Tonight

Gilberto Gil at UT's Hogg Auditorium. The Brazilian singing legend, who helped pioneer the tropicalia craze in the 1960s, takes his samba twists to the people. Caetano Veloso's former singing partner served as Brazil's minister of culture for years but has returned focus to performing. This is the second of a two-night stand. 8 p.m. $32-$48. 2400 Whitis Ave. texasperformingarts.org. — Michael Corcoran

Also recommended: Clipse at Ace's Lounge, Motel Aviv at Emo's, Ian McLagan at the Lucky Lounge, Jesse Dayton at the Broken Spoke, Dana Cooper at the Cactus.

Friday

Megadeth at Stubb's.Following on the success of recent ‘artists you love who just give you what you want and play their best albums from start to finish' tours — see also the Pixies playing ‘Doolittle' and Van Morrison playing ‘Astral Weeks' — the legendary Los Angeles heavy metal band plays its seminal 1990 album ‘Rust In Peace' in its entirety. Sure, it might not be the same lineup that recorded the original album — Megadeth's lineup changes over the years could form a particularly confusing flow chart — but ‘Rust In Peace' veterans Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson are along for the ride, and that's what counts. With Testament and Exodus. 6 p.m. Show is technically sold out. 801 Red River St. www.stubbsaustin.com. — Patrick Caldwell

Also recommended:White Denim at Antone's, Mavis Staples at the Paramount Theater, James McMurtry at the Ghost Room, SIMS Foundation benefit with Brewtality at Emo's.

Saturday

Mother Truckers and Lil' Cap'n Travis at the Continental Club.Now this is my kind of double bill: two country-inflected bands that sound nothing alike. The rollicking Truckers and the dreamy, captivat'n Travis both know how to keep an audience involved. $10. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.continentalclub.com — M.C.

Also recommended:Hall & Oates at the Long Center, Gary Clark Jr. at Antone's, Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five at Lambert's, Heybale at the Broken Spoke, Maneja Beto at Momo's.

Sunday

Alkaline Trio at Emo's.Chicago's Alkaline Trio said in interviews that their seventh full-length studio album — ‘My Addiction,' which came out last month — would return to the more punk-influenced sounds of their earlier records. If that was the intent, you sure can't hear it. ‘This Addiction' is loaded with the kind of nonthreatening, spiky pop-punk made to soundtrack high school road trips and late-night singalongs. But that's hardly a sin — there's a reason the album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Charts and why Alkaline Trio is the biggest band to emerge from Chicago's pop-punk scene. With Cursive and the Dear & Departed. 7 p.m. $20. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com. — P.C.

Also recommended:Warren Hood and the Hoodlum's at Momo's, Jon Dee Graham at the Continental Club Gallery.

Monday

Matt the Electrician, Jeff Plankenhorn and Nelo at the Saxon Pub.When Bob Schneider's out of town, does Monday magic still happen at the Saxon Pub? Well, you've got Matt the Electrician, whose ‘Animal Boy' was one of the best albums of last year, then the pop rock of Nelo, and closing out the night is Plank on guitar/vocals. 7 p.m. $10 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. www.thesaxonpub.com. — M.C.

Also recommended:Dale Watson at the Continental Club, Mike Mordecai's Jazz Jam at the Elephant Room, Leo Rondeau at the Hole in the Wall.

Tuesday

China Rocks Tour at Emo's.Admit it — you were too busy catching buzzy indie rock bands at the South by Southwest Music Festival to sample all the international acts you wanted to. Fortunately, Emo's has your back with a selection of three fine touring bands from China, making repeat appearances in Austin after a series of SXSW performances. Sure, you might not know what they're singing about — but the language of rock music is universal. With AV Okubo, P.K. 14 and Carsick Cars. 9 p.m. $7. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com. — P.C.

Also recommended:Mike and the Moonpies at the Mohawk, Dertybird at the Continental Club.

Wednesday

The Guthrie Family Rides Again at the Long Center.The first family of folk, the children and grandchildren of Woody Guthrie, combine for an evening of stories and songcraft. Led by Arlo, this group includes a dozen Guthries, including Abe, Cathy and Sarah Lee. 8 p.m. $29-$59. 701 Riverside Dr. www.thelongcenter.org. — M.C.

Also recommended:Leatherbag, Frank Smith at Beerland, the Nortons at the Saxon Pub, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at the Parish, Ricky Stein and the .44 at the Hole in the Wall.