Bob Mould at Mohawk outdoor/Conor Oberst at Stubb’s outdoor. Do you call non-mainstream rock (A) "alternative" or (B) "indie"? Is your north-central U.S. hip music capital (A) Minneapolis or (B) Omaha? Is your mojo mired in (A) the Eighties or (B) the Aughts? Answer these questions and follow the flow-chart to one of Red River Street’s two big outdoor stages. If you chose (B), head to Stubb’s, where Bright Eyes mastermind Oberst will feature material from his new Nonesuch disc "Upside Down Mountain," produced by Jonathan Wilson (who opens the show). If you went with (A), go to the Mohawk, where Husker Du frontman Mould charges forth with drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy on songs from his new Merge album "Beauty & Ruin." If your answers were split between (A) and (B), stand on the corner of Ninth and Red River and soak in the sounds of both shows simultaneously. Mould: $20, 8 p.m. doors (Otis the Desroyer opens), 912 Red River St., mohawkaustin.com. Oberst: $30, 7 p.m. doors, 801 Red River St., stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
Austin Weekender, Daybender Party at Empire. The eclectic cross-genre throwdown started on Thursday, but things heat up on Saturday when Empire starts the party early and keeps it going all night long. At the Daybender a variety of Austin’s best indie acts, including Marmalakes, Holiday Mountain, Ishi and Ruby Jane, keep the spot rocking all day long. When darkness hits, L.A.-based iheartcomix throws a Check Yo Ponytail party. Headliners are NYC-based Anamanaguchi, leaders of the chiptune movement that reimagines video game hardware from the ‘80s as musical instruments. Jersey club master DJ Sliink, Doja Cat and Antwon also perform. Daybender: $10, 1 p.m.; Check Yo Ponytail $20. 9 p.m. Four-day Weekender pass $65. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.
Also:Wobeon Fest presents an adventurous program of world music structured around the theme of international peace at Ironwood Hall. … Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore join forces again for a Flatlanders concert at the Paramount Theatre. … 1980s pop diva Taylor Dayne headlines the Austin Pride Festival at Fiesta Gardens. … Portland, Ore., singer Storm Large, known for her work with Pink Martini, performs with her band Le Bonheur in McCullough Theatre at UT’s Bass Concert Hall. … Ambient musician and producer Tycho plays Emo’s. … Local rock ’n’ soul outfit Soul Track Mind celebrates the release of their new album "Unbreakable" at the North Door. … Also playing a record release show is Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs, at ABGB. … It’s not a record-release show, but local label Playing in Traffic presents a "Traffic Jam" bill with four of its most promising young acts: Girl Pilot, Painted Redstarts, Hunter Sharpe and What Moon Things. … The Minor Mishap Marching Band brings musical mayhem to the Continental Club. … Vallejo frontman A.J. Vallejo brings his Perfect Nation spinoff to the Belmont with the Dead Love Club and DJ Whiplash. … Stompin’ Grounds Lounge in south Austin hosts the sixth annual Rock to Defeat ALS show with Modern Day Midas. … Roadhouse country kingpin Kevin Fowler presents his Fowler Fest shindig at Nutty Brown Cafe with guests the Cody Johnson Band, JB & the Moonshine Band and Josh Grider. … Gypsy Lounge stacks up a solid indie-rock bill featuring Hooka Hey, Ghost Wolves, Megafauna and Opposite Day. … For a quality afternoon jam, head to Guero’s Oak Garden at 2:30 p.m. and catch longtime local swamp-rock faves Don Leady & the Tail Gators.