This week’s music picks: Nick Lowe, Kali Uchis, Alejandro Escovedo, more
Monday: “Lazy Lester Forever” tribute at Antone’s. Among the many old-school greats who’ve played Austin’s home of the blues over the decades, Louisiana’s Lazy Lester was certainly one of the most beloved. Lester (born Leslie Johnson in 1933) died in August, but his spirit lives on in the musicians from here who held him dear, many of whom will take part in this heartfelt salute. Performers include Lou Ann Barton, Sue Foley, Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman, Mike Morgan, Ted Roddy, Greg Izor, Eve Monsees, Mike Buck, Jay Moeller, Speedy Sparks and Grady Pinkerton. $12. 6:30 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
Monday: Alejandro Escovedo y Don Antonio at Continental Club. The only thing certain about former Austinite Escovedo’s music is that he’ll always be reaching for new territory somewhere on the horizon. With “The Crossing,” released last week on Yep Roc Records, he teamed with the renowned Italian band for a concept album about two immigrants on the Texas border, drawing from his own family experience (his father immigrated from Mexico as a young child). Also appearing on the album are two Detroit proto-punk legends, the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and the Stooges’ James Williamson. Escovedo has played the Continental countless times in his four-decade career, but this one promises to be something new and different. $10. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — P.B.
Tuesday-Wednesday: Nick Lowe, Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s. Billed in full as “Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue featuring Los Straitjackets,” this show teams the legendary British songwriter with the ace Nashville instrumental ensemble for a night that’s certain to deliver on its humblebrag. As a writer, performer and producer, Lowe has left marks on popular music that few have matched across a career spanning five decades. The icing on the cake is an opening set from hometown hero Vaughan, playing with his trio featuring B3 player Mike Flanigin and drummer George Rains. $35-$40. 8 p.m. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
Thursday: Kali Uchis at Stubb’s outdoor. The Colombian American singer-songwriter’s debut full-length, “Isolation” is the perfect summer album. It’s a dreamy mix of R&B, hip-hop and sunny tropicalia that conjures sexy pool parties, fruity cocktails and the hair-whipping exhilaration of beachside cruising in a convertible. Gabriel Garzon-Montano opens. $33-$39.95. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Thursday: Hinds at North Door. This day’s music options present a “Sophie’s Choice” for lovers of ladies who rock, simplified only slightly by the fact that Liz Phair’s show at the Mohawk is sold out. But if you’re looking for something grimier than Kali Uchis’ sultry grooves, the stripped down garage rock from this Spanish girl band might be just the ticket. $16-$18. 8 p.m. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.
- Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Eric Tessmer at Stubb’s outdoor
- Thrice at Emo’s
- Black Heart Saints at Stubb’s indoor
- Death Bells, Narrow Head at Barracuda
- Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam live recording at Elephant Room
- Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, Marfa Crush, Teddys at Hotel Vegas
- Island, Rusty Dusty at Stubb’s indoor
- Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
- Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
- Alice Spencer at Townsend
- Durawa, John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage
- Betty Soo at Geraldine’s
- Tribal Seeds, Iya Terra at Scoot Inn
- James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harriers Graham at Continental Club
- Jeff Plankenhorn & Chris Gage at El Mercado Backstage
- Sons of an Illustrious Father at Stubb’s indoor
- The Wine Down with Blackillac at 3Ten
- Malford Milligan, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
- Texas Radio Live with Paper Moon Shiners, Cowboys & Indians at Guero’s
- Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)
- Watsky, Feed the Birds, Chukwudi Hodge at Scoot Inn
- Bonerama at Antone’s
- Stick Men at One World Theatre
- Adult, Plack Blague, K23 at Barracuda
- Quaker City Nighthawks, Scott H. Biram at C-Boy’s
- Croy & the Boys, Rosie & the Ramblers, Bob Appel at White Horse
- Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
- Casper Rawls at Continental Club