This week’s music picks: Willie Nelson tribute for HAAM, Austin Music Video Fest and more

Tuesday: HAAM Benefit Day Songwriter Tribute to Willie Nelson at Threadgill’s. Hundreds of shows will support the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians all over town on this annual mega-fundraiser day, but this event organized by the House of Songs stands out. Host Graham Weber has brought about 20 local musicians to sing the songs of Austin’s most famous musical visionary, including Monte Warden, Suzanna Choffel, Colin Gilmore, Carson McHone and Jonathan Terrell. Check below for additional HAAM Benefit Day highlights. $10 suggested donation. 7:30 p.m. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Tuesday-Sept. 16: Austin Music Video Festival. Now in its third year, this festival explores the intersection of Austin’s music and movie-making communities and celebrates the music video as a form of short film. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday with a Video Swim Night at the W Hotel where full-band hip-hop crew Sip Sip will perform and A Giant Dog, Golden Dawn Arkestra and more will premiere new videos. On Wednesday, the fest hosts video retrospectives for Flaming Lips and local artist Christeene at the Alamo South Lamar, and Thursday’s events include a showcase from local label Holodeck Records (which includes members of Survive). There will also be a Video Bike Night — a bike-in movie theater — on Thursday. 5-day passes $40-$85. Single-day $15-$25. See amvfest.com for detailed schedule information. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Hanson at Emo’s. When Hanson played South by Southwest earlier this year, they revisited the softball complex where an impromptu performance helped jump-start their path to youth stardom. Now in their 30s, the three brothers remain a pop band well worth hearing: Their new single “I Was Born” stands up well to the older favorites they’ll gather on an upcoming greatest-hits album. $35-$40. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — P.B.

READ MORE: Hanson remembers SXSW softball, brisket and the Alamo

Trombone Shorty plays Thursday at ACL Live. Jay Janner/American-Statesman 2014

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Sahara Swingtet, Charlie Christians at Sahara Lounge
  • Texas Tycoons at White Horse
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Rosie Flores at El Mercado Backstage
  • Austin Blues Revue at Antone’s
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe
  • Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Tuesday

  • Wovenhand, Subrosa at Come and Take It Live
  • More HAAM Benefit Day highlights:
  • Peterson Brothers, Suzanna Choffel, Carolyn Wonderland & Shelley King, Eric Tessmer, Malford Milligan, others at Whole Foods Downtown
  • Marcia Ball, Drew Womack at Still Austin Whiskey
  • Vallejo, Love & Chaos at Mueller Amphitheater
  • Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Jacob Gonzales at Guero’s
  • Moving Panoramas, Semihelix, more at Hotel Vegas
  • A. Sinclair, Zoltars, Teddys, Wildfires at Barracuda
  • Bidi Bidi Banda, Julian Acosta, She Sir at ABGB
  • Check myhaam.org for a complete list of events.

Wednesday

  • Paulina Rubio at El Coliseo
  • Spencer Branch & the Frauleins at Cactus Cafe
  • Eve & the Exiles, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Jon Dee Graham, Williams Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Texas Radio Live with Matt McCormack, Savage Poor at Guero’s
  • Tje Austin, Drew Davis at One-2-One Bar
  • Warren Hood at ABGB

Thursday


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