Free Weekis an excellent opportunity formusicfans to check out bands they have been meaning to catch but have not seen perform. This year, the annual event takesplace January 1-10 and over a dozen clubs host non-stop, local,live musicfor free. FreeWeek2015Free Week was founded by former Emo's booker and currentTransmission Eventspartner, Graham Williams in 2004 and is now an eagerly anticipated event. Naturally, venues Transmission books lead the charge. Other clubs have followed suit recognizing the once dead week following Christmas has the potential to fill their venue with music fans if they offer no cover charge. To learn more, Do512 highlights some shows happening the first weekend to add to your calendar. Keep in mind many acts play more than one show during Free Week so if you miss one of the shows mentioned, check theDo512 Free Week pagefor more dates by the artist and the most complete Free Week listings. You can also browse theDo512 Free Weekpicks on their page for my top selections this year. Contributed by Greg Ackerman, True Austin Music Insider. Originally posted at