Allen Toussaint performs at Auditorium Shores. (Brian K. Diggs/American-Statesman)

Allen Toussaint at Paramount. In the same sense that Austin has Willie Nelson, New Orleans has Allen Toussaint. These Southern cities renowned as musical melting-pots come to a focal point in their respective masters of American song, whose works are ubiquitous. Maybe you know Toussaint best for “Southern Nights,” Glen Campbell’s country smash, but Devo’s cover of his “Working in a Coal Mine” also may still play on a loop in your head. Turn on the TV and you might catch his “Touch of Love” in an Axe cologne commercial; if you’re a gaming nut, you’ll hear his classic “Sneaking Sally Through the Alley” in Ubisoft’s “Driver: San Francisco.” But there’s nothing quite like hearing the legend himself, sitting at the piano and spinning yarns of his Louisiana boyhood and illustrious career as the character of America eases forth in the grace of his voice. $45-$70. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. — P.B.

Also:KUTX celebrates its second birthday with Jenny Lewis, Tuneyards and Shakey Graves at Bass Concert Hall. … One World Theatre presents two shows with the circa-1970 radio rock and soul sounds of Blood, Sweat & Tears. … The Belmont features a double bill of two of Texas best female indie-rock singer-songwriters not from Austin, with Dallas’ Sarah Jaffe and San Antonio’s Nina Diaz. … Expect an eye-opening live show from eclectic punk improv guitarist Yonatan Gat, who plays Hotel Vegas with La Migra, Big Bill, the Harms and Party Dress. … Night two of T Bird’s CD release features red hot hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm at Empire. … Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov headlines an Emo’s show that also includes Quebec’s Leif Vollebekk. … Top-drawing roots/jam act Railroad Earth plays the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Oregon duo the Shook Twins opening, followed by an indoor after-show gig with Knoxville, Tenn., indie-blues band the Black Cadillacs and Fort Worth group Quaker City Night Hawks. … Pat Green, musical star of the new governor’s inaugural ball, is at ACL Live with Hudson Moore. … Local punk lifers Pocket FishRmen play a CD release show at Hole in the Wall with the Gay Sportscasters. … ABGB rocks at night with indie buzz bands Sweet Spirit and Ghost Wolves after a midday benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with Harvest Thieves and others. … Top roots options include Carolyn Wonderland and Warren Hood at the Saxon Pub, Alvin Crow at the Broken Spoke and Whiskey Sister Barbara Nesbitt going solo at Strange Brew. … Out in Dripping Springs, Deep Eddy Vodka starts a new live music series at its new distillery with a free 4 p.m. performance by folk-pop duo Dawn & Hawkes.