This week’s music picks: Blues on the Green, Hot Luck Fest and more

Tuesday: David Crosby at Paramount Theatre. Given that he’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might come as a slight surprise that last year’s “Sky Trails” was just Crosby’s sixth solo album. Of course he’s best-known as a member of ensembles such as the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, but in his 70s he’s become surprisingly interested in expanding his own catalog, with three of those six solo records coming since 2014. Expect to hear both new tunes and old favorites at this performance with a five-piece backing band. (And yes, there appears to be truth to the rumor that Crosby stopped by Waterloo Records on Monday and purchased four David Crosby records. What, no Manassas?) $30-$70. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Wednesday: Blues on the Green with Black Angels, Night Glitter at Zilker Park. Fresh off an in-the-clubs revival of its revered Levitation Fest, Austin psych-rock heavy-hitters the Black Angels are kicking off radio station KGSR’s massively popular series of seasonal shows in the city’s crown-jewel public park. Night Glitter, featuring Thievery Corporation touring member LouLou Ghelichkahani, opens. Three more Blues on the Green concerts will follow in June, July and August, with performers to be announced. Free. 8 p.m. (Arrive early for a 6 p.m. acoustic set from Rob Baird at the Lyft Stage, a new addition this year.) 2100 Barton Springs Road. kgsr.com.

Wednesday: Randy Newman/Harry Nilsson tribute at Townsend. A benefit for Planned Parenthood, this salute to two of California’s finest songwriters will include Sarah Sharp, Alice Spencer, Wilson Marks, Datri Bean, Bruce Salmon, Daniel Durham and more at 7:30 p.m. ($15). Stick around for a late show at 10 p.m. with Nashville’s Ben De La Cour plus local singer-songwriters Jaimee Harris and Nichole Wagner ($10-$15). 718 Congress Ave. thetownsendaustin.com.

Thursday: Hot Luck Festival opening night. This one’s as much about food events as concerts, especially with barbecue maestro Aaron Franklin centrally involved. But the music — a dozen events running through Sunday at a handful of downtown and east side venues — is a significant part of the allure. Kicking things off are Hot Snakes at the Mohawk ($27), Girlpool at Barracuda ($17), Con Brio at Antone’s ($17) and Texas Gentlemen at the White Horse. Check venue websites for opening acts and start times. Shows continue through the weekend with Okkervil River, DJ Questlove, Paul Cauthen, Blackillac and more. Full details and tickets are at hotluckfest.com.

READ MORE: Hot Luck has food, music and a fest vibe that sets it apart

Dave Matthews Band is at Austin360 Amphitheater on Tuesday. / Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman 2015

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Tash Sultana, Reuben Stone at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Lonelyland, Rochelle & the Sidewinders at Saxon Pub
  • Texas KGB, Reed Brothers at One-2-One Bar
  • Kelley Mickwee at Geraldine’s
  • Jazz Jam with Adrian Ruiz at Elephant Room

Tuesday

  • Dave Matthews Band at Austin360 Amphitheater
  • Lola Tried, Ringo Deathstarr, Duncan Fellows, Blushing at Hotel Vegas
  • Smokepurpp at Mohawk outdoor
  • Amber Mark, Demo Taped at Mohawk indoor
  • Company of Thieves, Rob Clancy at Stubb’s indoor
  • Alice Spencer at Townsend
  • Toni Price at Little Darlin’
  • Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Bonnie Montgomery at Continental Club
  • Durawa with John Arthur Martinez at El Mercado Backstage

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Unplugged at the Grove with Dale Watson at Shady Grove
  • Sammy Brue & Pearl Charles, Flower Graves at Stubb’s indoor
  • Christeene at Waterloo Records
  • Crown City Bombers at Carousel Lounge
  • Jai Malano, Los Coast, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s
  • Annabelle Chairlegs, Christian Brand & the Revelators, Bitter Leaves at Hotel Vegas
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Timberos Del Norte at Parker Jazz Club

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