Monday-Thursday: Lazy Lester at Antone’s. When Antone’s celebrated its 42nd anniversary last summer with an impressive batch of blues greats, booker Zach Ernst seemed especially pleased at having booked this Louisiana legend for an extended run. “It really feels like the anniversary to me if you have Lazy Lester at the club every night for four nights,” Ernst said. So why wait until July for a repeat? Get a midwinter fix with the 83-year-old master whose influential 1950s sides for Excello and later recordings for the Antone’s record label have made him a favorite at the club since its early days at previous locations. Lester will play at 10 each night, with closing sets by Brad Stivers on Monday, Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers on Tuesday, and Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators on Wednesday. $10. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com.
Monday: Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point. One of the coolest new weekly series to take root recently is “Steel Mondays,” an early-evening set of music focusing on steel guitar players at this South Austin hot spot. Even in a town rich with steel aces, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more in-demand talent than Queen, frequently seen with Hayes Carll, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers and Sunny Sweeney. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Stick around afterward for a 9 p.m. show by Jonathan Terrell and Josh T. Pearson. 2115 Allred Drive. samstownpointatx.com.
Thursday: 2Cellos at Erwin Center. Playing the University of Texas campus arena is a big move up for Slovenia’s Luka Sulic and Croatia’s Stjepan Hauser, who sold out the Long Center when they visited Austin in 2015. They’re touring behind their new album “Score,” which focuses on classic movie and TV music from “The Godfather,” “Titanic” and “Game of Thrones,” plus a splendid version of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” $19.50-$59.50. 7:30 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.
MondayAustin MLK Festival at Huston-Tillotson UniversityDestroyer, Mega Bog at Mohawk outdoorDale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental ClubChurch on Monday Band at Continental GalleryChris Gage at Donn’s DepotJulieann Banks at Hilton Cannon & BelleDossey, Light Wheel, High Church at Hotel VegasMichael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at Elephant RoomMatchmaker Band at Highball
TuesdayMean Jolene, Dirty Few, Residual Kid, Lochness Mobsters at Hotel VegasEphraim Owens Experience, James McMurtry at Continental GalleryMike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental ClubJeffrey Lewis, Folk Uke at BeerlandDurawa, Los Jazz Vatos at El Mercado BackstageDylan Bishop, 8½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’sSeela at One-2-One BarWarren Hood at ABGBCharlie Belle at Geraldine’s
WednesdayWood & Wire at Long Center Rollins Studio TheatreJake Penrod at Broken SpokeTexas Radio Live with Sahara Smith, Steel Betty at Guero’sGiulia Millanta with David Pulkingham at One-2-One BarJon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental ClubMichael Fracasso, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental GalleryDaisy O’Connor at Cactus CafeBarbara Nesbitt at Hilton Cannon & BelleChris Gage & Friends at El Mercado BackstageMotel Radio, Artisanals, Ben Millburn at Stubb’s indoor
ThursdayAimee Mann, Jonathan Coulton at Paramount TheatreBarfield, Casper Rawls at Continental ClubBonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental GalleryPeterson Brothers at Cactus CafeSummer Fires EP release, Matt Gilmour & the Cuckoos at Stubb’s indoorAaron McDonnell at Geraldine’sJimmie Dreams, Koolerators at Sam’s Town PointDerailers at Broken SpokeFingerpistol at HighballNocturnal Hallucinations at Electric ChurchSuzi Stern Quintet at Elephant RoomJazz Outside Inside, Utley3, Steve McCarthy at Carousel Lounge