Xavier Rudd & the United Nations at Parish. An Australian artist renowned for his inclusive musical style, Rudd added the collective name “the United Nations” to his ninth studio album to reflect the participation of musicians from South Africa, Samoa, Germany, Ireland and Papua New Guinea. His style draws upon age-old Australian aboriginal traditions, but that’s just a starting-point for a sound that knows no bounds. Chadwick Stokes opens. $27. 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.
Also: As they say, Garbage in, garbage sold out: The ’90s alt-rock kingpins, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their double-platinum debut album, play for those who got tickets early on the outdoor stage at Stubb’s. There’s still room for the indoor show afterward featuring Seattle indie acts Say Hi and Telekinesis. … Brooklyn indie band Battles, touring behind their new album “La Di Da Di,” play the Mohawk’s outdoor stage. … Home Free, winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” visit the Paramount. … Top local options include Dickie Lee Erwin at Stella San Jac, Bobby Whitlock playing Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” at Guero’s and Barbara Nesbitt at the Saxon Pub with Kelley Mickwee. … Tony Scalzo and Kevin McKinney celebrate two years of their Wrenfro weekly residency at Strange Brew. … Kristin Hersh has canceled her scheduled appearance at Cactus Cafe and all other Austin appearances this week because of a family emergency.