ACL Fest Late Night Shows. The Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend starts early with a variety of pre-parties. At press time, the only sellout is an Emo’s shindig with Brand New and Manchester Orchestra. Catch the “Rebel Yell” of Billy Idol at Stubb’s with indie-pop upstart Ryn Weaver, experience “Something Like Happiness” at the Parish with indie Brits the Maccabees or sweat it out at Vulcan Gas Company with Canadian electro duo Zeds Dead. Finally, Austin road warriors Leopold & His Fiction make a rare hometown appearance indoors at Stubb’s. Full details at aclfestival.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Reunited British classic-rockers the Zombies have visited Austin often for special events the past two years, including SXSW, Psych Fest and the “British Invasion” All ATX concert. This time the spotlight is squarely on them as they play their 1968 album “Odyssey & Oracle” in its entirety at the Paramount. … British blues masters Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown play out west at One World Theatre. … California indie band Mynabirdsbrings the tour for its new album “Lovers Know” to the Mohawk’s indoor stage with Bad Hats and Moving Panoramas.