Best of the week, music: Sept. 27-Oct. 3
El Vez at Scottish Rite Theater. The Mexican Elvis has had a career longer than the King’s, celebrating his 25th year with the “El Sol/El Sol” show that dips into Presley’s love for ’60s soul music. The band includes Hunt Sales of “Lust For Life” fame on drums, so you know this vintage R&B is gonna be rockin.’ 8 p.m. $15. 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.
Also playing: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Noel McKay at the White Horse; Carolyn Wonderland at Antone’s; Wendy Colonna, Shinyribs at Strange Brew; the Skatalites at Flamingo Cantina; Sons of Hercules, Two Hoots and a Holler at Continental Club; Greencards at Threadgill’s; Aimee Mann, Ted Leo at the Paramount; Blue October at Stubb’s; the Neighbourhood at Emo’s East; Elijah Ford and the Bloom, K. Phillips at the 29th St. Ballroom; A Detroit Inspired Night with Soul Track Mind at the Scoot Inn; Leon Redbone at One World Theater; Moreland and Arbuckle at Stubb’s (indoors).
The Weary Boys, Leo Rondeau at Antone’s. Mario Matteoli and company are reuniting after six years apart for an night of hollers without borders. Transplants from Humboldt County, Calif., the Weary Boys came to town around 2000 and not only released five terrific LPs (especially the swan song “Jumpin’ Jolie”), but influenced their neighbor Black Joe Lewis to learn how to play the guitar. Opening is Leo Rondeau, who is equally all over the place, but with more of a Cajun bite to his brand of country. $15 2015 Riverside Drive. www.antonesnightclub.com.
Also playing: Alt-J, Lord Huron at Stubb’s; Zoumountchi at Sahara Lounge; CxB, Dead Line, Tolar at Beerland; Orange Goblin at Red 7; Ralph White & Walter Daniels, Possessed by Paul James at the Legendary White Swan; Ringo Deathstarr, Tele Novella, Jess Williamson at Hotel Vegas; the Bad Lovers at the Hole in the Wall; Peelander-Z, Residual Kid at the Mohawk; Jess Klein, Ray Prim at Strange Brew.
Mudhoney, Cheap Time at the Mohawk. After the breakup of seminal grunge band Green River, two members formed Mookie Blaylock, which became Pearl Jam, and two started a much more interesting band called Mudhoney. If “Touch Me, I’m Sick” is not on your Spotify Seattle playlist, you must be into Quarterflash. An unforgettable experience awaits the bold. 7:30 p.m. $15, $18 10th and Red River. www.mohawkaustin.com.
Also playing: Kisses, Orthy, White Walls at Red 7; Sour Girl Bitter Boy, Other Lovers, Devils & Dust and Paul Horn’s Bluegrass Band at Holy Mountain; the Rise of Casey Beans, Nation States at Hotel Vegas; COTFG presesents Topher Wallace and Friends at Salvage Vanguard Theater; Milkdrive at Umami Mia Pizzeria (3 p.m. free); Seth Walker at Gruene Hall.
Little Elmore Reed Blues Band at Legendary White Swan. Since moving from T.C.’s Lounge a couple years ago, this veteran blues band with hot, young guitar slingers sitting in, has had to practically start over, but they’re owning Mondays on the Eastside again. 9 p.m. $5 1906 E. 12th St. www.legendarywhiteswan.com.
Also playing: DJ Gerard Cosloy, Spray Paint, Burnt Skull at Mohawk; Dirty Pillowz, No Kid$, Boozwa at the Volstead Lounge; Avalanche: Stand Up Comedy at Holy Mountain; Wednesday 13, Cold Blue Rebels at Infest Austin; Junkyard Mongrels, Robobilly at Hole In the Wall; Dale Watson at the Continental Club; Vermani Shah, Ak’chamel at Sahara Lounge; Bitter Birds at the Blackheart; Hot Nut Riveters at Strange Brew.
Amy Lavere at Saxon Pub. This Memphis heartbreaker slaps a mean bass and can mess up a danceflo’ fo’ sho.’ Her 2007 LP “Anchors & Anvils,” produced by Jim Dickinson, is a modern classic rock n’ roll record. 10 p.m. $7 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com.
Also playing: Queen Kwong, Burning Avalanche at the Mohawk; Dave Insley at the Blackheart; Killer Whale, Lochness Mobster, Stop the Presses, Proper Villain at Flamingo Cantina; English Teeth, Calliope Musicals, Little Brave at Club Deville; Shannon Lee Nelson at the Hole in the Wall; James McMurtry at the Continental Club.
The Naked and the Famous, the Colourist at Stubb’s. They’re one of the biggest bands from New Zealand and made a huge splash at South by Southwest a couple years ago. With new LP “In Rolling Waves” just out, the next level is in view. 7 p.m. $25, $28 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
Also playing: RL Grime at Empire Control Room; Wes Coleman, Gravys Drop Chukleberries at Hotel Vegas; Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott at the Mohawk; Green Jelly, Dragon Blood Sex Machine, Alex Campbell at Infest; James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, The Painted Redstarts at the Continental Club; Machine (Omaha, NE), Ben Ballinger at the Hole in the Wall; Golden Suits (from Department of Eagles) at the Mohawk; Bob Cheevers at Strange Brew.
The Bright Light Social Hour at Emo’s East. Let’s get the ACL Fest party started with Austin’s favorite nostalgists from an era that has yet to exist. They swept the Austin Music Awards in 2011 with the debut LP and endless touring has ensued. They gave us “Wendy Davis,” but we’re still waiting for LP #2. With Reignwolf and Walker Lukens. 10 p.m. $18 2015 E. Riverside Drive. www.emosaustin.com.
Also playing: Miles Zuniga at Strange Brew; Oquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Long Center; Bad Lovers at Hotel Vegas; Javier Escovedo, the Sideshow Tragedy at Club Deville; John Murry at the Mohawk; the Pretty Reckless, Heaven’s Basement at the Parish; HoundMouth, Court Yard Hounds at the Continental Club; Marcia Ball, the Bluebonnets Trio, Texas Guitar Women, Cindy Cashdollar, Shelley King, Sarah Brown, Lisa Pankratz at Antones; Big Britches at the Hole in the Wall; Them Duqaines at the White Horse; Mrs. Glass at the Blackheart; Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll, Nic Armstrong at Stubb’s (inside).