Paramore and Metric at Austin360 Amphitheater. The Circuit of the Americas becomes the site of an F2 concert, with a pair of female-fronted punk pop bands facing off. Hayley Williams and Paramore, which exists because “The Voice” wasn’t around when Williams was coming up, hail from Nashville, “Music City, USA,” while Emily Haines and Metric are from Toronto and Montreal. Paramore gets cred points for mixing it up on the Warped tour a couple of times, while Metric’s coolness quotient spiked when Haines and guitarist James Shaw membered up in Broken Social Scene. The more radio-friendly, energy-scripted Paramore is headlining, but the billing should be reversed because Metric is the band you go for after you’ve grown out of Paramore. Hellogoodbye, the perfect name for a band opening a three-act bill, plays first. If you see a hipster at this show, call the coroner, because he’s been caught dead. 7:30 p.m. $29.50- $45. www.austin360amphitheater.com
Also performing: Swamp Dogg, Bobby Patterson at the Continental Club; Willis Alan Ramsey, Grace London at Threadgill’s; Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Stubb’s; Strings Attached plays Paul Simon at Strange Brew; Del Castillo, Patricia Vonne & the Infidels at Antone’s; Casualties, Negative Approach, Krum Bums at Red 7; Tigran Hamasyan at Frank; Flametrick Subs with Satan’s Cheerleaders at Beerland; Beto and the Fairlanes at Elephant Room; Dia De Los Muertos with the Orb at Emo’s East; Night of the Living Shred with Immortal Guardian, the Crowned, Firestarter ‘82 at Elysium; Bipolar Gentlemen at the Legendary White Swan; Rusted Root at the Belmont; the Wasted Hearts at the Hole in the Wall; Roger Wallace, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash at the White Horse; Wildfires, Kristen Cothron & the Darkside at the Swan Dive; Dark Side of the Rainbow (Syd Barrett tribute) with Christian Bland and the Revelators at Austin Music Hall.
Ted Roddy and the Eggmen at One-2-One Bar. Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Never again will rock ‘n’ roll see the likes of those giants, but this show’s theme carries a unique perspective: How did they influence each other? Roddy will sing songs from Presley’s Sun Sessions backed by the Horton Brothers plus Buck Johnson. And the Eggmen, Austin’s top Fab Four recreation, will also go early in the Beatles catalog. And then? Will “the Beatles” call up “Elvis” for a jam? How can they not? Roddy at 7 p.m., Eggmen at 8:30 p.m. $12 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. www.one2onebar.com.
Also performing: Those Darlins, Diane Coffee at Red 7, DeVotchKa, Girl in a Coma at ACL Live; Sarah Jaffe at Scoot Inn; Grupo Fantasma at Empire Control Room; ‘90s Gold with Lorax as the Melvins, Dead Space as Nirvana, Circle Curse as Unwound at Beerland; Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls (outside), East Cameron Folkcore (inside) at the Mohawk; Grape St, Frank Smith, Booher, Twinsmith at Hotel Vegas; Whiskey Sisters at Moontower Saloon; Bat City Surfers, the Humanoids at Flamingo Cantina; SOJA, Nahko, Medicine for the People at Stubb’s; Johnny Nicholas, Hector Ward at Saxon Pub; ’80s Prom with Heartbyrne (Talking Heads tribute) at Emo’s East; We’ll Go Machete at the Hole in the Wall; Possessed by Paul James, McMercy Family Band, Country Willie at Antone’s; Swamp Dogg, Bobby Patterson at the Continental Club; Zoumountchi at the Sahara Lounge; Lauren Silva, Jane Bond, Paul Finley at Strange Brew, Ben Kweller, Wheeler Brothers at Speakeasy.
The 7th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot at Threadgill’s. So many great songs to choose from and so many terrific interpreters. Gram’s old piano player Earl Poole Ball will be on hand, along with Jimmy LaFave, Gurf Morlix, BettySoo, Dallas Wayne and on and on. Parsons, who died at age 26, didn’t have much of a physical connection with Austin, but his pioneering mix of country and rock continues to define much of the scene and this has become one of those cool, new Austin traditions. 7 p.m. $10. 301 W. Riverside Drive. www.threadgills.com.
Also performing: GZA with Brownout! at ACL Live; Suicide Girls at Emo’s East; Stanton Moore with Red Young and Ephraim Owens at One-2-One Bar; Mark Olson at the Cactus Café, Sergio Mendes at One World Theater; the Deer Tracks at the Mohawk; Scale the Summit, the Reign of Kindo, Jolly at Red 7; Blotter, Pinkos, Institute at Hotel Vegas; Heybale, the Wagoneers at the Continental Club; the C.R.E.W., Hood Swagg Mafia at Metal & Lace; Shinyribs, Bobby Patterson & the Disciples, Hacienda at the Long Center; Girl Guitar Showcase at Antone’s; Wendy Colonna, Guy Forsyth at Spicewood Tavern; Resentments, Dustin Welch at Saxon Pub; Kevin Lovejoy Trio at the Elephant Room.
Free in-store: Wild Child at Waterloo Records, 5 p.m.
Cults at Emo’s East. Don’t get all these new rock bands posing as duos: If Blondie was a new band, “Parallel Lines” would show just Debbie Harry and Chris Stein on the cover. This NYC couple of singer Madeline Folin, with the dog-calling octave, and guitarist Brian Oblivian are augmented live by bass, drums and a second guitar so they can recreate the impressive new album “Static” and 2011’s self-titled major label debut. Both are dreamy, Chinatown pop records with almost the same album cover idea. Kids these days. SACCO and Mood Rings open. 9 p.m. $16-$18. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. www.emosaustin.com.
Also performing: Brennen Leigh at Rattle Inn; No Bunny at Red 7; Motown Mondays at One-2-One Bar; Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at the Continental Club; Hot Nut Riveters, McKinney/Scalzo/Sexton at Strange Brew; Rock and Roll Karaoke at Beerland; the Old Five and Dimers, The Bluebird Specials at the Hole in the Wall; Bob Schneider, the Drakes, James Bullard at Saxon Pub.
No Control Radio presents Clutch and the Sword at Emo’s East. Chuck Loesch’s 101-X radio show helps keep metal alive in Austin every Friday at 10 p.m., and he also presents live affairs like this one, headlined by Maryland’s Soundgarden Clutch and Austin’s hard prog pride the Sword. But you want to get there early for American Sharks, Austin’s hottest new hard rock/punk band. They’re Turbonegro without the drunken, bearded dwarves. Just beautiful overdrive rock from the 9-song, 20-minute self-titled CD. Up first are the Heroin, who we imagine used to be called Marijuana until that led to harder rock. Doors at 7 p.m. $25- $28. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. www.emosaustin.com.
Also performing: Erik Hokkanen at Flipnotics; the Doobie Brothers at the Paramount Theatre; Black Uhuru at Flamingo Cantina; Amy LaVere at Saxon Pub; Silver Snakes, Illustrations at Holy Mountain; Black Cadillac, Clank at the Sahara Lounge; W.C. Clark with DURAWA at Strange Brew; A Pale Horse Named Death, Plug, Southern Front at Infest Austin; Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers at the Hole in the Wall; Kris Kimura Quintet at the Elephant Room.
John Legend at Bass Concert Hall; Though the nouveau Philly soulman’s record sales have not come close to topping double-platinum 2004 debut “Get Lifted,” hip-hop’s love ambassador continues to make a beautiful dollar on the concert circuit. The former piano prodigy’s a newlywed, having married model Chrissy Teigen just a few weeks ago, so songs from new LP “Love In the Future,” especially new single “Made To Love,” should resonate warmly. Toni’s kid sis Tamar Braxton opens. 8 p.m. $46-$66. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. www.texasperformingarts.org.
Also performing: Red Elvises, Doug Sahm Birthday Fest at Saxon Pub; Laura Marling, Willy Mason at the Central Presbyterian Church; Two Cow Garage, Carpetbagger at the Hole in the Wall; Flesh Lights, Crooked Bangs at Beerland; Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin at the Paramount Theatre; Carper Family at Rattle Inn; Mayeux and Broussard, Noel McKay at Antone’s; James McMurtry, Wild Seeds at the Continental Club; the Happen-Ins at the Sahara Lounge; Ivan & Alyosha, the Falls at Lambert’s; Ben Cina, Super Water Symphony at the Parish; Dreadneck Wednesdays with the Mau Mau Chaplains, DJ Anaya at Flamingo Cantina; Tristen, D Watusi at the Mohawk; Bob Cheevers with Susan Gibson, Van Wilks at Strange Brew.
Sarah Jarosz at the Paramount Theatre. This is a big hometown return for the 22-year-old from Wimberley, who graduated from New England Conservatory with honors. Boston gave her massive musical training and a thing for the Red Sox, but Austin gave her a first and everlasting love. Given her age and hardcore schooling, it’s remarkable that the mandolin whiz has three fine albums, most recently “Build Me Up From Bones,” to build her set list up from. And as always, Ms. J is backed by Alex Hargreaves on violin and Nathaniel Smith on cello. Do not arrive late, as the Milk Carton Kids will breathe a gorgeous breeze with their vintage voices and acoustic guitars. 8 p.m. $30. 701 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre.org
Also performing: Bob Schneider at ACL Live; Knifight at the North Door; Vienna Teng at One World Theatre; Beats Antique, ill-esha, Sorne at Emo’s East; Ben Rector, Tyrone Wells (outside), Ruby Jane, Calliope Musicals (inside) at Stubb’s; Matt McCormack at One-2-One Bar; Surly Gates at the Hole in the Wall; Dirty Bourbon River Show at the Continental Club; Corey Smith, Sunday Best at Antone’s; Greg Picolo at Saxon Pub; Ian McLagan and the Bump Band, Bus Stop Stallions at Lucky Lounge; Jesse Dayton at Broken Spoke. Suzanna Choffel at Winflo Osteria.
Fun Fun Fest aftershows: Pop 1280, Crooked Bangs, Night Slaves at Beerland; Title Fight, Code Orange Kids at Holy Mountain; Kurt Vile, the Tontons, Leopold and his Fiction, Dana Falconberry at the Mohawk; the Blind Shake, OBN III’s at Red 7; RJD2, Boombaptist at the Parish.