The Suffers at the Scoot Inn. “If you can’t do this, get out of the business!” an ecstatic David Letterman said grabbing the hand of Suffers’ vocalist Kam Franklin after the band delivered an explosive “Late Night” performance last month. With a powerhouse ensemble throwing down bombastic Gulf Coast funk and soul, the Houston band is set to skyrocket this summer. Get up close and personal while you still can. Part of Holiday Mountain’s month-long Residency with Benefits. $10-$15. Doors at 7 p.m. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com
Also: Saxophonist/funky electro house producer Griz is at Emo’s. … Colorado rockers Big Head Todd & the Monsters play the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Oklahoma band Damn Quails, while local rising stars Walker Lukens, A. Sinclair and Harvest Thieves team up on the indoor stage. … Reverend Horton Heat headlines outdoors at the Mohawk with Koffin Kats and Pinata Protest. … Canadian electronica acts Doldrums and Moon King stop by Red 7. … Richmond, Va., metal band Inter Arma plays Holy Mountain with Yautja. … Top options among local roots acts include Jimmy LaFave at Strange Brew, the Tail Gators at Guero’s Oak Garden, and a Hole in the Wall triple shot with Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Bottom Dollar String Band and Appalachian Dinosaur Exhibit.