Saxon Pub 25th Anniversary. The stretch of South Lamar between Riverside and Oltorf was still a pretty sleepy stretch in the spring of 1990 when the Saxon Pub opened for business. So much has changed that the Saxon is plotting a move to the South Congress/St. Elmo area, but for the moment, its focus is on celebrating a quarter-century as one of Austin’s prime rooms for acoustic music. The Resentments, who began at the Saxon 17 years ago, kick it off in their traditional Sunday slot (7:30 p.m., $10), followed by Bob Schneider’s 15-years-running Lonelyland show on Monday (8:30 p.m., $10-$25). The rest of the week follows suit in similar fashion, with the focus on the regular residencies that have made the Saxon a local institution. 1320 S. Lamar. thesaxonpub.com
Also: When guitarist Billy McLaughlin came down with a neuro-muscular disorder a decade ago, he rebounded by learning how to play guitar left-handed and developing a new "finger tapping" style. Check out his remarkable return when he plays One World Theatre with Rhett Butler. … R&B and soul music lifer Lee Fields stops by the Parish with Houston indie rockers the Tontons opening. … DMC, the premier international turntablist competition, holds a Southwest regional DJ battle at Empire with Beastie Boys collaborator Mix Master Mike showcasing. … Live band hip-hop outfit Magna Carda plays the KUTX Live series at 4 p.m. at Uncle Billy’s. … Top roots options include guit-steel master Junior Brown on the indoor stage at Stubb’s, country band the Wagoneers celebrating frontman Monte Warden’s birthday at the Continental Club, and fiddle great Warren Hood at Strange Brew.