Thursday’s music picks: Barrence Whitfield, Folk Uke, Black Lillies

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages
Barrence Whitfield begins a two-night stand at the Continental Club. Photo by Drew Reynolds

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages at Continental Club. Boston soul shouter Whitfield and his band have been a going concern since the 1980s, when a string of albums on Rounder Records brought them into the national spotlight. They’re now two albums into a late-career resurgence thanks to Chicago label Bloodshot Records, which captures the band at its loud-and-raucous finest on the new disc “Under the Savage Sky.” They’ll play two nights at the Continental, with local openers the Leroi Brothers on Thursday and the Ugly Beats on Friday (Jan. 22.). $13. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Also: Earlier at the Continental, catch the offbeat humor of acoustic duo Folk Uke in a no-cover 6:30 p.m. happy hour set. … Knoxville, Tenn., Americana band the Black Lillies visit Strange Brew with the Coordinates. … Billing themselves as El Trio Grande, Texas roots guitar-slingers Jesse Dayton, John Evans and Mike Stinson team up at the Townsend. … On the indie front, Foot Patrol continues its residency at Hotel Vegas with Churchwood and Brown Whornet, while Barracuda welcomes Obnox, Coma in Algiers and Marriage. … Singer-songwriter Jane Ellen Bryant plays Lamberts with Pierson Saxon. … Country choices include Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s, the Derailers at the Broken Spoke and Leo Rondeau at the White Horse with Rosie & the Ramblers and Candler Wilkinson.

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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