New Mastersounds, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners at Parish. The Parish serves up an insanely funky two-night stand. The New Mastersounds are the house band for the Cooker, an implausibly amazing groove kitchen in the northern English city of Leeds. Their latest album is a fantastic collection of body-moving breakbeats with a surprisingly good reggae cover of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” thrown in for good measure. Bass innovator and Meters frontman George Porter Jr. joins the bill with his Runnin’ Pardners, ensuring an evening of supreme instrumental excellence. $25-$30. 9 p.m. doors (Friday and Saturday). 214 E. Sixth St. parishaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: The Longhorn Network is primarily about sports, but there’s room for Austin music, too. LHN takes over the Cactus Cafe all day Friday for free live tapings of three acts: Brian Pounds (2-2:45 p.m.), Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell (4:30-5:30 p.m.) and the band Burgess Meredith (8:30-9:30 p.m.). … Country music and comedy combine when Rodney Carrington performs at Bass Concert Hall. … For a more down-home country experience, head west to Poodie’s Hilltop Lounge in Spicewood for the debut of the new band Highway 71, featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bill Kirchen, Marty Muse, David Carroll and Rick Richards. … Antone’s welcomes Eve & the Exiles with special guests including Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman and Georgia Bramhall. … Free Week stretches into one final weekend at Barracuda, where shoegazing pop trio Ringo Deathstarr, recently back from an eighth trip to Japan, plays a show with Annabelle Chairlegs. … Stormy L.A. garage rock duo Peach Kings plays the Mohawk inside. … Guitar-slinging soul legend Barbara Lynn begins a two-night stand at C-Boy’s with the Soul Supporters and Dylan Bishop. … The White Horse is honky-tonk heaven with Dale Watson and Rosie Flores. … Singer-songwriters in action include Slaid Cleaves at Strange Brew and Graham Wilkinson at Geraldine’s. … ABGB welcomes Band of Babies, Kacy Crowley and Robyn Ludwick’s new project. … Stay Gold rocks out with Nic Armstrong and Ben Ballinger. … Reed Turner plays an EP release show indoors at Stubb’s with the Gents and Blue Bear. … Other top local options include Jason Roberts at the Broken Spoke, Ruby Jane at the Continental Club with Dust Bowl Revival and Guy Forsyth plus Denny Freeman at the Saxon Pub.