Tonight

Rhett Butler at the Cactus Cafe.Ax nerds rave about this Dallas guitarist, who adds gravity to lower jaws with his ability to play two guitars simultaneously. Last year's boxed set ‘The Kid From Kilkenny' raised not only money for his brother Ashley's experimental cancer treatment but the bar on what one can do musically with 10 fingers. With Peter Huttlinger. $10. 8:30 p.m. University of Texas campus. — Michael Corcoran

Also recommended:Harlem and the Golden Boys at the Mohawk, Honky at the Continental, Pong at Beauty Bar, Cross Canadian Ragweed at Stubb's, Leatherbag and Wiretree at the Parish.

Friday

Hockey at Emo's.If James Murphy had started LCD Soundsystem closer to the age of 20 than 30, he'd have likely ended up with something like Portland, Ore., quintet Hockey. Lead singer Benjamin Grubin has all of Murphy's booty-shaking dance instincts and punk-rock swagger but none of his sweet melancholia, embracing instead the fire and fervor of youth on last year's excellent ‘Mind Chaos.' The band's last high-profile Austin gig found them opening for Phoenix, and that's a pairing as sensible as chocolate and peanut butter — with their universal grooves and pop instincts, Hockey could soon be every bit as big as the beloved French rock band. With the Constellations and the Postelles. 9 p.m. $10. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com. — Patrick Caldwell

Also recommended:Suzanna Choffel at Lambert's, Elvis vs. the Dikes of Holland at Beerland, the Eastern Sea at the Mohawk, Los Amigos Invisibles and Ocote Soul Sounds at Antone's.

Saturday

Urban Music Fest at Auditorium Shores.Let's hope the weather is like at the maiden UMF in 2006, when about 7,000 turned out, and not like the next when an ice storm hit. For this fifth annual affair, headliners include Morris Day and the Time, After 7, Joe, Grupo Fantasma and host, comedian A.J. Jamal. There will also be tributes to Michael Jackson and Teddy Pendergrass, plus up-and-coming local talent. $20. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Auditorium Shores, 950 Riverside Drive. umf2010.griotmedia.com. — M.C.

Also recommended:Eliza Gilkyson at the Cactus Cafe, Foot Patrol at Scoot Inn, Gourds and Uncle Lucius at Threadgill's South, Scott Biram at the Continental, Vallejo at Hanover's, Telegraph Canyon at the Ghost Room, G. Love and Special Sauce at Antone's.

Sunday

Junior Brown at the Continental Club.Guitar god Junior Brown, with wife Tanya Rae performing by his side, returns for a Sunday residency at the Continental Club, the venue where the legendary country, rock and surf master first built a local following. That gives you several chances throughout the next couple of months to catch Brown — and his famous ‘guit-steel,' a custom-built hybrid electric and lap steel guitar — on a nice, quiet day for Austin music and see for yourself why he has as loyal group of fans as anyone in a city full of loyal groups of fans. 7 p.m. $15. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.continentalclub.com. — P.C.

Also recommended:Across Tundras at Red 7, Second Sunday Sock Hop at the Shangri-La, Warren Hood and the Hoodlums at Momo's.

Monday

King Khan and the Shrines at Emo's.Screamer Khan has had his soppage of bluesy, nuggety BBQ sauce; with this fierce, honkin' garage soul band he takes us to the land of 1,000 dances. Yeah, it's been done before (Fleshtones etc.), but that doesn't make the workout any less fun. With the Fresh and Onlys and Strange Boys — now that's a lineup. 9 p.m. $17. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com. — M.C.

Also recommended:Woodsboss at the Hole in the Wall, Lonelyland at the Saxon Pub, Dale Watson at the Continental, Caspian at the Mohawk.

Tuesday

Ocote Soul Sounds at Lamberts.Lamberts is just about the classiest barbecue joint ever devised by man, from the mouth-watering grub on down to the selection of live music, which is invariably excellent. This month Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna respective bandleaders of Grupo Fantasma and Antibalas, hold down the Tuesday night residency with Ocote Soul Sounds, bringing their chill, sexy afrobeat sounds to the surprisingly sexy downtown eatery. 10 p.m. $5. 401 Second St. lambertsaustin.com. — P.C.

Also recommended:Southern Culture on the Skids at the Continental Club, Drew Halcomb at Stubb's, White Mice and Vinhomudeh at the Mohawk.

Wednesday

8FATFAT8 at the Ghost Room. Poi Dog Pondering plays Antone's on April 10, but Frank Orrall, Susan Voelz and John ‘el john' Nelson will be in town a few days earlier to perform their experimental electronic project, which has been popular in Chicago for several years. With Orrall at the turntable, while Voelz plays violin and Nelson percusses, 8FATFAT8 is a mind-tripping combo of cutting edge grooves and wild visuals, provided by Marco Ferrari. 10 p.m. $5. www.theghostroom.com. 304 W. 4th St. — M.C.

Also recommended:Roger Creager at Hill's Cafe, Kenny Loggins, Sarah Pierce at the Paramount Theatre, King Size at Red 7, Southern Culture on the Skids at the Continental Club.