Here's what's going on in the Live Music Capital of the World this week.

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Friday: Apocalyptica at Paramount Theatre. We don’t know much about life in Finland, but we assume the winters are long with many cold, dark nights. It seems like the perfect environment for a group of classically trained musicians to create their own arrangements of, say, Metallica songs. For four cellos. Which is exactly what the orchestral rock outfit Apocalyptica did. They put out their album, the demonstratively titled “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos,” in 1996. They’re touring to support the 20th anniversary edition released in 2016. $25-$55. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — D.S.S.

Friday: Scrappy Jud Newcomb album release at Townsend. The 10 songs on longtime Austin fixture Newcomb’s new disc, “The Third Party,” groove with a grace and grit that suggests Austin’s looser answer to Bay Area rocker Chuck Prophet. “I hope you live to be 100 and die on Halloween day,” he testifies on the acoustic-bluesy “100.” A carnivalesque organ riff brightens the opener “When It Rains in the Desert,” while right-on-point guitar tones decorate the bittersweet “In Praise of Holly.” Maybe the album’s best track rises near the end: “In the Heart of the City” has an aching melody and a haunting gypsy vibe that suggests all those years playing Ronnie Lane songs with Ian McLagan really left a mark on Scrappy’s soul. $12-$15. 7:30 p.m. 718 Congress Ave. thetownsendaustin.com. — P.B.

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Friday: "A Night of Music for Ginny" at Broken Spoke. Daughter of Broken Spoke owners James and Annetta White and a longtime employee of the classic South Austin dance hall, Ginny White-Peacock recently lost her legs to complications from a toxic shock infection. As part of an effort to help her obtain prosthetic legs, the Spoke is holding a benefit with country bands the Wagoneers, Two Tons of Steel and the Derailers, plus a silent auction running concurrently. $20 suggested donation. 8 p.m. 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. brokenspokeaustintx.net. — P.B.

Friday: Darrell Scott's tribute to Guy Clark at Saxon Pub. May 17 marks three years since the death of Guy Clark, one of the best songwriters Texas ever produced. Nashville songwriter Darrell Scott was a friend and a peer, and when he realized the significance of the date his Austin show happened to fall on, he decided to make it an evening of Clark's songs. Scott has major-league songwriting credentials himself, but he's also a fabulous singer, so this promises to be something special. $25-$35. 9 p.m. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.

Friday: Pop 2000 Tour at the HEB Center. Hold on to your HitClips and Lip Smackers — early-2000s stars Lance Bass, Aaron Carter, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera are headed to Austin this May for the performance of another decade. Bass will host as O-Town, Aaron Carter and Ryan Cabrera plus “One Tree Hill” alum Tyler Hilton perform decade-defining hits like “Bye Bye Bye,” “All or Nothing,” “I Want Candy” and “On the Way Down” in a “Napster-fueled trip down memory lane.” $33-$58. 7:30 p.m. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. hebcenter.com. — Abigail Rosenthal

Sunday: Songs & Stories with Art Alexakis and more at 3Ten. Leader of the 1990s alt-rock band Everclear, Art Alexakis recently announced to fans that he has multiple sclerosis. That’s given some poignancy to this current tour, in which he’s joined by Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne, Max Collins of Eve 6 and John Wozniak of Marcy Playground, with each bandleader performing acoustic versions of their bands’ hits as well as some newer songs. An encore section includes a Q&A with the audience. $37.50-$299. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Monday: India Arie at Paramount Theatre. Since her debut album “Acoustic Soul” dropped in 2001, the Denver-born singer-songwriter has created a lane for herself, tackling tough topics with honest lyricism and an earthy soulful sound. Her latest release, “Worthy,” opens with a powerful call to action. “What if Martin didn't stand up? What if Rosa didn’t sit down? What if Malcolm didn't man up? Where would we be now?” she sings on “What If,” a track that unfolds as one of the most potent protest songs of the Trump era and sets the stage for an album that shines as a tribute to resilience and light. Jamison Ross opens. $35-$60. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — D.S.S.

Monday: Blue Monday farewell to Greg Izor at Antone’s. A harmonica player who’s been a fixture on the local blues scene for two decades with his group the Box Kickers and as part of the Little Elmore Reed Blues Band’s weekly jams at the King Bee Lounge, Izor is moving to Spain soon. Guitarist Derek O’Brien leads the Antone’s Blue Monday crew and guests in throwing him a farewell bash at Austin’s home of the blues. $7-$10. 6:30 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Willis, Juliet McKonkey at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Rock the Park with Moving Panoramas at Mueller Lake Park (rain date)

Toadies, Drakulas, Lazer Tusk at Emo’s

Gorilla vs. Bear presents Tops, Video Age at Mohawk outdoor

LuluFest with Estrella Salsa Jazz All Stars, Pamela York, Carrie Rodriguez, Claire Daly at Parker Jazz Club

Sean Hayes at Stubb’s indoor

Knife Knights at Empire Control Room

Brownout, Lesly Reynaga at 3Ten

Darrell Scott, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Freedonia CD release at El Mercado Backstage

Junior Brown & Tanya Rae, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Matt Kivel at Cactus Cafe

Peligrosa at North Door

Kirin Callinan, Caleb De Casper, Valen at Hotel Vegas

Lou Ann Barton, Rosie Flores Revue with Marti Brom & Mike Molnar at C-Boy’s

Booher, Western Civilization, Built By Snow at Mohawk indoor

Go Fever, Nevil at Beerland

Grimy Styles at Flamingo Cantina

Kupira Marimba at Sahara Lounge

John Paul Keith, Roger Wallace, Golden Roses at White Horse

Adrian Ruiz Quintet at Elephant Room

Damn Torpedoes, Ain’t Wastin’ Time at Antone’s

Saturday

Ja Rule, Ashanti, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge at H-E-B Center

Ben Platt, Wrabel, Ben Abraham at ACL Live

Lil Pump & Lil Skies at Stubb’s BBQ

Clozee, Tsuruda, Huxley Anne at Mohawk outdoor

Japanese House, Art School Girlfriend at Scoot Inn

Kid’s Edition with DJ Mel at the Scoot Inn (early)

Higher Brothers at Emo’s

Helado Negro at Empire Control Room

Idles, Fontaines D.C. at Barracuda

TC Superstar album release, Smiile, Indoor Creature, Blake Howerton at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Dark Side of the Moon with Will Taylor & Lisa Tingle, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Coby Wier & Band of the Lost at Saxon Pub

Murs, Locksmith, Cojo at Stubb’s indoor

Ripe, Salt Lick, Amplified Heat at Hotel Vegas

IAMX at 3Ten

Ayla Nereo at Cactus Cafe

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, David Beebe at Continental Club

Ramsay Midwood, Cornell Hurd, George Carver at Sam’s Town Point

Michael Schenker Fest at Empire Garage

Soul of South Austin Music Fest IV at C-Boy’s

Con Brio, KP & the Boom Boom at Antone’s

Pat Byrne at El Mercado Backstage

Rad Gnar, Fools, Infinites at Mohawk indoor

Ghost Wolves, Jeremiah Jackson at ABGB

Los Bohemios Perdidos at Mexican American Cultural Center

Microsessions with Jomo & the Possum Posse, Emily Shirley, Scott Collins at Imagine Art

Sunday

ZZ Top, Bad Company, Cheap Trick at Austin360 Amphitheater

Trevor Daniel, 916Frosty, Loveonfriday at Stubb’s indoor

Nancy Wilson tribute with Pamela Hart, Tatiana Mayfield, Nat Adderley Jr. at One World Theatre

Resentments, Irish Invasion with Andrea Magee & Pat Byrne, Denim at Saxon Pub

Lavelle White celebrates 25th anniversary of “Miss Lavelle White” album at Antone’s

Peter More, Datura at Empire Patio

Soul of a Musician series with Shelley King at Threadgill’s

Burnalls, Hilary York, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Music of David Bowie for Kids at Mohawk outdoor

Champagne Girl, Will Wilchar Band at Mohawk indoor

Muther, Killer Hearts, Bug Hungly at Hotel Vegas

Kenny Williams at Geraldine’s

Monday

Ben Dickey & the Resituators, Tje Austin at Continental Club

Deadcoats album release at Mohawk indoor

Texas KGB, Rochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar

Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Mystery Monday at El Mercado Backstage

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Erin Ivey at Townsend

Tuesday

BBMak at Stubb’s indoor

Greeting Committee at Mohawk indoor

Jesse Royal at Flamingo Cantina

Jeremy Nail, Matt Kreutz Band, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

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

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Shelley King at Continental Club

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Sophia Johnson Band at Sam’s Town Point

Kym Warner at Cosmic

JM Stevens at Geraldine’s

Wednesday

Arizona, Morgxn at Emo’s

Elhae at Barracuda

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

Texas Radio Live with Sour Bridges, Jomo & the Possum Posse at Guero’s

Shy Boys, Daphne Tunes at Mohawk indoor

Noel McKay, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Jana Pochop, Kelley Mickwee at Threadgill’s

Matthew Robinson & the Jelly Kings, Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet at Continental Gallery

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

Warren Hood at ABGB

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Thursday

Hot Luck Fest: Robert Ellis at Mohawk outdoor

Hot Luck Fest: Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards at Barracuda

Hot Luck Fest: Naughty Professor & New Breed Brass Band at Antone’s

Eimaral Sol, Deezie Brown, more at Empire Control Room

Epistrophy Arts presents Brötzmann/Leigh at North Door

Drums, Tanukichan at Emo’s

El Gran Silencio at Flamingo Cantina

Borzoi Ruins the Who’s “Tommy” at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Sarah Sharp, Wendy Colonna, Kelly Green, Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar

The Mrs., Nobody’s Girl at Stubb’s indoor

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

Natalie Price, Parker Chapin at Townsend