OUR TOP PICKS

Friday-Saturday: Booker T. Jones at Antone’s. Grammy Award winners for lifetime achievement are a pretty limited lot, but Jones is one of them. Famous early for his 1962 top-5 instrumental hit “Green Onions” with his band the M.G.’s, Jones went on to work with many of the biggest names in R&B, rock and soul over the decades. His entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame came within the Hall’s first decade (his 1992 class also included Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix). It’s fair to call this an opportunity to hear a living legend at Austin’s home of the blues. Local soul movers Tomar & the FCs open both nights. $25-$30. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Friday-Saturday: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Continental Club. Hailing from Georgia, Kevn Kinney’s band sometimes got cast with Southern jam-rock stereotypes, but Kinney’s songwriting was always far too deep for such a simple classification. Three decades after a run of major-label records that put them on the map, the group remains a dominating live band, as they proved on a sweaty summer night at the east side Sahara Lounge a couple of years ago. It’s good to see them get this two-night weekend showcase at the city’s premier nightclub. The Mallett Brothers open Friday; Caleb Caudle opens Saturday. $20-$22. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Sweetheart of the Rodeo Tour with Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at ACL Live. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Byrds’ landmark “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” album, this tour features Byrds co-founders McGuinn and Hillman backed by country star Stuart and his indeed quite fabulous bluegrass-and-beyond backing crew. They’ll play the album in full as well as other Byrds and Stuart material, plus a few favorites from the late Tom Petty, who produced Hillman’s 2017 album. $49.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Mitski at Emo’s. In a recent interview on "The Daily Show," singer-songwriter Mitski said she named her new album “Be the Cowboy” because she was so attracted to the Marlboro Man myth of the American cowboy. There’s an arrogance and freedom to it that felt very foreign to her as an Asian-American woman. But embracing her inner cattle rustler didn’t add a twang to her sound. Instead it liberated her to dive deeper into the sweeping drama of her intricate, emotional compositions. The new album is loaded with complex songcraft that makes it one of the year’s most compelling releases. The Overcoats open. Sold out. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Ladies of LCD Soundsystem at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Nancy Whang and Gavin Rayna Russell of the dance punk band LCD Soundsystem have a new DJ tour celebrating their work as solo artists. Openers for the Austin show have not yet been announced, but the women aim to feature local female and/or non-binary artists at each date on the tour. $16-$18. 8 p.m. doors. 900 Red River St. marginwalkerpresents.com. — D.S.S.

Monday: House of Songs Songwriters Farewell to Threadgill’s. The longtime Austin restaurant will close its south location at the end of this month, but quite a few local musicians have booked gigs to pay final respects in recent weeks. The local outfit House of Songs has held many events for its international songwriters here over the years, but the final salute will focus on hometown acts, with ringleader Graham Weber bringing Matt the Electrician, Ali Holder, Barbara Nesbitt, Daisy O'Connor, Graham Wilkinson, Lesly Reynaga, Sarah Sharp and others along for the adios. $10. 6 p.m. doors. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Monday: Lissie at Antone’s. An Austin favorite since her early-career visits to South by Southwest and ACL Fest almost a decade ago, singer-songwriter Lissie released her fourth album, “Castles,” earlier this year. Like that of Brandi Carlile, her music exists in a realm that touches on indie, folk and pop genres but transcends their boundaries, much to Lissie’s credit. Elise Davis opens. $22. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Wednesday: Kevin Welch at Waterloo Records. Oklahoma native and Wimberley resident Welch has been a left-of-center-country treasure since his self-titled major-label debut came out in 1990. He was never a great fit for mainstream Nashville but worked really well around its edges, leading to his partnership with the artist-run Dead Reckoning collective. Some of that crew’s key players return on his new album “Dust Devil,” a sterling new set of songs that run the range of the Americana genre, from the bluesy opener “Blue Lonesome” to the sweet piano-and-fiddle-based ballad “The Girl in the Seashell” to the classic country-folk title track. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Lisa Fischer at One World Theatre. A Grammy winner for the R&B song “How Can I Ease the Pain” off her 1991 debut album, Fischer subsequently spent most of the next couple decades on tour with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner and other major artists. She’s one of the main artists featured in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” which focused on backup singers. $40-$113. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.

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Friday-Saturday

Noah Gundersen, Jason Robert Blum at Cactus Cafe

Friday

Phosphorescent, Liz Cooper & the Stampede at Emo’s

Hippo Campus, Districts at Stubb’s outdoor

Fastball reissue release, Scott Reynolds at 3Ten


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Jonathan Butler at One World Theatre

Pavel Urkiza & Congri Ensemble at UT McCullough Theatre

(Sandy) Alex G, Half Waif at Barracuda

Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty at Mohawk outdoor

Sydney Wright record release at Cheer Up Charlie's

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers record release, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Blockhead, Yppah, Arms & Sleepers at Empire

Liz Cooper & the Stampede at Waterloo Records

Ray Prim, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Elias Haslanger Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Saturday

Ray Wylie Hubbard Birthday Bash, Jamie Lin Wilson at Paramount Theatre

Max Frost at Scoot Inn

G. Jones at Mohawk outdoor

Dia De Los Muertos Music Fest with AB Quintanilla III and the Kumbia Kings All Starz, Tiarra Girls, more at Stubb’s outdoor

Chief Keef at Empire

Wye Oak at Parish

South Austin Jug Band at Threadgill's South

Saints of Valory, Marfa Crush at 3Ten

Kim Lenz at Sam’s Town Point

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

Bruce Smith album release, Kendall Beard, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five record release, Nakia, Broken Gold at Barracuda

Mamafesta, Flyjack, Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar

CBDB, Graveltooth, Josh Pearson at Mohawk indoor

Eric Burton, Lost Counts at Continental Gallery

Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room

Sunday

Red White & Blues 512’s House Our Heroes Music Fest with Samantha Fish, Shinyribs, Black Pumas, Nightowls at Stubb’s outdoor

Anton Nel at Long Center

Ozuna at HEB Center

Of Montreal, Reptaliens at Mohawk outdoor

Average White Band at One World Theatre

Della Mae at Cactus Cafe

Brother Ali at Parish

Soul of a Musician series with Belle Sounds at Threadgill’s North

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Abra Moore at Radio Coffee & Beer

Resentments, John Gaar, Denim at Saxon Pub

Polyphia, Hail the Sun, Covet at Barracuda

Jeff Buckley tribute with Johnny Goudie, Curtis Lee, Brian Patterson, more at One-2-One Bar

Monday-Tuesday

Charlie Hunter Trio at Townsend

Monday

Tori Kelly at Paramount Theatre

Vundabar, Illuminati Hotties, Blushing at Barracuda

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Bonnie Whitmore, Caleb Caudle at Stay Gold

Steel Monday with Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Walk Off the Earth, Tessa Violet at Stubb’s outdoor

Andy Grammer at Emo’s

Death From Above, Le Butcherettes at Mohawk outdoor

Evan Rachel Wood & Zane Carney at Antone’s

Dustbowl Revival, Lindi Ortega, PR Newman at Parish

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Ben Zeff Quartet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room

Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday-Wednesday

Low Cut Connie, Ruby Boots at Mohawk indoor

Wednesday

Billie Eilish at Emo’s (sold out)

JW Jones, Eve Monsees & Mike Buck, Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Haken, Leprous, Bent Knee at Barracuda

Emily Elbert at Cactus Cafe

Texas Radio Live with Scott Strickland, Wendy Colonna at Guero’s

Warren Hood at ABGB

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Seela at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

Internet, Moonchild at Emo’s

Mewithoutyou, Smidley, Davey & the Chains at Mohawk outdoor

Leigh Nash at Cactus Cafe

Paul Cauthen, Chris Shiflett at Antone’s

Cadillac Three, Shea Abshier at Scoot Inn

Smoking Popes, Chad Price, Amuse at Hotel Vegas

Little Brave, Wilson Marks, Suzanna Choffel, Lauren Diamond at One-2-One Bar

Bumpin Uglies, Tropidelic, Audic Empire, Koodookoo at Empire

Jake Penrod, Tiffany 6, Saddle Sores at White Horse

Sam Morrow, Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Messer Chups, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

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

Culture Wars, Slomo Drags at Stubb’s indoor