The Austin City Limits Music Festival looms large on the weekend horizon, but there's plenty in store around town for live music before then.

Wednesday-Thursday: Phoenix at Stubb’s outdoor. The French pop outfit called their upbeat 2017 album “Ti Amo,” Italian for “I love you.” In Austin, the love clearly goes both ways; the band added a second show after the first swiftly sold out. It’s their first trip to Austin since an ecstatic “Austin City Limits” performance five years ago, setting the stage for a sunny synth reunion. The Voidz open. Both shows are sold out; the band also is a late add to the Sunday lineup of ACL Fest's first weekend. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp’s Guy Clark Tribute at Cactus Cafe. With native Texan troubadour Clark gone, it’s up to those who knew and love him to carry on his music. It’s hard to think of any two musicians more qualified to do so than Thompson, who toured with Clark as his guitar accompanist for decades, and Camp, a close friend and songwriting partner in Nashville. On this night, Clark’s spirit will certainly fill the room where he played dozens of times in his heyday. $25. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. — P.B.

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Growlers, Surfbort at Mohawk outdoor
Lonelyland, Hoodygoode at Saxon Pub
Blue Monday Band, James Bullard at Antone’s
Michael Hale Organ Trio, Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot
Bluegrass Night at Radio Coffee & Beer
Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe


Kevin Gates, Yung Bleu, Tokyo Jetz at ACL Live
Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
Rob Baird, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
Alyssa Grace at Geraldine’s


Virtual Self at Emo’s
Metz, USA/Mexico, Easy Prey at Barracuda
MC Lars, MC Frontalot at Mohawk indoor
Matthew Ryan at Cactus Cafe
Carl Weathersby, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
Brannen Temple, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet at Continental Gallery
MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, Schaffer the Darklord at Mohawk indoor
“Songs of Sir Paul” with Beatle Boys, Citrus, Larry Seaman & Steve McCarthy, Jonathan Fox, more at One-2-One Bar
Texas Radio Live with Motenko, Water & Rust at Guero’s
Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
Warren Hood at ABGB


All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Gnash at ACL Live
Indigo Girls, Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Paramount (sold out)
Reik at H-E-B Center
Gang of Youths, Annabelle Chairlegs at Antone’s (sold out)
Arizona, Slender Bodies at Mohawk outdoor
Milo Greene, Sharaya Summers at Stubb’s indoor
Mothers, Lala Lala at Barracuda
Sheepdogs, Calvin Love at Empire
Molly Burch at Waterloo Records
Dahveed Garza, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’s
Thompson Springs, Belcurve, Coattails, Holiday Music at Beerland
Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery