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7 Nights: In Austin, there’s something cool going on every night of the week

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Tonight

2 Chainz at La Zona Rosa. This buzzy rapper has been kicking around since the Clinton administration, but one name change later, 2 Chainz retained his shine after a debut album, “Based on a TRU Story.” It doesn’t hurt that’s he’s funny. With Cap 1. 8 p.m. $22 to $150 VIP package. 612 West Fourth St. lazonarosa.com — Joe Gross

Also playing: Mount Eerie at the Parish; Smashing Pumpkins at Stubb’s; American Sharks, Flesh Lights, La Migra, Sweat Lodge at Red 7; Boy + Kite, Mirror Travel (formerly Follow That Bird) at the Mohawk; Dustin’s B-Day Apocalypse at the 29th St. Ballroom.

Friday

Balmorhea at the Mohawk. Austin post-rockers celebrate the release of their newest album, “Stranger,” which promises a more “terrestrial” and direct approach to their expansive instrumental music. With Sleep Good and Jesse Woods. 8 p.m. $14. 912 Red River St. www.mohawkaustin.com — Peter Mongillo

Also playing: Nervous Curtains at the 29th St. Ballroom; Slick Rick, RAS, Western Tink and DJ Notion at Red 7; Animal Collective and Micachu and the Shapes at the The Backyard; Dark Star Orchestra at Emo’s East.

Saturday

John Prine, Alejandro Escovedo at Bass Concert Hall. Here is the deal: You get a chance to see John Prine, author of some of the smartest, most beautiful folk of his generation, you take it. His opener is just gravy. 8 p.m. $39-50 to $59.50. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. —- J.G.

Also playing: Pecan Street Festival; Yelawolf, Rittz at Emo’s East; Wu-Block featuring Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch, Saigon at the Beauty Ballroom; The Zoltars, Bloody Knives at Beerland; Bobby Jealousy at the 29th St. Ballroom; The Bright Light Social Hour, Hard Proof at Stubb’s; Cobra Skulls at the Mohawk; Dani Shivers, Feathers, DJ Orion at Red 7; Suns of Orpheus, Little Radar at ND; J Crow’s Big 40th Birthday Bash Extravaganza at Frontier Bar; Afrofreque at Flamingo Cantina; Ben Baxter Band CD release at Frank.

Sunday

Supersuckers at the Beauty Ballroom. For more than 20 years, the Supersuckers have been a rock band, a country band and Willie Nelson’s backing band, among other things. With Not in the Face. 8 p.m. $12. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. thebeautybar.com/austin. — P.M.

Also playing: Kreator, Accept, Swallow the Sun and Blackguard at Emo’s East; Supersuckers and Not in the Face at the Beauty Ballroom; Jerry Jeff Walker at One World Theater; Aficionado, Mixtapes, Citizen and Gospel and the Wolf at the Mohawk.

Monday

Sickening Southwest Tour III at Dity Dog Bar. You know what is a great way to blow doors off a Monday? Underground death metal from Sacrificial Slaughter, black metal act Isolation In Infamy, Madrost and more. 9 p.m. $1o. 505 East Sixth St. dirtydogbar.com — J.G.

Also playing: Home is Where the Music Is, featuring Miss Lavelle White and more (benefit for White and HOME, Housing Opportunities for Musicians & Entertainers) at Antone’s; Brzowski,Peaks Oh at The Annex at 1808; Carrion Decay, Cronis at The Grand; Dale Watson, Gleny Rae at the Continental Club; Vicci Martinez at Stubb’s.

Tuesday

HAAM Benefit Day. More than 200 businesses support the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, which provides low-cost health care for Austin musicians. Performances begin with Scrappy Jud Newcomb at 6 a.m. at Whole Foods on North Lamar, and continue throughout the day and into the night at various locations, including Bird’s Barbershop, the Hyatt, Thundercloud Subs and various music venues. Full schedule at www.myhaam.org. — P.M.

Wednesday

Bonnie Raitt at ACL Live. One of the great guitarists (and redheads) of her era is still keepin’ on, having just released her first album,”Slipstream,” on her own label. With Randall Bramblett. 8 p.m. $39.50 to $99.50. 310 W. Second St. acl-live.com. — J.G.

Also playing: Merchandise, The Young, Thousand Foot Whale Claw at Red 7; Hatebreed, White Chapel, All Shall Perish at Emo’s East; The Hood Internet, Body Language, Kid Static, Oscillator Bug at the Beauty Ballroom; Menomena, PVT at the Parish; the Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina.