Ultimate Louisiana Party Blues & Cultural Festival at Victory Grill. The sounds of the bayou spill forth all day Saturday and Sunday at this traveling event on two stages that benefits the Music Business Institute of New Orleans. Festival ringleader Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor headlines a bill that also includes Orleans Records artist Carlo Ditta & the TreaHouse Collective, reggae group Idiginis and many more. $5-$10. 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. both days. 1104 E. 11th St. ulparty.com.
Alien Summer at the Mohawk. Expressive folk rockers Marmalakes, danceable indie pop outfit Young Tongue, psych pop band Milezo and young punks Residual Kid lead the bill as indie publishing house Raw Paw kicks off a new summer music series. The eight-band, two-stage local music smorgasbord is the first of three shows Raw Paw has planned for the summer, culminating in the launch of a new Alien ’Zine in August. $8-$10. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
Also: Keep Austin Weird Fest runs from 2 to 10 p.m. on the Long Center lawn with performances by the Band of Heathens, Tameca Jones, Roxy Roca, Holiday Mountain, Guy Forsyth and Mobley. … Soul Man Sam, Orange Jefferson, Mac McIntosh andEddie & the Evereadys play the kickoff event for Texas Folklife’s “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute from 5 to 8 p.m. at C-Boy’s. … Local Americana heavy-hitter Hayes Carll takes to the big stage for an ACL Live show that also features an acoustic-duo set by New Orleans’ Hurray for the Riff Raff. … Local CD release shows include Latin singer-songwriter and dancer Patricia Vonne for “Viva Bandolera” at the Continental Club, and inventive roots artist Lee Barber with his band the Broken Cup at Strange Brew. … Austin punk lifers the Midgetmen drop a new release and the Sour Notes celebrate a tour homecoming at the Blackheart. … The Austin Chronicle Cookout features top local hip-hop artists Eric Dingusand Dowrong, Mindz of a Different Kind, SubKulture Patriots andCountry Cousins at the Scoot Inn. … Whimsy is abundant at the “Let’s Create Something Magical” coloring book release party with Total Unicorn, Isaiah the Mosaic and more at Spiderhouse. … ABGB presents an afternoon benefit for Austin Pets Alive with Two Hoots & a Holler, Fingerpistol and Christy Hays.