This week’s music: Flanigin enlists Texas guitar heroes for Blues on the Green kick off


Jimmy Buffett at ACL Live. Just like last year, Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band are treating Austinites to a smaller-venue-than-usual show, presumably after once again rehearsing here before a late-spring tour. Make that well-to-do Austinites: The trade-off for getting the intimate setting is a whopping $104 ticket price. Count on plenty of Parrotheads to pay up in kind, though. The 2015 show came just after the Memorial Day floods, and Buffett responded by donating proceeds to flood relief. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Also: Seattle indie singer-songwriter Damien Jurado brings the tour for his new album “Visions of Us on the Land” to the Parish with Ben Abraham. Jurado also will be at Waterloo Records for a free in-store performance at 5 p.m. … A Red Bull Sound Select show at Barracuda features Baths, the vowel-poor Spzrkt and Verskotski. … Downtown hometown options include Jackie Venson late and Derek O’Brien’s Blue Monday early at Antone’s, and Kalu James continuing his May weekly residency at Geraldine’s.


Texas Guitar Women at Antone’s. This all-women, all-star revue loomed as a less-frequent prospect when steel guitar ace Cindy Cashdollar moved to upstate New York last year, but she still visits from time to time, and on this occasion she’s joining forces again with Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King for the first Texas Guitar Women show at the newly revived Home of the Blues. Bassist Sarah Brown and drummer Lisa Pankratz give the frontwomen about as solid a rhythm section as you could find in Austin. $15. 9:30 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. — P.B.

Also: Call it “Frampton Comes ACL Live” when classic-rock mainstay Peter Frampton visits the marquee downtown venue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his mega-selling live album. … Chicago indie-folk band Fruit Bats and Oregon’s Kyle Craft are at the Parish. …Los Jazz Vatos play a release show for their recent disc “El Jefe” at Strange Brew. … Hometown punk is in the spotlight at Hotel Vegas with Flesh Lights and Fire Retarded. … Acoustic-oriented performances from female singers can be found early with Sarah Sharp and Juliana Sheffield at 6 p.m. at Tellers, and later with Ali Holder and Jazz Mills at 9 p.m. at Stay Gold.


Blues on the Green with Mike Flanigin’s “The Drifter” at Zilker Park. In shows last week at Antone’s and Shady Grove, B3 organ player Flanigin concentrated on new material. But for this season-opening show of KGSR’s celebrated Blues on the Green series, he revisits last year’s highly successful “The Drifter” album. He’s bringing some of that record’s biggest guest stars along for the ride, including ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons plus local guitar heroes Jimmie Vaughan and Charlie Sexton. Opening the show are fast-rising young blues busters the Peterson Brothers. Free. 8 p.m. 2100 Barton Springs Road. — P.B.

Mike Flanigin. Photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Mike Flanigin. Photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Also: A free Blues on the Green after-party at Antone’s starts at 10 p.m. with Antone’s Blues Band fixtures Eve Monsees, Mike Buck and Sarah Brown. … Another popular free seasonal series makes for a quality pre-Zilker stop as the new 3Ten club below ACL Live hosts “The Wine Down” with music from Migrant Kids and Daniel Eyes & the Vibes plus free wine samples from Ruffino and bites from Cru. … Last month’s weather-postponed record-release show for local rockers Blue October finally gets its day on the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Danny Malone opening. Black Heart Saints play indoors afterward. … Down the street at the Mohawk, Swedish punk band Millencolin headlines on the outdoor stage with opener Success. … Sun Radio’s weekly “Texas Radio Live” show at Guero’s Oak Garden features the Nightowls and Emily Bell. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. … Other quality early-evening options include Warren Hood’s 6:30 p.m. happy-hour gig at ABGB and Hilary York at 7 p.m. at Evangeline Cafe.


Flogging Molly at Stubb’s. The Los Angeles band fronted by a native Dubliner emerged in the late nineties as part of a post-Pogues explosion of Celtic Punk. Nearly two decades their tried and true formula, slipping a rollicking backbeat behind a traditional Irish melody, continues to produce a mighty fine soundtrack for an evening of wanton carousal with friends. $32-$35 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Also: The Texas country prides of San Marcos and New Braunfels, respectively, Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen teamed up on an album last year and are following it with a live record due in June. Catch them together at Nutty Brown Amphitheater. … KGSR’s weekly Unplugged at the Grove series at Shady Grove continues with soulful singer Jai Malano. … Local indie band the Please Please Mecelebrates the release of a new EP at Empire with Keeper, Common Velvet and Signy. … Our Austin360 Artist of the Month alum Magna Carda headlines a Scoot Inn bill that also features Leopold & His Fiction, Slomo Drags and Sun Seeker. … Blues guitar master Carl Weathersby is at Antone’s, which features an early show with Red Young & His Hot Horns. … Other top local options include Harvey “Tex Thomas” Young at Guero’s, Two Hoots & a Holler at the Highball, and a free 6 p.m. show at the Townsend with Lissa Hattersley & Trip Trio.

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