Wednesday-Thursday: The Jungle Show II with Billy Gibbons & Mike Flanigin at 3Ten. The first iteration of this all-star event, with ZZ Top guitarist Gibbons and B3 organ ace Flanigin joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Chris Layton, blues-rock firebrand Sue Foley and special guest guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, sold out at Antone’s in October. The initially announced follow-up at 3Ten on Thursday also sold out quickly, but another show has been added on Wednesday. $45. 6:30 p.m. doors. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
Thursday: Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham at ACL Live. The first of a three-night stand kicks off this year-end engagement that instantly became an Austin institution when The House That Willie Built opened in 2011. It’s a pricey ticket, but then so are many New Year’s Eve events, and this one is legitimately iconic. Willie always brings along top-quality support acts, too; this year, Ryan Bingham opens all three nights. $99-$157. 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
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Thursday: Mother Falcon’s Thank Y’all show at Mohawk outdoor. Austin’s expansive chamber pop orchestra, founded nearly a decade ago by high school students, is parting ways with their manager and booking agency and has ended their relationship with Universal Music Classics, the label that released their third full-length album a year ago. While a few of the musicians are scattering across the country, 10 members will keep the Mother Falcon Music Lab education program going, continue the composer collective they founded and do other more project-based work (which may still involve performances and recording). This show celebrates the present lineup’s many adventures together. Marmalakes and Hikes will also perform. $20. 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
READ MORE: Mother Falcon’s final flight, for now
MondayMannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at ACL Live Augie Meyers at Strange Brew Derek O’Brien & the Blue Monday Band at Antone’s Lonelyland, Brian Pounds at Saxon Pub 80H Project, Chris Duarte Group at One-2-One Bar Jai Malano at White Horse Lex Land at Geraldine’s
Tuesday-ThursdayAnthony Farrell at Driskill Bar
TuesdayBoDeans, Kurt Neumann, Stefano Intelisano, David Sierra & Friends at Townsend Uncle Lucius, Toni Price at Continental Club James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s Fingerpistol at Little Longhorn Saloon
WednesdayWillis Alan Ramsey at Townsend (7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) Leonard Cohen tribute with Noel McKay, Betty Soo, Whitney Becca, Hollin McKay, Jaimee Harris, Garner Sloan, Amanda Kitchens, Graham Weber, Brennen Leigh, Curtis McMurtry, Daniel Whittington and more at Threadgill’s North Bob Hoffnar & Mood Illusion at Stay Gold James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts at Continental Club Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s Freddie King tribute, Nakia & the Blues Grifters at C-Boy’s Kelley Mickwee at Geraldine’s Mike Stinson at Broken Spoke Hilary York at Evangeline Cafe Warren Hood at ABGB
ThursdayMike Zito & Jim Suhler at Antone’s Harvest Thieves, Elsa Cross at White Horse John Baumann at Stubb’s indoor John Evans Band at Continental Club Jai Malano, Soul Supporters, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s Tex Thomas & His New Danglin’ Wranglers at Guero’s Oak Garden Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at Highball Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Rey Arteaga at Continental Gallery Bottlecap Mountain CD release, Jaimee Harris, Sam Ehrnstein, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar ]]