Turbo Fruits at Mohawk. Nashville garage rock group, started by a former member of Be Your Own Pet, recorded its recent album, "Butter," with Spoon’s Jim Eno. With Sweet Talk. 9 p.m. $10. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
Also playing: Eli Young Band and JT Hodges at Emo’s East; Reagan Youth, Capital Scam, Dust Angel, Before Dishonor, Sober Daze at the 29th St. Ballroom; World Racketeering Squad, Doc Holiday and the Frankenstein’s Monster and Holiday Island at Flamingo Cantina; the Hang, Mayeux & Broussard, Brian Pounds at the Hole in the Wall; the Nouns, Bell Riots and the Spoils at the Scoot Inn.
The Babies at Mohawk. Collaboration between members of Woods and Vivian girls draw from a well that includes mellow, sometimes fuzzy guitar pop, quirky folk and garage rock. With Deep Time and Gal Pals. 9 p.m. $10. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
Also playing: Nazi Gold, Mirror Travel, SuR, Marriage and Haints at Beerland; Butch Hancock, Denny Freeman at the Saxon Pub; Lola Cola, Kay Leotard, Suspirians, Get Action DJs at Hotel Vegas; Salesman, Little Radar, Summer Swells, Obscured by Echoes and Kinky Machine at Holy Mountain; Ashes of Babylon, 27 Lights at Flamingo Cantina.
Milkdrive at the Cactus Cafe. Austin bluegrass/roots outfit Milkdrive bring their high level of musicianship and mellow, sometimes sad songs to the Cactus. 8 p.m. $15. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org.
Also playing: Eagle Claw, Dixie Witch, the Blind Pets, Bridge Farmers at Holy Mountain; Wild Bill Country Christmas at the Hole in the Wall; Sour Bridges, Once Per Axis, the Black Owl Society at the Scoot Inn; Bryan Adams at ACL Live; Patty Griffin and her Driver at the Continental Club (sold-out).
My Jerusalem at Stubb’s. This self-described "post-modern gothic soul" band, led by the dark howl of frontman Jeff Klein, released a new album, "Preachers," in 2012. With Frank Smith. 8 p.m. $9 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
Also playing: Marcia Ball at Antone’s; Silversun Pickups, Youngblood Hawke and IAmDynamite at Emo’s East; Moneywell Spunt and Ben Ballinger at the Hole in the Wall; Patty Griffin and her Driver at the Continental Club (sold-out); the Resentments at the Saxon Pub.
The Austin Steamers at Hole in the Wall. Austin string band’s 2012 self-titled release showcases tight playing and a repertoire that includes bluegrass as well as country and folk. Part of a Monday residency at the Hole in the Wall. With Christy Hays and Her Sunday Best and Mother Merey and the Black Dirt. 8 p.m. Free. 2538 Guadalupe St. holeinthewallaustin.com.
Also playing: Kinky and Mexican Dubwiser at Stubb’s; Lonelyland at the Saxon Pub.
Whiskey Shivers at Antone’s. Tuesday residence from this Austin bluegrass group adds a bit of holiday cheer this week with Wild Bill’s Honky-Tonk Holidaze and Mike and the Moonpies. 7 p.m. $5. 213 W. Fifth St. antones.net.
Also playing: Ola Podrida and A.D. Blood at Mohawk; Marina And The Diamonds and Icona Pop at Emo’s East; Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia at the Scoot Inn; Wintercamp with Emily Bell, Jonny Burke, Elijah Ford and the Bloom at Holy Mountain.
The Sword at Emo’s East. Austin metal favorites check in at home in the middle of a North American and European tour that will take them to Germany and Sweden. With Gypsyhawk and American Sharks. 9 p.m. $17. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com.
Also playing: Special guest, Kill the Client, Camp X-Ray and Naw Dude at Mohawk; The Story So Far, Seahaven, Thieves, Worthwhile and The News Can Wait at Red 7.