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Friday music picks: Vince Gill, Ty Segall

Peter Blackstock

Vince Gill at ACL Live. Two things Vince Gill likes: smiles and golf. The congenial country superstar’s boyish visage nearly always sports a wide grin, which may explain why he played a benefit back in February for Austin Smiles, a charity that provides cleft repair surgery for children. Gill is also an avid golfer, and now he’s back in town for “Links & Lyrics,” a golf and music two-step to benefit the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. Sporting participants begin with an afternoon round on the Ben Crenshaw course at Barton Creek Country Club, but those just interested in the music can buy a ticket for Gill’s evening show, in which he’ll be joined by a cast of friends including ace Nashville songwriters Don Schlitz (“The Gambler”) and Big Al Anderson (formerly of NRBQ). Regardless of who’s with him, Gill is worth hearing all by himself, as he remains one of Nashville’s most accomplished pickers, singers and writers. $59-$79. 8:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — Peter Blackstock

Also: Versatile Southern California musician Ty Segall has made his mark on the noted indie label Drag City, but his new double-album “Manipulator” has received significant attention from less likely sources including GQ and NPR. Catch him on the Mohawk’s outdoor stage with Wand and ThinkNoThink. … Hikes, Milezo and Corduroi help local ‘zine producers Raw Paw celebrate the launch of their new music label by transforming the Scoot Inn into a wonderland of color and sound. … Ovrld blogger Brian Audette programs a live version of his Out of Step column featuring a great bill of local punk with Basketball Shorts, Super Thief and Carl Sagan’s Skate Shows at Beerland. … Salvadoran musician Mauricio Callejas presents his annual Centroamericanto Fest concert at the Cactus Cafe, with performances from Costa Rican musicians Esteban Alvarez, Guadalupe Urbina and Geanna & Juan Carlos Urena. … Last month Texas vibraphonist and percussionist Mike Dillon participated in a Critter’s Buggin’ show that felt like an Austin groove rock reunion. This time round he makes a solo stop at Holy Mountain. Celebrate the legacy of Freddie Mercury and help fight AIDS as local Queen enthusiasts Magnifico join international Freddie for a Day celebrations at ABGB. … Houston mixtape master Doughbeezy joins a solid crew of locals at the First of the Month Smokeout at Flamingo. … L.A.-by-way-of-Montreal indie-rockersIslands are at the Parish. … Top traditional country options include James Hand with the Carper Family at the Continental Club and the Derailers with Roger Wallace at the White Horse.