Friday-Saturday: Dandy Warhols at Scoot Inn. If they never quite got huge, theatrical Northwest rockers the Dandy Warhols have long had a devoted following, since their 1994 indie-label debut led to a four-album run with Capitol Records. Along the way, Austin’s own Rob Thomas chose their song “We Used to Be Friends” as the theme for his “Veronica Mars” TV show, further cementing the band’s cult status. Their new record, “Distortland,” came out in April. Savoy Motel opens. $20-$30. 7 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — P.B.


Saturday: The Dear Hunter at the Mohawk. Though this tour is billed as “The Final Act,” the prog-rock band’s “Act” series has one more installment. Frontman Casey Crezenzo, however, mysteriously hints it won’t be an album. This tour will focus heavily on “Act V” with some material from earlier albums. Eisley and Gavin Castleton open. $20. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.


Sunday: Majid Jordan at Emo’s. ‘Tis the season for frosty Canadian R&B, and if you can’t wait for/afford the Weeknd’s Formula One post-race appearance, check out this smooth Toronto duo, who are signed to Drake’s OVO label. The Wrestlers open. $24. 7:30 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.




No, not those other insane clowns: The actual Insane Clown Posse, the Detroit hip-hop duo, is at Empire.

Swedish metal band Opeth plays Emo’s with local faves the Sword opening.

Nutty Brown Amphitheater flies the Texas country flag with Eli Young Band and William Clark Green.

A handful of local acts are celebrating new records: Terri Hendrix, teaming with Lloyd Maines at Cactus Cafe; Jon Dee Graham at the Continental Club; Walker Lukens at 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records and later at 3Ten below ACL Live; dramatic indie-rockers Tinnarose, at Barracuda with Sweet Spirit and Calliope Musicals; and Shawnee Kilgore at the Highball with special guest Joss Whedon.

Former Austinite Wayne Hancock features songs from Bloodshot Records album “Slingin’ Rhythm” at the White Horse.

Other roots-music options include Bukka Allen at Strange Brew, Mando Saenz at Hole in the Wall and Jake Penrod at Little Longhorn Saloon.


Jerry Jeff Walker plays ACL Live on Saturday. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman 2015

Halloween’s not for two more weeks, but you can get in the spirit early at the Dia de Los Muertos Music Festival, a benefit for Easter Seals at Fiesta Gardens from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with performances by Ozomatli, Metalachi and Tiarra Girls.

Still scampy after all these years, Jerry Jeff Walker plays ACL Live.

Saddle Creek Records band the Faint, from Nebraska, team with punk legends Gang of Four plus opener Pictureplane at Emo’s.

It’s always a crazy time at the Continental Club when Brit transplant Jon Langford visits, this time with “Mini Mekons” lineup plus locals Churchwood.

Bluesy Americana guitarist and songwriter Seth Walker plays the Parish with Hello Wheels.

Highway 71, a new country-roots supergroup of sorts with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bill Kirchen and Marty Muse, plays Poodie’s Roadhouse just west of town.

Top local options include John Evans and Ben Ballinger at ABGB, the Ephraim Owens Quintet at the Elephant Room, Micky & the Motorcars at the Saxon Pub, and Midnight Stroll at Cactus Cafe.


Oklahoma country star Toby Keith rides his beered-up horses into the Austin360 Amphitheater with David Lee Murphy and Waterloo Revival.

Classic rockers Heart play a sold-out show at ACL Live with local opener Emily Wolfe.

Sensational singer Aoife O’Donovan, who stood out at last weekend’s tapings for the Irish “Other Voices” TV show at Austin’s Arlyn Studios, visits the Texas Union Theater with Willie Watson.

Mississippi roots-rocker Paul Thorn stops in at Threadgill’s.

Local Latin-jazz fixture Beto & the Fairlanes celebrate their 40th anniversary at One World Theatre.

Indie-pop group Cotton Mather is this week’s “Soul of a Musician” series guest at Iron Cactus North.

Singer-songwriter Paul Cauthen plays songs from his new album at Waterloo Records.