This week’s music picks: Forecast calls for Celtic Thunder, followed by six nights of Heat

Monday: Celtic Thunder at ACL Live. The players change with some regularity, but the mission of this Irish collective always remains the same — presenting the traditional music and culture of its home country with lively and dramatic flair. The current tour centers on the two-volume “Legacy” series of CD and DVD releases. $49-$72. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Monday: Clifford Antone Foundation benefit with Buddy Guy at Antone’s. A late add after Guy’s performance last week at ACL Live, this show is exclusive to members of the Foundation, a nonprofit “dedicated to preserving our music culture and community by caring for our elders and investing in our youth,” per the Foundation’s website (details on signing up are available there). Annual dues are $1,000 but come with benefits such as this rare chance to see a Grammy-winning living legend inside the city’s home of the blues. 7 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Tuesday through Sunday: Reverend Horton Heat two-night stand at Continental Club. The Continental has been known to give solid-drawing road acts extended residencies, most notably Southern Culture on the Skids during the city’s annual hot rod roundup. But six full nights of long-running Dallas rockabilly revivalist Reverend Horton Heat might set a new bar for South Congress’ most historic and vital music destination. Each show includes a special guest: Jello Biafra on the first two nights, El Vez on the next two, and Deke Dickerson on the last two. $35. 11:30 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Jayhawks, Folk Uke at Scoot Inn. Trends in musical styles and formats have come and gone over the Jayhawks’ three-decade run, and Gary Louris and his bandmates have kept churning out memorable records of rootsy pop music through it all, including this year’s “Paging Mr. Proust.” Opening is Austin duo Folk Uke, whose joyously catchy but not-fit-for-family-newspapers tune from their new EP won them new fans when it was featured on Netflix’s show “Orange is the New Black.” $20. 6 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Dance Gavin Dance at the Mohawk
James McMurtry (Photo by Jay Janner)

James McMurtry takes part in Tuesday’s Waterloo Records in-store celebrating the new Adam Carroll tribute CD. Jay Janner/American-Statesman 2012

Tuesday

  • Adam Carroll tribute CD release at Waterloo Records with James McMurtry, Gordy Quist (from Band of Heathens), Jamie Lin Wilson, Noel McKay & Brennen Leigh
  • Elle King, Paul Cauthen at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles at Long Center
  • Kikagaku Moyo at Hotel Vegas

Wednesday

  • Epistrophy Arts presents Nohband at North Door
  • Third annual Goblin-A-Go-Go with Basketball Shorts at Mohawk indoor
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Nakia & the Blues Grifters at C-Boy’s

Thursday

  • Nina Diaz (of Girl in a Coma) record release at 3Ten
  • Blue Healer record release, Ballroom Thieves at Parish
  • The Well in-store at Waterloo Records
  • Jack Ingram and Texas Heritage Songwriters Association finalists at Saxon Pub
  • Clifford Antone’s birthday with Jimmy D. Lane (Jimmy Rogers’ son) and guests at Antone’s
  • Sip Sip closes “Siptober” residency at Empire
  • El Ten Eleven and Bayonne at Mohawk
  • Rebelution at Stubb’s

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