Weekend music picks: ZZ Top rocks the ROT Rally, plus Tish Hinojosa, Ray LaMontagne, more
OUR TOP PICKS
Friday. Tish Hinojosa at One World Theatre. A fixture in Austin’s folk and Latin music scenes during the 1980s and 1990s, Hinojosa recently moved back to Austin after many years overseas. She’ll celebrate a new album, “West,” her first since 2013’s “After the Fair.” James McMurtry, with whom she shared bills often back in those early days, is her special guest on the bill. $20-$78. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.
Friday: Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step at the Mohawk inside. Decades after Moore began forging funky horn lines and soulful screams into ska-thrash gold with Fishbone, he remains one of the most dynamic frontmen in the business. He crackles with kinetic energy. His new group, the Brand New Step, featuring backing members of Ween, the Coup and the Thievery Corporation touring band, mashes R&B, hip-hop and soul into an enticing funky mix that makes dancing mandatory. 9 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.
Saturday. Wepa Festival at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. The cumbia roots festival launched last year by Colombian-American artist Kiko Villamizarexpands to nine cities around the world with dates in Germany, Austria, Mexico and Colombia. The festival celebrates masters of the cumbia tradition, and this year’s headliner is Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, described by Villamizar as the orginators of Colombian cumbia. Villamizar and a host of other local and international artists also will perform. The event will include an artists market curated by Las Ofrendas. $23.16 (advance), 2 p.m., 1106 E. 11th St. wepafestival.com. — D.S.S.
Saturday: Ray LaMontagne, Neko Case at Austin360 Amphitheater. This is an auspicious double bill, featuring two top-selling indie artists known for their distinctive talents as vocalists. Both have new records, too. LaMontagne’s self-produced “Part of the Light,” his seventh album, follows 2016’s “Ouroboros” project with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Case’s “Hell-On,” out June 1, is her first solo record in five years, though 2016’s collaboration with K.D. Lang and Laura Veirs was a fascinating detour. $29.50-$89.50. 7:30 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.
Saturday: ROT Rally with ZZ Top at Travis County Expo Center. It’s not quite as far east as La Grange, but the exposition grounds out by Lake Walter E. Long will be rockin’ with Billy Gibbons and company as the Republic of Texas Biker Rally hits its peak on Saturday night. El Paso’s Dirty River Boys open; there’s also a well-known headliner on Friday as Shooter Jennings (yup, Waylon’s son) performs with opener Richie Kotzen. $30-$99. 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 7311 Decker Lane. rotrally.com. — P.B.
Sunday: Jake Shimabukuro at One World Theatre. A big reason for the resurgence of ukuleles since the turn of the century is this guy, a Hawaiian wunderkind who takes the instrument far beyond the presumed limitations of four strings. You may have seen his viral YouTube videos of Beatles tunes and other classics, but he’s also well-known for his own music, with more than a dozen albums to his credit. $25-$98. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.
Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s
Black Pumas, Star Parks at Antone’s (sold out)
Ugly God at Emo’s
Farruko at Coliseo
Swimming With Bears, Summer Fires, Midcentury at Stubb’s indoor
Jeff Plankenhorn, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub
Carson McHone, Warren Hood, Blues Specialists at Continental Club
Self Defense at Barracuda
Prince tribute with AJ Vallejo’s Perfect Nation, Dead Love Club at 3Ten
Matt the Electrician at El Mercado Backstage
Crooked Bangs, Borzoi, Vertical Vice, Filthy at Hotel Vegas
Freedonia, Water & Rust at One-2-One Bar
Broncho, Sunflower Bean, Annabelle Chairlegs at Scoot Inn
Erika Wennerstrom, Los Coast, Mopac at Barracuda
Jad Fair, Period Bomb, Thin Skin, Chronophage at Beerland
Shelley King, Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Lance Keltner at Saxon Pub
Lincoln Durham, Ghost Wolves at Stubb’s indoor
Eric Tessmer, James Robinson at Antone’s
Ray Bonneville at El Mercado Backstage
Chalkboard Poets at Cactus Cafe
Emily Gimble, Lost Counts at Continental Gallery
Beaver Nelson, JM Stevens at ABGB
Har Mar Superstar Sings Sam Cooke, Maxx Cherry at 3Ten
Resentments, John Gaar, Freddie Krc Presents Tucson at Saxon Pub
Bonnie Whitmore, Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar
Lo Jinx Orchestra, Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage
Lavelle White, Eric Gales at Antone’s
Peterson Brothers at Hilton Cannon & Belle