Dave Rawlings Machine at Paramount. Few performers have meant more to Americana music in the past 20 years than Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. So when Welch took a long break between records from 2003 to 2011, a 2009 release that put Rawlings’ name front and center was a welcome arrival. A second Dave Rawlings Machine record, “Nashville Obsolete,” came out last fall, and it’s a fascinating journey, with three songs clocking in past six minutes (including the 11-minute epic “The Trip”). Welch rides shotgun both on record and onstage when the Machine rolls into town for what’s likely to be an extensive performance, with no opener scheduled. $33. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
Free Week: The Mohawk outside moves from shoe-gazey pop from Moving Panoramas and Ringo Deathstarr to psychedelic sounds from Christian Bland & the Revelators and the totally tripped out art jazz antics of Golden Dawn Arkestra. Indoors the club features Indian Jewelry and Isaiah the Mosaic. … 101X presents a cross-genre power bill with Marmalakes, Riders Against the Storm, Sour Notes, Ruby Jane, Hello Wheels and more at Empire. … Do512 presents the Watters, Modern Medicine and more at the Scoot Inn. … Ringo Deathstarr slides over to Sidewinder to close out a gig with Boyfrndz, Megafauna, My Education, Residual Kid and Think No Think. … Celebrate the release of Haydn Vitera’s new EP “Tequila Rock” at Stubb’s. … Free For Y’all features electro-dub outfit Holiday Moutain, Americana artist Shinyribs and Aaron Behrens Midnight Stroll at Fair Market. — D.S.S.
Also: The fourth annual Alejandro Escovedo Musical Experience concert at ACL Live focuses on the influence of Leonard Cohen in Escovedo’s work, with Cohen tour veterans Julie Christensen and Mitch Watkins joining in along with saxophonist Elias Haslanger’s jazz quintet. … Elvis Presley would have been 80 this weekend, and the Continental Club is marking the occasion with its 30th annual “Tribute to The King.” Performers include Ted Roddy & the King Conjure Orchestra and Shaun Young & the New Blue Moon Boys. … Dallas soul man Bobby Patterson plays Antone’s with his backing band the Disciples, a nine-piece group that includes Derek O’Brien on guitar. … Townsend co-owner Kathy Valentine celebrates her birthday by playing the bar’s back room with her band the Bluebonnets. … It’s a busy night at Strange Brew, with a 9 p.m. show by English rocker Arthur Brown following a 7 p.m. show with percussionist and singer-songwriter Mike Meadows plus guests including Amy Cook.