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Sunday music picks: Loudon Wainwright III, the Well, Baths

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Loudon Wainwright III at One World Theatre. One look at the song titles from his new album “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet)” confirms that the guy whose first hit single was about a dead skunk hasn’t gone all serious on us: Check out track 11, “I’ll Be Killing You This Christmas.” Though renowned for his humor, Wainwright also can crank out remarkably moving serious stuff, as on live staples such as “Sometimes I Forget” (about his father) and “Five Years Old” (about his daughter). Family matters loom large for Loudon, whose children Rufus, Martha and Lucy all followed musical paths as well. In recent years, he’s also turned his attention toward traditional forms, paying tribute to banjo great Charlie Poole on his 2009 album “High Wide & Handsome.” $20-$88. 7 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. — Peter Blackstock

Also: Following in the steps of local metal titans the Sword, hard rocking trio The Well seems poised for a stratospheric rise. The band celebrates the release of their debut album “Samsara” with a free 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records. … Empire ATX’s Weekender closes with a blowout bash and a bill headlined by electronic experimentalist Baths. … Merge Records singer-songwriter Richard Buckner, whose tunes bend country-folk and indie-rock realms into his own highly personal vision, plays the Cactus Cafe. … Furiously intense North Carolina rapper Deniro Farrar and Miami young gun Denzel Curry play inside at Stubbs. … Local troubadour Reed Turner plays the free KUTX Live series in the afternoon at Uncle Billy’s. … Self-described “grindcore tyrants of the American underground” Nails play Red 7. … Rising teenage talent Grace London plays the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church “Soul of a Musician” series at Spicewood Tavern.