This week’s music picks: Nick Lowe, Kali Uchis, Alejandro Escovedo, more

Monday: “Lazy Lester Forever” tribute at Antone’s. Among the many old-school greats who’ve played Austin’s home of the blues over the decades, Louisiana’s Lazy Lester was certainly one of the most beloved. Lester (born Leslie Johnson in 1933) died in August, but his spirit lives on in the musicians from here who held him dear, many of whom will take part in this heartfelt salute. Performers include Lou Ann Barton, Sue Foley, Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman, Mike Morgan, Ted Roddy, Greg Izor, Eve Monsees, Mike Buck, Jay Moeller, Speedy Sparks and Grady Pinkerton. $12. 6:30 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Monday: Alejandro Escovedo y Don Antonio at Continental Club. The only thing certain about former Austinite Escovedo’s music is that he’ll always be reaching for new territory somewhere on the horizon. With “The Crossing,” released last week on Yep Roc Records, he teamed with the renowned Italian band for a concept album about two immigrants on the Texas border, drawing from his own family experience (his father immigrated from Mexico as a young child). Also appearing on the album are two Detroit proto-punk legends, the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and the Stooges’ James Williamson. Escovedo has played the Continental countless times in his four-decade career, but this one promises to be something new and different. $10. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Tuesday-Wednesday: Nick Lowe, Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s. Billed in full as “Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue featuring Los Straitjackets,” this show teams the legendary British songwriter with the ace Nashville instrumental ensemble for a night that’s certain to deliver on its humblebrag. As a writer, performer and producer, Lowe has left marks on popular music that few have matched across a career spanning five decades. The icing on the cake is an opening set from hometown hero Vaughan, playing with his trio featuring B3 player Mike Flanigin and drummer George Rains. $35-$40. 8 p.m. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Kali Uchis at Stubb’s outdoor. The Colombian American singer-songwriter’s debut full-length, “Isolation” is the perfect summer album. It’s a dreamy mix of R&B, hip-hop and sunny tropicalia that conjures sexy pool parties, fruity cocktails and the hair-whipping exhilaration of beachside cruising in a convertible. Gabriel Garzon-Montano opens. $33-$39.95. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Hinds at North Door. This day’s music options present a “Sophie’s Choice” for lovers of ladies who rock, simplified only slightly by the fact that Liz Phair’s show at the Mohawk is sold out. But if you’re looking for something grimier than Kali Uchis’ sultry grooves, the stripped down garage rock from this Spanish girl band might be just the ticket. $16-$18. 8 p.m. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.

Speedy Ortiz opens a sold-out show for Liz Phair on Thursday at the Mohawk. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Eric Tessmer at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Thrice at Emo’s
  • Black Heart Saints at Stubb’s indoor
  • Death Bells, Narrow Head at Barracuda
  • Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam live recording at Elephant Room

Tuesday

  • Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, Marfa Crush, Teddys at Hotel Vegas
  • Island, Rusty Dusty at Stubb’s indoor
  • Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Alice Spencer at Townsend
  • Durawa, John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage
  • Betty Soo at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

  • Tribal Seeds, Iya Terra at Scoot Inn
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Jeff Plankenhorn & Chris Gage at El Mercado Backstage
  • Sons of an Illustrious Father at Stubb’s indoor
  • The Wine Down with Blackillac at 3Ten
  • Malford Milligan, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Texas Radio Live with Paper Moon Shiners, Cowboys & Indians at Guero’s

Thursday

  • Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)
  • Watsky, Feed the Birds, Chukwudi Hodge at Scoot Inn
  • Bonerama at Antone’s
  • Stick Men at One World Theatre
  • Adult, Plack Blague, K23 at Barracuda
  • Quaker City Nighthawks, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’s
  • Croy & the Boys, Rosie & the Ramblers, Bob Appel at White Horse
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Weekend music picks: Free family-friendly concert series from KUTX is back

Austin will also host shows from jazz great Fred Hersch, post-hardcore outfit the Jesus Lizard and Texas country-folk legends the Flatlanders this weekend.

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Friday: Fred Hersch Trio at UT McCullough Theatre. A 10-time Grammy nominee, pianist Hersch is one of the most accomplished living jazz musicians, one we’re fortunate to still have with us. A decade ago, Hersch, who’s lived with AIDS for 30 years, nearly died from a serious bout with pneumonia; he eventually recovered and composed the theatrical piece “My Coma Dreams” about the experience. His 2017 book “Good Things Happen Slowly” got major props from the Washington Post, which named it one of the top five memoirs of last year. This is Hersch’s first-ever major performance in Austin, and it might not happen again, given that he’s 62 and still lives with the effects of his illness. But his music continues to be extraordinary, and for local jazz fans, this show is something special. $10-$40. 8 p.m. 2375 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — P.B.

Mobley. Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Friday: KUTX Rock the Park at Mueller Amphitheater. The public radio station’s free concert series returns for a run of fall shows. The event, curated in part by KUTX’s Sunday kids show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, pairs a kid-friendly act with an artist music lovers of all ages can appreciate. The kickoff features expressive artist Mobley, who delivers powerful messages in deceptively hooky pop songs alongside the Groundwork Music Orchestra. In addition to music there’s face painting and coloring for the kids as well as food trucks on site. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 4550 Mueller Blvd. kutx.org — D.S.S.

Saturday: Jesus Lizard at ACL Live. After eight years on hiatus, the influential post-hardcore outfit that formed in Austin over 30 years ago played a string of reunion shows in late 2017, including a riotous set that critics lauded as one of the best shows at Houston’s Day for Night Festival. This year’s tour corresponds with the 20th anniversary of the band’s final album, “Blue,” and the eight tour dates are the only live appearances the band has planned. Suckling opens. $32-$39. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre. Last fall’s Paramount pairing of these two American music legends apparently went so well that they rebooked it for an encore. Penn, a songwriter responsible for some of the best Southern soul music of the 20th century, will open the show for Austin’s transcendental country-folk trio featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. Either of these acts on their own would make for a memorable night. Together, it’s something worth becoming an annual tradition. $25-$55. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Sunday: “Three Women and the Truth” with Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters at One World Theatre. Each accomplished singer-songwriters probably capable of headlining this room on their own, these three women are known for writing songs that dig far deeper than typical radio fare, even if all have had songs recorded by major artists. Gilkyson’s our local hero of the trio, a two-time Grammy nominee whose new album “Secularia” has drawn raves since its release two months ago. Gauthier’s 2017 album “Rifles & Rosary Beads,” a fascinating project in which she worked with veterans from Austinite Darden Smith’s “Songwriting With:Soldiers” organization, was a finalist for the Americana Music Association’s album of the year. Peters has released a dozen albums across two decades, including this year’s “Dancing With the Beast.” $20-$93. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

  • Dwight Yoakam, Two Tons of Steel, Dalton Domino at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
  • Shinyribs, Justin Stewart at Paramount Theatre
  • Kidz Bop at H-E-B Center
  • Parker McCollum, Jonathan Terrell at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Benefit for Lauren Bruno at Musx HQ
  • Propagandhi, Riverboat Gamblers at Mohawk outdoor
  • Western Youth album release, Mike Schoenfeld at Spider House Ballroom
  • Frights, Hunny, Hot Flash Heat Wave at Barracuda
  • DJ Mel at Scoot Inn (early show)
  • Droeloe at Vulcan Gas Company
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers, Rayo Brothers, Blues Specialists at Continental Club
  • Flow Tribe, Shaggadelic at Antone’s
  • Swells, Canvas People, Smiile at 3Ten
  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s
  • Lesly Reynaga, Latin at Heart, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
  • A-Town Getdown at ABGB
  • Michael Hearne & Shake Russell at Threadgill’s North
  • Maoli, Free’Dem Sesh, Lakandon at Flamingo Cantina
  • Slow Caves, Residual Kid, Pollen Rx at Hotel Vegas
  • Silo Road, Roger Wallace, Missy Beth & the Morning Afters at White Horse
  • Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Townsend
  • Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Saturday

  • Longhorn City Limits with Aloe Blacc, Jackie Venson at LBJ Library Lawn
  • Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Leland at ACL Live
  • Intocable at H-E-B Center
  • Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Bullet for My Valentine at Emo’s
  • Laraaji, Arji, Dallas Acid at Zach Theatre
  • Andrew W.K. at Mohawk outdoor
  • Meg Myers, Adam Jones at Antone’s
  • Darden Smith at Stateside at the Paramount
  • Jackopierce at 3Ten
  • Malia Moore benefit with Rey Arteaga, Two Hoots & a Holler, Erin Jaimes & Jimmie Dreams, Twilight Trio at Threadgill’s South
  • Monte Montgomery, Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, George Ensle at Saxon Pub
  • Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Carolyn Wonderland, Bill Kirchen at Continental Club
  • 888, Frankie Cosmos at Barracuda
  • Lucy Spraggan at Mohawk indoor
  • Bluebonnets at Southpark Meadows Shopping Center
  • Hector Ward & the Big Time, Honey Made, Funkapotamus, Van Wilks at One-2-One Bar
  • Oliver Rajamani Gypsy Fire at Cactus Cafe
  • Connie Kirk & Jazz Quintet, Wheelwrights, Sanco Loop at Townsend
  • Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room
  • Tomar & the FCs at ABGB

Saturday-Sunday

  • Pecan Street Festival with Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Night Glitter, Magna Carda, Johnny Goudie, Belcurve, more on East Sixth Street
  • B-Boy City XXIV Pro Breaking Tour at North Door

Sunday

  • Fall Out Boy, Machine Gun Kelly at Erwin Center
  • Yo La Tengo at Mohawk outdoor
  • Palm School Choir reunion at ABGB
  • Pacific Dub, Ries Brothers at Stubb’s indoor
  • Ruins, Lavelle White at Antone’s
  • Carry Illinois, Co-Founder, Belcurve, Otis Wilkins at Hotel Vegas
  • Soul of a Musician series with Jonathan Terrell at Threadgill’s North
  • Greg Izor & the Box Kickers, Palm School Choir Reunion at ABGB
  • Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Mike Stinson at C-Boy’s

This week’s music picks: K.D. Lang, Dierks Bentley, more

Tuesday: K.D. Lang at Paramount Theatre. The Canadian singer-songwriter already was a breakout country artist when she released “Ingenue” in 1992, but that album blew the doors off of all stylistic preconceptions about Lang’s music. It became by far her biggest-selling album in the U.S., going double-platinum behind the singles “Constant Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine.” She’ll perform “Ingenue” in its entirety at this show, along with other favorites from her storied and stellar four-decade career as a recording artist. Mak Grgic opens. $50-$160. 8 p..m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Wednesday: Asleep at the Wheel at Waterloo Records. Though they’ve stayed plenty busy the past decade with tributes and collaborations, “New Routes” is the first new “normal” Asleep at the Wheel album since 2007’s “Reinventing the Wheel.” Leader Ray Benson’s backing crew has changed a lot since then, and “New Routes” reflects those changes — primarily the addition of fiddler/singer Katie Shore, who steps out in a big way here. She sings lead on six of the album’s 11 tracks, wrote two of the best ones herself, and co-wrote another with Benson. Benson’s still steering the ship, and his lead vocals on three sublime covers — the late Guy Clark’s “Dublin Blues,” Scottish pop star Paolo Nutini’s “Pencil Full of Lead” and the old Moon Mullican hit “Seven Nights to Rock” — reaffirm the Wheel’s role as ace interpreters of a seemingly endless range of material. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. —P.B.

Thursday: Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Lanco at Austin360 Amphitheater. The summer concert season at the amphitheater is almost done, but first, one last big bash for mainstream country fans. Bentley is touring behind his 10th album, “The Mountain,” released in June on Capitol Nashville. John and T.J. Osborne have released two albums as Brothers Osborne, including 2018’s “Port Saint Joe.” Opener Lanco, led by singer Brandon Lancaster, released its debut album “Hallelujah Nights” earlier this year. $31-$95.75. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com.

First Aid Kit perform plays Tuesday at ACL Live. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman 2017

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Saintseneca, Black Belt Eagle Scout at Barracuda
  • Nobody’s Girl, Saintseneca at Waterloo Records
  • Texas Tycoons residency anniversary at White Horse
  • Lonelyland, Hoodygoode at Saxon Pub
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Brad Stivers, Blue Monday with Greg Izor, James Bullard at Antone’s
  • Shelley King at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Texas KGB at One-2-One Bar
  • Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

  • Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at Erwin Center
  • First Aid Kit, Julia Jacklin at ACL Live
  • Killing Joke, Pig at Mohawk outdoor
  • JC Brooks Band at 3Ten
  • Hayes Carll, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • Beat Root Revival, Paul Dunton Orchestra, Michael Fracasso at One-2-One Bar
  • Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Alice Spencer at Townsend
  • Betty Soo at Geraldine’s
  • Dreamers, Weathers, Morgxn at Stubb’s indoor
  • Will Courtney at Waterloo Records
  • Russell Haight Quartet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room

Wednesday

  • Gov’t Mule at ACL Live
  • Graham Nash at Paramount Theatre
  • Superorganism, Yuno at Emo’s
  • Asleep at the Wheel at Waterloo Records
  • Zhu, Tokimonsta at Stubb’s
  • Eleanor Friedberger, Pill at 3Ten
  • Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
  • Texas Radio Live with Beat Root Revival, Paul Dunton Orchestra at Guero’s
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Will Courtney at Waterloo Records
  • Leti Garza Trio at One-2-One Bar
  • Marshall Hood & Friends at ABGB
  • Otis Wilkins at Geraldine’s

Thursday

  • Angel Olsen, Hand Habits at Paramount Theatre
  • Todd Rundgren at 3Ten
  • Hovvdy, Crisman at Mohawk indoor
  • Werks, Moving Matter at Antone’s
  • Michael Grimm at One World Theatre
  • Watters, Jaimee Harris, Traveling Ones, Flyin’ A’s at One-2-One Bar
  • Beat Root Revival, Paul Dunton Orchestra at El Mercado Backstage
  • Lowin, Batty Jr., North by North, Cover Letter at Hotel Vegas
  • Harley Flanagan at Barracuda
  • Eric McFadden at Townsend
  • Lowin, Batty Jr. at Hotel Vegas
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Daisy O’Connor at Geraldine’s

Weekend music picks: Viva Mexico!, RakefetFest and more

From Tejano standouts and stars of the local world music scene, to Japanese punk and Canadian power pop, our music picks are all over the map this week.

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Friends host RakefetFest to help Rakefet Laviolette

Friday: RakefetFest at the Parish. Friends and fellow musicians rally to help Rakefet Laviolette, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Laviolette and her husband, Joel Laviolette, run the Rattletree School of Marimba, and the event is designed to help provide a “financial cushion” so the family can devote the time they need to her treatment and recovery. A who’s who of Austin’s top world music artists including Atash, Seu Jacinto and Bamako Airlines will perform. $10. Doors at 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Friday: Sloan at 3Ten. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1991, power-pop band Sloan rode the ’90s alt-rock wave to semi-stardom and still has a devoted cult following that includes 3Ten booker Jack McFadden, who’s been more excited about this show than just about anything he’s booked since the club opened in 2016. This year’s “12” is (naturally) the 12th release from the band, but they don’t tour down this way often, so if you want to see them, now’s the time to go. $12-$25. 8:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Viva Mexico! celebration at the Mexican American Cultural Center. The MACC hosts a concert remembering squeezebox savant Anthony Ortiz Jr., who died last summer after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 24. Some of Ortiz Jr.’s favorite Mexican songs will be performed by his family’s band Mariachi Corbetas at the center’s Black Box Theater. Other featured musicians include accordionists Juan Diaz and Ricky Cabrera as well as pop-rock artist Lesly Reynaga, who recently earned the center’s Emerging Artist Award. Free. 5 p.m. 600 River St. austintexas.gov/esbmacc. — Nancy Flores

RELATED: Rising accordionist Anthony Ortiz Jr. dies at 24

Sunday: Shonen Knife at 3Ten. The all-female Japanese pop punk outfit has been shredding guitars and expectations since the ’80s. Along the way, they hung out with Nirvana in the ’90s, created a Ramones tribute project called Osaka Ramones and released 20 albums. Don’t let the adorable coordinated dresses fool you; they show up ready to rock you hard. Ringo Deathstarr opens. $21.50-$25. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Lucius, Cornelia Murr at Paramount Theatre

St. Paul & the Broken Bones at Fair Market (also 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records)

Doja Cat, Lvl Up, Skirts, Caroline Says at Barracuda

Bob James at One World Theatre

Hyukoh, Inner Wave at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)

B3 Summit with Delvon LaMarr, Ike Stubblefield, Red Young, Sauce Gonzalez at Antone’s

Rakefet Laviolette benefit with Atash, Seu Jacinto, Bamako Airlines, Paula Maya at Parish

Jonathan Tyler, Will Courtney, Jesse Ebaugh at Continental Club

David Bowie tribute with Super Creeps, Kay Odyssey, DJ Mahealani at Empire

Damn the Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute), Departure ATX at Threadgill’s South

Mayeux & Broussard, Garrett T. Capps, Kathryn Legendre, Lucas Hudgins at White Horse

Elias Haslanger Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Robert LaRoche & David Perales at Townsend

Los Nahuatlatos, Kiko Villamizar, Enrique Legarreta, Ex Romantika at Sahara Lounge

Lost Counts, Robert Kraft Trio at Continental Gallery

Ley Line at Cactus Cafe

Brown Sugar & the Brothers at Geraldine’s

Graveltooth, Mojo, Electrik Ants at One-2-One Bar

Friday-Saturday

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Saturday

Borgore, GG Magree, Benda at Emo’s

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Scoot Inn

Scott Miller, Matt McCormack at Cactus Cafe

Al Di Meola at One World Theatre

Carbon Leaf, Ben Ballinger at 3Ten

Ninas Arriba benefit with Gina Chavez (EP release), Carrie Rodriguez, Jane Ellen Bryant at Antone’s

Outyouth benefit with Bleached Roses, Belcurve, Why Bonnie, more at Barracuda

Benefit for Kelli Archer with Modern Don Juans, Rubilators, Drakes, LeRoi Brothers, Two Hoots & a Holler at Continental Club

SIMS Foundation benefit: George Strait tribute with Kristopher Wade, Jacob Jaeger at ABGB

Gravitas Recordings showcase with Psymbionic, Au5, more at Mohawk outdoor

Danny Malone, Pulkingham Layne at Townsend

Dawn & Hawkes, Guy Forsyth, Dickie Lee Erwin at Saxon Pub

Hank Williams birthday bash with Jake Penrod at White Horse

Otis the Destroyer, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad at Hotel Vegas

Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room

Viva Mexico with Son de Rey at Sahara Lounge

Ullrich Ellison & Tribe at Threadgill’s South

Susan Gibson at Threadgill’s North

Larry Seaman at One-2-One Bar

Microsessions with Tom Meny, Jon Muq, Obsolete Machines, Texas Textbooks at Aveda Institute

Sunday

Asleep at the Wheel record release at Broken Spoke

Owen, Fred Thomas at Mohawk indoor (sold out)

Kolars, Calliope Musicals, Pope Coke at Stubb’s indoor

Los Gumbo Blues Band, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Tuck & Patti at One World Theatre

Soul of a Musician series with Nakia at Threadgill’s North

Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Resentments, John Gaar, Denim at Saxon Pub

Lo Jinx Supper Club, Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Dale Watson, Hilary York at C-Boy’s

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Eve Monsees at Hilton Cannon & Belle

Yacht Rock Sunday with Mixer Rogers at Empire

Fragile Rock at Hotel Vegas

Sunday Shindig with Jason Robert Blum at Cosmic Coffee

This week’s music picks: HAAM Day, KRS-One, more

Tuesday: HAAM Day across Austin. Shortened this year from the previous HAAM Benefit Day designation, this coordinated campaign is still very much a fundraiser annually raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians provide much-needed services to the local music community. As always, much of the live-music action revolves around Whole Foods stores — the downtown flagship’s tunes begin at 6 a.m. with Sydney Wright — but most of Austin’s premier music venues also will participate, and an evening event at the High Road on Dawson has become a top draw in recent years as well. Donations accepted at all events (look for the HAAM donation boxes). Full details at myhaam.org/haamday. — P.B.

Read more: Austin musician Sydney Wright’s story helps underscore the value of HAAM

Thursday: KRS-One at Come and Take It Live. The Bronx rap legend built a career working at the spiritual core of hip-hop. In his world and the world of his passionate fan base, hip-hop endures not just a genre, but as a culture, a lifestyle. His classic rhymes are weighty with meaning and the world could use a little more of his “Edutainment” right about now. $20-$25. 8 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. comeandtakeitproductions.com. — D.S.S.

Mandolinist Chris Thile brings the Punch Brothers to Bass Concert Hall on Thursday. Contributed/C. Taylor Crothers

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Sabrina Ellis, Lindsey Mackin, Lauren Burton at Hotel Vegas
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Rosie Flores at El Mercado Backstage
  • Blue Monday with Keith Dunn & Hash Brown, James Bullard at Antone’s
  • Lonelyland, Hoody Goode at Saxon Pub
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Kids in a New Groove benefit with WailSharks, Say It Ain’t Weezer at Barracuda
  • Polarizado, Finessa, Spoils at Mohawk indoor
  • Cari Hutson & Good Company, Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

  • Rise Against at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Verve Pipe at 3Ten
  • Marcia Ball, Cody Jasper at Threadgill’s South
  • Creux, Nominee at Stubb’s indoor
  • Durawa, Los Texmaniacs at El Mercado Backstage
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue at Sam’s Town Point
  • J.D. Clark, Devin Jake, Chansons et Soulards at White Horse
  • Harvest Thieves at Waterloo Records
  • Russel Taine, Lead Pony, James Junius at Beerland
  • Skymomma, Mission2Mars at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

  • Grizzly Bear at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Matt Costa at Cactus Cafe
  • Texas Radio Live with Otis Wilkins, Woody Russell at Guero’s
  • Foxing, Ratboys, Kississippi at Barracuda
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores, Brannen & Red at Continental Gallery
  • Henri Herbert, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Super Thief, Thin Skin, Flesh Lights at Beerland
  • Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Natalie Zoe at Skylark Lounge
  • Leti Garza Trio at One-2-One Bar
  • James Hand at Threadgill’s North
  • Sophia Johnson, James Steinle, Rock Step Revelators at White Horse

Thursday

  • Punch Brothers, Madison Cunningham at Bass Concert Hall
  • Social Distortion, Justin Townes Earle, Valley Queen at Stubb’s outdoor
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Jimmie Vaughan Trio at Shady Grove
  • Butch Walker, Greg Holden at Scoot Inn
  • Lil Debbie, Whitney Peyton at Empire
  • Johnny Goudie EP release, Aaron Stephens at One-2-One Bar
  • Jonathan Terrell, Croy & the Boys, Bob Appel at White Horse
  • Jeremy Nail, Patrice Pike, Malford Milligan & JW Roy at Saxon Pub
  • Ceramic Animal, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad at Mohawk indoor
  • Mark Cruz & Henry Johnston at Cactus Cafe
  • Erik Hokkanen at Radio Coffee & Beer
  • San Saba County at Townsend
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Soul Man Sam, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Weekend music picks: Free Longhorn City Limits shows kick off Saturday

Sure it still feels like summer, but fall football season is here.

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Friday: Margo Price, Hayes Carll at ACL Live. A double-shot of A-list Americana acts from Nashville and Austin, respectively, this concert is a fundraiser for the Hill Country Conservancy, a nonprofit that seeks to protect the natural outdoor spaces in Central Texas as well as the area’s working farms and ranches. Price was a highlight of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic this summer, and Carll has been lighting up the Saxon Pub lately with his “Enough Rope” live-streamed shows. $40-$60. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

RELATED: Our 2018 interview with Margo Price

Jimmie Vaughan performs with the UT Longhorn Band in 2015.

Saturday: Longhorn City Limits with Jimmie Vaughan, Nightowls at LBJ Library Lawn. Here’s the best new addition to University of Texas football pre-game rituals in a long time: free concerts by some of the city’s top musicians on the expansive greenspace immediately adjacent to the southeast end of DKR-Memorial Stadium. Blues guitar great Vaughan headlines the inaugural event at 5 p.m., with high-powered Austin soul outfit the Nightowls opening at 3:30 p.m. These shows will happen before every home game this year. (More performers will be announced soon; one will be Reckless Kelly, playing Sept. 15 before the USC game.) 2300 Robert Dedman Drive. texassports.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Michael Nesmith & the First National Band at Paramount Theatre. He’ll forever be known for the Monkees, but Nesmith gained a wholly different cult-following for the country-influenced folk-rock records he made with his First National Band in the early 1970s. The shows he’s been playing with them this year mark a return from a nearly half-century hiatus. Now 75, Nesmith — whose songwriter bona fides included writing Linda Ronstadt’s Stone Poneys hit “Different Drum — is enjoying a late-career revival that’s helping to recast his musical legacy. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Saturday: Shawn Colvin at One World Theatre. These days, all the aspiring Austin women singer-songwriters seemingly want to be like Patty Griffin, but when Griffin moved here in the late ’90s she (and many others) found a role model in Colvin, who’d moved back here a few years earlier. She’d played music here in the 1970s, which gave her deep local roots even as she became a platinum-selling success with multiple Grammys. She’ll show up as a special guest to sing with the likes of Don Henley and Jackson Browne when they’re in town, but her own shows here are infrequent, and the intimate venue makes this one all the more special. $35-$108. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.

RELATED: Review of Shawn Colvin at the Paramount in 2017

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

  • Gary Numan, Nightmare Air at Mohawk outdoor
  • Alina Baraz, Cautious Clay at Emo’s (sold out)
  • Black Joe Lewis album release at Continental Club
  • Wild Moccasins at Cactus Cafe (also 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records)
  • Dead Sara, Welles at Antone’s
  • Pennyfest with Quiet Company, Lowin, Black & White Years, Star Parks, more at Barracuda
  • Austin Uncharted 1-year anniversary with Poly Action, Half Man, Delicate Boys, more at Spider House Ballroom
  • Jeff Plankenhorn, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
  • Atash, Seu Jacinto, Emily Shirley album release at One-2-One Bar
  • Steel Betty album release, Big Cedar Fever, Raph Shapiro at Radio Coffee & Beer
  • Big Bill, Brother Sports, Salty at Hotel Vegas
  • Kenyatta Hill, Yard Squad at Flamingo Cantina
  • Private Vandals, Residual Kid, Quiet Please, Hot Mom at Beerland
  • Bad Bad Hats, Cumulus at Stubb’s indoor
  • Hilary York at ABGB

Saturday

  • Mountain Goats, Al Riggs at ACL Live
  • Greg Laswell, Sahara Smith at 3Ten
  • MxPx, Five Iron Frenzy at Mohawk outdoor
  • Austin Samba presents Brazil Day 2018 at Antone’s
  • Honest Men, Dossey at Scoot Inn
  • Kraken Quartet at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre
  • Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub
  • J Wagner album release, Bill Davis at Radio Coffee & Beer
  • The Mrs. EP release at Lamberts
  • Sarah Sharp & Mitch Watkins at Threadgill’s North
  • Missy Beth & the Morning Afters, Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers at White Horse
  • Mopac, Marfa Crush, Midcentury at ABGB
  • Coffee Sergeants at Cactus Cafe
  • Van Wilks at Townsend
  • Leo Rondeau at Sam’s Town Point

Sunday

  • Paul Young, Midge Ure at 3Ten
  • Strunz & Farah at One World Theatre
  • Diane Cluck, Jana Horn at Cactus Cafe
  • Wrongbird single release, Fertility House, Cuckoos at Mohawk indoor
  • Batty Jr., Sonny Falls, AMA, Poly Action at Hotel Vegas
  • Kate Howard, Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub
  • Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s
  • Ginny Marie at ABGB
  • Mike Keller at Hilton Cannon & Belle

 

This week’s music picks: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Courtney Marie Andrews

Tuesday: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Stubb’s outdoor. A generation apart, blues harmonica legend Musselwhite and eclectic songwriter-guitarist Harper found enough common ground on their 2013 collaboration “Get Up!” to end up with a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. They also apparently enjoyed it enough for a second go-round: Earlier this year, the influential label Anti- released “No Mercy in This Land.” One their own they’re both treasured American artists, but together they’ve created something special that starts deep within the blues yet reaches beyond it. $43-$45. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.

Andrew Nolte CD release at Saxon Pub. A multi-instrumentalist who’s played with local bands including Zissou, Foxtails and the Tom Petty tribute act Damn Torpedoes, Nolte proves to be an extraordinarily talented composer and arranger in his own right on his highly sophisticated nine-song debut, “Tied to a String.” This is pop music, fundamentally, but Nolte draws upon elements of jazz, classical, folk, cabaret and other styles, fleshing out his tunes with exquisite usage of horns, winds and strings. I’m not quite sure how Nolte has flown under my radar until now, but this is one of the best Austin records of 2018. $10. 8 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com.

Thursday: Courtney Marie Andrews at Mohawk indoor. “May Your Kindness Remain,” released in March on the Fat Possum label, has been one of 2018’s most acclaimed country releases, no surprise to those who have been following this 27-year-old singer-songwriter’s rise since her teen years. From early collaborations with Jimmy Eat World and Damien Jurado through five previous albums, Andrews has captivated listeners with a voice that recalls country and rock legends such as Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. On the new album and 2016’s “Honest Life,” she’s also proven to be one of the most promising writers in contemporary Americana music. Thomas Csorba and Jordan Moser open. $12-$14. 9 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Carrie Rodriguez continues her monthly “Laboratorio” series at Cactus Cafe on Wednesday. Contributed/Sarah Wilson

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • JFF, XI, Progressive Overload at Mohawk indoor
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Chris Gage at El Mercado Backstage
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Brad Stivers, Blue Monday Band, James Bullard at Antone’s
  • Chuck Fleming & the Sadlands, Cold Jackets, Texas Tycoons at Sam’s Town Point
  • Jonesin’, Presto Chango at C-Boy’s
  • George Carver at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

  • Gene Loves Jezebel at Elysium
  • Remo Drive, Field Medic, Beach Bunny at Barracuda
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog, Gladie, Daphne Tunes at Mohawk indoor
  • Andrew Nolte CD release, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Henry + the Invisibles at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

  • Carrie Rodriguez Laboratorio at Cactus Cafe
  • Alesia Lani, Trouble in the Streets, Electrik Ants at Parish
  • Darling West, Prescriptions, Brendan Bond at Mohawk indoor
  • James McMurtry at Continental Club
  • Dixie Chicks tribute with Lola Tried, Kathryn Legendre at Hotel Vegas
  • Texas Radio Live with the Mrs., Cari Hutson at Guero’s
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Barbara Nesbitt at Threadgill’s North
  • Flyin’ A’s at El Mercado Backstage
  • Rochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

  • Alice in Chains, Starbenders at ACL Live (sold out)
  • Roxy Roca CD release, Casper Rawls at Continental Club
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Mobley at Shady Grove
  • Night Glitter, Little Mazarn at Cactus Cafe
  • Star Parks, Altamesa, Belcurve at Hotel Vegas
  • Charlie Faye & the Fayettes single release at Antone’s
  • March & Beauty video release, Maryann, Sherry, Belle Sounds at Empire
  • Muscadine Bloodline, Brandon Ray, Jordan Fletcher at Stubb’s indoor
  • Patrice Pike, Lee Roy Parnell, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • ShugaRee’s House Party, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’s
  • Alison Wedding at Parker Jazz Club

Weekend picks: Start fall festival season early at Babes Fest, District Cultural Arts

Why wait for the weather to change? Let the festing begin!

Friday: KUTX the Breaks Summer Jam at Barracuda. The hosts of KUTX’s Saturday night hip-hop showcase the Breaks present a solid roster of standouts and up-and-comers from Austin’s hip-hop and soul scene. Dreamy soul maven Melat headlines a bill that also includes Jake Lloyd, the Teeta, Deezie Brown and more. Fifty percent of each ticket sold benefits the local nonprofit Kids in a New Groove. $10. Doors at 7 p.m. 611 East Seventh St. kutx.org — D.S.S.

Friday: Wagoneers at Broken Spoke. Somehow it was only recently that this longtime local country band played its first show at the legendary South Austin dance hall, but it went well enough that it’s become a semi-regular thing. This one’s special, though: This week marks the 30th anniversary of “Stout and High,” the A&M Records album that put Monte Warden’s band on the map nationwide. They’ll play the album in its entirety on this night, along with plenty more country tunes for the boot-scootin’ Spoke regulars. $10 (first responders admitted free). 9 p.m. 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. brokenspokeaustintx.net. — P.B.

RELATED: Wagoneers leader Monte Warden talks about his new project the Dangerous Few

Thandiwe and Niambi Sala, the duo behind Oshun. Erika Rich/For American-Statesman

Saturday: Babes Fest music showcase at the Mohawk. Back in March, NYC duo Oshun scorched a South by Southwest stage with a blazing blend of lyrically incisive hip-hop and emotionally urgent soul. They swoop back into town to headline the music portion of Babes Fest, the three-day celebration of art and culture created by women curated by Boss Babes ATX. The two-stage extravaganza also includes performances from local soul artist Alesia Lani, post-punk outfit Pleasure Venom and rapper Blakchyl (from Minds of a Different Kind) with producer Upper Reality on the outdoor stage. The indoor stage is headlined by electro-hip-hop artist Latasha with performances by Frank Wo/Men Collective, Eimaral Sol and more. $25. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. babesfest.com. — D.S.S.

RELATED: Babes Fest aims to transform women, transform an industry

Saturday: District Cultural Arts Festival music showcase at Huston-Tillotson. Smooth and soulful singer Mali Music headlines the grand finale event for a daylong celebration of East Austin presented by Six Square, an organization devoted to preserving the historic legacy of the African-American community in Austin. Other artists on the bill include Sona Jobarteh of the Gambia, local hip-hop heavies Magna Carda, Tobe Nwigwe and Carolyn Blanchard. $15. 5 p.m. doors. 900 Chicon St. sixsquare.org — D.S.S.

RELATED: Austin’s Magna Carda grows into its own

Friday-Saturday: Maceo Parker at Antone’s. The words “living legend” get tossed around far too lightly, but the 75-year-old sax man fits the bill. He spent stints performing with James Brown in the ’60s, Parliament/Funkadelic in the ’70s and Prince in the ’90s. He’s also been a guest star on recordings by De La Soul, Jane’s Addiction, Dave Matthews Band and many more. This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with one of the most storied musicians of our time. $35-$40. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Umphrey’s McGee, Nth Power with Spirit Horns at ACL Live

Tab Benoit, Jarkekus Singleton at Mohawk outdoor

GGOOLLDD at Empire Control Room

Benefit for Russ Hartman with Alejandro Escovedo, Greyhounds, Matt Hubbard, Deadeye at Continental Club

Extreme Heat album release, Beto & the Fairlanes, Leeann Atherton at One-2-One Bar

“Girls Who Do Boys Who Do Girls” with host Betty Soo at Cactus Cafe

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores single release at C-Boy’s

Superfonicos, El Corazon De Nopal, Shashamani Sound at Barracuda

South Austin Jug Band at Threadgill’s South

Cotton Mather at Threadgill’s North

Two Tons of Steel, Damn Torpedoes, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

White Label Analog, Boleys, Of Sea & Stone, Jake Bardin at Stubb’s indoor

Bubble Puppy, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, Sun Machine at Hotel Vegas

Medicine Man Revival, Billy King and the Bad, Bad Bad at Native Hostel

Ringo Deathstarr at Volcom Garden

Mark Farina at Parish

Del Castillo Trio at Townsend

Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light video release at Scoot Inn

Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs at ABGB

Skanks Roots Project, Animo Cruz, Wakane at Flamingo Cantina

Adrian Ruiz Quartet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Jan Seides, Brenda Freed, Regan Brown at Tavern Austin

Saturday-Sunday

Leon Bridges, Masego Music at ACL Live (sold out)

Saturday

AC Slater at Vulcan Gas Company

Central American Music Fest with Humberto Vargas, more at One World Theatre

Flamingosis, Birocratic at Parish

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Kathy & the Kilowatts at C-Boy’s

Shapescenes EP release, Social Flood, Knifight at Stubb’s indoor

Bad Gyal at Empire

Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Emily Gimble, Lost Counts at Continental Club

W.C. Clark, Mandy Rowden at Saxon Pub

Magnifico at ABGB

White Ghost Shivers at Threadgill’s South

Roky Moon & Bolt, Scott Yoder, Nick Walton at Hotel Vegas

Barbie De Facto at Townsend

Sunday

Bob Schneider, Peterson Brothers, Troll Smashers at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Kyle Turner & Friends at One World Theater

Brent Faiyaz at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)

Annika Chambers, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Mohawk Bends, Shadow of Whales, Rummy at Mohawk indoor

ABGB fifth anniversary party with Leo Rondeau, Little Mikey & the Soda Jerks at ABGB

Third Coast Roots, Vana Liya, Serination at Flamingo Cantina

Lo Jinx Supper Club, Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

This week’s music picks: Graham Reynolds, Flynt Flossy, Carolina Story

Monday: Graham Reynolds at Dive Bar. Tucked away on Guadalupe Street just south of the UT campus, across from where the Dog & Duck Pub used to be, the Dive Bar is a cool hideaway hangout not generally known for live music. But Reynolds, one of Austin’s most talented and accomplished composers with extensive credits on Richard Linklater films, has been holing up here every Monday this month for workshop gigs with a handful of supporting musicians. The final night will feature horn player Mark Gonzales, singer Paul Sanchez, bassist Utah Hamrick and drummer Jeremy Bruch. Free. 8 p.m. 1703 Guadalupe St. diveaustin.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Flynt Flossy with Turquoise Jeep at North Door. In a hip-hop landscape dominated by mumble rappers and hip-pop crossovers, Flynt Flossy drives his Turquoise Jeep crew way off the beaten path to drop a mix of catchy tongue and cheek dance songs laid over sparse electro beats and swaggering slow jams crafted to make you snicker even as you swoon. $15. 8 p.m. doors. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Carolina Story at Cactus Cafe. Husband-wife duo Ben and Emily Roberts have been mainstays on the Nashville Americana scene for about a decade now, with a handful of releases including the new “Lay Your Head Down.” Their easygoing folk-rock songs and instantly pleasing vocal harmonies make for a nice pairing with local openers Beth Chrisman and Doug Strahan, known for their work with the Carper Family and Good Neighbors, respectively, but teaming up on this occasion. $10. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

The Bluebonnets take part in Thursday’s “Women Who Rock” show on the indoor stage at Stubb’s. Contributed/Holly Reed

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Lonelyland at Saxon Pub
  • Wendy Colonna at Hilton Cannon & Belle
  • Dayeater, Gully Boys at Hotel Vegas

Tuesday

  • Small Houses, Ben Ballinger at Mohawk indoor
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Ephraim Owens Experience, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • OhGr + Lead into Gold at Barracuda
  • Tomato Dodgers, Carrie Fussel at Hotel Vegas

Wednesday

  • Waterloo Fest Wednesdays with Bourgeois Mystics, Los Coast, Big Wy’s Brass Band at Parish
  • Wine Down with Love & Chaos at 3Ten
  • Sterling Morrison birthday celebration with Kay Odyssey, Being Dead, Batty Jr., more at Hotel Vegas
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Eve Monsees, David Holt, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Michael Cross Peace Band at Scoot Inn
  • Timothy Eerie at Barracuda
  • Matt McCormack, Walt Wilkins at Saxon Pub
  • John Inmon at Threadgill’s North

Thursday

  • Corb Lund, Mayeux & Broussard, John Evans at Scoot Inn
  • Chief Perch, Yuma at Empire
  • Women Who Rock with Bluebonnets, Jocelyn Donegan, One World (R)Evolution at Stubb’s indoor
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Charley Crockett at Shady Grove
  • Tony Bray Quartet CD release at Elephant Room
  • Lightnin’ Malcolm, Jabo & the Old Dogs at Antone’s
  • Smiile at Hotel Vegas (happy hour show)
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Emily Grace Clark, Patrice Pike at Saxon Pub

Weekend music picks: Large times with Lyle Lovett, RAS Day, Hot Sauce and more

These live music events are worth braving the heat for.

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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at ACL Live on Aug. 25, 2016. Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

Friday: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at ACL Live. Might there be a new record from Lovett coming soon? It’s been six years since his last one, 2012’s “Release Me.” No word yet on more new music, but in the meantime, he’s been a reliable regular visitor to ACL Live with his much-loved Large Band. One thing he hasn’t done there yet is tape “Austin City Limits” since the show moved downtown; he did the very last taping at the old KLRU Studio 6A digs, and overall has appeared on the show more than a dozen times. This appearance is a standard concert and not a taping, but if and when another album does arise, a TV-show slot seems a sure bet. $49-$99. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Saturday: RAS Day at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. Cerebral R&B artist/activist/poet Saul Williams leads a bill that also includes powerful NYC rapper Nitty Scott, Afro-Brazilian dance duo Gato Preto and local electro-tribalists Trouble in the Streets. But the family-friendly Eastside get-down hosted by husband/wife hip-hop team Riders Against the Storm is about much more than music. There also will be workshops in yoga, martial arts and swordplay, a vibrant vendors market, a children’s market and a silent Afro-fit disco. And, of course, Riders Against the Storm will perform. $25 ($30 with Friday night Body Rock party at the North Door). 3 p.m. gates. 1106 E. 11th St. rasdayfest.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: “Stand With Russ” benefit at Antone’s. Russ Hartman, editor of the local ‘zine Austin Daze and longtime Austin music die-hard, needs a new wheelchair and the bands he’s spent decades supporting are chipping in to help. The new chair will allow Hartman to stand (and dance with all the ladies, he jokes on Facebook). The power bill features Latin funk all-stars Brownout, their acid washed sister act, Money Chicha, the Guy Forsyth Band, Greg Izor and more. They also promise special guests all night long. $25.7 p.m. doors. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: Belle Sounds, Ali Holder at One-2-One Bar. Part of the South Lamar venue’s new “Wonder Women Afternoon Listening Sessions” series with host Barbara Nesbitt, this double bill teams two notable Austin acts for music and discussion. Singer-songwriter Holder’s Americana-oriented music has been featured on three albums since 2012, including last year’s “Huntress Moon.” There’s more of a pop slant on the new record “The Sea Within” from the Belle Sounds, which features Noelle Hampton and Emily Shirley as well as Hampton’s husband, ace guitarist Andre Moran. $15-$20. 3 p.m. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com. — P.B.

Little Joe y La Familia at SXSW 2018. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Sunday: Hot Sauce Festival at Fiesta Gardens. The salsa might be the hottest thing at this annual benefit for Central Texas Food Bank, but the Austin Chronicle has assembled a solid musical roster that will also bring the heat. The bill is anchored by five-time Grammy winner Little Joe y La Familia. It also includes performances from cumbia/salsa band El Tule, rockers Altamesa, DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club and more. $5 donation to the food bank. 11 a.m. gates. 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austinchronicle.com/hotsauce — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Kansas at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Papadosio, Higher Learning, Ryan Viser at Mohawk outdoor

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Jomo & the Possum Posse at Antone’s

Body Rock ATX tribute to Michael Jackson at the North Door

Levitation screen print pop-up with Annabelle Chairlegs at Volcom Garden

Motograter, Band of Julez, Crowned at 3Ten

Walter Beasley at One World Theatre

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Dossey, Signy at Empire

Papadosio at Mohawk indoor

Boyfrndz, Megafauna, Think No Think at Barracuda

Otis Wilkins EP release, Blood Pumps, Little Mazarn at Stubb’s indoor

Wrenfro, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Croy and the Boys at Hotel Vegas

Los Skarnales at Flamingo Cantina

Ray Prim Quartet, Natalie Price at Townsend

Cari Hutson & Good Company album release at One-2-One Bar

Churchwood, Pong at Sahara Lounge

Toni Price at Threadgill’s North

Extreme Heat at Threadgill’s South

Renee Austin, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Saturday

Wiz Khalifa, Re Sremmurd, Lil Skies, O.T. Genasis at Austin360 Amphitheater

Badfish (Sublime tribute), Full Service, Audic Empire at Stubb’s outdoor

Marcus King Band, Bishop Gunn at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

White Denim at Mohawk indoor (two shows, both sold out)

“Beto Days Ahead” fundraiser with Quiet Company, Eric Tessmer, Harvest Thieves, Western Youth, Lowin, A. Sinclair, Ben Ballinger, Ali Holder, Curtis Roush, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Wuki at Empire

Flatland Cavalry, Kody West, Shotgun Rider at Scoot Inn

Will Taylor & Strings attached play Joni Mitchell at Townsend

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) at 3Ten

Temple of Angels at Hotel Vegas

Federico7, Zoumounchi at Sahara Lounge

Twrp with Planet Booty at Barracuda

Hail Marley, Ter’rell Shahid at Flamingo Cantina

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Soul Man Sam at C-Boy’s

Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Booze Weasels, Garrett Lebeau at Continental Club

Albert & Gage Band at Donn’s Depot

Sunday

Ana Popovic at One World Theatre

Antone’s Record Shop 31st anniversary with Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Damn Times at Antone’s Record Shop

Katie Herzig, Sawyer at 3Ten

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle

The Millbrook Estates at Hotel Vegas

Bells of Joy at Threadgill’s South