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Friday-Saturday: Hot Luck Fest at Barracuda and White Horse. If you prefer your club show with a side of upscale bites (who doesn’t?), it’s worth perusing the music roster for the inaugural food and music fest hosted by Mohawk owner James Moody and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue. The events kick off on Friday when the White Horse offers the chance to honky tonk it up with Rayland Baxter, Jonathan Terrell and Carson McHone while swilling cold brew ice cream floats from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The same night, Barracuda hosts a show from pop-punk lifers Shonen Knife paired with Japanese eats from chef Yoshi Okai. Tickets range from $12 to $23. Showtimes vary; see hotluckfest.com/music for details. — D.S.S.
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Friday: Catfish & the Bottlemen at Stubb’s. Those who caught the Bottlemen’s afternoon set on one of the big stages at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last fall may well come back for another outdoor blast of loud and hard rock ‘n’ roll. An extraordinarily tight ensemble, the Welsh band also puts on a high-energy live show, with riveting frontman Van McCann at the center of the sonic maelstrom. July Talk opens. $25-$27. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
Saturday: Evan Johns memorial tribute at Hole in the Wall. When Austin guitarist Evan Johns died March 11, the city was just gearing up for another South by Southwest stretch, which made it hard for a fitting memorial event to take place quickly. His friends persevered toward that end, though, and the result is a remarkably strong lineup of musicians with ties to Johns’ stellar career. Local groups Churchwood, the Gay Sportscasters and the LeRoi Brothers join the D.C. Weenies, featuring former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra backed by an ace crew of roots-rockers. Rounding out the bill, which features music on both of the club’s stages, are renowned Dallas one-man band Homer Henderson, Johns’ friend since childhood Ivan Brown, Don Leady & the Tailgators, Pehr Smith, Keith Kinkle & Spare Change, and Dunebuggy. The $10 cover charge benefits the SIMS Foundation. 8 p.m. 2538 Guadalupe St. holeinthewallaustin.com. — P.B.
Saturday-Sunday: Rhyme Time Hip-hop Festival at Kick Butt Coffee. This two-day indie rap-a-palooza presents underground heavies from the East and West Coasts alongside a solid support cast of ATX talent. Cali supergroup Haiku D’Etat, featuring Abstract Rude, Myka 9 and Aceyalone, headlines on Saturday and NYC Gang Starr affiliate Afu-Ra plays Sunday. Standout ATX rappers on the support bill include Dat Boy Supa, Stat 1 and Retrograde on Saturday and Mindz of a Different Kind, Tank and Tee Double on Sunday. $18-$50. Show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday. 5775 Airport Blvd. kickbuttcoffee.com. — D.S.S.
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Sunday: Devin the Dude at Empire. Houston’s sing-song, stoner rap champion is still going strong 15 years after somebody had the nerve to take the herb up out his “Doobie Ashtray,” (why’d they do him that way?). His new album “Acoustic Levitation,” came out earlier this year and on it he offers a grown and sexy take on his soulful but hazy vision. $15. 6 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.
Quite a few local acts have record-release shows this weekend. For more on these and other recent local releases, check out our weekly “On The Record” roundup at austin360.com. Friday-Saturday: Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s, for “Live at C-Boy’s” album ($15, 10:30 p.m.). Friday: The Wild Now at 3Ten, for “Afterglow” EP ($10, 10:30 p.m.). Friday: Born Again Virgins at Hole in the Wall, for self-titled EP ($5, 9 p.m., Battlin’ Nelsons open). Friday: Girling at Sidewinder, for “Side 1” EP ($8-$10, 9 p.m., with Ben Millburn and A. Sinclair). Saturday: Ray Prim at One-2-One Bar, for “Live at Strange Brew Lounge Side” album ($10, 7 p.m.). Saturday: Ladyfang at ABGB, for “For Morgan” (free, 9 p.m., with Big Bill and Mamis). Sunday: Kinky Machine at Spider House Ballroom, for self-titled EP ($5-$8, 9 p.m., with Marmalakes, Pocket Sounds and Batty Jr.). — P.B.
Conor Oberst, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers at ACL Live
Conor Oberst at Waterloo Records (3 p.m.)
Mastersons at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)
Damned, Bellrays at Mohawk
Draco Rosa at Paramount
Gregg A. Smith, Reveren Shawn Amos at Antone’s
Bob Schneider at 3Ten
Eve & the Exiles, Booze Weasels, Blues Specialists at Continental Club
South Austin Moonlighters, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
Elias Haslanger Quintet at Elephant Room
Murali Coryell at Evangeline Cafe
80H Project at Stay Gold
KP & the Boom Boom at Geraldine’s
Wild Bill’s Joint at the Point at Sam’s Town Point
Train, O.A.R., Natasha Bedingfield at Austin360 Amphitheater
Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, Russian Circles at ACL Live
Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Gonn at Stubb’s outdoor
Marc Broussard at One World Theatre
BJ Barham at Parish
Mastersons at Continental Club
Jr Jr at Empire
Bishop Briggs, Shaed, Manatee Commune at Mohawk outdoor
Dwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia, Tommy Shannon Blues Band at Antone’s
Del Castillo at 3Ten
3 Penny Opera reunion at Townsend
Nakia & the Blues Grifters at El Mercado Backstage
Croy & the Boys at Sam’s Town Point
Warren Hood Band, WIll Dupuy at Threadgill’s South
Tish Hinojosa at Threadgill’s North
Jai Malano at Geraldine’s
Austin Pets Alive benefit with J.D. Clark, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas (2 p.m.)
New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at Erwin Center
Ambrosia at 3Ten
Soul of a Musician series with Monte Warden at Iron Cactus North
Messa, Witchcryer, Destroyer of Light at Hotel Vegas
Carson McHone, Jonathan Terrell, Booher, Motion Hotel at Barracuda
Jake Penrod at C-Boy’s
Baskery, Beat Root at El Mercado Backstage
Anne Feeney, Hot Nut Riveters at Saxon Pub