OUR TOP PICKS
Friday: Body Rock 7-year anniversary with DJ Nu-Mark at Empire. This crew always encourages you to get all up in your feelings as you work your body and leave your woes in a pool of sweat on the dance floor, but love will certainly be in the house for this special edition. Jurassic 5 turntablist Nu-Mark stops in to help celebrate seven years of the most essential hip-hop dance party in Austin a week before hosts, husband/wife team Riders Against the Storm, celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Heart emojis all around. $10. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.
Saturday: Sharon Bourbonnais CD release at El Mercado Backstage. The leader of the band Tres Bourbonnais perhaps walks in the footsteps of longtime Austin favorite Marcia Ball, mixing swampy blues and rootsy jazz with her piano playing and sassy vocals front and center. Tight rhythms and occasional blasts of horns spice up Bourbonnais’ good-time groove on “A Girl’s Gotta Play,” her new CD. Kyle’s Kitchen opens. $10. 7 p.m. 1302 S. First St. elmercadorestaurant.com. — P.B.
Saturday: Austra at the Mohawk. Lead singer Katie Stelmanis slinks through dreamy synths and burbling electro grooves into shadowy cityscapes that are almost certainly unsafe at night on “Future Politics,” the brooding, wounded and occasionally menacing, new release from the Toronto darkwave outfit that dropped, fittingly, on Inauguration Day. The Range and Night Drive open. $17. Doors at 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s
Wanda Jackson, Legendary Shack Shakers, Brains, Delta Bombers at Continental Club
Jeffrey Foucault at El Mercado Backstage
Daisy O’Connor CD release at Cactus Cafe
Amy Edwards EP release at Estilo
Mrs. Glass, Graham Weber & Buffalo Squeeze, Mike Schoenfeld at Blackheart
Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s
Jai Malano at Oskar Blues Brewery
Carrie Rodriguez at Cactus Cafe
Amy Atchley, Jeremy Nail, Jamie Thomas at Townsend
NOTS, US Weekly, Muther, John Wesley Coleman at Hotel Vegas
James Hand, Bill Kirchen at Continental Club
Ramsay Midwood at Sam’s Town Point
Fleetwood Mac tribute with Watters, KP & the Boom Boom, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, more at One-2-One Bar
Jake Penrod at Oskar Blues Brewery
Purgatory Players Gospel Brunch at El Mercado Backstage
Weldon Henson at Little Longhorn Saloon