This week’s music picks: Keep Al Weird, and keep Austin’s Blues on the Green

MONDAY

Blue Monday with Angela Strehli at Antone’s. Any Monday night at Austin’s Home of the Blues is a good place to be, with guitarist Derek O’Brien heading a first-class band of Antone’s veterans. But this one, part of the club’s 41st-anniversary fortnight, is special, as former Austinite Strehli, a fixture of the club’s Guadalupe Street glory days, is back from the Bay Area to partake in the festivities. $10-$12. 7 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Also: This month’s Monday resident at Hotel Van Zandt bar Geraldine’s is indie-folk band Tahoma, playing acoustic sets. … Local punk band Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes play songs from their new Super Secret Records release at Sidewinder. … Go full-tilt Motown at the Highball with the Nightowls and Matchmaker Band.

TUESDAY

Weird Al Yankovic at Bass Concert Hall. The fact that the parody song lifer has a solid fan base in a city that’s built a national identity around “Keepin’ it Weird” is a no-brainer. Expect his hardcore fans (and there are many) to show up in Hawaiian shirts, red fezzes and homemade tin foil hats. But even a casual fan can appreciate Yankovic’s elaborate production, which includes countless costume and set changes and the staggering musicality that finds him equally comfortable offering his take on Eminem as he is doing Kurt Cobain. $37.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — D.S.S.

Also: Brazilian psych-rockers Boogarins stop by Waterloo Records for a free 5 p.m. in-store. … An Antone’s show billed as “Cliff’s Kids Reunion” finds Canadian guitarist Sue Foley returning to the town where the late Clifford Antone once mentored her, joining others who had similar experiences, including Mike Flanigin and Emily Gimble. … Rising young Mextroplex blues guitarist Dylan Bishop is playing every Tuesday in July at C-Boy’s. …Other top local options include Chaparral at the White Horse, Coma in Algiers with Action Beat at Barracuda, and Sunny Sweeney & Courtney Patton at the Saxon Pub, which also features David Grissom at happy hour.

WEDNESDAY

Musician Carson McHone at her home on Thursday, July 23, 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Carson McHone is part of the Blues on the Green lineup at Zilker Park. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

KGSR’s “Blues on the Green” with Hayes Carll and Carson McHone at Zilker Park. Once the rising upstart, Carll is now among the seasoned veterans of Austin country-folk-rock singer-songwriters, and his new record “Lovers and Leavers” might be the best testimonial yet toward his status among the great Texas troubadours. Next in line in that never-ending generational chain just might be Carson McHone, who turned heads with her full-length debut “”Goodluck Man” last year. Free. 8 p.m. 2100 Barton Springs Road. kgsr.com. — P.B.

Also: The trio of Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Lou Ann Barton, who released the classic disc “Dreams Come True” in 1990, reunite at Antone’s as part of the club’s 41st anniversary run, with Jai Malano opening. … The Continental Gallery is swinging with singer Nakia joining Moonpie early and guitarist Rosie Flores heading up the Blue Moon Jazz Quartet late. … Other top South Austin options include Warren Hood at ABGB, Chris Gage with David Carroll and Paul Pearcy at Strange Brew, and Will Taylor & Strings Attached at El Mercado Backstage.

THURSDAY

Purple, Emily Wolfe, Ghost Wolves at Empire. It’s a hard-driving triple-bill headlined by Beaumont’s Purple, a power trio that cuts its party punk ethos with flourishes of electronic effects and hip-hop-oriented grooves. Drummer Hanna Brewer and guitarist Taylor Busby split vocal duties, with Brewer who comes off as a mean-spirited, Goop-less Gwen Stefani emerging as the standout attraction. Austin experimental indie rocker Emily Wolfe and garage rock duo Ghost Wolves open. $5. 7:30 p.m. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Portland, Ore., folk-pop artist and NPR darling Esme Patterson comes to Sidewinder. … Expect a big crowd at Shady Grove as Dallas psychobilly outfit Reverend Horton Heat and local honky-tonker Dale Watson play KGSR’s popular “Unplugged” series. … It’s an East vs. West electronica standoff as L.A. bass producer Ghastly headlines Vulcan Gas Company while Rochester, N.Y., producer Kill the Noise headlines at Kingdom. … The Antone’s anniversary stand continues with Beaumont blues great Barbara Lynn plus Don Leady & His Rockin’ Revue. … Mercurial Appalachian troubadour Malcolm Holcombe stops in at Strange Brew. … Fort Worth rockers the Quaker City Night Hawks play the Continental Club. … Local Americana outfit the Jardin Telling Band plays an EP release show indoors at Stubb’s. … Top southside stops include the Derailers at Broken Spoke, Erik Hokkanen at Radio Coffee & Beer and the Soul Supporters at C-Boy’s with Los Coast and Paul Oscher.


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