OUR TOP PICKS
Friday-Saturday: The Head and the Heart at Stubb’s. The Seattle/Virginia indie-folk-pop sextet, a highlight of ACL Fest in 2014, moved from Sub Pop to Warner Bros. for “Signs of Light,” released in September. The first night sold out quickly, but an added second show still has tickets available. British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna opens both nights. $37.50. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
Saturday: Questlove DJ Set at Empire. Ahmir Khalib Thompson, the drummer and musical director for one of the greatest bands in America, the mighty Roots crew, is legendary for his encyclopedic musical knowledge and impeccable taste. He’s down to spin a three-hour set, so expect deep cuts and booty shakers aplenty. $17-$25. Doors at 9 p.m. 604 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.
Saturday-Sunday: B-Boy City at North Door. The moves are tougher and the tricks are trickier, but in the modern era, breakdancing is one of the less celebrated elements of hip-hop culture. Go down in the trenches and watch passionate dance crews engage in high stakes battles at one of the biggest competitions in the Southwest. 7 p.m. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.
Sunday: Chris Porter & Mitchell Vandenburg Memorial at Continental Gallery. The loss of singer-songwriter Porter and bassist Vandenburg last week in a North Carolina crash while their band was on tour has hit many in the local music community hard. Some of those who knew and played with the two musicians will gather to play songs in their memory as part of the weekly Lo Jinx Orchestra show with hosts William Harries Graham and Jon Dee Graham, the latter of whom played guitar and contributed artwork to one of Porter’s recent albums. $10. 8 p.m. 1313 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.
Sunday: King at the Parish. The trio sends tightly woven harmonies cascading over chilled-out grooves in songs that mix the futuristic sensibility of today’s alt-R&B with the sass and swagger of girl groups past. Nick Hakim opens. $15. 7 p.m. doors. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — D.S.S.
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