OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Pat Byrne at ABGB. Listening to “Rituals,” the new seven-song record by this Irish singer-songwriter that was recorded in Austin with local guitarist/producer Rich Brotherton, brings to mind the late Austin troubadour Jimmy LaFave. Byrne’s folk-rock songwriting has its own distinctive feel, but the raspy melodic soul of his voice recalls the emotional spells that LaFave used to cast. Free. 9 p.m. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com. — P.B.

Friday: Calpurnia at Scoot Inn. We’re not usually boosters of actors who rock, but the new project from 16-year-old Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things,” might be an exception to the rule. Wolfhard’s Vancouver-based quartet is made up of fellow teen rockers, including YouTube guitar sensation Ayla Tesler-Mabe. Their debut EP “Scout,” produced by Cadien Lake James, is a satisfying platter of jangly retro rock and vaguely psychedelic indie ruminations. The band plays with surprisingly solid chops and unpolished verve. Lunar Vacation opens. Technically sold out. 8 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com (The band will also do a signing at Waterloo Records at 11 a.m. Saturday. They will sign only albums and CDs, not "Stranger Things" memorabilia.) — D.S.S.

Friday: Parker Jazz Club first anniversary with Kris Kimura. It’s fitting that the downtown jazz haunt celebrates with Kimura, who’s both performer and proprietor at Parker’s. His house band will welcome featured guests Jennifer Johnson and Brad Scheele, with other musician friends expected to sit in through the evening. Sets at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. are $20; the midnight show is $10. 117 W. Fourth St. parkerjazzclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: KOOP 24th Birthday Bash with Wagoneers, Peterson Brothers at Spider House Ballroom. An important cog in Austin’s radio landscape for nearly a quarter-century, community station KOOP celebrates by bringing two fixtures of South Austin’s top nightclubs to this University of Texas campus-area hangout. Blues-funk-rockers the Peterson Brothers kick things off at 7:30 p.m., with Monte Warden’s country mainstays the Wagoneers following at 9 p.m. Come early for a 6 p.m. VIP reception and seated concert with Warden’s jazz-pop outfit the Dangerous Few. $20 ($50 VIP). 2908 Fruth St. spiderhouse.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Modern Outsider eighth anniversary at ABGB. Eight years after husband/wife team Chip and Erin Adams founded the indie label, the local imprint boasts an impressive roster of top Austin talent that runs the gamut from radio rock and atmospheric pop to funky grooves. Heavy rockers Ume kick off this triple power bill. Dreamy pop outfit Moving Panoramas, who recently expanded from three players to six, will also perform followed by quirky pop artist Walker Lukens and special guests. The ABGB will donate 5 percent of profits from the event to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Free. 9 p.m. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: People’s Community Clinic fundraiser with Christopher Cross, Eric Johnson and Monte Montgomery at Paramount Theatre. More than 15,000 locals benefit from the People’s Community Clinic’s mission “to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect.” The cause speaks to these three musicians, two of whom are among the most popular acts ever to call Austin home. Cross and Johnson both have won Grammys and had platinum records; Cross also has a best-song Oscar, while Johnson is respected by guitarists everywhere as one of the most inventive ever to play the instrument. $35-$75. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Thursday: Meshell Ndegeocello at 3Ten. On her new album, “Ventriloquism” the genre-annihilating singer and bass player brilliantly inhabits the work of other artists. Her version of Al B. Sure’s “Nite and Day” is a smoky soul fantasy. Her take on Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer” highlights the song’s quiet desperation, and on “Sometimes It Snows in April” by Prince, she’s downright devastating. Hanna Benn opens. $35. 7 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Gnash, Carly Hansen, Guardin at the Parish

Tammi Savoy & Chris Casello, Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin, Sean Mencher, Shaun Young & the Texas Blue Dots record release, Rosie Flores revue at C-Boy’s

Comethazine, Lil Gnar at Empire

Hector Ward & the Big Time, White Ghost Shivers, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Greyhounds, Patrick Sweany, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Wagoneers Unplugged at Threadgill’s North

Bourgeois Mystics single release, DJ Mahealani at Oskar Blues Brewery

Nakia & the Blues Grifters at Highball

Night Glitter at Geraldine’s

Elias Haslanger Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Blue Water Highway, Canvas People at Antone’s

James Hand, Roger Wallace, Golden Roses at White Horse

Happy Hollow, That Girl Dre, Fair City Fire at Barracuda

Sine album release at Elysium

Robin Alice, Datura at Stubb’s indoor

Guitar Grady & the Eventuals, Robert Kraft Trio at Continental Gallery

Saturday

Jesse McCartney at Scoot Inn

Murder City Devils, Deep Creep, Big Business at Mohawk outdoor

Donna the Buffalo at 3Ten

Atomic at Blackerby Studios

Bowie Elvis Fest at Barracuda

Steve Tyrell at One World Theatre

Rob Baird album release at Antone’s

Beat Root Revival, Hard Truth, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Coby Wier at Saxon Pub

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

Greyhounds, Croy & the Boys at Continental Club

Dale Watson, Georgia Parker at Broken Spoke

Eric Burton (Black Pumas) at Continental Gallery

Atash, Sanco Loop, Coffee Sergeants at One-2-One Bar

San Saba County, Wiretree at Townsend

Michael Fracasso at Threadgill’s North

Ephraim Owens Experience at Elephant Room

Lost Cosmos, Mrs. Glass at Stubb’s indoor

Smiile (single release), PR Newman, Christelle, Van Mary at Cheer Up Charlie’s

El Tule at Hotel Vegas

Sunday

Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone at One World Theatre

Music of the Beatles for Kids at Mohawk indoor (sold out)

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

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

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Bayside, Kayleigh Goldsworthy at Barracuda

Carrie Fussell, Sara Houser, Megan Diana at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Kevin Lovejoy, Doug Strahan at Lamberts

Seekers at Opal Divine

Marshall Hood Band at Cosmic

Broken Gold, Dirty Few at Beerland

Monday

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Bleached Roses, Carry Illinois, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space at Mohawk indoor

Arielle Laguette, Robert Segovia, Aubrey Hays at Townsend

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Bonnie Whitmore & the Sad Girls, Colin Gilmore at Stay Gold

Barbara Nesbitt at One-2-One Bar

Blue Monday with Bobby Mack, James Bullard at Antone’s

Tyler Stuckey, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert at El Mercado

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

JD Clark at Geraldine’s

Tuesday

Oak Ridge Boys at HEB Center

Districts, Deeper at Barracuda

Sue Foley Acoustic Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Toni Price at Threadgill’s

Warren Hood at Cosmic

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Alice Spencer & Brian Beattie at Townsend

Bobby Sparks at One-2-One Bar

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

Savage Poor at Flamingo Cantina

Lex Land at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

Mandy Barnett at One World Theatre

Chrome Sparks, Teen Daze, Max at Empire

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

Ray Prim at Geraldine’s

Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Jimmy Davis, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Marshall Hood at ABGB

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

La Mona Salsa, Seela at One-2-One Bar

Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

Motenko at Stay Gold

Thursday

12th Planet, Schlump at Empire Garage

Magic Beans, Kitchen Dwellers at the Parish

Wild Moccasins, Dega, TC Superstar at Stubb’s indoor

English Teeth EP release, Le Resistance, Delivery Service at Mohawk indoor

Belcurve single release, Capitol, Midcentury, Lola Tried at Hotel Vegas

Peterson Brothers at Geraldine’s

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

Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Red on Yellow at Townsend