Tuesday: Big Head Blues Club at the Belmont. Though long-running Colorado trio Big Head Todd & the Monsters made their mark more in alt-pop and jam-band circles, they have some pretty deep roots in the blues. On this tour, they’re focusing on the songs of the legendary Willie Dixon, with a handful of special guest players including singer Mud Morganfield, guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks and harmonica player Billy Branch. For a sneak peek, check the Austin360 Facebook page at 2 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, as we’ll have band leader Todd Park Mohr and some of his guests in our studio at the Statesman for a short acoustic performance and interview. $35-$55. 8 p.m. 305 W. Sixth St. thebelmontaustin.com. — P.B.


Thursday: Echo & the Bunnymen at Stubb’s. “Bring on the Dancing Horses” for a throwback Thursday to remember. With frontman Ian McCulloch and original guitarist Will Sergeant back at the helm, early dates on the tour have earned the indie rock pioneers solid reviews. $29-$33. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.


Thursday: Lori McKenna at One World Theatre. Nashville got hip to the New England songwriter when Faith Hill covered several of her songs. Her new album “The Bird and the Rifle,” recorded with country’s it-guy producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), features McKenna’s own version of “Humble & Kind,” a recent chart-topper for Tim McGraw. $20-$88. 8 p.m. 701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.



Blues guitarist Chris Duarte rocks the house at One-2-One Bar.

Jazz singer Sarah Sharp plays the early show with her trio at 6 p.m. at the Elephant Room.


Recently reunited Los Angeles alt-rockers Failure play the Mohawk’s outdoor stage.


It’s long sold out, but the third annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Celebration at ACL Live promises to be a barn burner, with a cast including Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal helping pay tribute to inductees B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson.

Eclectic Virginia singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata brings the tour for her new album “Tightrope Walker” to Antone’s.

Former Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips plays One World Theatre.

Americana band Reckless Kelly features songs from its new album “Sunset Motel” on Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” broadcast from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Guero’s, with Scott Strickland also featured.


Elvis Costello performs Thursday at ACL Live. Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2009

Legendary British rocker and songwriter Elvis Costello plays ACL Live with Larkin Poe.

Ever seen ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons play in a nightclub? He’s part of “The Jungle Show,” a late addition to the Antone’s calendar, with Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, Mike Flanigin, Chris Layton and more.

Australian rockers Temper Trap, touring behind their new album “Thick as Thieves,” stop at Emo’s with Coast Modern.

Brooklyn-via-Laredo singer-songwriter Aly Tadros plays songs from her new album “Hungry Ghost” at the Townsend.

New York avant garde guitarist Yonatan Gat is at Barracuda.