Explosions in the Sky at the Paramount. The top-notch, Austin-based post-rock outfit drops “The Wilderness,” the band’s first new album in five years, on April 1 and they celebrate with two shows at the Paramount Theatre. The atmospheric soundscape masters have stayed busy in the half decade since “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” was released. They soundtracked three films and have been touring the globe. Bolstering the band’s already impressive international profile, they leave next month for a tour of the U.K. and Ireland that includes a stop at Manchester’s vaunted Royal Albert Hall. After that they hit the road for an extensive U.S. and European tour. The 8 p.m. show sold out swiftly, but at press time $40 tickets were still available for the 2 p.m. matinee. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — D.S.S.
Also:Todd Snider, who cut his teeth in San Marcos before moving on to Nashville and a string of well-received records documenting his often humorous songwriting, plays Hogg Auditorium with local opener Joe Pug. … Maryland rap upstart Logic hits Stubb’s outdoors on the tour for his space adventure second album, “The Incredible True Story.” He brings soulful Vegas rhyme-slinger Dizzy Wright along for the ride. … Honky-tonk hero Billy Joe Shaver stops in at Threadgill’s with Rosie Flores. … Nashville country crooner Josh Turner, known for his rich low-end voice, is at Rodeo Austin. … Soulful local band the Greyhounds begin a two-night stand at C-Boy’s, with Emily Gimble opening Friday’s show. … Rapidly rising psych-gaze outfit Annabelle Chairlegs plays Hotel Vegas. …Colorado jazz-funk jam outfit Euforquesta plays Flamingo Cantina with local afrobeat powerhouse Hard Proof. … Smooth jazz reigns at One World Theatre with two shows from instrumental outfit Spyro Gyra. … CD release shows include Extreme Heat at One-2-One Bar and My Golden Calf at the Mohawk. … Emotional indie rockers Foxing play the Sidewinder. … Roots music options include Reckless Kelly and Brady Beal at the Scoot Inn, Hal Ketchum at Strange Brew and Chris King at Lamberts with Mayeux & Broussard.