Mother Falcon at North Door. Though the indie-classical crossover ensemble booked this show (and a Saturday follow-up at Empire) as a record-release celebration for its new album “Good Luck Have Fun,” they announced a few days ago that the shows would instead be free (with RVSP) as a thank-you to their fans pending a big announcement about the now-delayed record. Perhaps it has something to do with that Universal Music Classics showcase they played at South by Southwest earlier this year. RF Shannon and the Quintessential Clarinet Quartet open Friday; on Saturday, it’s Taft and Monte. Free; RSVP required at empireatx.com. 501 N. Interstate 35. — P.B.
Also: Is bro-country over? The tide may have turned, but that won’t keep away the swells of swoons for Florida Georgia Line at the Austin360 Amphitheater with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard. … Dallas cat Bobby Patterson’s “Got More Soul” than you and he’ll prove it this weekend when he drops a new LP during a two-night stand at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. … Discos Peligrosa’s third release finds the Latin fusion DJ team joining forces with Houston’s Bombon crew for a collab EP and a body moving release party at Empire. … DJ Mark Farina, whose hip-hop and R&B laced “Mushroom Jazz” series set a standard for cool downtempo fusion, is at the Parish. … Latin pop artistGina Chavez and sophisticated crooner Brian Kremer play Stay Gold to help fund an upcoming ATX6 trip to Angers, France. … Red dirt country singer Wade Bowen plays the Belmont. … Celebrate the elements of hip-hop with emcee, graffiti and DJ battles, B-Boys and more at Spiderhouse.