OUR TOP PICKS

Friday-Saturday: Utopia Fest at Reveille Peak Ranch. Utopia organizers pride themselves on offering an intimate, family-friendly music and camping experience. This year the fest turns 10 and moves much closer to Austin, setting up shop on a private ranch near Burnet. Festival highlights include Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Patty Griffin, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Valerie June. Locals artists on the bill include Wild Child, Calliope Musicals and Trouble in the Streets. Organizers plan to expand food and drink options on the new property. $209 2-day pass (includes general-admission camping), $20 ages 2-12). Gates at 9 a.m.; music starts 12:45 p.m. utopiafest.com. — D.S.S.

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Friday: Dawes at Stubb’s outdoor. A decade into a career that has largely borne out their auspicious beginnings as heirs to the fabled Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene in Southern California, singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith and his bandmates recently released their sixth album, “Passwords.” Now engaged to actress-singer Mandy Moore, Goldsmith perhaps has reasons to be more content, but he’s still seeking out answers to bigger questions on tuneful numbers such as “Living in the Future,” “Mistakes We Should Have Made” and “Time Flies Either Way.” $31-$33. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Steve Forbert at Cactus Cafe. “Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock” is the title of the new memoir from Forbert, who was a small-town Southern kid in Mississippi before his early albums “Alive on Arrival” and “Jackrabbit Slim,” with its instant-classic single “Romeo’s Tune,” rocketed him to stardom in the late 1970s. He’s continued to make great records, including this year’s “The Magic Tree,” released after a worrisome bout with cancer last year. It’s good to have Little Stevie Orbit back in action. $22-$25. 8 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. (Forbert also will appear at Waterloo Records at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, for a Q&A about his memoir with journalist Jim Caligiuri.) — P.B.

Sunday: Thievery Corporation at Stubb’s. Standard-bearers for electronic music innovation for over 20 years, the group’s new album, “Treasures from the Temple,” lands in the band’s sweet spot: a mixture of righteous reggae and spacey dub embellished with digital flourishes. Like most Thievery Corp albums, this one includes ample cameos, and the band has a long history of traveling with a large touring company. Expect to see a host of special guests alongside core duo Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. $42.40-$45. 6:30 p.m. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: “The Art of the Protest Song” at One-2-One Bar. This election-season afternoon event is notable largely for the inclusion of longtime Austin singer-songwriter Sara Hickman, who’s making a rare appearance after retiring from musical performances a couple of years ago. Also on the bill are Guy Forsyth, Colin Gilmore, Kristin DeWitt and Bill Valenti, with other special guests expected to appear. Proceeds benefit Truth Be Told, a nonprofit that provides healing programs for women during and after incarceration. $35-$100. 4 p.m. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. one2onebar.com. — P.B.

Monday: Lindsey Buckingham at Paramount Theatre. You won’t catch Buckingham at the Erwin Center next February with Fleetwood Mac, whose other members notoriously jettisoned him earlier this year. But a solo show from the extraordinarily talented guitarist, songwriter and producer is a pretty huge bonus offshoot. Buckingham’s handful of albums under his own name are masterful, and he’ll probably also play some songs from the duo record he did in 2017 with Mac keyboardist Christine McVie. J.S. Ondara opens. $34-$78. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Tuesday: Stephen Bruton 70th birthday celebration at Saxon Pub. You might call the Saxon the house that Stephen Bruton built, given how many musicians followed the late Austin songwriter/producer to the South Lamar venue after he started playing there around two decades ago. Burton died of cancer in 2009, but on the eve of what would have been his 70th birthday, Saxon owner Joe Ables is giving him a full salute. The Resentments, the local all-star outfit that Bruton founded, will lead the way, with guest appearances by Jon Dee Graham, Malford Milligan, David Grissom, Johnny Nicholas and more. Proceeds will go to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. $15. 8p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Floyd Domino’s All-Stars record release at Sam’s Town Point. One of Austin’s most accomplished musicians, pianist Domino has recorded with Willie Nelson and George Strait, toured with Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, and released several albums of his own. On this new self-titled record, he returns to the western-swing roots of his early days as a member of Asleep at the Wheel, delivering lively and lovely classics such as “Blue Skies” and “Tea For Two” with an ensemble that includes lead vocals from Emily Gimble. $5. 7:30 p.m. 2115 Allred Drive. samstownpointatx.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Billy Strings at Antone’s. The 20-something Michigan native has been a welcome breath of fresh air for bluegrass music in recent years, a hot picker with solid knowledge of traditional roots but a punk-like firebrand performance style. He was a big hit at this year’s Old Settler’s Music Festival and might prove even more lively in a nightclub setting. Singer Grace Park’s local indie-folk outfit the Deer opens. $15-$20. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Simple Minds at ACL Live

Rick Springfield, Loverboy, Greg Kihn, Tommy Tutone at HEB Center

Octopus Project, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead at Mohawk outdoor

Joshua Hedley, Kelsey Waldon at Antone’s

Montopolis at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre

Spencer Gibb, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Ray Prim at 3Ten

Vallejo, Tiarra Girls, Torino Black at One-2-One Bar

Shallou, Japanese Wallpaper at Parish

Gabriel Kahane at Cactus Cafe

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

David Messier at Waterloo Records

Superfonicos at Hotel Vegas

Brennen Leigh, Croy & the Boys, Jean Wranglers at Sam’s Town Point

Guy Forsyth, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Sour Bridges at Stubb’s indoor

Mo Lowda & the Humble, Iamhill, Kirby Sybert at Mohawk indoor

Stop Motion Orchestra record release at Sahara Lounge

Womxn in Music Shiny and New Party at Atelier

Saturday

Lucero, Strand of Oaks at Stubb’s outdoor

Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Haunt at Mohawk outdoor

David Messier record release, Belle Sounds at One-2-One Bar

Mike Flanigin & Jimmie Vaughan Trio, Rosie Flores Revue, Kathy & the Kilowatts at C-Boy’s

All Them Witches, Handsome Jack at Antone’s

Noah Kahan, Corey Harper at Parish

Matthew Dear at Empire

Zion I, Casual of Hieroglyphics at Flamingo

Ghostemane, Bitter End, Wavy Jones at Barracuda

Selena y los Burritos, El Tule at Hotel Vegas

Winter, Ringo Deathstarr, more at Cheer Up Charlie’s

W.C. Clark, Folk Uke at Saxon Pub

Stephen Clair, Beaver Nelson at Townsend

Pong, Churchwood at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Eric Burton at Continental Gallery

Project ATX6 showcase with Big Cedar Fever, Jacob Jaeger at Desert Door Distillery (Driftwood)

Sunday

Electric Lady Bird Launch Party with Laura Mercado-Wright, Amon Taylor, Lavelle White, Los Pinkys, Money Chicha, Dale Watson at Austin Public Library's Central Library

Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot with Patterson Barrett, Gurf Morlix, Bonnie Bishop, Michael Fracasso, Barbara Nesbitt, more at Threadgill's South

Carson McHone at Waterloo Records

Soul of a Musician series with Johnny Goudie at Threadgill’s North

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Matt Hebert, Basketball at Hard Luck Lounge

Jabo & the Old Dogs, Lavelle White, Mike Keller at Antone’s

Monday

Larkin Poe at Antone’s

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

Tank Washington, Cory Kendrix at Hotel Vegas

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Hearne at El Mercado Backstage

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, Crown the Empire, Plot in You at Stubb’s

Wolfmother, Love Gang at Emo’s

Durawa, Joe King Carrasco at El Mercado Backstage

David Young, Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Wednesday

Carrie Rodriguez Laboratorio with guest Rosie Flores at Cactus Cafe

Dermot Kennedy at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

Bass Drum of Death, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad at Barracuda

Texas Radio Live with Jamie Lin Wilson, James Steinle at Guero’s

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental Club

Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Warren Hood at ABGB

Kate Howard, Dave Scher at One-2-One Bar

Rad Trads at Mohawk indoor

Thursday

Jordi Savall at Bass Concert Hall

Help Clifford Help Kids with Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan Trio, Jai Malano, Soul Man Sam at ACL Live

TV on the Radio, Jackie Venson at Stubb’s outdoor

Tech N9ne, Dizzy Wright, Futuristic at Emo’s

Infected Mushroom at Empire

Just Juice, Dax at Barracuda

Patrice Pike, Lee Roy Parnell at Saxon Pub

Abramov-Ibison Duo at Cactus Cafe

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Graham Weber at Continental Gallery