Randy Newman plays the Paramount. 2011 photo by Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Randy Newman at the Paramount. So many entry points have led the way into Newman’s now-towering body of work. Were you a fan of his early songwriter albums in the late ’60s and early ’70s? Did you first hear him when “Short People” became an unlikely smash hit in 1978? Was it his 1980s film scores for “Ragtime” and “The Natural” (the latter of which won him his first of six Grammys) that drew you in? Did it take his Oscar-winning songs for various Pixar movies to reach your generation? Or maybe when his timeless classic “Louisiana 1927” resurfaced as a cultural touchstone during Hurricane Katrina? Legit living legends are hard to come by. At 72, Newman has more than earned the distinction. $48.50-$94.50. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Also: Hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. plays a sold-out show at ACL Live. … You’ll have to wait till Levitation Fest in May to hear Brian Wilson perform the “Smile” album, but if you’re so much of a Beach Boys fan that you’d even settle for the Mike Love version, they’re at the Long Center. … Georgia electronic band Modern Measure is at Scoot Inn with Montu. … Electropop duo Signy plays indoors at Stubb’s with Please Please Me and Lolita Lynne. … Local bands celebrating new releases are Torino Black for their album “Food for a Therapist” at the Parish and Soul Track Mind for their latest single at the Continental Club. … Other hometown favorites in action include Omar & the Howlers and Van Wilks at Saxon Pub, Ben Ballinger at the White Horse with Doug Strahan and Jonathan Terrell, and Shivery Shakes at Geraldine’s.