OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Kero Kero Bonito at Barracuda. The London trio has evolved significantly over the past few years. Their early work was characterized by quirky chant raps over stripped down beats. Their new songs are a mix of boppy candy pop and dreamy dance tracks, occasionally enhanced with lush swells of sound. $15-$17. 9 p.m. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Courtney Barnett at Stubb’s outdoor. It’s good to see the Aussie indie-rock sensation in the big yard at Stubb’s as opposed to her beyond-packed gig across the street at the Mohawk earlier this year when she was on a special promo tour for her new record, “Tell Me How You Really Feel.” From her 2015 breakthrough album to last year’s “Lotta Sea Lice” collaboration with Kurt Vile, Barnett has consistently delivered smart, hummable tunes rooted in garage-rock that catch fire when she performs them onstage. Waxahatchee opens. $33. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Benjamin Booker, Bully, Tele Novella at Mohawk outdoor. The Pabst Blue Ribbon Sound Society presents a free show with a killer double bill benefiting the Austin Music Foundation. Gravel-voiced blues man Booker plays a mix of hard-driving guitar provocations and heart-torn slow jams, all delivered with a snarling punk sensibility. Bully is a leading voice in the new generation of post-riot-grrl rockers. Free, RSVP required. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Clifford Antone Birthday Celebration at Antone’s. The man who gave Austin its home of the blues would have been 69 on this day. Gone a dozen years now, Clifford remains remembered not only for the nightclub that still bears his name, but for countless musicians he championed over the years. This show, a benefit for the musicians housing nonprofit HOME, brings together many of the women who have always made Antone’s special, including Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Tracy Nelson and Sarah Brown. $15-$20. 7 p.m. The party continues with a separate-ticketed 10 p.m. show featuring Sue Foley & Friends plus T.K. Hulin ($10-$15). 305 E. Sixth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Andrew Nolte, Super Creeps at One-2-One Bar. Tributes to David Bowie have become more plentiful since the rock legend’s death in 2016, but local band Super Creeps were doing shows of Bowie tunes while he was still around. Adam Sultan, a former Poi Dog Pondering member, leads an eclectic bunch of talented local players that includes keyboardist Andrew Nolte. Super Creeps will play at 10 p.m., but stick around for the midnight set by Nolte’s band, which made their debut last month at the Saxon Pub performing songs from Nolte’s remarkable new album “Tied to a String,” one of the best records by an Austin artist in 2018. $10. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com. — P.B.

Monday: Duckwrth at Empire. The latest single from the Cali rapper has an ominous vibe, but the bulk of his catalog is loaded with trunk-bumping, West Coast funk. With a suave, sexy vibe, smooth moves and funk for days, he charmed the pants off an audience of industry cynics at South by Southwest earlier this year; now he’s coming for you. “C’mon and throw your back out.” Deem Spencer opens. $13-$15. 7 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Brown Sabbath at Mohawk outdoor. Austin’s premier Latin funk ensemble never intended their Ozzie-assimilating side project to grow into a three-year endeavor loaded with two album releases and extensive touring, but the people went crazy for their worldly renditions of classic metal jams. Last year, they set the project aside to focus on originals, but they’ll be back to summon darkness for a special Dia de los Muertos show. Henry + the Invisibles and Chulita Vinyl Club open. $20-$25. 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Cherub, Maddy O’Neal at Stubb’s outdoor

Galactic, Motet at Emo’s

Rhett Miller, Josh Fleming at Antone’s

Slaid Cleaves at Cactus Cafe

Acoustic Alchemy at One World Theatre

Jon Langford, Mike & the Stares at ABGB

Reverend Horton Heat with Flaco Jimenez, El Dusty at Continental Club

Floyd Domino & the All-Stars record release at Parker Jazz Club

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Hudson Moore, Reid Umstattd at 3Ten

Pale Waves, Miya Folick, Candescents at Scoot Inn

Medasin at Vulcan Gas Company

Crystal Method, Barbuto at Empire

Brennen Leigh, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Oh Sees, Damak at Hotel Vegas

Charlotte Lawrence, JP Saxe at Parish

Eric Tessmer, Torino Black at Threadgill's South

Western Youth at St. Elmo Brewing

White Denim, Magic Rockers of Texas at Mohawk outdoor

Yung Heazy at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Beat Root Revival at El Mercado Backstage

Nic Armstrong & the Thieves at Geraldine’s

Saturday

Allen Stone, Nick Waterhouse at Emo’s

Billy Currington, Wild Feathers, Renee Blair at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

KT Tunstall, Maddie Ross at 3Ten

St. Lucia, Arkells at Scoot Inn

Reverend Horton Heat with Wayne Hancock, Delta Bombers at Continental Club

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Lavelle White at C-Boy’s

Susan Gibson & Terri Hendrix, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, George Ensle at Saxon Pub

Cloud Nothings, Curve Light, Shells at Barracuda

Oh Sees, Prettiest Eyes at Hotel Vegas

Steel Wheels at Cactus Cafe

Cash Cash at Parish

Danny Malone at Townsend

Lost Counts, Eric Burton at Continental Gallery

Sunday

Rufus du Soul, Icarus, Cassian at Emo’s (sold out)

Meg Myers, Adam Jones at Antone’s (rescheduled from Sept. 22)

Doyle Bramhall II at Waterloo Records

Reverend Horton Heat with Flaco Jimenez, Jesse Dayton at Continental Club

Robert DeLong, Culture Wars at Scoot Inn

Hank Williams & Lucinda Williams tribute with Cleaves, Monte Warden, Bell Sounds, more at Threadgill’s South

Soul of a Musician series with Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay at Threadgill’s North

Kalu & the Electric Joint, Leopold & His Fiction, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad at Hotel Vegas

Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Monday

Struts, Emily Wolfe at Emo’s

Albert Hammond Jr. at Scoot Inn

Western Youth at Waterloo Records

Sis Deville at One-2-One Bar

Rozwell Kid, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Lola Tried at Barracuda

Cub Sport, Sobbrs at Mohawk indoor

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Marty Muse at El Mercado Backstage

JD Clark at Geraldine’s

Tuesday

Doyle Bramhall II, Emily Gimble at Antone’s

Hosea Hargrove Headstone Benefit with Eastside Kings & guests at Continental Club

Craig Marshall record release, Betty Soo at Townsend

Sailor Poon Spice Girls tribute, Hermits, Barbarian at Hotel Vegas

Curtis Lee, Sly Curtis, Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Jessica Mortensen Quintet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room

Big Wy’s Brass Band, Selfless Lovers at Empire

Alyssa Grace at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

Doyle Bramhall II, C.C. Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis at Antone’s

Petit Biscuit, Melw, Hazy Eyes at Emo’s

Conan Gray at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)

Menzingers, Moving Parts, Daddy Issues at Mohawk outdoor

Four Fists, Angel Davanport at Barracuda

Dr. Plankenstein’s Halloween Horror Show with Jeff Plankenhorn, Jon Dee Graham, Kalu James, Kimmie Rhodes, Nakia, Michael Fracasso, Betty Soo, more at One-2-One Bar

Christian Bland, Timmy’s Organism, Chronophage, John Wesley Coleman at Hotel Vegas

Texas Radio Live with Stephanie Urbina Jones, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at Guero’s

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Red Young, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

John Branch, Cheatin’ Hearts at C-Boy’s

Thursday

Blackstar (orchestral tribute to David Bowie) at Bass Concert Hall

Dierks Bentley at ACL Live

Record Company, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear at Scoot Inn

Big Data, Castlecomer, Fitness at Antone’s

Carson McHone album release at Cactus Cafe

Rusko at Vulcan Gas Company

Black Lillies at Stubb’s indoor (also 6:30 p.m. at Waterloo Records)

Reputations record release, PR Newman, Mean Jolene at Hotel Vegas

Iron Chic, Timeshares at Mohawk indoor

Darwin Deez, Soren Bryce at Barracuda

Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Noel McKay, Patrice Pike at Saxon Pub

Arielle LaGuette, Megan Lacy & Friends at Townsend