Beerland 14th anniversary. While downtown eats have shifted from greasy pizza to artisan food trucks and luxury condos have begun to crop up a few blocks down the street, this Red River hole in the wall remains steadfast in its noble mission to provide an “all-out orgy of loud music and cheap beer.” Over the years the venue has eschewed trends toward electro-grooves and programmed beats, to keep the city’s noisy punk and grimy garage rock scenes alive and well. Manikin, Xetas, Borzoi and Brick Top perform. 10 p.m. 711 Red River St. beerlandtexas.com.
Also: Fans of the younger indie strain of Americana music would be hard-pressed to find a better summer show than North Carolina’s red-hot Avett Brothers with Tennessee string band Old Crow Medicine Show, playing Friday and Saturday at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels. … Legendary folk singer Judy Collins, who has a star-studded new album coming in September, visits One World Theatre. … Brooklyn rock ’n’ soul band Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds lands at the Parish. … Soft rockers Air Supply bring their 40th anniversary tour to the Coliseum, an east Austin venue that usually hosts Spanish language superstars. … Karl Wallinger’s British pop band World Party plays the indoor stage at Stubb’s. … Portland, Ore., punk band Poison Idea brings the tour for its new album “Confuse and Conquer” to Red 7. … Nashville rocker Cory Branan, supporting his latest Bloodshot Records disc “The No Hit Wonder,” plays indoors at the Mohawk with Matt the Electrician. … Los Angeles dance-pop duo Hi Fashion is at Highland Lounge. … The Good Music Club hosts a 7-inch release party for heavy rockers Scorpion Child at the Belmont. … Former Austinite Ian Moore returns from the Northwest to play the Continental Club. … Top local options include Alejandro Escovedo playing two shows at the Cactus Cafe, the Terri Hendrix Band with Lloyd Maines at Strange Brew and Girl Pilot at ABGB with Stone Wheels.