Greg Trooper at Mystery Monday at El Mercado Backstage. The weekly show with regulars Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, David Carroll and Bobby Kallus is one of Austin’s best roots-music residencies, but this one stands out with the addition of Northeast singer-songwriter Greg Trooper to the bill. Artists ranging from Billy Bragg to Maura O’Connell have recorded Trooper’s songs over the years, but they’re best heard on the dozen or so albums his released himself, including last year’s “Live at the Rock Room.” Free. 7:30 p.m. 1302 S. First St. MysteryMondayAustin.com. — P.B.
Also: Get the blues on Monday with Blue Monday featuring Derek O’Brien at Antone’s, which also features a late show by the Texas Transplants, or with the Chris Duarte Group at One-2-One Bar on a bill with State School and Stupid Drama. … Catch local up-and-comer Balmorhea’s Aisha Burns indoors at the Mohawk with Jordan Moser and Marijuana Sweet Tooth. … Indie music hot spot Barracuda presents Citrine, Rose Selavy, Smith & Robot and Denym.
Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair at Bass Concert Hall. These days the Smashing Pumpkins are essentially Billy Corgan and his backing band, and this tour is billed as an “Acoustic-Electro” experience. Early reports find Corgan performing a good portion of the set solo, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and liberally mixing album deep cuts and unreleased material in with radio hits. (Here he is playing “Malibu” a song he wrote for Hole a couple weeks ago in Seattle.) Rocker Liz Phair, whose witty lyricism and frank approach to sexuality made her an alt-hero to young women in the ‘90s, opens. $39.50-$79.50. 7:30 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — D.S.S.
Also: British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding plays Cedar Park Center. Shimmery pop crowd pleasers Years & Years open. … Joining the never-ending parade of YouTube sensations turned actual stars, Charlie Puthplays Emo’s. … Fans of country singer Lee Ann Womack may want to check out the music of her fast-rising daughter Aubrie Sellers, who plays the indoor stage at Stubb’s after some eye-opening SXSW gigs last month. … Welsh indie trio the Joy Formidable plays Scoot Inn with Portland, Ore., Sub Pop band Helio Sequence. … New Zealand’s Gin Wigmore brings the tour for her “Blood to the Bone” album to the Parish with Matthew Santos who’s best known for singing the hook on Lupe Fiasco’s hit “Superstar.” … Top local options include Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh at Saxon Pub, Suzanna Choffel at Geraldine’s, a happy-hour show at the Elephant Room featuring Stanley Smith with Ellen Gurgiolo, and Fable Records’ new weekly residency at El Mercado Backstage.
Jess Klein, Mike June at Cactus Cafe. “Maybe this is the fate of artists, to go somewhere new to be inspired. To find the other artists and contribute to that vibe until the rest of the world wants to live there and then it’s our turn to move somewhere else.” That’s part of a long goodbye singer-songwriter Jess Klein wrote to fans recently on her Facebook band page, announcing this farewell show. Klein and fellow musician Mike June got married earlier this month, and soon they’ll move together to North Carolina. $10-$12. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.
Also:U.K. rockers the Struts play a sold-out show at the Parish with Made Violent. … Scoot Inn features a barnburner of a night with touring roots acts J. Roddy Walston & the Business and Nikki Lane plus local one-man-band Eagle Eye Williamson. … California indie band Run River North brings the tour for its new record “Drinking From a Salt Pond” to the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Lighthouse & the Whaler. … Sun Radio’s weekly Texas Radio Live program at Guero’s Oak Garden reaches beyond its usual Americana scope with a double bill of Latin at Heart and Stephanie Urbina Jones. … For a real trip of an evening, head over to Stay Gold, where Bob Hoffnar’s Mood Illusion (captured in action here) presents Dark Side of The Rainbow, a live performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album synchronized to a screening of “The Wizard of Oz.” Show up early for a set by Lauren Gurgiolo, one of Austin’s most inventive guitar players.
Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter at Bass Concert Hall. Jazz pianist, Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter spent their early years performing together in Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet. In the decades since both have gone on to become titans of modern jazz. With an unbounded creative vision, Hancock, in particular, is credited as one of the genre’s great innovators. Later this month, both artists will appear at an International Jazz Day concert at the White House, making this a positively presidential preview. $42.50-$125.50. 8 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — D.S.S.
Also: It’s a big night on Red River Street’s outdoor stages. Colorado’s Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (who rocked an episode taping for “Austin City Limits” recently) continue their breakout year with a sold-out show at Stubb’s also featuring Israel Nash, while the Mohawk presents New York synth-pop act Penguin Prison plus Wrestlers and Unlikely Candidates. … Classic rock lives on at ACL Live with Foreigner. … Country singer-songwriter Bonnie Bishop previews songs from her upcoming album “Ain’t Who I Was” at Saxon Pub. … Louisiana indie band Brass Bed plays Scoot Inn with Moving Panoramas and Tele Novella. … Austin Classical Guitar Society presents Fareed Haque & Tom Echols at Cactus Cafe. … Top local roots options with an ampersand in their name (how’s that for a select qualifier?) include Two Hoots & a Holler at the Highball, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery, and Aaron McDonnell & the Neon Eagles at Little Longhorn Saloon.