OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Butch Hancock & Turk Pipkin at Stateside at the Paramount. Subtitled “On Their Own: A West Texas Musical and Literary Sideshow,” this reprisal of a pairing the two longtime friends first presented at the old Capitol City Playhouse in the 1980s will feature music, storytelling, perhaps juggling, “deeds of visual and verbal daring,” and perhaps more. One of the greatest living Texas songwriters, Hancock also has had museum exhibits of his photos and drawings. Pipkin’s resume includes writing novels, acting in shows such as HBO’s “The Leftovers” and running the philanthropic Nobelity Project nonprofit. Whatever they cook up together, it’ll be entertaining. $25-$75. 7:30 p.m. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Friday: Alesia Lani at Stubb’s indoor. Over the past few years, Austin outfit KeyzStreet Music, helmed by keyboard maestro Jonathan E. Deas, has been grinding hard to raise the profile of R&B music in Austin. This show features three artists from the label's roster. Headliner Alesia Lani is coming off a huge year that included a Best R&B Artist shout out in the Austin Music Awards and a prestigious recording grant. Steamy singer, Jake Lloyd and DJ Kay Cali also perform. $10. 9 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: "Threadgill's Last Rodeo" with Shinyribs and more at Threadgill’s South. Rumors of the storied restaurant/venue’s demise have often been exaggerated, exacerbated, reconstituted and recalculated, but it looks like it’s for real this time. Kevin Russell’s mighty mighty Shinyribs will play the final show in the beer garden on Saturday night, following an afternoon bash that will include peformances by Fastball, Cotton Mather, Van Wilks, Monte Warden, Sarah Sharp, Guy Forsyth and Michael Fracasso. On Sunday, Jon Emery will play the 11 a.m. gospel brunch as Threadgill’s South serves up its final chicken-fried steaks, meatloaves and more. An on-site auction of memorabilia is set for Dec. 8. And remember, the original north location will remain open; they have live music regularly there as well. Tickets for Shinyribs are $20; the show starts at 7:30 p.m., with a separate $20 charge for the afternoon show which begins at noon. 301 W. Riverside Drive. threadgills.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Cactus Cafe. Sure, it’s cool that Willie Nelson taped “Austin City Limits” last week at age 85 — but don’t forget Ramblin’ Jack, who’s still on the road at 87. A living link to Woody Guthrie, a Grammy-winning folk troubadour and the subject of a fascinating documentary made by his daughter, Elliott is an artist who shouldn’t be missed if you’ve never seen him. $30-$35. 8:30 p.m. 2237 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Sunday: Snoop Dogg at Dell Diamond. If you missed the Doggfather when he was in San Marcos for Float Fest earlier this year, here’s another chance to catch the West Coast OG before the year is up. Snoop is playing a run of ballpark shows that includes a Round Rock stop. This go-round he’s bringing with him a who’s who of artists from your ’90s hip-hop playlist including Too Short, Warren G and Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony. $45-$89. 7 p.m. 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. roundrockexpress.com — D.S.S.

Monday: Jorja Smith, Ravyn Lenae at Mohawk outdoor. British soul artist Smith simmers as her honeyed tones slide over brooding grooves that owe as much to New Jack Swing as modern R&B. By the time her debut album, “Lost & Found,” dropped this year, she already had a Drake collab and an appearance on the Kendrick Lamar-produced “Black Panther” soundtrack under her belt, setting her up to be one of the year’s biggest breakout new artists. Sold out. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Texas Radio Live with Sydney Wright and Walker Lukens at Guero’s. An indie-pop singer-songwriter who creates keyboard-loop soundscapes to support her striking lead vocals, Wright created an arresting and ambitious album with “Seiche,” released earlier this month. She shares the latest episode of Sun Radio’s weekly series with Lukens, who released his second full-length album, “Tell It to the Judge,” last year. Donations accepted. 6 p.m. 1412 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com/trl. — P.B.

Thursday: Jackson Browne Tribute at Saxon Pub. Though it was a strange hodge-podge of live recordings, new material and covers, “Running on Empty” ended up being Jackson Browne’s best-selling album, passing 7 million in the U.S. alone. A smorgasbord of locals will take everyone back to 1977 at the Saxon, including Rosie Flores, Guy Forsyth, Jaimee Harris, Mark Hallman, Charlie Faye, William Harries Graham, Barbara Nesbitt, Lonnie Trevino Jr. and more. $20-25. 10 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Turnpike Troubadours at ACL Live

Friday

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Paramount Theatre

Guess Who at One World Theatre

Erika Wennerstrom, Harvest Thieves at Antone’s

Danny Barnes at Cactus Cafe

Doom Side of the Moon, Bridge Farmers at Emo’s

Snakehips at Mohawk outdoor

Junkyard, Broken Teeth, Snake Skin Prison at 3Ten

Greg Loftus & the Ten Ninety Nines, Ben Ballinger, Western Youth at Stay Gold

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

Moving Panoramas, Shy Beast, Sour Notes, March & Beauty at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Tunic, Super Thief, Hi Gene at Beerland

Li’l Cap’n Travis, Morningwood, Peenbeets at Continental Club

Atash, Bamako Airlines at Sahara Lounge

Seth Walker, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Beaumonts, Roger Wallace, Golden Roses at White Horse

Buttertones, White Woolly, Peyote Coyote at Barracuda

Donovan Keith at Geraldine’s

Saturday

Holiday sing-along hosted by KUTX and Downtown Stroll, with performances from Polyphonic Spree, Superfónicos, more at the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Continental Club

Minus the Bear, Tera Melos at Emo’s (sold out)

Wood Brothers, Amy Helm at Paramount Theatre

ComeUnity with Atash at St. Elmo Soundstage

Broncho, Glove, Valen at Barracuda

Fat Tony, the Teeta, Outfit TX, Ben Buck at Empire

Everlast at Scoot Inn

Guy Forsyth, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Annabelle Chairlegs, Rattlesnake Milk, Zoltars, Nevil at Hotel Vegas

Queue Queue, Suspirians at ABGB

Trouble in the Streets, Josh Pearson Trio, Matters at One-2-One Bar

Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers at C-Boy’s

Night Cap, Gallo, Mopac at Stubb’s indoor

Fat Tony, Teeta, Outfit TX, Ben Buck at EMpire

Live Mueller, Lost Counts at Continental Gallery

Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz at Elephant Room

Sunday

American Aquarium, Scott Miller at Antone’s

Band Perry, Makuta at Parish

Soul of a Musician series with Kevin Galloway at Threadgill’s North

Mike Sings Elvis at 3Ten

Savage Poor, Vision Arcade at One-2-One Bar

Housewarming EP release at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Dinner With Matt Gilchrest, James Junius at Hotel Vegas

Monday

Damien Rice at Paramount Theatre (sold out)

Doe Paoro at North Door

Soul Man Sam, Blue Monday with Greg Izor, James Bullard at Antone’s

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

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

Shannon Brackett at Townsend

Monday-Wednesday

Gary Clark Jr. at ACL Live (sold out; rescheduled from June)

Tuesday

Austin Blues Revue CD release with Guy Forsyth at Parish

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Floyd Domino’s All-Stars at Sam’s Town Point

David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Tom Waits “Nighthawks at the Diner” tribute at Volstead

Tuesday-Wednesday

Ryan Bingham at One World Theatre (sold out)

Tuesday-Dec. 8

Austin Music Video Festival at Alamo Ritz, additional locations

Wednesday

Eyedress, Rare Magic at Barracuda

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

John Mills Times Ten, Jitterbug Vipers at Elephant Room

Warren Hood at ABGB

Seela, Jenny Reynolds at One-2-One Bar

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston, Brand New Key at Townsend

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

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

Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent at Saxon Pub

Wednesday-Thursday

Metalachi at Stubb’s indoor

Thursday

Kurt Vile & the Violators, Jessica Pratt at ACL Live

Chris Isaak at Paramount Theatre

Mother Hips at 3Ten

Weeks at Antone’s

George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners at Parish

Born Ruffians, Little Junior at Barracuda

Nichole Wagner Band, Terry Klein, Libby Koch, Grace Pettis at Townsend

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

Barfield, Danielle Nicole, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Ephraim Owens Quartet at Elephant Room