Mavis Staples at the Paramount Theatre. Much of the activity in Mavis’ life of late has revolved around her father, Pops Staples, leader of the legendary Staple Singers family band that brought Mavis to prominence in her youth. Last month, the final recordings Pops made before his death in 2000 were released on the CD “Don’t Lose This,” which Mavis’ good friend and recent producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco helped her to complete. And this week, Legacy Recordings reissued the Staple Singers’ 1965 live album “Freedom Highway” to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Alabama civil rights marches. Catch the living legend of gospel and soul with opening act Hurray for the Riff Raff, a rootsy New Orleans ensemble supporting its acclaimed 2014 disc “Small Town Heroes.” $32-$57. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
Also: California indie rockers Cold War Kids, touring behind their new album “Hold My Home,” play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Elliott Moss and Vanity. … Down the street at the Mohawk’s outdoor stage, it’s a triple bill of local rising stars with Wild Child, Whiskey Shivers and Holiday Mountain. … Local artists get the orchestral treatment as Texas Choral Consort puts a 120-person ensemble behind Zeale, Dana Falconberry and the Rocketboys at LBJ High School. … March 7 is the birthday of legendary Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, so Butch Hancock will be rounding up the usual suspects for the annual tribute show at Cactus Cafe. … Speaking of birthdays of late, great legends, Frank Sinatra would have been turning 100 this year, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is celebrating with a tour that brings them to Strange Brew for shows at 6 and 8:15 p.m. … Talking Heads tribute band HeartByrne plays the Scoot Inn. … Exorcise your demons with punk rockers Blxpltn at Swan Dive or A Giant Dog at Spiderhouse.