Dawes. Photo by Jay Janner.

Dawes at Stubb’s outdoor. Rising up from Los Angeles’ storied Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene with their 2009 debut album, Dawes took a pointed southeast turn on their new disc “All Your Favorite Bands.” In Nashville, they worked with producer David Rawlings and got studio contributions from gospel group the McCrary Sisters and pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin. The result isn’t necessarily more country, but the band can appeal as easily to Americana audiences as to indie-rock fans. Opening the show is Langhorne Slim & the Law, gearing up for their Aug. 7 Dualtone Records release “The Spirit Moves.” $25-$27. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Also: The Funk Hunters mine old school breakbeats to create electronic music with heart and soul. They play the Parish. … Brazilian native Veronica Nunes, formerly of the New York ensemble Brazooka, visits the Cactus Cafe. … Furious lyricist and backpack rap heavyweight Sage Francis plays Red 7. … ABGB hosts Heart and Soul, an earthquake benefit for Nepal with DJs Cha Na Na and Dug Fresh. … Richly textured local rockers the Rocketboys go acoustic for an Unplugged at the Grove show at the Shady Grove. … Cabaret glam-rockers Chasca and Russian folk-fusion act Flying Balalaika Brothers celebrate a dual album release at the Mohawk indoors. … Carnivalesque combo Shoulders wraps up an extended run of Thursday happy-hour shows at the Continental Club.