Monday: The Suffers at Waterloo Records. With an intro by rapper Paul Wall, a smoky interlude featuring Bun B. and the gut-wrenching track “After the Storm,” which uses slow burning love as a salve for any residual ache from Hurricane Harvey, “Everything Here,” the new release from the Gulf Coast powerhouse, feels like a love letter to Houston, the band’s hometown. It also showcases the band’s versatility as they move easily from simmering soul to jazzy variations to funky dance numbers with Latin flair. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com — D.S.S.
Wednesday: BJ Barham of American Aquarium at Waterloo Records. Southern roots-rock band American Aquarium isn’t playing Austin proper on this tour — catch them at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels on Friday — but band leader Barham accommodated our city with this late-added solo in-store. He’ll likely focus on songs from the band’s acclaimed new album “Things Change,” on which he regrouped with a new backing crew that includes a couple of Austinites. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.
Thursday: Hot Summer Nights kickoff. The summer edition of Free Week returns to the Red River Cultural District as clubs throw open their doors for four nights of no cover shows. Highlights from night one include Houston electro groove duo Gio Chamba with local indie pop standouts Migrant Kids and cumbia band Como Las Movies at Stubb’s, sunny psychedelia from Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs at Barracuda, muscular riffs from Emily Wolfe and Quiet Company at the Mohawk and a sweaty dance party with Cilantro Boombox at Empire. Free. Check facebook.com/redrivercd for complete listings. — D.S.S.
MondayAnimal Collective, Lonnie Holley at Paramount TheatreDale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental ClubChurch on Monday Band at Continental GalleryDylan Bishop Band, Blue Monday Band at Antone’sMystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, Marty Muse & Mary Reynolds at El Mercado BackstagePolarizado, Big Destiny at Hotel VegasArielle LaGuette at Geraldine’s
TuesdayQuicksand, Glassjaw, Spotlights at Mohawk outdoorSleeping With Sirens, Rocket Summer, Kulick at 3TenMike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental ClubCurtis McMurtry at Continental GalleryAlice Spencer at TownsendBatty Jr., Animals in the Attic, Bright House at Hotel VegasMourn, Chastity at BarracudaJake Andrews, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’sDurawa, Eric Bettencourt at El Mercado Backstage
WednesdayStephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Soccer Mommy at Mohawk outdoorBoy Pablo, Vonne at ParishSound & Cinema with Huggy & the Feel Goodz and “Grease” at Long Center LawnWine Down with Grace Pettis Band at 3TenTexas Radio Live with Sour Notes, Mason Lively at Guero’s Oak GardenBrannen & Red Show, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental GalleryEve Monsees & Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’sShawnee Kilgore, Ray Prim at TownsendWarren Hood at ABGBMike Stinson at Broken SpokeJohn Inmon at Threadgill’s NorthThe Body, Lingua Ignota, Expander at BarracudaSemihelix, Girling, Silver Bars, Sharks in the Deep End at Hotel Vegas
ThursdayJeff Beck at ACL LiveEnglish Beat, Ghost Town Steppas at Scoot InnMaria Muldaur at One World TheatreUnplugged at the Grove with Roger Creager at Shady GroveLa Santa Cecilia, Tiarra Girls, Lesly Reynaga at Antone’sGiulia Millanta at One-2-One BarChaparral, Rosie & the Ramblers, Saddle Sores at White HorseAaron McDonnell at Geraldine’sMountain Natives, Emily Grace Clark, Love & Chaos at Saxon PubSchool of Rock AllStars at 3Ten