Ed Miller at Cactus Cafe. Changes at KUTX continued a few months ago with the surprising release of Scotsman Ed Miller, whose “Folkways” and “Across the Water” programs were fixtures for decades. He has a new home on Sun Radio for the latter, airing Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. and now called “Across the Pond” but still drawing heavily on folk music from Scotland, Ireland and England. Miller’s greatest value to Austin audiences, though, is as a performer, bringing to life such tunes as the traditional “Broom of the Cowdenknowes” and his own “At Home with the Exiles.” Jil Chambless & Don Penzien join him for this show. $12-$15. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org.
Also: Christmas comes alive with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Christmas Rocks Extravaganza” at ACL Live. … Eclectic trad-music multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter David Bromberg plays One World Theatre. … Blues-rock guitarist Doyle Bramhall II returns to town for an Emo’s show with Houston’s the Tontons opening. … Hawaiian downtempo artistBluetech is at the Parish. … The Mohawk hosts a two-stage shindig headlined by local shoegaze standouts Ringo Deathstarr. … Drive-By Truckers guitarist Mike Cooley begins a two-night solo stand at Hole in the Wall. … Dallas roots-rockers the O’s teams up with country outfit Mike & the Moonpies at the Continental Club. … Local band the Deer play a record-release show at Spiderhouse Ballroom with Nightblooms and Jesse Woods. … Long-running comic rock outfit Uranium Savages, “the band too dumb to die” in their own words, celebrates its 40th anniversary at ABGB. … And a late add to the holiday madness is “That Metal Christmas,” a takeover of the old Emo’s location at Sixth and Red River streets with host Eddie Trunk of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and performances by Force of Rage, Broken Teeth, Dharma Kings, Armiger and Reptilian.