Weekend music picks: Three nights of Isbell, Music Under the Star and more

Friday-Sunday: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit at ACL Live. Americana sensation Isbell sold out two nights in this room last year, so it’s no surprise he had to add a third show this time around. Fans will be eager to hear material from his new album “The Nashville Sound,” the follow-up to 2015’s impressive “Something More Than Free” that earned him his first two Grammy Awards. Indie band the Mountain Goats open the first night; Isbell’s wife and 400 Unit bandmate, Amanda Shires, opens the next two. $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.

READ MORE: Review of Jason Isbell’s 2016 concert at ACL Live

Friday: Music Under the Star with Mother Falcon and Molly Burch at Bullock Museum. Rumors of Mother Falcon’s demise earlier this year fortunately turned out to be exaggerated. Though a few members of the indie-classical outfit departed, most of the others have stayed together, if refocusing future efforts more on projects such as their annual summer music lab for area youths. Shows have been less frequent, which makes this appearance as part of the Bullock’s free summer series all the more special. Arrive early for singer-songwriter Molly Burch, whose debut album “Please Be Mine” came out earlier this year. 6 p.m. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

Saturday: Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band plus Tribute to Doug Sahm at Antone’s. The 42nd anniversary of Antone’s is being celebrated for most of the month, but Saturday is the actual birthday, tracing back to when the late Clifford Antone opened the original venue at Sixth and Brazos streets on July 15, 1975. Just one special show apparently wasn’t enough to mark the occasion, so the club booked two. Early, catch Sauce Gonzalez & the West Side Horns paying tribute to Texas treasure Doug Sahm, with Spot Barnett and Derek O’Brien also on board. Later, guitar great Vaughan, who helped make Antone’s a household name back in the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ heyday, headlines with his Tilt-a-Whirl Band plus upstart opening act the Dylan Bishop Band. 6:30 p.m. ($10-$12) and 10 p.m. ($25-$30). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com.

Saturday: Roky Erickson’s 70th birthday concert at American Legion Charles Johnson House. Antone’s isn’t the only legendary local institution with a July 15 birthday. Psychedelic music pioneer Roky Erickson was born on that day in 1947, which means this is the big seven-oh for him. Some special guests are lined up for this “God Devil Alien” show, along with DJ Fontana spinning “Roky favorites and rarities” plus hot dogs from Frank and an exhibit of 13th Floor Elevators artwork. $20-$30. 6 p.m. 404 Atlanta St. rokyerickson.com.

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ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

  • Tomar & the FCs at C-Boy’s

Friday

  • Bob Schneider, Milligan Vaughan Project at Antone’s
  • Five for Fighting at One World Theatre
  • Azizi Gibson, Doeman, Netherfriends at Empire
  • Intocable at Coliseo
  • Tortilla Flats (Doug Sahm tribute band) at Threadgill’s South
  • Carson McHone, Star Parks at 3Ten
  • Colton Turner & the Rockin’ Roses, Shaun Young & the 3 Ringers at Continental Club
  • Elias Haslanger Quintet at Elephant Room
  • Roger Wallace, Chaparral at White Horse
  • Jason Roberts at Broken Spoke
  • Tail Gators at Evangeline Cafe
  • Madisons at Hard Luck Lounge
  • Elijah Ford & the Bloom at Geraldine’s
  • Fingerpistol at Driskill
  • Don Harvey & A Is Red, Nagavalli at Townsend
  • Tara Williamson at Hyatt Regency
  • Fragile Rock Tiny Desk viewing party at Highball (5 p.m.)
  • Hot Summer Nights (free shows):
  • White Denim, Go Fever, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Midnight Stroll, Migrant Kids, more at Mohawk outdoor
  • Swift Drag EP release, Torino Black, Sideshow tragedy, more at Mohawk indoor
  • Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Xetas, Flesh Lights, Unknown Relatives, more at Barracuda
  • Muchos Backflips, Things Unsaid, Adventurer Like You, Seven Circles at Sidewinder
  • El Tule at Stubb’s indoor

Migrant Kids play Friday at the Mohawk and Saturday at Geraldine’s. Contributed/Brandon Humphry Scott

Saturday

  • Bamako Airlines, Cilantro Boombox at Blackheart
  • Migrant Kids at Geraldine’s
  • Rescue Pet Benefit with Leo Rondeau, Carson McHone, Beth Chrisman at ABGB
  • Hard Proof, Tameca Jones & Honey Gun at Continental Club
  • Omar & the Howlers at Saxon Pub
  • Suzanna Choffel, Sydney Wright at Threadgill’s South
  • Melat at Radio Coffee & Beer
  • Highwaymen Hoot Night with Jesse Harris at White Horse
  • Curtis McMurtry, Little Brave, Ali Holder at Cactus Cafe
  • Ramsay Midwood, Rance May at Sam’s Town Point
  • Shivery Shakes, Scenery, Early Internet at Barrel O’ Fun
  • Beth Noble & Spring Creek Band at Parish
  • Danger at Vulcan Gas Company
  • Hot Summer Nights (free shows):
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Israel Nash, Mobley, Zeale, more at Empire
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez, Mike & the Moonpies, Moving Panoramas, more at Mohawk outdoor
  • She Sir, A. Sinclair, Magic Rockers of Texas, more at Mohawk indoor
  • Magna Carda, Lord Buffalo, Obscured By Echoes, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Big Bill, Zoltars, Residual Kid at Barracuda
  • Big Jesus, We Were Wolves at Sidewinder

Sunday


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