Bobby Rush Revue at Antone’s. In its first month since coming back from a two-year absence in Austin, the historic venue Antone’s has done its best to revive the spirit of founder Clifford Antone’s love for the blues above all else. Perhaps no booking reflects that better than this appearance by Bobby Rush, who stands with the likes of Buddy Guy as one of the last living legacies of classic mid-20th-century Chicago blues. Raised in the South in the 1930s and ’40s, Rush wound up in the Windy City working alongside the likes of Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed. A new four-disc box set, “Chicken Heads” A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush,” attests to his life’s work, and reports from recent live performances suggest that at 82, he’s still a dynamic live performer and bandleader. $20. 10 p.m. Local favorite Miss Lavelle White gets things started at the club with a 6:30 p.m. set ($5). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
Also:Grace Potter’s solo act, abandons the twang that characterized her band the Nocturnals, for a glossier, rock-oriented sound. She plays ACL Live. … New York pop stylist Vanessa Carlton brings the tour for her new album “Liberman” to the Parish. … Performances by Austin art rockers the Black and White Years are few and far between these days. Catch them at Lamberts. … Kelly Willis & Radio Ranch play the second of three local reunion shows at the Continental Club. … Catch this year’s official Texas State Musician when Joe Ely plays two shows at Strange Brew. … Another top Austin country-roots songwriter, James McMurtry, plays El Mercado Backstage with his son Curtis McMurtry opening. …“Walking Woody’s Road” at One World Theatre features Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson and Lance Canales bringing the songs of Woody Guthrie to life. … Touring Americana duo the Grahams stop in at Cactus Cafe. … Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton is at the Scoot Inn. … Selena cover outfit Bidi Bidi Banda brings Tejano sparkle and sass to Stay Gold. … Local rockers A Giant Dog preview songs from their upcoming Merge Records debut at ABGB. … Guero’s Oak Garden features hot blues-based bands in the afternoon and early evening with Eve & the Exiles at 2:30 p.m. and the Peterson Brothers at 6:30 p.m. … One-man-band Lincoln Durham plays indoors at Stubb’s with Leopold & His Fiction. … Bryce Clifford & Brother Superior and Daniel Eyes & the Vibes celebrate the release of new EPs at the Blackheart and Cheer Up Charlie’s, respectively. … Other top local options include James Hand at Radio Coffee & Beer, Croy & the Boys at Hotel Vegas with Jake Penrod and Plantation, and Belle Sounds at the Townsend with Tahoma.