KVRX Free Week finale at Empire. We all know college radio kids are cooler than the rest of us, so check out this showcase curated by Local Live, the Austin music series co-produced by UT’s student station KVRX 91.7 FM and Texas Student Television. Self-proclaimed “destructive synth” artist Mr. Kitty headlines on the patio with Silk Rodeo, Ocelot a Lot and Bumpstreet Fonanza; indoor stage acts include Baby Blue and Rose Selavy. Free, $5 for minors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. —D.S.S.
Also: Early show Americana options include guitarist Casper Rawls’ weekly “Planet Casper” acoustic show at 3:30 p.m. at the Continental Club, honky-tonker Roger Wallace playing ABGB’s “Sunday Best” showcase at 4 p.m., 1970s Texas country band Denim in the 3 p.m. slot at the Saxon Pub, and singer-songwriter Sam Baker continuing a series of 6 p.m. Sunday shows at Strange Brew.