Jackie Venson at Antone’s. Venson, a 26-year-old poised to become Austin’s next great axe-wailer, is a perfect fit for a club that enshrines the concept of Blue Monday in Austin. A second generation Austin musician, Venson grew up on a piano bench, but she found her signature sound in college, trying to make an electric guitar sing like a human voice. Her recorded material is solid, but she’s an artist best experienced live. Watching her build a menacing guitar riff into a brutal howl is riveting. $5. 9:30 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — D.S.S.
Also: If you missed Lauryn Hill last fall when she played Fun Fun Fun Fest and taped "Austin City Limits," she’s back for a show on the outdoor stage at Stubb’s (technically sold out). … Speaking of "Austin City Limits," those who didn’t get tickets to My Morning Jacket’s taping at ACL Live can tune into the livestream on the ACL YouTube channel. … Treat your hangovers from Levitation and Drag Fest with official after-party shows at Hotel Vegas and Barracuda, respectively. … Louisiana duo Beat Root Revival visits Strange Brew. … Local bluesman Kalu James begins a month of Mondays at Geraldine’s.
San Fermin at the Parish.There’s a lot going on in this eight-piece Brooklyn indie band, which performed at ACL Fest last fall. The voices come from male/female leads Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye, but the mastermind of the music is keyboardist Ellis Ludwig-Leone, who merges some classical influences into the band’s lushly arranged pop sound. There’s room to do that, with violin, sax and trumpet broadening the band’s instrumental palette. They’re touring behind last year’s "Jackrabbit," the second San Fermin album. Your Friend opens. $16-$18. 7:30 p.m. doors. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.
Also: Los Angeles all-female power-pop band Peach Kelli Pop stops in at Sidewinder with our new favorite post-Riot Grrrl art punk outfit Sailor Poon. … The weekly Durawa show at Strange Brew features guest guitar great Bill Kirchen. … Catch singer-songwreiter James McMurtry’s acoustic show at the Continental Gallery, with jazz from the Ephraim Owens Experience later. … Artists from Fable Records continue a Tuesday residency at El Mercado Backstage, while Antone’s features the Antone’s Trio with Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown and Corey Keller early plus Greg Izor & the Box Kickers late.
Lily & Madeleine at Cactus Cafe. Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz made two records for the noted indie label Asthmatic Kitty before a somewhat surprising jump to Americana-oriented New West with this year’s "Keep It Together." It perhaps signals a broadening of horizons for the label, as the sisters (whose touring band at SXSW last month also included two female supporting players) put keyboards at the front of their very contemporary take on folk-pop. Shannon Hayden opens. Cactus Cafe. $12-$14. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.
Also: Hallowed experimental music outfit the Residents present a film screening and performance of their latest project "Shadowland" at Marchesa Hall. … Country hitmaker Rick Trevino plays a sold-out show at the Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre. … Sun Radio’s weekly Texas Radio Live show at Guero’s Oak Garden features the South Austin Moonlighters and Bret Coats. … Notable local residencies include Warren Hood at ABGB, Will Taylor & Strings Attached at El Mercado Backstage and Jon Dee Graham at the Continental Club with William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts.
The 1975 at Austin360 Amphitheater. WIth Instagram-friendly good looks and a vaguely sensual, synthy sound, British pop-rockers the 1975 present the first panty-tossing squealer of the summer concert season. We know it’s not quite the weekend, but showing up early to this one is essential. With an entrancing blend of moody melodics and snarling guitar fuzz, opener Wolf Alice released one of last year’s best indie rock records. $29.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — D.S.S.
Also:Country maverick Sturgill Simpson brings the tour for his much-talked-about new record "A Sailor’s Guide to Earth" to ACL Live for two nights of sold-out shows. Downstairs, the new 3Ten club features Jason Boland & the Stragglers. … From his days with the Hollies and CSN (sometimes Y), Graham Nash recorded many indelible hits from the 1960s and d’70s. Catch him at the Paramount Theatre. … Classic 1990s dream-pop band Lunaplays outdoors at the Mohawk, with band member Britta Phillips also playing an opening set. … "American Idol" is no more, but its minions soldier on. Season 8 winner Kris Allen is at One World Theatre. … Grupo Fantasma returns to the scene of its 2007 private party backing Prince when the local Latin funk greats play the Belmont. … Canadian electronica band Bear Mountain plays indoors at Stubb’s with Young Empires. … Now in full swing through the spring and summer is KGSR’s swing "Unplugged at the Grove" series, which features El Paso’s Dirty River Boys. … At One-2-One Bar, Beth Lee & the Breakups celebrate the release of their new CD with Chris Duarte, who’s also sporting a new fan-club disc. … Shivery Shakes play a tour-homecoming show at Sahara Lounge. … Catch acoustic duo Folk Uke and singer-songwriter Randy Weeks at the new Grizzly Hall on East Riverside.