Mid-Week Intermission Staff Edition: The Drop-In Staff Picks

The Drop-In 2024 lineup is out and it’s no surprise that we have some opinions in the house! At the LC, we’re a collection of superfans, ride-or-dies, and intense consumers of Austin’s creative arts scene, so when we asked for Drop-In ‘hot picks,’ the team certainly delivered. Check out what they had to say about this stellar lineup (spoiler: we like them all) and start putting together your own can’t-miss, won’t-miss list.

The Drop-In 2024 Lineup
The whole lineup is solid, but who are you most excited to Drop-In this summer?
Matt from Programming
// Pedal Steel Noah

After watching his viral videos & learning his story, it’s exciting for us to bring the joy of his playing to our Drop-In series. Noah has turned the traditional approach to pedal steel use & made it his own!

Sonora from Development
// Bidi Bidi Banda

I’m pretty sure I became a huge fan of Selena at birth, thanks to my parents and their equal love of her and Tejano music, which they passed on to me. My dad likes to claim that he took me to a Selena concert before she was taken from us — the truth of that claim is up in the air, but that doesn’t change how much I love her! It’s great to see a woman-led Tejano band that continues to share her legacy and spread the joy of Tejano music, and I am excited to witness their show this summer with a crowd!

Oh, and Selena continues to be my #1 on my Spotify Wrapped every year!

Riley from Production
// Little Mazarn

I’ve seen them grow over the years and they are killing it! I really enjoy the ambient textures in their music. They make beautiful music videos.

// Half Dream

Half Dream is another one I’m excited about. I’ve mixed a couple of their shows years ago and they have a really great vibe and sound!

// Grupo Fantasma

Grupo is an absolutely incredible band to see live. If you haven’t seen them yet, you gotta check them out at The Drop-In!

Gabby from Programming
// Daniel Fears

I had the pleasure of doing lighting for a show he was recording and it was amazing. I haven’t been able to go to any of his recent shows so I’m glad I can catch this one!

// Motenko

Been a fan of his for a long time! He used to accompany and perform at the Natalie George Productions Cabarets and I stopped in to Stay Gold a couple of times to watch him perform back in 2019. Happy to see him doing shows around the country and super excited to see what he plays for us!

Dana from Programming
// Riders Against the Storm

They played our inaugural Drop-In series and it turned into a dance party on-stage… Excited for those good dance vibes again this year!

Samuel from Marketing
// Primo the Alien

Primo the Alien! Excited to see some electropop on the 3D-printed stage!

Jen from Operations
// Zach Person

It’s inexcusable that he hasn’t played a Drop-In yet. I am a huge fan, and I may have told him that at a gig he did at the Bullock last summer…

Cory (our CEO)
// Riders Against the Storm

I’m always excited to see Riders Against the Storm. Besides loving their music and the vibe that they bring, I so appreciate all of the work that they do for our community through DAWA.

Orlando from Event Services
// Bidi Bidi Banda

Bidi Bidi Banda! As someone from Corpus Christi, I can’t get enough Selena and some good Tejano music.

Hannah from Marketing
// SL Houser
// Barb

One of the things I look forward to every year is the Drop-In playlist — I’m terrible at finding new music and this is the perfect way for me to feel cool. Our openers especially feel like hidden gems in a town with SO MUCH music to take in. Most excited for SL Houser and Barb — two of our kickass, women-fronted openers. Can’t wait!

Annie from Box Office
// Thor & Friends

Thor’s ethereal sounds are ghostly and meditative. The music feels lawless at times, but always comes together in beautiful and striking ways.

// Little Mazarn

Lindsey’s lyrics are like a meandering river, gentle yet strong. I love the peaceful and atmospheric sounds that feel like a distant memory.

// Cactus Lee

I love their old-school country sound to get your toes tapping, plus a slide guitar always makes me swoon.

// Half Dream

Paige’s raw lyrics and dreamy melodies make me want to rock out and smile at the same time.

And there’s so much more where this came from! You can’t go wrong with any Drop-In, and that’s our favorite thing about it. Make sure you’re signed up to get RSVP alerts on Mondays (remember, it’s free) and we’ll see you there! Oh, also keep an eye out on our socials for Friday artist reveals.


At the Long Center, we’ve always got a new partnership or something cool we know you’ll want to check out! Find and follow us @longcenter on your social media platform of choice, and we’ll see you real soon.

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