Weekend music picks: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Eric Johnson and more

Friday: Hayes Carll with Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer at Paramount Theatre. Like Bob Schneider (who’s also in action this weekend, at ACL Live), local singer-songwriter Carll has the unusual ability to balance playing small rooms like the Saxon Pub with the occasional large theater show. The ringer on this one, though, is the opening act: Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer are the legitimate top draw here. Lynne, the 2001 Grammy winner for best new artist, and Moorer, whose nine solo albums over the past two decades established her as one of Americana music’s brightest stars, teamed up earlier this year to record “Not Dark Yet,” a fascinating record of nine covers and one original tune in which they tackle everyone from Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt to Nick Cave and Kurt Cobain. $20-$50. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

READ MORE: Our 2015 interview with Hayes Carll

Saturday: Cotton Mather at Threadgill’s South. This weekend marks 20 years since the release of “Kontiki,” Austin indie band Cotton Mather’s second album and the one that put them on the map after Noel Gallagher heard it and offered the group some arena shows opening for his then-king-of-the-world rock band Oasis. The band split up a few years later, with leader Robert Harrison moving on to Future Clouds and Radar, but in recent years Harrison has reconvened the old group, spurred in part by a Kickstarter-driven expanded reissue of “Kontiki” a few years ago. They’ll celebrate the two-decade anniversary by playing “Kontiki” in its entirety at this show, along with a set of new material from Harrison’s recent “Songs From the I Ching” project. Shivery Shakes opens. $10. 9 p.m. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Funksgiving at North Door. You’ve had a day to lounge on the couch, snooze off the turkey and indulge in leftover pie for breakfast (we’re not judging); now it’s time to get up and move something. Body rocking grooves are provided by one-man funk machine Henry + the Invisibles, Houston powerhouse Soul Creatures and DJ Chicken George with brain-bending rhyme styles from Third Root, who are celebrating the vinyl release of their excellent 2016 album “Libertad.” $10. 8 p.m. doors. 501 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Eric Johnson at Waterloo Records. “Collage,” a new 10-song disc that’s half originals and half covers, tops a sudden whirlwind of activity for the longtime Austin guitar virtuoso. Johnson is packaging the record with reissues of his hard-to-find “Souvenir” and “Up Close: Another Look” albums in a special Black Friday Record Store Day deal for Nov. 24. In addition, New West Records has just issued vinyl and CD/DVD versions of Johnson’s December 1988 performance on “Austin City Limits” as part of its “Live From Austin TX” series. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.

Jimmie Vaughan joins Mike Flanigin & George Rains to play songs from their new CD at C-Boy’s on Friday and Saturday. Jay Janner/American-Statesman 2015

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

  • Joe Ely at Saxon Pub
  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Friday

  • Galantis, Him at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Lil Pump at Emo’s
  • Rebels & Renegades with Chris Fullerton, Walt Wilkins, Jon Dee Graham, Curtis McMurtry, Robert Craft Trio, McKay Brothers at Threadgill’s South
  • Audien at Vulcan Gas Company
  • Sour Notes album release, A. Sinclair, El Lago, Duncan Fellows at Hotel Vegas
  • Del Castillo at 3Ten
  • Sister 7, 80H Project, Jackie Venson, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar
  • Songs of Joni Mitchell with Will Taylor & Strings Attached, Karen Mal, Stephen Zirkel at Townsend
  • Beat Root Revival at El Mercado Backstage
  • Lou Ann Barton, Sue Foley at Continental Club
  • Teri Joyce & the Tagalongs, Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Chaparral at White Horse
  • Ruby & the Reckless at Geraldine’s
  • Mrs. Glass at Lamberts

Saturday

  • Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live
  • Band of Heathens, Dan Dyer at 3Ten
  • Peterson Brothers, Tomar & the FCs, Eve & the Exiles at Antone’s
  • Beto & the Fairlanes at One World Theatre
  • Pink Floyd tribute with Midnight Stroll, Halfways, Young Tongue, more at Barracuda
  • Bamako Airlines, Foot Patrol, Catastica at One-2-One Bar
  • Meditations at Flamingo Cantina
  • Ephraim Owens Quartet at Elephant Room
  • Albert & Gage Band at Donn’s Depot
  • Whitney Rose, Two Hoots & a Holler, Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers at White Horse
  • Dale Watson at Broken Spoke
  • Beebe Sings Sahm, Redd Volkaert at Continental Club
  • Sharon Bourbonnais, Flyin’ A’s at El Mercado Backstage
  • D-Soul Davis at Lamberts
  • Georgia Parker, Cat & the Canary at Radio Coffee & Beer

Sunday

  • Riders in the Sky at One World Theatre
  • Ace Hood at Vulcan Gas Company
  • Bob Livingston, Jimmy Johnson at Threadgill’s South
  • Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s
  • Lavelle White, Ben Balmer at Antone’s
  • Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Timberos Del Norte at One-2-One Bar

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