Monday: Paul Simon at Erwin Center. Is it really the last time? We don’t always trust farewell tours, well-intended as they may be, but Simon, 76, says this is his last go-round. He’s definitely in a looking-back phase, with journalist Robert Hilburn’s new biography “Paul Simon: The Life” hitting shelves this month. Judging from performances at Bass Concert Hall and on “Austin City Limits” two years ago, it’s still worth hearing one of the greatest living American songwriters, even if there does turn out to be a next time. $49.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com. — P.B.
Thursday-Friday: Black Pumas, Star Parks at Antone’s. The new rock ‘n’ soul project from Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada quietly slipped onto the scene in mid-February and instantly became the hottest thing in town. They play steamy songs loaded with chunky grooves — grimy breakbeats embellished with Quesada’s psychedelic wanderings. Burton’s voice rides on top, sliding smoothly from a silky falsetto to a throaty growl. The music is anchored by a strong spiritual core and the appeal is obvious: in an era of widespread despair, the band makes rock songs that feel like prayers. PR Newman opens Thursday’s show, with Star Parks opening on Friday. $20. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.
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MondayNight Riots, Courtship, Silent Rival at Antone’sDale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental ClubChurch on Monday Band at Continental GalleryMystery Monday with Christine Albert, Mike Stinson at El Mercado BackstageLonelyland, John Gaar at Saxon PubChris Gage at Donn’s DepotBluegrass Night at Radio Coffee & Beer
TuesdayRoyal Blood, Turbowolf at Stubb’s outdoorJustin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless at 3TenJose Galeano at Antone’sToni Price at Little Darlin’Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental GalleryMike Stinson, Beat Root Revival at Continental ClubLight Wheel, Brickwaller, Eimaral Sol at Mohawk indoorJake Andrews, David Grissom at Saxon PubBob Hoffnar, Ruins at Carousel Lounge
WednesdayCarrie Rodriguez Laboratorio with guest Miles Zuniga at Cactus CafeD.O.A., M.D.C., Ese at BarracudaNick Moss Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’sJames McMurtry at Continental ClubBrannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental GalleryLas Rosas, Loteria, Lo Country, Zoltars at Hotel VegasBlack Cadillac, Danny B. Harvey, Paper Anthem at Sahara LoungeMatt Hubbard Trio, Cheatin’ Hearts at C-Boy’sBrandon Taylor, Wagoneers at Saxon PubWarren Hood at ABGBCraig Marshall at Threadgill’s North
ThursdayShania Twain at Erwin CenterFlatbush Zombies, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution at Emo’sPower Trip, Sheer Mag, Red Death at Mohawk outdoorUnplugged at the Grove with Gary P. Nunn at Shady GroveJeff Black at Cactus CafeMonte Montgomery at One World TheatreDrew Fish Band, Wynn Williams at Stubb’s indoorChad Valley, Nite at Mohawk indoorCoathangers at BarracudaT. Tex Edwards Trio, Peter Keane at Carousel LoungeShy Boys, Sour Notes, Glaze at Hotel VegasBonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental GalleryDave Scher, Patrice Pike at Saxon Pub