This week’s music picks: Piano Guys, Shabazz Palaces

Wednesday: Piano Guys at Long Center. One of those only-in-the-digital-age success stories, this Utah instrumental quartet started posting videos to YouTube in 2010 and eventually topped a billion views, helped by the release of a half-dozen records that have topped the classical and new age charts. Though they do some original material, it’s their piano-and-cello renditions of songs taken from Coldplay to Bach to Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack and beyond that have driven their internet stardom. $49-$79. 8 p.m. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — P.B.

Shabazz Palaces. Contributed/Victoria Kovios

Wednesday: Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray at Mohawk outdoor. Sick of the formulaic nature of way too much modern hip-hop? Ishmael Butler aka Palaceer Lazaro aka Butterfly from Digable Planets feels you. His abstract hip-hop duo spins spoken word knowledge into a spacious echo chamber of minimalist grooves. Porter Ray opens. $18-$20. 6:30 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Monday

Greg Howe, Groove Think at Stubb’s indoor

Tje Austin Band, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s

Cory Reinisch, Graham Weber & Buffalo Squeeze at Blackheart

Two Hoots & a Holler, Dylan Bishop at Continental Club

Charlie Christians, Sahara Swingtet at Sahara Lounge

Mystery Monday with Guy Forsyth at El Mercado Backstage

Swing Time Trio, Amanda Cevallos, Lisa Kettyle at White Horse

Tuesday

Fixx at 3Ten

James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Dylan Bishop, 8-1/2 Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Doug Strahan & the Good Neighbors, Mike Schoenfeld at Blackheart

Alice Evans, Miss Guilty & the Sophies at Hotel Vegas

Keeper at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

Savage Poor record release at One-2-One Bar

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Texas Radio Live with Lee Ann Atherton, Nichole Wagner at Guero’s

Eve & the Exiles, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Walt Wilkins, Bill Kirchen at Saxon Pub

Warren Hood at ABGB

Noel McKay at Threadgill’s North

Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs at Threadgill’s South

Thursday

Alunageorge DJ set at Kingdom

Bluebonnets, Danny Harvey & Denny Freeman at Townsend

Birdtalker, Topknot at Stubb’s indoor

Unplugged at the Grove with Charley Crockett at Shady Grove

Stacks, Otis Wilson, Batty Jr. at Mohawk indoor

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

Peterson Brothers Band at Highball

Mike & the Moonpies, JD Clark at Hotel Vegas Patio

Christina Cavazos at Cactus Cafe

Shad Blair, Chris Fullerton at Hill’s Cafe

Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Schisms album release, Obscured By Echoes at Barracuda

Derailers, Leddy Bragg & Somethin’ to Bragg About at Broken Spoke


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