Tuesday: Margo Price at Emo’s. (Late addition: Price also has added a 5 p.m. Monday free in-store performance at Waterloo Records.) Perhaps the best thing about Nashville’s full-press counter to the mid-2010s regrettable bro-country wave is the gender balance: Alongside the rise of Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton has been impressive work from Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves and Nikki Lane. Price may well be the best of all: Her 2016 album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” on Jack White’s Third Man Records was a heralded debut that got her on “Saturday Night Live,” and last year’s “All American Made” attracted Willie Nelson as a duet partner on the track “Learning to Lose.” Paul Cauthen, formerly of Austin band Sons of Fathers, opens. $22-$25. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com.
Thursday: Charles Lloyd & the Marvels at One World Theatre. A legitimate living legend of jazz, saxophonist Lloyd was raised in Memphis and as a teenager sat in with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Studying music at USC in Los Angeles in the late 1950s, he found himself in jazz clubs by night playing alongside greats such as Ornette Coleman and Charlie Haden. In the 1960s he rose into prominence on his own, with influential major-label albums that led to recordings and tours with the Beach Boys and others in the 1970s. More recently he made a remarkable album with the Marvels, which features his longtime rhythm section of Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums) plus two major-league ringers: Bill Frisell on guitar and Greg Leisz on steel guitar. They’ll be with him for this tour stop, which might well be the Austin jazz show of the year. (Check out that album’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” above, with guest singer Lucinda Williams.) $25-$98. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org.
Thursday: They Might Be Giants at Stubb’s outdoor. They Might Be Giants like fun. This is why they titled their new album “I Like Fun.” Do you like fun, too? Then perhaps you should go see They Might Be Giants. Their shows are fun. John Flansburgh sings and plays guitar; John Linnell sings and plays accordion, keys and sax. They might even be more fun than the band Fun. They’ve been that way since the 1980s, when everyone flipped out over that cool video they had for their song “Ana Ng.” Just because they’re old fogeys now doesn’t mean they aren’t still fun. $25-$27. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
MondayApostles of Manchaca, Shawn Amos at One-2-One BarJonathan Terrell & Josh T. Pearson, Steel Monday with Rose Sinclair at Sam’s Town PointJohnny Bergin & Quique Gomez, Lonelyland, Brian Pounds at Saxon PubPropaganda, Joseph Solomon at Stubb’s indoorMarlars, Peterson Brothers at Continental ClubBill Carter at Hilton Cannon & BelleChris Gage at Donn’s DepotBeth/James at Geraldine’sOpen mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe
TuesdayLauv at ParishTessa Violet & Secret Midnight Press, Give Me Motion at Stubb’s indoorDevon Gilfillian, Watters at Mohawk indoorMike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental ClubBrannen Tample, Curtis McMurtry at Continental GalleryDonut Musik at TownsendBlxpltn, Ajai, Conrad Keely at Hotel VegasCharlie Belle at Geraldine’s
WednesdayDeclan McKenna, Chappell Roan at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)Texas Radio Live with Erika Wennerstrom, Jesse Ebaugh & the Tender Things at Guero’sThe Wind + the Wave at 3TenDevvon Terrell with Kayla Brianna, Kid Quill, Trouble in the Streets at BarracudaEve & the Exiles, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’sJon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Tom Ben Lindley with Alvin Crow at Continental ClubGiulia Millanta, Michael Fracasso at One-2-One BarTravis Linville at Cactus CafeJohn Inmon at Threadgill’s NorthWarren Hood at ABGBShelley King at Hilton Cannon & Belle
ThursdayWalk the Moon, Company of Thieves at ACL LiveA Giant Dog, Fools record release, Xetas at BeerlandJonathan Terrell at Desert Door DistilleryThomas Csorba, Brody Price, Rooney Pitchford at Cactus CafeCeschi Ramos, Factor Chandelier at SidewinderSoul Man Sam, Teddy & the Talltops at Antone’sBonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental GalleryDale Watson & His Lonestars at HighballJimmie Dreams, Koolerators at Sam’s Town PointDave Scher, Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon PubStar Parks, Meanswell, Red on Yellow, Rusty Dusty at BarracudaBooher, Skyline, North by North, Teenage Cavegirl at Hotel VegasSpeedy Sparks & the Koolerators, Michael Hale Trio at LambertsJason Robert Blum & guests at Townsend