Thursday

The White Ghost Shivers at the Continental Club. Because nobody loves you like the White Ghost Shivers. The Annual Valentine’s Day ball from Austin-based jazz/country/blues/swing/etc. band. With Loves It! and Urban Achievers Brass Band. $10. 9:30 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com/Austin

Also playing: The Best, Ghetto Ghouls and the Quitters at Beerland; Tift Merritt and David Wax Museum at the Parish; Bobby Jealousy, Shapes Have Fangs, Bad Lovers and Roky Moon and the Kiss Goodnight at Red 7; Suzanne Vega at the Paramount Theatre; American Sharks, Ditch Witch and Pharaohs at Hotel Vegas; Patrice Pike at the Saxon Pub.

Friday

Rubberneck Release Party at Hotel Vegas. Austin-based Rubberneck zine celebrates its sixth issue with a top-notch bill that includes The Young, Spray Paint, A Giant Dog and Nashville garage rock band D. Watusi.

Also playing: Lucero, J. Charles and the Trainrobbers and Cartright at Mohawk; La Snacks, Jenny and Reincarnation, Cheap Curls and Tijuana Bible at Beerland; Talking Heads Hoot Night at Emo’s East; The Preservation and the Mother Hips at the Continental Club; LZ Love, Bus Stop Stallions and Soul Satellite at Flamingo Cantina.

Saturday

Shearwater, Marmalakes and Brass Bed at the Parish. After spending nearly all of 2012 on the road, Shearwater returns to Austin. Joining them are Austin-based band Marmalakes and Louisiana’s Brass Bed, who have a new album out in April. 9 p.m. $15. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com

Also playing: Ugly Beats, Bellfuries and Texas Never Whispers at the Frontier Bar; 10yr, Orthy, the Roosevelts and La Guerilla at Holy Mountain; Hickoids, Churchwood and Chablis at Hole in the Wall; Gospel Truth, Elvis and Creationists at Beerland.

Sunday

Rakim at Mohawk. Rap legend Rakim finally makes it to Austin after canceling two appearances at Fun Fun Fun Fest. With Dj Chorizo Funk, Tee Double, Phranchyze and Da’shade Moonbeam. 6:30 p.m. $17, 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com

Also playing: The Toasters, Mrs. Skannotto and Black Irish Texas at Antone’s; The Resentments at the Saxon Pub; Neurosis, Pain Teens and Rwake at Emo’s East.

Monday

Lost and Nameless Orchestra at the Cactus Cafe. Monday residency at the Cactus from Austin-based Lost and Nameless Orchestra, who mix folk, pop, bluegrass and more. 7 p.m. Free. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org.

Also playing: Lola Cola, Gory Details and Gang Signs at Hotel Vegas; Dave Insley, The Austin Steamers and Devin Jake at Hole in the Wall; Rollfast Ramblers, Jim Stringer and his AM band and Bo Porter at the White Horse; Lonelyland at the Saxon Pub; Dale Watson at the Continental Club.

Tuesday

Alejandro Escovedo at Continental Club. Alejandro Escovedo, who released new album "Big Station" in 2012, is back to playing his Tuesday residency until the end of the month at the Continental Club. With Grady. 10 p.m. $10. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com/Austin.

Also playing: Haints, Bloody Knives and the Nimbus at Beerland; Estelline and Dawn and Hawkes at the Hole in the Wall; Dave Mason at the One World Theater; Other Lovers and Glasgow at Mohawk; Susan Torres and Conjunto Clemencia at the Scoot Inn.

Wednesday

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen and Wampire at Mohawk. A trio of buzzy South by Southwest bands stop in Austin a few weeks early. 6:30 p.m. $13. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.

Also playing: Ra Ra Riot at the Belmont; the Mau Mau Chaplains at the Flamingo Cantina; Pharoahs, Gangster Rainbow and Tijuana Bible at Holy Mountain; the Hives, Flesh Lights and the Act Rights at Emo’s East.