7 nights: In Austin, there’s something cool going on every night of the week
Leopold and His Fiction at Holy Mountain. On their latest album, “3,” San Francisco/Austin roots/rock band Leopold and His Fiction move from folk to stripped down, spooky blues and back. 9 p.m. 617 E. Seventh St. holymountainaustin.com
Also playing: Other Lives at Mohawk; ZZ Ward at Lambert’s; Mike and the Moonpies at the White Horse.
The Young at Holy Mountain. Austin-based rock band the Young’s 2012 release “Dub Egg” overflows with hazy, inventive guitar work. With Skycrawler, Crooked Bangs and Feral Future. 9 p.m. $5. 617 E. Seventh St.
Also playing: Trash Talk and Impalers at Red 7; Daniel Francis Doyle, Math the Band, Gangster Rainbow, the Dead Space at Beerland; Scan Hopper, Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, Super Robot Party and Vidicon Lens at ND; Good Field, Black Books, Baker Family and Oh No Oh My at the Mohawk; Ralph “Soul” Jackson at the Continental Club.
The Eastern Sea’s First Christmas at the Parish. Austin’s the Eastern Sea, who released the gloomy, introspective album “Plague” earlier this year, take a cheerier route with songs in celebration of their new album “First Christmas.” With Graham Wilkinson. 8 p.m. $12. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com.
Also playing: Unknown Relatives, Elvis, Grape St., Shivery Shakes and Deep Space at Hotel Vegas; Tribute to John Lennon with Marchfourth Marching Band at Club Deville; Mice and Rifles, Little Radar and My Golden Calf at Stubb’s; Brownout at Frank.
The Derailers at the Scoot Inn. Longtime country/rock/rockabilly outfit and “Prairie Home Companion” regulars the Derailers return for a Sunday evening at the rebooted Scoot. 4 p.m. Free. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com
Also playing: Moneywell Spunt and Ben Ballinger at the Hole in the Wall; the Resentments at the Saxon Pub; Heybale! at the Continental Club.
Austin Songwriters Group Songwriter Series at the Cactus Cafe. Final installment of a Monday night residency from the Austin Songwriters Group, which will showcase the work of its members. 7:30 p.m. $10. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org
Also playing: Jim Stringer and Bo Porter at the White Horse; Growl, Boyfryndz, Shivery Shakes and Sip Sip at the Mohawk.
Winter Camp at Holy Mountain. Weekly celebration of wintry things and music hosted by Emily Bell and Johnny Burke. With Arum Rae and a photo booth. 9 p.m. 617 E. Seventh St. holymountainaustin.com.
Also playing: Whiskey Shivers, Hello Wheels, Wild Child and more at Antone’s; Mrs. Glass and Silas Lowe at the White Horse.
HAAM Holiday Jam Release Party at Antone’s. Celebration of the release of the Health Alliance for Austin Musician’s second annual holiday compilation, with performances from the Invincible Czars, Shurman, Drew & Jess, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, members of the Mothertruckers and the White Ghost Shivers. 7 p.m. $10. 213 W. Fifth St. antones.net.
Also playing: Bloc Party and the Chevin at Emo’s East; Morning Glory and Dead City Riot at Holy Mountain; the Mau Mau Chaplains at Flamingo Cantina; Fatback Circus, Superlitebike and Sour Bridges at Stubb’s; Walt Wilkins at the Saxon Pub.