This week’s music picks: Margo Price, Charles Lloyd, They Might Be Giants

Tuesday: Margo Price at Emo’s. (Late addition: Price also has added a 5 p.m. Monday free in-store performance at Waterloo Records.) Perhaps the best thing about Nashville’s full-press counter to the mid-2010s regrettable bro-country wave is the gender balance: Alongside the rise of Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton has been impressive work from Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves and Nikki Lane. Price may well be the best of all: Her 2016 album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” on Jack White’s Third Man Records was a heralded debut that got her on “Saturday Night Live,” and last year’s “All American Made” attracted Willie Nelson as a duet partner on the track “Learning to Lose.” Paul Cauthen, formerly of Austin band Sons of Fathers, opens. $22-$25. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com.

Thursday: Charles Lloyd & the Marvels at One World Theatre. A legitimate living legend of jazz, saxophonist Lloyd was raised in Memphis and as a teenager sat in with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Studying music at USC in Los Angeles in the late 1950s, he found himself in jazz clubs by night playing alongside greats such as Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden. In the 1960s he rose into prominence on his own, with influential major-label albums that led to recordings and tours with the Beach Boys and others in the 1970s. More recently he made a remarkable album with the Marvels, which features his longtime rhythm section of Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums) plus two major-league ringers: Bill Frisell on guitar and Greg Leisz on steel guitar. They’ll be with him for this tour stop, which might well be the Austin jazz show of the year. (Check out that album’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” above, with guest singer Lucinda Williams.) $25-$98. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org.

Thursday: They Might Be Giants at Stubb’s outdoor. They Might Be Giants like fun. This is why they titled their new album “I Like Fun.” Do you like fun, too? Then perhaps you should go see They Might Be Giants. Their shows are fun. John Flansburgh sings and plays guitar; John Linnell sings and plays accordion, keys and sax. They might even be more fun than the band Fun. They’ve been that way since the 1980s, when everyone flipped out over that cool video they had for their song “Ana Ng.” Just because they’re old fogeys now doesn’t mean they aren’t still fun. $25-$27. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.

Touring artist Shawn Amos plays freedom songs of the civil rights movement and more on Monday at One-2-One Bar. Contributed/Beth Herzshaft

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Apostles of Manchaca, Shawn Amos at One-2-One Bar
  • Jonathan Terrell & Josh T. Pearson, Steel Monday with Rose Sinclair at Sam’s Town Point
  • Johnny Bergin & Quique Gomez, Lonelyland, Brian Pounds at Saxon Pub
  • Propaganda, Joseph Solomon at Stubb’s indoor
  • Marlars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Bill Carter at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot
  • Beth/James at Geraldine’s
  • Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Walk the Moon, Company of Thieves at ACL Live
  • A Giant Dog, Fools record release, Xetas at Beerland
  • Jonathan Terrell at Desert Door Distillery
  • Thomas Csorba, Brody Price, Rooney Pitchford at Cactus Cafe
  • Ceschi Ramos, Factor Chandelier at Sidewinder
  • Soul Man Sam, Teddy & the Talltops at Antone’s
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Dale Watson & His Lonestars at Highball
  • Jimmie Dreams, Koolerators at Sam’s Town Point
  • Dave Scher, Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • Star Parks, Meanswell, Red on Yellow, Rusty Dusty at Barracuda
  • Booher, Skyline, North by North, Teenage Cavegirl at Hotel Vegas
  • Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators, Michael Hale Trio at Lamberts
  • Jason Robert Blum & guests at Townsend

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