Tuesday music picks: Charlie Mars at the Saxon Pub
Charlie Mars at the Saxon Pub. Back in his second home for a string of Tuesdays in December, Oxford, Miss., singer-songwriter Charlie Mars likely will focus on songs from “The Money,” which came out in October and completed a trilogy of albums recorded with a core band of Austin musicians. $15-$20. 8:30 p.m. (Come early for the 6 p.m. no-cover happy-hour with guitar great David Grissom.) 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — P.B.
Also: From preteen pop singer to Broadway musical star to bankruptcy court at age 25 last year, Aaron Carter has had a wild ride, one that brings him to Stubb’s for a show on, gasp, the indoor stage. … Nick Thomas, formerly of South Dakota indie-rockers Spill Canvas, plays songs from his solo debut “Shadowars” indoors at the Mohawk. … Texas Tornados keyboardist Augie Meyers sits in with Durawa at their weekly 6 p.m. Strange Brew gig. … Curtis McMurtry subs for his pop James in the 8:30 p.m. show at the Continental Gallery, with jazz trumpet ace Ephraim Owens following in the late slot.