Cameron Folkcore, who will round off the show with a healthy dose of folk and indie-swag.