Second Saturday Sock Hop tribute to Paul Ray at Barracuda. “It is highly likely that there would be no Sock Hop if there were no Paul Ray or ‘Twine Time,’” show organizers say. “His taste and knowledge have undoubtedly been a huge influence and inspiration to us.” The popular dance party mixes a wax-fanatic blend of vintage soul, R&B and doo-wop similar to what the late KUTX DJ spun in his legendary Saturday night show, “Twine Time.” Sock Hop house DJs will be joined by KUTX’s Rick McNulty and Mike Buck and Eve Monsees of Antone’s Record Shop to celebrate “the life and style of the greatest DJ this town has ever seen.” $5. Doors at 9 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: The annual Valentine’s show by Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra at ACL Live features the Tosca Quartet plus guitarist Charlie Sexton and jazz vocalist Lex Land. … It’s the end of the line for local indie-country band Crooks, which plays a sold-out farewell show at Antone’s with Croy & the Boys opening. … Singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez celebrates the release of her new album “Lola” at Texas Union Theater. … The run-up to Tuesday’s Ameripolitan Music Awards goes into full swing with a full day of performers at ABGB including Bonnie Montgomery and Tommy Ash; a White Horse bill headlined by Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay; English rockabilly rager Charlie Thompson at C-Boy’s; and Ameripolitan ringleader Dale Watson beginning a two-night stand at the Broken Spoke. … Swedish death metal band At the Gates plays the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with Decapitated and Haunted. … Militant Babies play a vinyl release show at Hole in the Wall with Prescott Curlywolf and Moonlight Towers. … Top blues guitarists battle it out across the street from each other with former Austinite Chris Duarte visiting One-2-One Bar and local luminary W.C. Clark playing Saxon Pub. … Top acoustic options include New England folkie Ellis Paul at Cactus Cafe with William Harries Graham, and Austin transplant Ray Bonneville at Strange Brew with Gurf Morlix. … Take your pick between an eclectic group of local women singers: Kelley Mickwee at Geraldine’s, Pamela Hart at the Elephant Room, and Tameca Jones indoors at Stubb’s with Ben Cina.