Wednesday music picks: Dave Matthews Band, Chris Botti

Dave Matthews Band. Ricardo B. Brazziell /American-Statesman
Dave Matthews Band. Ricardo B. Brazziell /American-Statesman

Dave Matthews Band at Austin360 Amphitheater. It’s been nearly three years since Matthews’ last record came out, but you don’t get the title of world’s greatest living jam band on the basis of your studio work. That’s clear enough from the fact that the band’s RCA Records catalog includes almost twice as many live albums as studio releases. They begin another chapter of their long road story with this two-set performance that kicks off a four-month North American tour. $40.50-$85. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.

Also: Trumpeter Chris Botti, a master of smooth sexy standards, plays the Paramount. … The lovely Irish lasses from Celtic Woman sing a mixture of traditional and contemporary tunes at the Long Center. … On-again, off-again New Jersey rockers Early November play the Mohawk outside. … Nashville singer-songwriter Griffin House visits Cactus Cafe. … Local band So Long, Problems says so long to its fans with a farewell show at Lamberts opening for Western Youth. … Singer-songwriters Doug Moreland and Scott H. Biram play Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” series from 6 to 8 p.m. at Guero’s Oak Garden. … Local alt-country band Mon Freres Amigos celebrates the release of its new CD “Evil Company” at Beerland. … Singer-songwriter Randy Weeks brings his band along to Z’Tejas at 6 p.m.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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