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Recommended music: Ian Moore, Daniel Johnston, Fabrication 7 with 'Til We're Blue or Destroy, AFI, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Neko Case, Ryan Bingham

Patrick Caldwell

THURSDAY

Ian Moore at the Continental Club.Ian Moore would rather you forget that he was once one of a veritable plethora of young, white musicians hailed as the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. His 1993 self-titled debut was all studly ax work, but since then he's evolved into a surprisingly versatile musician, drawing from Spiritualized and Neutral Milk Hotel on his latest, 2007's 'To Be Loved.' 11 p.m. $10. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.continentalclub.com.

Also recommended: Moonlight Towers at the Club de Ville, Justin Nozuka at Antone's, Charlie Musselwhite at Saxon Pub, Doug Moreland at the Broken Spoke, Friendly Fires and the XX at Mohawk.

FRIDAY

Daniel Johnston at St. David's Episcopal Church. Living legend and king of lo-fi jangle pop Daniel Johnston has lived a life that's biblical in its triumphs and tragedies, making the intimate pews of St. David's an ideal choice of venue for the singer-songwriter. Expect classic Johnston ditty 'Devil Town,' should he sing it, to take on a whole new atmosphere. — 6 p.m. $20-$35. 304 E. Seventh St. transmission.frontgatetickets.com.

Also recommended:Guy Clark at the Cactus Cafe, Bosque Brown at the Ghost Room, Blue October and Girl in a Coma at Stubb's, Tia Carrera at Red 7, Julian and Stephen Marley at Aces Lounge.

SATURDAY

Fabrication 7 with 'Til We're Blue or Destroy and the Laughing at the Mohawk. Team Fabrication, known individually as Erin Mikulenka and Jen Rea, are two of Austin's most beloved staple scenesters. Tireless DJs and skilled stitchers, their annual get-together celebrates fashion, jewelry, general stylishness and — best of all — some of Austin's finest music. This year, sip free vodka alongside electro-pop champions Til We're Blue or Destroy and dance new wave outfit the Laughing. With the Happen-Ins and Karaoke Underground. 9 p.m. 912 Red River St. www.mohawkaustin.com.

Also recommended: the Mother Truckers at Antone's, Harlem at Emo's, Car Stereo (Wars) at the Beauty Bar, Blue October and Girl in a Coma at Stubb's, Train at La Zona Rosa, Leatherbag at the Ghost Room.

SUNDAY

AFI at Stubb's.Hey, remember 2006? If so, you might recall the inescapability of 'Miss Murder,' a cut off AFI's gold-certified 'Decemberunderground.' A three-minute blast of angst-ridden alternative rock, it showcased the California band at its best, and we can only hope they'll trend toward such older material Sunday night — and not tracks off this year's leaden 'Crash Love.' With Gallows. 6:30 p.m. $26. 801 Red River St. www.stubbsaustin.com.

Also recommended:Local H at Emo's, Heybale at the Continental Club.

MONDAY

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at the Bass Concert Hall. Lanky country icon Lyle Lovett's defining attributes are hard to pin down across his ambling-yet-assured 13-album career, but class would have to be foremost among them. That's a strength that comes to the forefront on latest album 'Natural Forces,' on which Lovett lovingly pays tribute to several of his favorite Texas songwriters, from Townes Van Zandt to Vince Bell.

Also recommended:Mike and the Moonpies at the Hole in the Wall, Ginger Leigh at the Saxon Pub, Emilie Autumn at Emo's.

TUESDAY

Neko Case at Antone's. Single out two words to describe chanteuse Neko Case and you'd probably wind up with 'country noir' — her windswept ballads are frequently concerned with heartbreak, murder and loss. Fortunately, with preternaturally charming backing vocalist Kelly Hogan by her side, she tends to incorporate a humorous aside or two into the live show, which ought to keep things from getting too grim. With Oh No Oh My. 8 p.m. $20. 213 W. Fifth St. www.antones.net.

Also recommended:Alejandro Escovedo at the Continental Club, Kat Edmonson at Vino Vino, Glover Tango at Lambert's.

WEDNESDAY

Ryan Bingham at La Zona Rosa. 28-year-old Ryan Bingham might seem fresh-faced and innocent at first glance, but it's an image that disappears the minute he opens his mouth. The folk rock troubadour sings with the voice of a man twice his age and at least three times his whiskey-and-cigarette consumption. It's a lived-in growl that nicely complements his tales of fractured families and dusty small towns. 8 p.m. $22. 612 W. Fourth St. www.lazonarosa.com.

Also recommended: Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke, Possessed by Paul James at Emo's, Kevin Fowler at Midnight Rodeo, Slaid Cleaves at the Saxon Pub.