Austin Music Source: Seven nights
Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm at the Continental Club. As the grandson of renowned Mississippi singer and guitarist R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside grew up surrounded on the stage, fusing his grandfather's swaggering blues style with strong hip-hop and funk influences and becoming one of the world's most captivating drummers in the process. He's joined by propulsive young blues man Lightnin' Malcolm for stripped-down, minimalist backwoods Delta blues rock . With Topaz and Mudphonic. 10 p.m. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.continentalclub.com.
Also recommended: Frantic Clam at the Beauty Bar, the Happen-Ins at Club 1808, Star of Texas Tattoo Convention Party with New Disaster at Emo's.
Haunting Oboe Music at the Hole in the Wall. 'After about 5 years of being Haunting Oboe Music, we will stop being Haunting Oboe Music,' read last week's low-key MySpace-posted missive from the Austin quintet with one of the city's most misleading names. They were never very haunting — and never played an oboe — but they were too busy crafting fascinating experimental rock for anybody to care. Well, that and recording one EP a month during 2008, one of the more insane undertakings of any local band over the last few years. With Obsolete Machines, Salesman and the Monarchs. 9 p.m. $3. 2538 Guadalupe St. www.holeinthewallaustin.com.
Also recommended: The Dirty Hearts at Trophy's, This Will Destroy You and Lymbyc System at Emo's, Ray Wylie Hubbard at Antone's, the Belleville Outfit at Momo's.
Goodie Mob at Emo's. Cee-Lo Green and the rest of this Atlanta rap scene-popularizing legendary quartet went and crushed all our hopes back in October, when their first ATX reunion show was pushed back until January. Since then, it's been an agonizing wait to see the group that released one of the definitive '90s hip-hop albums — Dirty South masterpiece 'Soul Food' — live in person. That wait comes to an end as Austin's long-suffering rap fans (haven't they endured enough?) get to witness a soulful, thoughtful set from the best Atlanta hip-hop group that isn't named Outkast. With Zeale and Phranchyze. 9 p.m. $35. 603 Red River St. www.emosaustin.com.
Also recommended: Riverboat Gamblers at Red 7, Bright Light Social Hour at the Beauty Bar, Monahans at the Ghost Room, Gary Clark Jr. at Antone's.
Las Crafty Foxes Trailer Park Pot Luck with Black Panda and the No No No Hopes at Beerland. Black Panda, the No No No Hopes, the Ape-(Expletives), Will Work for Food and the Get Action DJs stick it to stereotypes with this sure-to-be-entertaining benefit for the Capital Area Food Bank. A dish or canned food donation will get you in to see some of Austin's best punk and garage acts. Everybody wins! 7 p.m. 711 Red River St. www.beerlandtexas.com.
Also recommended: The Archibalds at the Hole in the Wall, Jesse Cook at the One World Theatre.
Love and 45 at Rio Rita. Got a box of old 45s taking up space and gathering dust in your basement? You'll delight in cocktail lounge Rio Rita's weekly gathering, which lets you spin any three tunes of your choosing off any combination of 7-inch vinyl you like. Grab a bloody mary, take a seat and put that old Stevie Wonder vinyl to work for you. 8 p.m. Free. 1308 E. Sixth St. www.riorita.net.
Also recommended: Leo Rondeau at the Hole in the Wall, Bruce James Soultet at the Continental Club Gallery, Little Elmore Reed Blues band at T.C.'s Lounge.
Movits! at the Mohawk (inside). Remember that Swedish swing/hip hop/jazz trio that helped Stephen Colbert put his IKEA futon together on 'The Colbert Report'? That would be the marvelous Movits!, who hit Austin in the midst of their first U.S. tour. Spitting lyrics in Swedish over a swinging jazz beat on exotic debut CD 'Appelknyckarjazz,' these Scandos toss out a refreshing mix of old sounds. 10 p.m. www.mohawkaustin.com.
Also recommended: Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business at the Hole in the Wall, Jemina Pearl at Emo's, Nic Armstrong at the Ghost Room.
Possessed by Paul James at the Mohawk. Whether on the banjo, guitar or fiddle, Konrad Wert plays like a man indwelt with something otherworldly, crooning gritty old-world folk with a fire and vivacity that makes him one of the more astonishing live acts in Austin. Wednesday's swing at the Mohawk is one of his last local shows before he heads on to Europe for a tour. With John Schooley and Dikes of Holland. 10 p.m. www.mohawkaustin.com.
Also recommended: Acid Reflux at Beerland, Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry at the Continental Club.