Saturday: Joe Ely & Terry Allen at Hogg Auditorium vs. Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Antone’s. This is a hard choice, pitting fellow Flatlanders Ely and Gilmore against each other on the same night, and both paired with intriguing partners. Ely and Allen became close compadres in Lubbock decades ago, helping to re-shape the history of Texas folk, country and rock ’n’ roll. Gilmore was an integral part of that as well, but on this night he’ll join Grammy-winning California roots-music great Alvin, celebrating the release of their new collaborative album “Downey to Lubbock.” Ely/Allen: $35-$45, 7:30 p.m. (Jo Harvey Allen opens), 2300 Whitis Ave., cactuscafe.org. Alvin/Gilmore: $25, 9 p.m. (Colin Gilmore opens), 305 E Fifth St., antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
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Saturday: Brownout album release at Mohawk. Roughly a year after the 10-piece funk powerhouse hung up their Brown Sabbath-era devil horns and declared themselves “Over the Covers” with an EP of original material, they’re back to reimagining the classics. This time, they take on your favorite Public Enemy jams, songs like “Fight the Power,” “911 is a Joke” and “Don’t Believe the Hype,” with muscular, horn-heavy interpretations that throw down the psychedelic funk vibe you never knew these tracks were missing. Austin and San Antonio-based hip-hop trio Third Root and cumbia funk crew Superfonicos are also on the bill. $20-$25. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
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Saturday: Kelly Willis album release at Stateside at the Paramount. Hard to fathom that it’s been more than a decade since the last solo release from Willis, in part because she’s done plenty since then, including two duet projects with husband Bruce Robison and a reunion of her early band Radio Ranch to mark the silver anniversary of her debut album. “Back Being Blue” follows Willis’ long history of making great records that apply her instantly engaging voice to a blend of her own songs and well-chosen covers. The originals here are mostly up-front, and the title track may be the best, a heartbreak tale set to a soulful slow-burn groove. What would be side two on a vinyl release focuses on Willis’ interpretive side, including “We’ll Do It for Love Next Time,” a Rodney Crowell tune that exquisitely balances joy and regret and sounds just perfect in Willis’ hands. $22-$40. 8 p.m. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
Saturday: Speedy Ortiz at Barracuda. Sadie Dupuis’ band wrapped recording on their third album “Twerp Verse” before November 2016, but after the election of Donald Trump, they reworked it to add brash protests like “Lean In When I Suffer” and “Lucky 88.” The end result is a sharp and lyrically incisive collection that cements the band’s place at the forefront of a new wave of literate indie rock. Anna Burch opens. $15. 7:30 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Friday-SaturdayMike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’sCream Cheese Accident, A Live One at One-2-One Bar
FridayDennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx, Night Ranger at ACL LiveBuckethead at Emo’sAaron Lewis, Drugstore Gypsies, Tom O’Connor at Nutty Brown AmphitheatreMinus the Bear, New Trust at Mohawk outdoorRoosevelts at ParishBob Schneider & Mitch Watkins at One World TheatreQuiet Company, Good Field, Michael Kingcaid & the BBCs at Stubb’s indoorBeto & the Fairlanes at Threadgill’s SouthJesse Dayton at Broken SpokeCory Morrow at Antone’sDrakes, Folk Uke, Denny Freeman at Saxon PubLou Ann Barton, Dirty Blue Jeans at Continental ClubBody Rock ATX Prince tribute at EmpireBrody Price at Cactus CafeBarbara Nesbitt at Threadgill’s NorthPaper Moon Shiners at Elephant Room
SaturdayBig Head Todd & the Monsters, Simo at Stubb’s outdoorPosies at ParishJussie Smollett, June’s Diary at EmpireMobley record release, Alesia Lani, Mamahawk at Mohawk indoorSam Pace & the Gilded Grit record release, Texas KGB, Matt Gilmour at Swan DiveBelle Sounds, W.C. Clark, Dickie Lee Erwin at Saxon PubZoomountchi, Electric Voodoo, Afro Jazz at Sahara LoungeJohn Baumann, Kathryn Legendre at Stubb’s indoorBilly Crockett at Threadgill’s NorthTender Things, Will Courtney at ABGBAmpified Heat,Cloud Catcher, Crypt Trip, Bridge Farmers at Hotel VegasEagle Claw, OMGWTFBBQ, Suckling, Black Mercy at North DoorNate Boff at Lamberts
SundayGeorge Strait, Asleep at the Wheel at Erwin Center (sold out) Polyphonic Spree, Calliope Musicals at BarracudaSuperfruit, Pretty Sister at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)Making Movies, Las Cafeteras, Migrant Kids at ParishBret Coats, Lavelle White, TT Brown at Antone’sLovelorn, Knife in the Water, Filthy at Mohawk indoorSavage Poor, Bo Davis, Emily Clark & friends at One-2-One BarCornell Hurd Band at ABGBKevin Lovejoy at Lamberts