This week’s music picks: Miranda Lambert parties like it’s The 1975, and Fastball celebrates a new record

Monday: Graham Weber & the Buffalo Squeeze, Cory Reinisch & the Flying Chimichanga Brothers at the Blackheart. Over the weekend, the Blackheart celebrated its fifth anniversary with some of the Rainey Street venue’s favorite bands playing on its outdoor stage. Inside, Mondays of late have been the province of Cory Reinisch, leader of alt-country band Harvest Thieves, playing tunes in a more stripped-down setting. This week’s show also includes longtime Austin singer-songwriter Graham Weber. Free. 9 p.m. 86 Rainey St. — P.B.

Thursday: Mack, Jack & McConaughey with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram at ACL Live. The downside for fans of the big-name headliner at this annual fundraiser hosted by singer-songwriter Jack Ingram and his celeb pals Matthew McConaughey and Mack Brown is that Lambert’s presence meant a quick sellout. (She’s also taping an episode of “Austin City Limits” at the venue on Wednesday, so check out the website for a chance at free tickets to that.) The upside is that in addition to opening Thursday’s 9 p.m. show, Ingram also hosts a great songwriters bill the following night at 8 p.m. with guests including Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Todd Snider and Lori McKenna. Tickets to that show, $47.50-$112, are still available. This year’s MJ&M benefits CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation and the Rise School of Austin. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Thursday: Fastball record release at Saxon Pub.It’s been eight years since the last Fastball record, but that hasn’t stopped them from being part of a smash hit while they were on hiatus. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Fifth Harmony singer Camille Cabello recently reached No. 4 on the Billboard pop charts with “Bad Things,” which is based upon the chorus of Fastball’s 1998 hit “Out of My Head.” The group’s new record “Step Into Light” isn’t out until May 19, but they’ll be in the midst of a two-month national tour then, so they’re celebrating its release early with local fans. They’ll have copies of the album for sale on both CD and vinyl at the Saxon. $25. 10 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. — P.B.


U.K. band the 1975 plays ACL Live on Monday and Tuesday. Matthew Danser for American-Statesman 2014



  • Tara Williamson at Stubb’s
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Wayne Sutton with Naj Conklin and Robb Kidd at One-2-One Bar
  • Sharon Bourbonnais at Driskill Bar
  • Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe



  • Chris Botti at Long Center
  • Bayside, Say Anything, Reggie & the Full Effect at Emo’s
  • Martha Redbone Roots Project at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
  • Texas Radio Live with Bluebonnets, John Gaar at Guero’s
  • James Hand at Threadgill’s North
  • Matt the Electrician at Townsend
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Loteria, Altamesa, Night Glitter at Hotel Vegas
  • Croy & the Boys, Sophia Johnson at White Horse
  • Mike Stinson at Broken Spoke


  • Umphrey’s McGee, Big Something at Stubb’s
  • Savoy Brown at One World Theatre
  • Shrine, Jex Thoth, Duel, Doomstress at Barracuda
  • Tony Morris, Celil Refik Kaya at Cactus Cafe
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Swimming With Bears at Shady Grove
  • Jai Malano, Emily Gimble, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s
  • Bee Caves at Mohawk indoor
  • Jaimee Harris, Josh Buckley, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar
  • Jonny Burke at Threadgill’s South
  • Christy Hays, Wilkinson’s Quartet at White Horse
  • Grassy Thursday bluegrass jam at St. Elmo Brewing Company

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