Kaleo at Lamberts. Perhaps it was wishful meteorological thinking that led four guys from Iceland to choose a Hawaiian word for their band’s name. Kaleo means “sound” or “voice,” a fitting choice for a group that puts the vocals up front. Mixing folk, blues and rock within an indie-pop framework, Kaleo made a big splash in their homeland with their 2013 debut album and the recent pop single “All the Pretty Girls.” Now signed to Atlantic, they plan to set up shop in Austin thhis spring as they attempt to make inroads in the States, starting with this North American debut gig. $10. 9:30 p.m. 401 W. Second St. lambertsaustin.com.
Also: Hometown singer-songwriter James McMurtry celebrates the release of his new disc “Complicated Game” with a free 5 p.m. in-store performance at Waterloo Records. … Amanda Cevallos celebrates the release of her new CD “The High Hands” at the Continental Club. … Hotel Vegas hosts a birthday blowout for Liz Burrito a.k.a. local garage rock stalwart Liz Herrera. … Bassist Chris Wood made waves with progressive trio Medeski, Martin & Wood before teaming up with his brother Oliver in the Wood Brothers, who play the Parish with Kristina Train. … Broadway actor Ryan Link is taking his shot at a music career and plays Cheer Up Charlie’s to promote his upcoming debut EP “Reverberations,” due in March. … ABGB plays host to a Waylon Jennings tribute with Lucas Hudgins & the First Cousins and others.