This week’s music picks: Foo Fighters, Ibeyi, Old Settler’s Fest, more

Wednesday: Foo Fighters at Austin360 Amphitheater. Last time through town in 2015, Dave Grohl and company headlined the Austin City Limits Music Festival, about a year after a marathon taping of the “Austin City Limits” TV show. This tour stop may be a little more “normal” by comparison, but there’s new music, with “Concrete and Gold” becoming the band’s second Billboard 200 chart-topping album last fall. English glam-rockers the Struts open. $45-$99. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.

READ MORE: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl reflects on past visits to Austin

Wednesday: Ibeyi at Mohawk outdoor. Twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz live in Paris but the lineage of their sound is drawn both from their familial homeland Cuba and their Yoruban ancestral roots. They were enchanting in their South by Southwest 2015 performances, and their 2017 release “Ash” is rich with the same tightly woven harmonies and mixture of futuristic electronics and primal ancient sounds that made their debut release so compelling. Sudie opens. $25. 6:30 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: What’s So Not, Duckwrth at Emo’s. Australian artist Emoh Instead, a.k.a. Chris Emerson, made a name for himself as part of the duo Flume. Now working on his own under the name What’s So Not, he crafts expressive, electronic compositions. But really, we’re in this for the opener, Cali rapper Duckwrth, who swaggered into SXSW 2018 with a trunkload of West Coast funk and feel-good vibes that lasted for days. James Earl opens. $22. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

READ MORE: Meet Duckwrth, your new favorite feel-good funky rapper

Thursday: Opening Day of Old Settler’s Music Festival. In years past at its former Driftwood site, Old Settler’s began and closed with music on a smaller stage at Camp Ben McCulloch, across the road from the main grounds. It’ll be different at the fest’s new site near Lockhart: Thursday’s acts on the Campground Stage will be on the main festival grounds, with everything integrated on one property now. Topping Thursday’s bill is the Grateful Ball, a salute to the Dead featuring the Travelin’ McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band. Others on the opening-day bill are Donna the Buffalo, We Banjo 3 and the Deer. Performances run from 4 p.m. to midnight, with additional music from the Deer, Ley Line and Stacks after midnight on the Camp Shhhtimes Stage. Thursday-only tickets are $35; weekend passes range from $130 to $515, depending on number of days and camping/platinum access. We’ll have more about the full weekend of OSMF in this Friday’s American-Statesman, and online at mystatesman.com. 1616 FM 3158, Dale. oldsettlersmusicfest.org. — P.B.

READ MORE: An early look at the new Old Settler’s site

Thursday: KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with Kelly Willis at Shady Grove. This popular spring-and-summer series celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, with free music at 8 p.m. every Thursday until the fall. The season’s second show features longtime Austin country singer Kelly Willis, who’s set to her first new solo album in more than a decade next month. Arrive early for dinner to get a better spot on the patio. 1624 Barton Springs Road. kgsr.com. — P.B.

READ MORE: Check out the full season of Unplugged at the Grove shows

Thursday: Final Blackheart Songwriter Showcase at Blackheart. For years the primary supporter of live music in the Rainey Street district, the Blackheart is closing at the end of the month. The venue has supported both indie bands and solo singer-songwriters; the latter are the focus of this Jet or Not Management bill that features a dozen acts across three hours. From 7 to 8 p.m., hear Mike Schoenfeld, Jane Ellen Bryant, Jacob Jaeger and Daniel Thomas Phipps; from 8 to 9 p.m., it’s Devin James Fry, Mary Beth, Blake Van Buren and Joshua Bain; and the closing hour from 9 to 10 p.m. features Jonathan Terrell, Cory Reinisch, Graham Weber and Cass Brostad. All of it is free. 86 Rainey St. blackheartbar.com. — P.B.

Chromeo plays the outdoor stage at Stubb’s on Tuesday. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman 2014

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, WIlliam Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Steel Woods, Drugstore Gypsies at Antone’s
  • That 1 Guy at Stubb’s indoor
  • Giulia Millanta, Bruce Salmon, Wilson Marks at One-2-One Bar
  • Ray Prim at Geraldine’s
  • Tony Mariano & Camille Schiess, Tom Echols at Cactus Cafe
  • Texas Radio Live with Nakia, Jeff Johnston at Guero’s
  • Brannen & Red Show, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Croy & the Boys, Rosie & the Ramblers, Rock Step Revelators at White Horse

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