This week’s music picks: Lazy Lester, Steel Mondays, 2Cellos and more

Monday-Thursday: Lazy Lester at Antone’s. When Antone’s celebrated its 42nd anniversary last summer with an impressive batch of blues greats, booker Zach Ernst seemed especially pleased at having booked this Louisiana legend for an extended run. “It really feels like the anniversary to me if you have Lazy Lester at the club every night for four nights,” Ernst said. So why wait until July for a repeat? Get a midwinter fix with the 83-year-old master whose influential 1950s sides for Excello and later recordings for the Antone’s record label have made him a favorite at the club since its early days at previous locations. Lester will play at 10 each night, with closing sets by Brad Stivers on Monday, Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers on Tuesday, and Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators on Wednesday. $10. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com.

Geoff Queen plays Monday at Sam’s Town Point. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Monday: Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point. One of the coolest new weekly series to take root recently is “Steel Mondays,” an early-evening set of music focusing on steel guitar players at this South Austin hot spot. Even in a town rich with steel aces, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more in-demand talent than Queen, frequently seen with Hayes Carll, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers and Sunny Sweeney. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Stick around afterward for a 9 p.m. show by Jonathan Terrell and Josh T. Pearson. 2115 Allred Drive. samstownpointatx.com.

Thursday: 2Cellos at Erwin Center. Playing the University of Texas campus arena is a big move up for Slovenia’s Luka Sulic and Croatia’s Stjepan Hauser, who sold out the Long Center when they visited Austin in 2015. They’re touring behind their new album “Score,” which focuses on classic movie and TV music from “The Godfather,” “Titanic” and “Game of Thrones,” plus a splendid version of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” $19.50-$59.50. 7:30 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Austin MLK Festival at Huston-Tillotson University
  • Destroyer, Mega Bog at Mohawk outdoor
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot
  • Julieann Banks at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Dossey, Light Wheel, High Church at Hotel Vegas
  • Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at Elephant Room
  • Matchmaker Band at Highball

Tuesday

  • Mean Jolene, Dirty Few, Residual Kid, Lochness Mobsters at Hotel Vegas
  • Ephraim Owens Experience, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Jeffrey Lewis, Folk Uke at Beerland
  • Durawa, Los Jazz Vatos at El Mercado Backstage
  • Dylan Bishop, 8½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s
  • Seela at One-2-One Bar
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Charlie Belle at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

  • Wood & Wire at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
  • Jake Penrod at Broken Spoke
  • Texas Radio Live with Sahara Smith, Steel Betty at Guero’s
  • Giulia Millanta with David Pulkingham at One-2-One Bar
  • Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Michael Fracasso, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Daisy O’Connor at Cactus Cafe
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Chris Gage & Friends at El Mercado Backstage
  • Motel Radio, Artisanals, Ben Millburn at Stubb’s indoor

Thursday

  • Aimee Mann, Jonathan Coulton at Paramount Theatre
  • Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Peterson Brothers at Cactus Cafe
  • Summer Fires EP release, Matt Gilmour & the Cuckoos at Stubb’s indoor
  • Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s
  • Jimmie Dreams, Koolerators at Sam’s Town Point
  • Derailers at Broken Spoke
  • Fingerpistol at Highball
  • Nocturnal Hallucinations at Electric Church
  • Suzi Stern Quintet at Elephant Room
  • Jazz Outside Inside, Utley3, Steve McCarthy at Carousel Lounge

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