The Sword plays the Mohawk’s outdoor stage. Photo courtesy of Razor & Tie

The Sword at Mohawk outdoor. Lots of things are different these days for the Sword, arguably Austin’s most prominent metal band of the last decade. Singer and guitarst John Cronise now lives in North Carolina, and the band has shifted a bit from the heaviness of its primal output. As Cronise put it in the band’s bio for its new album “High Country,” released in August, “We wanted to break out of any classifications and just put out a good rock record.” It makes sense, then, that they enlisted versatile Austin rock musician Adrian Quesada to produce the album. Kadavar and All Them Witches open. $25. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.

Also: For the second night in a row, Threadgill’s South likely will draw some post-ACL Fest throngs on the other end of Barton Springs Road, as popular local band Shinyribs headlines a 9 p.m. bill that also includes Ramsay Midwood. … Three official ACL Fest Late Night Shows are sold out, but tickets may remain for Chance the Rapper outdoors at Stubb’s and Son Little at Lamberts with Lanz Pierce. … It’s a solid night for fans of Austin’s Americana singer-songwriters across the generational spectrum, with sixtysomething Gurf Morlix at the White Horse, fortysomething Bruce Robison at the Broken Spoke and twentysomething Carson McHone at White Horse. … Two of the city’s most intriguing and eclectic indie bands team up at ABGB when Sahara Smith’s outfit Girl Pilot opens for the Joe Jacksons (not to be confused with the Englishman visiting the Paramount on Monday). … New downtown venue Tellers presents rising local indie singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe. … It’s a jam-band tribute tribunal at One-2-One Bar with A Live One, playing Phish, and Cream Cheese Accident, playing String Cheese Incident.