Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 15, 2014

The Relatives at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. The Reverend Gean West, a holy man whose gospel sound reverberates with the psychedelic soul of the ’60s, leads his seasoned ensemble on a redemptive journey that rocks with fervor as it explodes with funky breaks. The almost-forgotten Dallas band was resurrected in the last decade, dropping a sizzling 2013 album, "The Electric Word" produced by Jim Eno. The Relatives will shine their light on Austin during a two-night stand that kicks off Friday. $10. 10 p.m. 2008 South Congress Ave. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Cheap Trick at Emo’s. If nothing else, Cheap Trick has proven to be a survivor. Following their rise to mainstream-rock stardom in the late 1970s, the Rockford, Ill., foursome’s fortunes gradually ebbed over the next couple of decades, as with most of their peers from the golden era of arena rock. Something scrappy about Cheap Trick’s brand of rock ’n’ roll lingered, though, to where bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam helped revive their career in the ’90s by inviting them to open tours. They escaped near-disaster in Canada when a festival stage collapsed during a thunderstorm while they were onstage. The current touring lineup features three-fourths of the original band, with guitarist Rick Nielsen’s son Daxx taking Bun E. Carlos’ seat behind the drums. Rising local rockers Ume open. $44.25. 8 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock

C.L.I.T. Fest at Cheer-Up Charlie’s. The three-day event, whose name is an acronym for Combating Latent Inequality together, is a roving D-I-Y punk festival that aims to create a welcoming space for marginalized groups while celebrating sex positivity and diversity. The premiere event took place in Minneapolis 10 years ago and Portland, Chicago and D.C. have all hosted. This year’s Austin event marks the farthest south the festival has traveled. The event kicks off Friday with a Cheer Up Charlie’s show featuring Seattle group Your Heart Breaks and locals Blxpltn. On Saturday, the event moves to the Museum of Human Achievement for a day of activist workshops followed by an evening program with bands from Austin, Chicago and San Jose. The event wraps up at Hotel Vegas on Sunday with a seven-band showcase that runs from 1 to 8 p.m. $12 to $30, three-day available. clitfestaustin.tumblr.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Eccentric alt-rock band Eels is at the Paramount with opener Chelsea Wolfe. … Next door at Stateside at the Paramount, KUTX Live begins a two-night Texas Songwriter Circle stand with Butch Hancock, James McMurtry and Kevin Russell sharing the stage. … Joe Ely, fresh from his guest appearance with Bruce Springsteen last week in Houston, plays a makeup date for last month’s missed show at the Roost with openers Jason Eady and Colton O’Neill. … Indie Americana purveyors the Wheeler Brothers begin a two-night stand at the Parish with the Brownout horn section sitting in. Opening acts are Paper Birdon Friday and Graham Wilkinson on Saturday. … Classic Southern rockers the Outlaws are at One World Theatre with Blackhawk. … Austin’s Afro-Latin dance party Peligrosa hosts New Yorkers Chief Boima andGeko Jones for a smashing night of global groovin’ … Hard rockers Vegatron set the expectation bar low with a hilarious promo video promising the worst gig ever. Reverse the psychology and show up at Red 7 anyway. … Youthful local talent is on display at the Belmont with Mother Falcon and the Painted Redstarts.