Tuesday: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Stubb’s outdoor. A generation apart, blues harmonica legend Musselwhite and eclectic songwriter-guitarist Harper found enough common ground on their 2013 collaboration “Get Up!” to end up with a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. They also apparently enjoyed it enough for a second go-round: Earlier this year, the influential label Anti- released “No Mercy in This Land.” One their own they’re both treasured American artists, but together they’ve created something special that starts deep within the blues yet reaches beyond it. $43-$45. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
Andrew Nolte CD release at Saxon Pub. A multi-instrumentalist who’s played with local bands including Zissou, Foxtails and the Tom Petty tribute act Damn Torpedoes, Nolte proves to be an extraordinarily talented composer and arranger in his own right on his highly sophisticated nine-song debut, “Tied to a String.” This is pop music, fundamentally, but Nolte draws upon elements of jazz, classical, folk, cabaret and other styles, fleshing out his tunes with exquisite usage of horns, winds and strings. I’m not quite sure how Nolte has flown under my radar until now, but this is one of the best Austin records of 2018. $10. 8 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com.
Thursday: Courtney Marie Andrews at Mohawk indoor. “May Your Kindness Remain,” released in March on the Fat Possum label, has been one of 2018’s most acclaimed country releases, no surprise to those who have been following this 27-year-old singer-songwriter’s rise since her teen years. From early collaborations with Jimmy Eat World and Damien Jurado through five previous albums, Andrews has captivated listeners with a voice that recalls country and rock legends such as Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. On the new album and 2016’s “Honest Life,” she’s also proven to be one of the most promising writers in contemporary Americana music. Thomas Csorba and Jordan Moser open. $12-$14. 9 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.
MondayJFF, XI, Progressive Overload at Mohawk indoorMystery Monday with Christine Albert, Chris Gage at El Mercado BackstageChurch on Monday Band at Continental GalleryBrad Stivers, Blue Monday Band, James Bullard at Antone’sChuck Fleming & the Sadlands, Cold Jackets, Texas Tycoons at Sam’s Town PointJonesin’, Presto Chango at C-Boy’sGeorge Carver at Sam’s Town Point
TuesdayGene Loves Jezebel at ElysiumRemo Drive, Field Medic, Beach Bunny at BarracudaSlaughter Beach, Dog, Gladie, Daphne Tunes at Mohawk indoorAndrew Nolte CD release, David Grissom at Saxon PubJames McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental GalleryMike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental ClubLindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’sHenry + the Invisibles at One-2-One Bar
WednesdayCarrie Rodriguez Laboratorio at Cactus CafeAlesia Lani, Trouble in the Streets, Electrik Ants at ParishDarling West, Prescriptions, Brendan Bond at Mohawk indoorJames McMurtry at Continental ClubDixie Chicks tribute with Lola Tried, Kathryn Legendre at Hotel VegasTexas Radio Live with the Mrs., Cari Hutson at Guero’sWarren Hood at ABGBBarbara Nesbitt at Threadgill’s NorthFlyin’ A’s at El Mercado BackstageRochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar
ThursdayAlice in Chains, Starbenders at ACL Live (sold out) Roxy Roca CD release, Casper Rawls at Continental ClubUnplugged at the Grove with Mobley at Shady GroveNight Glitter, Little Mazarn at Cactus CafeStar Parks, Altamesa, Belcurve at Hotel VegasCharlie Faye & the Fayettes single release at Antone’sMarch & Beauty video release, Maryann, Sherry, Belle Sounds at EmpireMuscadine Bloodline, Brandon Ray, Jordan Fletcher at Stubb’s indoorPatrice Pike, Lee Roy Parnell, Love & Chaos at Saxon PubBonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental GalleryShugaRee’s House Party, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’sAlison Wedding at Parker Jazz Club