KGSR 24th Anniversary Soiree with Spoon, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and James Bay at ACL Live. Making their second appearance this fall at ACL Live — the first was for a taping of the “Austin City Limits” TV show — hometown indie-rock heroes Spoon share the bill with hot Alabama soul outfit St. Paul & the Broken Bones, whose song “Call Me” concludes KGSR’s annual two-disc “Broadcasts” benefit compilation now on sale in both physical and digital formats. Opening is James Bay, a breakout artist at this year’s ACL Fest. $37.50-$100. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — Peter Blackstock
Also: After garnering acclaim with two EPs, local roots-rockers These Mad Dogs of Glory release their first full-length, “Isle au Haut,” on the Mohawk’s indoor stage with Reservations and Graham Weber & Randy Reynolds. … It’s a good night for local and regional singer-songwriters, with Oklahoma’s John Fullbright up north at the Roost, Darden Smith returning to the UT campus at Cactus Cafe, and a songwriter’s circle downtown with Jimmy LaFave, Gurf Morlix and Amilia K. Spicer at Stateside at the Paramount. … Rising big band the Nightowls bring their Friday Night Fever soul revue back to the indoor stage at Stubb’s. … Tributes are in order at two prominent venues: Strange Brew’s “Tom & Tom Tribute” features an extended cast of locals taking their favorite Waits and Petty tunes, while the Parish features the David Byrne-centric HeartByrne performing the Talking Heads’ “Speaking in Tongues” album in full. … A couple of weekend festivals highlight the action on the east side Friday and Saturday, with punk bands taking over Hotel Vegas and Gypsy Lounge for Good Vibrations and power-poppers gathering at the Scoot Inn for International Pop Overthrow.