On the second Monday of the month, we round up some seasonal events. This week, music at Rodeo Austin and no-wristband-required SXSW shows.
KGSR at SXSW
6 to 10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. $5. W Austin Hotel, 200 Lavaca St. www.kgsr.com/sxsw/.
Yes, you have to wake up early to catch KGSR’s broadcast live, but you have plenty of incentive to head to the W Hotel: Besides a free breakfast treat, you’ll hear music from the likes of the Hold Steady, ZZ Ward and the Wild Feathers in shows hosted by Andy Langer, Kristen Kurtis and Kelly Jordan. Be sure to get there right when the broadcast starts, though, as there’s limited space. The $5 you’ll pay goes toward Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas.
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons
7 to 10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. $10. 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Another radio show running during relatively the same time means you’d better study up both schedules and decide which mornings you’d rather attend. KUTX offers a pretty tempting lineup, too: Bright Light Social Hour, Andrew Belle and Tinariwen are just some of the bands playing. Plus, on the breakfast menu is a breakfast taco, granola bar and unlimited coffee. The $10 attendance cost will be donated to the Seton Shivers Cancer Foundation.
ABGB’s Festival Week
Noon Wednesday-Sunday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com/events/.
The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. won’t just be a brewpub serving up pizza and beer next week; it’s also a great place to find live music, everything from death metal band Vulgaari to Rosie and the Ramblers. There are a lot of shows and other events planned — including a beer collaboration release between Real Ale, Three Floys and Surly Brewing on Saturday — as well as an extra way for you to grab a beer. ABGB is pouring some of their mainstays outside for the first time.
Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ at Cedar Street Courtyard
12 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 208 W. Fourth St. lagunitas.com/couchtrippin/.
The California brewery that you’ve probably spotted at SXSW before is bringing a special beer to Austin, along with the usual roster of favorites. Lagunitas brewed a few variations of the CouchTrippin’ Fusion Ale with bands, as well as with music and beer sites, and you can try out the Austin Fusion on Wednesday. Plus, there will be live music from Shakey Graves, the Mowgli’s, Allen Stone and more.
7 p.m. Monday-Sunday. $20-$175. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Ln. www.rodeoaustin.com.
Your music eden this week might be far from downtown, and for one good reason: the country stars at Rodeo Austin. Monday’s big ticket, the Eli Young Band, might be the rodeo’s hottest draw, not least because the group with Texas roots recently released “10,000 Towns,” their first new album since 2011. Also on tap for this week: chart-topping honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam, “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and more.