Her'es what's going on in the Live Music Capital of the World this week (that's not Austin City Limits Music Festival).

OUR TOP PICKS

Saturday-Sunday: Nick Cave at ACL Live. For this tour, Cave is presenting an evening of talk and music, an experience he describes as “an exercise in connectivity.” Between Bad Seeds classics such as “The Ship Song” and “The Mercy Seat,” he takes questions from the audience. No subject is off limits; Cave challenges his fans to be “bold and challenging, confrontational and unafraid.” Reports from the tour describe a warm communal atmosphere in which Cave is poetic, profound and often very funny. He's also been playing the late Daniel Johnston's song "Devil Town." Sunday sold out. $39.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.

Monday: Wu-Tang Clan at ACL Live. Real talk: Over the past decade, Wu-Tang shows have been hit or miss, depending on which members of the crew actually show up. But for this tour, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their genre-reshaping debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” most of the surviving members of the Clan have been present at most of the dates. Old Dirty Bastard’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, has been handling his father’s verses. Following the release of Showtime’s excellent documentary “Of Mics and Men” earlier this year and a new scripted Hulu series, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” the clan is clearly thinking about their legacy and reminding us that a quarter century later, they still “Bring da Ruckus.” $89-$165. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: John Lennon Birthday Tribute with #9 Orchestra at 3Ten. An annual show that began in 1990 to celebrate the iconic Beatle’s birthday — he would have been 79 this year — had to find a new venue after Threadgill’s World Headquarters closed late last year. Downtown room 3Ten seems an ideal new spot for the 11-piece crew that includes Stephen Doster, Andy Salmon, Tommy Taylor, Ben Cocke, Maria Nehring, Shana Norton, Bruce Marton, Dave Moerbe, Sam Jeffrey, Stephen Jeffrey and Kelly Hodge. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.

Thursday: A Celebration of the Late Great Daniel Johnston. A month after the former Austin songwriter’s death at age 58, this tribute show will feature mostly local acts performing his songs, much as they did at this same venue on his birthday in 2018. A final lineup is still in the works, but confirmed so far are Kathy McCarty, Jad Fair, Kramer, Moving Panoramas and Walker Lukens. $15. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Northside Amplified at the Domain Northside. On the heels of Black Fret’s free series of outdoor summer shows at the Long Center comes another public event from the local music patron organization. Austin acts Mobley, Swimming With Bears, Shy Beast and the Texas KGB will perform at the sprawling shopping center and residential community that has become a central gathering point for North Austin residents. The free show runs from 6 to 10 p.m.; a meet-and-greet with band members at Capital One Cafe happens at 3 p.m. 11821 Rock Rose Ave. blackfret.org. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

ACL Fest late shows:

• Gary Clark Jr., Jackie Venson at Stubb’s BBQ

• The Comet is Coming, DJ Mel at Scoot Inn

• Pink Sweats, Christian Paul at Antone’s

•  Troyboi, Pluko at Emo’s

•  Blackillac at Stubb’s indoor

Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta with Hickoids, Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders, Zofo, Sloths at Continental Club

Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Sick of It All, Take Offense, more at Mohawk outdoor

Nobody’s Girl at El Mercado Backstage

Josh Pearson, Henry & the Invisibles, Halfways, Reeling Kind at ABGB

Adam & Chris Carroll, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Ramsay Midwood at Sam’s Town Point

South Austin Moonlighters at Threadgill’s

James Polk’s CenterPeace, Paper Moonshiners at Elephant Room

Mamafesta, Koodookoo, Try More Mojo at One-2-One Bar

Magdalena at Parish

Tje Austin at Geraldine’s

JD Hinton at Townsend

Saturday

ACL Fest late shows:

•  Jenny Lewis, Cherry Glazerr at Scoot Inn (sold out)

•  Idles, Sailor Poon at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

•  Golden Dawn Arkestra record release, Nilüfer Yanya at Stubb’s

•  Shura, Faye Webster at 3Ten

•  Eric Rachmany, Kyle Ahern with Reed Turner at Antone’s

•  Jai Wolf, Hotel Garuda, Memba at Emo’s

Steve Wariner, Blue Water Highway, Chris Jones & the Flycatchers at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Eric Krasno Trio at Empire

Jeff the Brotherhood, Berries at Barracuda

Belle Sounds with Jana Pochop, Susan Gibson album release, James Hand at Saxon Pub

Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta with Pocket FishRmen, Pong, Monkeyshines, more at Lost Well

Eric Tessmer, Nane, Naughty Ones at Continental Club

Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz at Elephant Room

Ghost Wolves, Phaseur at ABGB

Albanie Falletta & Her Fellas at Radio

Sunday

ACL Fest late shows:

• Misterwives, Briston Maroney at Scoot Inn

• Griz, Capyac at Emo’s (sold out)

Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta with Hickoids, Beaumonts, Eric Hisaw, more at Sam's Town Point

Johnny Nicholas & the Tiffany Six at ABGB

Resentments, Ulla at Saxon Pub

Mayday at Flamingo Cantina

Mike & the BurnAlls, Cracker Box, Dale Watson at C-Boy’s

Willie Pipkin & Friends, Heybale, Marshall Hood at Continental Club

Erin Jaimes, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Lo Jinx at Radio

Monday

ACL Fest late show: Banks, Kevin Garrett at Scoot Inn

Aldous Harding, Little Mazarn at Barracuda

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Ben Jones at El Mercado Backstage

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Steel Monday with Rose Sinclair at Sam’s Town Point

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Red on Yellow, Jabo & the Old Dogs, James Bullard at Antone’s

Cale & the 45s, Derrick Davis Band, Rochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Tuesday

ACL Fest late show: Bea Miller, Kah-Lo, Kennedi at Scoot Inn

Graveyard at Mohawk outdoor

Fink at Cactus Cafe

Berner at Parish

Lola & the Huntsman, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Ruins, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Henri Herbert, 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Curtis McMurtry at Geraldine’s

Ephraim Owens at Continental Gallery

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

Wednesday

ACL Fest late show: King Princess, Dayglow benefiting Waterloo Greenway at Stubb’s

Noel McKay, Walt Wilkins, Bill Kirchen at Saxon Pub

Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham, Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental Club

Mike Buck & Friends, Guy Forsyth Blues Band at Antone’s

Kacy Crowley, Kris Schultz at Townsend

Texas Radio Live with Powell Brothers, Fair City Fire at Guero’s

Trube Farrell & Snizz, Matt Hubbard Trio, John X Reed at C-Boy’s

Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Ayokay, Wingtip at Parish

La Mona Loca, Alan Haynes at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Jana Pochop, Shawnee Kilgore at Threadgill’s

Peggy Stern Trio at Parker Jazz Club

Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina

Thursday

ACL Fest late shows:

• Monsieur Periné, Vanessa Zamora at Antone’s

• Alesia Lani, Eimaral Sol at Stubb’s indoor

• Flamingosis, BoomBaptist at Parish

Little Brother at Empire Garage

Caroline Spence at Cactus Cafe

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo at UT Bates Recital Hall

B-Boys, Borzoi, Hotmom at Hotel Vegas

Erik Hokkanen at Radio

Ephraim Owens Quartet, Tres Musicos at Elephant Room

William Beckmann & Tyler McCollum, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Suzanna Choffel at C-Boy’s

Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Obsessives, Lola Tried, Crocodile Tears at Cheer Up Charlies

Zach Person, Garrett Labeau at One-2-One Bar

Brennen Leigh, Guitar Grady at Sam’s Town Point