FRIDAY

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Izzy Fest at Spider House Ballroom. Voodoobilly firebrand and steampunk romantic Izzy Cox’s bluesy bar busters and beguiling gypsy jazz draw on her colorful backstory of a renegade youth spent in traveling circuses, religious marching bands and mosh pits. Recently, Cox, a regular at Austin haunts like Beerland and the Carousel Lounge, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her musical friends are throwing this two-day extravaganza to benefit Cox and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which is helping with her treatment. Rockabilly lifers Flametrick Subs headline a Friday bill that also includes Worm Suicide & the Devil Club; Saturday’s lineup features the Hickoids, the Hormones and Black Irish Texas. $10 suggested donation. 6:30 p.m. doors Friday, 9 p.m. doors Saturday. 2908 Fruth St. spiderhouseaustin.com. —D.S.S.

Ian Moore plays an acoustic show at Strange Brew. Photo by Curtis W. Millard

Also: Experimental metal outfit Inter Arma brings sludgey riffs and guttural growls to Sidewinder. … Kay Odyssey, featuring dreamy vocals from Kristina Boswell and Kelsey Wickliffe and mean guitar licks from longtime scene standout Liz Herrera, play a tour kickoff at Hotel Vegas. …The Continental Club presents a night of hot Texas R&B and soul with San Benito’s Charley Crockett and Austin’s own Tomar & the FCs. … Vancouver producer Ekali, who has worked with Drake, plays Kingdom. … 1970s folk-rockers Firefall visit One World Theatre. … Texas-bred, Seattle-based blues-rocker Ian Moore does an acoustic show at Strange Brew, while Texas-bred, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ryan Beaver plays indoors at Stubb’s. … Enigmatic indie-pop outfit Magia Negra celebrates the release of a new video at Empire, and blues rocker Eric Tessmer introduces his new EP at Antone’s. … The two-night “Jerry Fest” at Threadgill’s features Grateful Dead covers from Deadeye. … Hole in the Wall presents one of its best nights of local rock ’n’ roll in a while with Wrenfro, Moonlight Towers and the Luminarios. … For home-cooked blues chops, it’s hard to beat the Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan, starting a two-night stand at C-Boy’s. Keyboardist Emily Gimble opens on Saturday. … Other top local options include the Bluebonnets with Denny Freeman at the Townsend, Rosie Flores and Kathryn Legendre at the White Horse and Graham Wilkinson at Geraldine’s.

SATURDAY

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Sean McConnell at the Parish. McConnell’s self-titled Rounder Records debut, issued earlier this month, follows more than a decade of DIY releases. Early cuts on records by Texas country mainstays Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen helped lead the Boston-raised singer-songwriter toward greener pastures in Nashville, where major acts such as Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts recorded his tunes. Under his own name, McConnell is more folk-pop than commercial country, but the instant appeal of his singing and his instinctive songwriting chops make him a can’t-miss talent. Expect to find him at venues much larger than the Parish soon. Dallas upstart Troy Cartwright opens. $13. 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.

Also: Electric blues guitarist and singer Jonny Lang plays ACL Live with Patrice Pike opening. … Southern-rock mainstay Edwin McCain visits One World Theatre. … Members of Austin bands Moving Panoramas, American Sharks and more pay tribute to art-rock queen Kate Bush at Barracuda. … Emotional indie-rocker Jonathan Fox and harmonious folk-rockers the Gents play Stubb’s indoors. … Vaden Todd Lewis, known for his long tenure with Fort Worth alt-rockers the Toadies, stops in at 3Ten. … Lamberts presents a solid bill of locals with Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, Harvest Thieves and Ruby & the Reckless. … Houston metal band Helstar tops a Grizzly Hall bill with Omen and Death of a Dream. … Get your honky-tonk fix with Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke and Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s, or go for the blues with W.C. Clark at Antone’s and Omar & the Howlers at the Saxon Pub. … Local group Torrejon plays songs from its new EP “The Art of Emptiness” at the Townsend.

SUNDAY

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Shinedown at HEB Center. Hard rock outfit Shinedown has a knack for aggressive anthems with catchy hooks. The radio faves headline the Carnival of Madness at the venue formerly known as Cedar Park Center. The event is billed as a “celebration of rock” and includes the furious Pennsylvania brother/sister-led Pennsylvania metal act Halestorm alongside Black Stone Cherry and red dirt rockers Whiskey Myers. $35-$49.50. Parking is $15-$20 cash only. 5:30 p.m. doors. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com. — D.S.S.

Also: New York roots-rocker Greg Trooper plays the 6 p.m. slot at Strange Brew. … Longtime Austin blues-rock guitarist David Holt continues his new Sunday residency at El Mercado Backstage. … Darius Jackson & the Mighty Texas Blues Band play songs from their upcoming debut album at Antone’s, which also features an early show with Miss Lavelle White. … Midafternoon on South Congress finds honky-tonker Dale Watson at C-Boy’s and guitar ace Casper Rawls at the Continental Club, both at 3:30 p.m.

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