Friday music picks: Charlie Daniels Band, Charli XCX, Charlie Mars
The OTHER three Charlies. With another ACL Fest in the books, the three Charlies (Walker, Jones, Attal) who run local company C3 Presents can focus on that reported Live Nation deal. In the meantime, three more Charlies ride into town on the same night. One World Theatre makes a rare foray into traditional country music with the Charlie Daniels Band. Emo’s offers up English pop singer Charli XCX, riding high on her summer single “Boom Clap.” And Mississippi singer-songwriter Charlie Mars teams up with his band of Austin musicians for a two-night stand at Threadgill’s South to celebrate the release of his new disc “The Money.” One World: $90-$130, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 7701 Bee Caves Road, oneworldtheatre.org. Emo’s: Technically sold out, 8 p.m., 2015 E, Riverside Drive, emosaustin.com. Threadgill’s: $20-25, 9 p.m., 301 W. Riverside Drive, threadgills.com. — Peter Blackstock
Austin String Band Festival at Camp Ben McCulloch. A short drive southwest of town provides an avenue into a world of folk and acoustic sounds in this ninth annual event presented by Austin Friends of Traditional Music. 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, $30-$50. 18301 FM Road 1826. aftm.us.
Jon Langford at Yard Dog. The English punker-turned-Chicago country insurgent is opening a new show of paintings at SoCo’s coolest folk-art gallery, and also indulging in some musical adventures throughout the weekend. He’ll do a few songs with friends at Friday’s opening before heading over to the White Horse on Saturday for a show with his band Skull Orchard that also features Two Hoots & a Holler and a new local supergroup of sorts called Ice Cold Singles. Sunday, Skull Orchard and Ice Cold Singles reconvene at the Longbranch and are joined by Churchwood and TV White. Yard Dog: Free, 7-9 p.m. Friday, 1510 S. Congress Ave., yarddog.com. White Horse: Free, 10 p.m. Saturday, 500 Comal St., thewhitehorseaustin.com. Longbranch: $7, 5 p.m., 1133 E. 11th St. — P.B.
Also: Former Hootie leader Darius Rucker managed the unlikely feat of reinventing himself as a country solo act and topping the charts there, too. Catch him at ACL Live. … Dallas alt-country standard-bearers the Old 97’splay the outdoor stage at Stubb’s with Sarah Jaffe opening; local roots-rockers the Harvest Thieves play indoors. … Hometown indie-folk faves Wild Child are heading out on a European tour with a sendoff party at Scoot Inn that also features Sip Sip and Girl Pilot. … Local indie singer-songwriter Israel Nash, whose new disc “Rain Plans” came out this summer, plays a 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records before a night show at Red 7. … Adventurous indie band Pompeii celebrates the release of its new disc “Loom” at Holy Mountain.