Miguel at Emo’s. 2015 finds R&B and neo-soul swept up in a brilliant renaissance as young artists wantonly ditch tried-and-true formulas, exploring electronic soundscapes, repurposing old rock riffs and pushing the genre into new and exciting territory. Miguel’s “Wildheart,” a mixture of steamy bedroom tunes and anthems of uprise both personal and political, shoots to the top of this year’s releases. It’s probably your last chance to see the 29-year-old crooner in a crowd of less than 2,000. $39.50-$45. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Jon Dee Graham & the Painted Redstarts CD release at Strange Brew. Though they loosely fit into the modern indie-rock realm, the Redstarts might have sounded equally in sync with the underground alternative bands that put a creative stamp on Austin music in the 1980s. It’s fitting, then, that the lone cover on their debut album, “Foreign Fields,” is a song by one of those bands, the True Believers’ fevered “She’s Got” (performed as a duet with Alejandro Escovedo). As generationally gratifying as that track is, the record’s most compelling moments come from the atmospheric guitar washes on mercurial originals such as “”Puzzles” and “Watch Over Me.” A guest on this bill is Jon Dee Graham, father of the band’s leader. $10. 10 p.m. 5326 Manchaca Road. strangebrewloungeside.com. — P.B.
Also:Fun Fun Fun Fest presents the final free Music Under the Star concert at the Bullock with art rockers Octopus Project and jazz/funk pranksters Golden Dawn Arkestra. … Local reggae outfit Don Chani hosts a roots and rock-steady shakedown at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. … One of Lubbock’s favorite sons, Joe Ely, starts a two-night stand at Cactus Cafe. … “America’s Got Talent” stars ArcAttack fuse music and technology at the Long Center. … All female Led Zeppelin cover act Zepparella rocks Red 7. … Set your weekend off on the good foot at with explosive new funk ensembleMama K and the Shades and the A-Town Get Down at Holy Mountain or take in the swirly sounds of shoegaze and dream pop as the Swan Dive hosts Lucious Heaven with Concrete Robot, She Sir and more.