Wednesday: Karla Bonoff at One World Theatre. Though new material from the Southern California singer-songwriter hasn’t arrived for a long time, it’s heartening that she has continued to tour, even after the 2010 death of her longtime collaborator and guitarist Kenny Edwards. Several of Linda Ronstadt’s best-known songs came from Bonoff’s pen, and hearing them directly from the songwriter, who generally plays both piano and acoustic guitar at her live shows, is something special. $20-$98. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Blvd. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.
Wednesday: Japandroids at Waterloo Records. Back on the road after a three-year hiatus, the Vancouver rock duo swiftly sold out an intimate gig inside at the Mohawk on Tuesday night. But you can catch them playing songs from their new release “Near to the Wild Heart of Life” at a free Waterloo in-store performance. 5 p.m. 600A N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — D.S.S.
Thursday: Sara Watkins at Antone’s. A fiddle prodigy since her preteen years, Watkins accomplished more with stratospheric string band Nickel Creek than most instrumentalists do in a lifetime. Nickel Creek still occasionally reunites, but the past decade has been more about solo explorations and other collaborations for the trio’s members. Watkins is flying high off last year’s release of “Young in All the Wrong Ways.” It’s an ironic title, for while Watkins remains agelessly babyfaced, her music has matured considerably, as she’s proving to be a songwriter with hard-won lyrical wisdom and a musical range that reaches well beyond her bluegrass roots. Liz Longley opens. $20-$23. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
Monday-TuesdayAngel Olson, Chris Cohen at Mohawk outdoor (both nights sold out)
MondayEarl Poole Ball & Honky Tonk Revival at White Horse Sour Notes, Dizzease, AMA, Brother Sports at Hotel Vegas Dale Watson & His Lonestars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club Sahara Swingtet, Charlie Christian Tribute Band at Sahara Lounge Taylor Baker at Geraldine’s Matchmaker Band at Highball
TuesdayJapandroids at Mohawk indoor (sold out) Quenby & the West of Wayland Band, David Grissom at Saxon Pub Migrant Kids at ABGB Jabo & the Old Dogs, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s Uncle Lucius, Toni Price at Continental Club Curtis McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery Durawa at El Mercado Backstage Ricky Espinoza at Sam’s Town Point
WednesdaySun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” with Dale Watson & Ray Benson, Chuck Hawthorne at Texas Radio Live at Guero’s Oak Garden Bonnie Whitmore, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery LeRoi Brothers, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s Warren Hood at ABGB Jonathan Terrell, Sophia Johnson at White Horse Midnight Stroll, Blxpltn, Fort Never at Mohawk indoor Chain Gang of 1974, Bel Heir at Stubb’s indoor
ThursdayShakey Graves at Mohawk (sold out) Shoulders, Fledglings record release, Mike Nicolai at Sahara Lounge Betty Soo at Townsend Emily Gimble, Los Coast, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s Carry Illinois, Belcurve, Cari Q, Magic Rockers of Texas at Hotel Vegas Chad Valley & Computer Magic, Children of Pop at Sidewinder Luke Wade, Matt McAndrew at Stubb’s indoor Miniature Tigers at Barracuda The Well, Eagle Claw, Duel, Greenbeard at North Door David Dondero at Cactus Cafe Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery Dale Watson & His Lonestars at Highball Zane Williams at Threadgill’s South Emily Bell at Tellers Ali Holder at Waterloo Records ]]