This week’s music picks: Lotus’ 3D Halloween, Puerto Rico benefit and more

Monday: The War and Treaty at Mohawk indoor. You know how you occasionally hear about some major musical talent who once played on a Monday night at a small club in your town, before their career went into the stratosphere? This is one of those nights. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount-Trotter, who record as the War and Treaty and recently released their debut EP “Down to the River,” might be the most powerful thing to hit soulful Americana music since the Staple Singers. $10. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Flying Lotus in 3D at Emo’s. It’s Halloween night. Will this show be strange? Oh certainly, pushing the boundaries of electronic composition is what he does. Will it be spooky? His last album was called “You’re Dead.” Is it a good place to dress up and pretend you’re going on some sort of an interstellar journey to a mystical otherworld? The best. Seven Davis Jr. and Pbdy open. $30-$35. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Amine, Towkio at Emo’s. With his hooky love song “Caroline” building heat, the Ethiopian-American rapper from Portland drew solid crowds at South by Southwest 2017, where his energetic performances lived up to the hype. Over the summer he dropped his debut album “Good For You,” XXL magazine tagged him as part of this year’s rap freshman class and now he has new ditty “Spice Girl” burning up the charts. If you want to catch him on the come up, the moment is now. $22. Towkio from Chance the Rapper’s Savemoney crew opens. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: “Una Noche Para Puerto Rico” benefit at Empire. Earlier this year, Brownout released a new EP “Over the Covers.” It was their first release of original material since 2012, and the title was a tongue and cheek way of saying the Black Sabbath cover project, Brown Sabbath, that dominated the Austin’s Latin funk powerhouse’s work for the last few years, was taking a break. But hold the “Electric Funeral,” the (helping) “Hand of Doom” is back to celebrate the Day of the Dead while raising money for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs will also perform. $20 suggested donation. 7 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

LCD Soundsystem plays a Halloween show at Austin360 Amphitheater on Tuesday. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Ween at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)
  • TxSU Showcase with Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, Liz Rose & more at Saxon Pub
  • Hudson Moore, Kimberly Dunn at 3Ten
  • Moving Units at Hotel Vegas
  • Mike Dillon Band with Claude Coleman Jr. at Mohawk indoor
  • Ray Prim at Winflo
  • Jaimee Harris, Danny Click at Cactus Cafe
  • Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Carson McHone at White Horse
  • Chris Cornell tribute benefiting SIMS Foundation at One-2-One Bar

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