COTA Fan Fest. The three-day downtown event in conjunction with the Formula One race at Circuit of the Americas wraps up with a free show on the Rainey Street stage with groundbreaking rappers Public Enemy (10:30 p.m.) plus A-Trak (8:30 p.m.) and Holiday Mountain (7 p.m.). Shows at other official Fan Fest venues include Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root and New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Scoot Inn; Alabama rockers Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and local punks Midgetmen at the Mohawk; Norwegian producer Matoma at the Parish; soulful Austin rockers Ben Baxter Band and art-rock project Gold Field Hotel Apparitions at the Belmont; and local punk ’n’ roll power trio Flesh Lights atop a bill of hard-rocking heavyweights at the Blackheart. Details at individual venues and at circuitoftheamericas.com/fanfest/venue-experiences.
Weird City Hip-Hop Festival at Spider House Ballroom. At the end of the summer, the Austin hip-hop festival, now in its second year, scrapped plans for a two-day event featuring high-dollar national acts. They’ve rebooted with a scaled-back plan that puts the focus squarely where it should be, on local talent. The new bill features close to 30 artists including scene leaders Magna Carda, Crew 54, and festival organizer Protextor. It also features talented up-and-comers Sertified, Anya and Dat Boy Supa. ATX hip-hop is alive and well, bigger and better than ever. $5-$7. 2908 Fruth St. spiderhouseballroom.com. — D.S.S.
Also: The new album “Cokomo” from Austin power pop outfit Sweet Spirit is easily one of the year’s best. Catch the band’s triumphant tour homecoming and release party at ABGB. … If you can afford the high-dollar tickets, party “All Night Long” with Lionel Richie and Gulf Coast Soul powerhouse the Suffers at ACL Live. … For a cheaper high, hit perpetually blazed up Houston rapper Devin the Dude’s Emo’s show. … The new album from Matt Pond PA contains “Bill Murray,” a delightful, melancholy ditty detailing a crazy dream about the comedian. Hear it live at the North Door. … Nashville pop performer Ben Rector brings his “Beautiful” songs of love lost and found to Stubb’s outdoors. … Far-out New York jazz guitarist Oz Noy is joined by ace local rhythm section Chris Layton and Roscoe Back at One-2-One Bar. … For a true Texas honky tonk masquerade, check out Joe Ely, who plays two shows at Strange Brew, or drop by old school South Austin dancehall the Broken Spoke to two-step with Dale Watson. … Longtime Austin rock guitarist Van Wilks showcases his new album “21st Century Blues” at Threadgill’s, following up with a 5 p.m. Sunday in-store at Waterloo Records. … Red dirt bros Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, who teamed up on this year’s “Hold My Beer” album, share the bill at Nutty Brown Cafe. … Top local rock ’n’ roll triple bills include Ice Cold Singles, Why Not Satellite and Shoulders at Carousel Lounge and the Zoltars, Endless Youth and Magic Fingers at Hole in the Wall.