OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Sir Doug’s Thanksgiving Jam at Threadgill’s South. This looks like, for real, the final week of Threadgill’s World Headquarters after several false alarms in recent years. The Riverside Drive offshoot of the flagship North Lamar location (which will remain open) is set to close Nov. 30, and this is the last big show on the books. It’s a good one, paying tribute to a legendary show Doug Sahm played at Armadillo World Headquarters (which stood on almost the same plot of land in the 1970s). Members of Greezy Wheels, Deadey, Silo Road and the Armadillo All Stars will welcome more than a dozen special guests including Carolyn Wonderland, Warren Hood, Ben Ballinger, Sophia Johnson and Geoff Queen. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. $17-$20. 8 p.m. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com.  — P.B.

Friday: The Meditations at Flamingo Cantina. Formed in 1974, the Jamaican vocal group has backed Bob Marley, Gregory Issacs and Jimmy Cliff and recorded with Dobby Dobson and Lee “Scratch” Perry. Their righteous reggae is rich with tightly woven harmonies and vibes that will drown the post-holiday doldrums with soul-stirring sound. The Contrabandits open. $15. 10:15 p.m. 515 E. Sixth St. flamingocantina.com — D.S.S.

Friday: Petula Clark at One World Theatre. The British singer and actress will have just turned 86 when she arrives in Austin for this show, but she’s continued making music all along, with three albums released this decade. The 1964 chart-topper “Downtown” remains the song she’s best known for, but she had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in her heyday, while appearing in more than two dozen films. $40-$113. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.

Saturday: The Suffers at Scoot Inn. Led by charismatic frontwoman Kam Franklin, a vocal dynamo/all-around force of nature, the Houston powerhouse represents the best of what a soul band can be. Their songs offer a soaring testament to the power of love, indulge in the simmering heat of lust and ease the ache of loss that’s an unavoidable element of our shared humanity. Their 2018 album “Everything Here” mixes warm family reunion jams and bedroom burners with grandiose gospel-laced outcries. Selfless Lovers and Lion Heights open. $20. 9 p.m. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com — D.S.S.

Sunday: Band of Heathens present “A Message From the People Revisited” at Antone’s. Released in 1972, Ray Charles’ “A Message From the People” was an ambitious concept album about 1960s civil rights triumphs that still acknowledged America had a long way to go. Austin’s Band of Heathens decided to re-record the album in sequence because of “its moving commentary on social justice, abuse-of-power, and its vision for a stronger, more-unified America,” the band said upon its release in September. The music also is a good fit for the group’s broad-ranging Americana talents, with songs that range from the soulful public-domain classics “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “America the Beautiful” to Dion’s folk classic “Abraham, Martin and John” and even John Denver’s rambling “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Lavelle White opens. $20-$25. 8 p.m. 305. E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Superfonicos at Waterloo Records. The mighty eight-piece Caribe soul outfit says their music telegraphs “a politics of peace and unity from the stage to your ears.” Rooted in the traditions of Colombian music, they blend indigenous and Afro-Colombian sounds with funk, hip-hop and rock 'n' roll. First and foremost, they are a dance band, inviting audiences to move their bodies “toward a place in your mind beyond struggle and strife.” They jump-started the final Sunday of ACL Fest 2018 with a body-rocking sweat bomb of a set. This in-store performance, celebrating the release of their new EP, “Suelta,” will feature some of the same ebullient jams alongside a few new tunes. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Dumpstaphunk, Peterson Brothers at Antone’s

Friday

Blue October, Kitten at Stubb’s outdoor

Joe Ely, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Wonder Years, Have Mercy, Oso Oso at Mohawk outdoor

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

Bidi Bidi Banda, Tiarra Girls at 3Ten

Los Coast, Greyhounds, Kalu & the Electric Joint at Scoot Inn

Mike & the Moonpies, Mayeux & Broussard, Missy Beth & the Morning Afters at White Horse

Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Townsend

Adrian Ruiz Quintet at Elephant Room

Kris Kimura Quartet at Parker Jazz Club

I Love K-Pop at Empire

Naughty Ones, 8.5 Souvenirs at Continental Club

Hilary York at Stay Gold

Grivo album release at Hotel Vegas

The Four Directions at Whip In

Saturday

Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra with Tosca Strings, Lex Land, Steve Poltz and Alesia Lani at ACL Live

Austin Area Jazz Festival with Damien Escobar, Chante Moore, more at the Mexican American Cultural Center

H-Town Throwdown with Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Jon Dee Graham, Joe Ely, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, George Ensle at Saxon Pub

Roger Creager, Croy & the Boys at Mohawk outdoor

Peter White Christmas at One World Theatre

Del Castillo at 3Ten

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Soul Man Sam at C-Boy’s

Beebe Sings Sahm, Garrett Lebeau at Continental Club

Albert & Gage at Donn’s Depot

Ghost Wolves, Think No Think, Ole Creepy at ABGB

Pleasure Venom EP Release with Ringo Deathstarr at Barracuda

Synth du Soleil 3 with Mr. Kitty, Cellars, more at Empire

Sideways Grimace, Lake of Fire at Hotel Vegas

Mouse on the Keys, Atlas Maior at Stubb’s indoor

Shy Beast EP release, Smiile, Go Fever at Spider House Ballroom

Nakia at the Highball

David Fore, Fabulous Jacks at El Mercado Backstage

Ephraim Owens at Parker Jazz Club

Sunday

Rock of Ages at ACL Live

PJ Morton, Grace Weber at Stubb’s indoor (sold out)

Resentments, John Gaar, Lost Austin Band at Saxon Pub

Akina Adderley, Sarah Sharp at One-2-One Bar

Ali Holder, Scott Collins, Daisy O’Connor at Radio Coffee & Beer

Jesse Lege, Conjunto Los Pinkys at Sam’s Town Point

Sungod record release, Future Museums at Beerland

Mike Molnar at Antone’s Records

Brannen Temple Group at Whip In

Kevin Lovejoy Trio at Elephant Room

Monday

Tommy Castro, Mike Zito, Painkillers at Antone’s

Dave Scher Trio, Sis Deville at One-2-One Bar

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

Bonnie Whitmore & the Sad Girls at Stay Gold

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Jean Wranglers, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Tuesday

Cat Power, Arsun at Emo’s

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Ben Balmer, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Chris Ruest, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Alice Spencer at Townsend

Wednesday

Mac DeMarco at Paramount Theatre

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Marcia Ball, Lindsay Beaver at Antone’s

The Story So Far, Turnover, Citizen, Movements at Emo’s (sold out)

Peter Cincotti at One World Theatre

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

Ben Ballinger, John Calvin Abney, M. Lockwood Porter at Cactus Cafe

Seela, Raina Rose at One-2-One Bar

Texas Radio Live with Star Parks, PR Newman at Guero’s

HAAM benefit with Big Wy’s Brass Band, Blxpltn at Stubb’s indoor

Warren Hood at ABGB

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Anna Larson, Sasha K.A. at Townsend

Trube Farrell & Snizz, Matt Hubbard Trio, Cheatin’ Hearts at C-Boy’s

Besos: Latin Pop dance night at the Volstead

Thursday

Seven Lions, Jason Ross, Au5 at Emo’s

Wood & Wire, Christy Hays at Antone’s

Palo Duro, Smiile, Sun June at Stubb’s indoor

Queen Najia, Mod Le God at Barracuda

Asadi at Empire

Banisters album release, Gasoline Boots, Youth & Canvas at Mohawk indoor

Nightowls, Otis Wilkins at 3Ten

Cory Reinisch, Greg Loftus, James Steinle at Cactus Cafe

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

Oysters, Magic Rockers of Texas, Mean Jolene, Glass Grapes at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Slow Cooked, Ms. Mack and the Daddies at One 2 One

Woody Witt at Parker Jazz Club

Oliver Rajamani Trio at the Whip In