Monday: Jimmy LaFave Tribute with Eliza Gilkyson and friends at Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Gilkyson has played the annual holiday shopping event many times, but this year is different: She’ll lead a cast of locals paying tribute to LaFave, who died of cancer in May. LaFave’s Night Tribe bandmates John Inmon, Glenn Schuetz and Bobby Kallus will take part along with fiddler Warren Hood, with singers including Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Michael Fracasso, Ray Bonneville, Christine Albert, Jaimee Harris, Betty Soo and Grace Pettis. The show begins at 7 p.m., following sets earlier in the day by MilkDrive at 3 p.m. and Warren Hood at noon. An $8 ticket is good for all day. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com.
Monday: Julien Baker, Half Waif, Adam Torres at Emo’s. A member of the Memphis band Forrister, Baker issued a solo debut in 2015 that caught the ear of prominent indie label Matador Records, which released her follow-up “Turn Out the Lights” this fall. At 22, she’s one of the most arresting new American artists to arrive in years, a writer of deeply emotional material set against graceful, minimalist guitar and piano arrangements. Brooklyn’s Half Waif and Austin singer-songwriter Adam Torres open. $18. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — P.B.
Tuesday: Steve Earle & the Dukes, Mastersons at Paramount Theatre. Following up an appearance at Willie Nelson’s picnic this summer and a two-night stand at the Continental Club last December, native Texan troubadour Earle returns for a theater show with his band the Dukes, which includes former Austinites Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson. The two of them, who record and tour as the Mastersons, will open the show as well. $22-$42. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
MondayCarolyn Wonderland, Marcia Ball, Guy Forsyth, Shelley King at Threadgill’s SouthSarah Fox & Joel Guzman Christmas Miracles CD release at One-2-One BarAgnostic Front, Confused, Force Fed at SidewinderDale Watson & His Lonestars, Peterson Brothers at Continental ClubSwingtime Quintet, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White HorseMystery Monday with Christine Albert & Chris Gage at El Mercado BackstageChurch on Monday Band at Continental GalleryBlue Monday Band at Antone’sSteel Monday with George Carver at Sam’s Town Point
TuesdaySnoop Dogg at Emo’sArmadillo Christmas Bazaar with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Redd Volkaert, Mayeux & Broussard at Palmer Events CenterClassic Country Tribute with Jaimee Harris, Acey Monaro, Kathryn Legendre, Christina Cavazos, more at Volstead LoungeBeat Root Revival, Lance Keltner, David Grissom at Saxon PubEphraim Owens Experience, James McMurtry at Continental GalleryWhitney Rose, Mike Stinson at Continental ClubDonut Musik at TownsendMatthew Robinson & the Jelly Kings, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
WednesdayGraham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays at Long Center Rollins Studio Theater (sold out)Armadillo Christmas Bazaar with Marcia Ball & Pianorama, Emily Gimble, Suzanna Choffel at Palmer Events CenterEve & the Exiles, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’sChris Gage & Friends Christmas Extravaganza at El Mercado BackstageJames McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental ClubMichael Fracasso, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental GalleryCroy & the Boys, Jake Penrod, Thrift Set Orchestra at White HorseWalt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon PubWarren Hood at ABGBSuzanna Choffel at Geraldine’sCarson McHone, Warm Sugar, Matt Gilchrest at Hole in the WallMau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo CantinaMatt Hubbard Trio, David Young at C-Boy’s
ThursdayArmadillo Christmas Bazaar with Ruthie Foster, Los Coast, Beat Root Revival at Palmer Events CenterMolly Burch, Carson McHone at Stubb’s indoorChaos in Tejas presents Glue, Vaaska, Wiccans, more at Mohawk indoorJonathan Terrell, Patrice Pike at Saxon PubRussell Haight Quartet CD release at Elephant RoomSoul Man Sam, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’sPalo Duro, Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental ClubBonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental GallerySharon Bourbonnais Big Band at One-2-One BarDerailers at Broken Spoke