Sounds under the sun
Your guide to live music in Austin this summer, from a metal festival to Hootie &amp; the Blowfish
The big heat is on its way, but so are hundreds of music events that might help to define your sounds of summer. From buzz-heavy outdoor amphitheater concerts to hip breakouts in cool clubs to annual festivals and anniversary celebrations, our summer music guide is bursting with almost 300 shows to choose from, including more details on our picks.
31: Joe Jackson at Paramount Theatre
31: Snow Tha Product at Emo’s. For the past few years, the Mexican American rap breakout has been on a mission to collaborate with like-minded artists and elevate the Latino presence in hip-hop. After parting ways with her longtime label, Atlantic, she's reveled in her return to indie status by flexing her bilingual flow on a string of blazing singles. At her live shows, she mixes razor-sharp verses and club-friendly hooks into an intoxicating mess of sweaty exhilaration. It’s a conscious turn-up — ratchet but woke. $25-$30. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com — D.S.S.
31: Lemonheads, Tommy Stinson at Barracuda
31: Vieux Farka Toure, Jackie Venson at 04 Center
31: Ana Popovic at One World Theatre
31: Rooney at 3Ten
31: Inner Wave, Claud at Antone’s
31: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Soul Food” benefit with Ruthie Foster, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes at Empire Garage
31: Rebirth with Nadis Warriors, Desert Dwellers, Random Rab, more at Parish
31-June 1: Mary Gauthier, Jaimee Harris at Cactus Cafe. “Rifles and Rosary Beads,” featuring songs Gauthier wrote with soldiers about their war and postwar experiences, was one of 2018’s most important albums and earned her a Grammy nomination. Rising star Jaimee Harris, one of our 2018 Austin360 Artists of the Month, opens both nights of this ace Americana double bill. $25-$30. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.
1: Imogen Heap at ACL Live
1: Lee Fields & the Expressions at Mohawk outdoor
2: Zoe Keating at Central Presbyterian Church. The acclaimed cellist has performed with everyone from Thomas Dolby to DJ Shadow. In her solo shows, she uses a loop pedal to create intricate compositions with bold melodic motifs that drift through complex soundscapes, rich with texture and emotion. $25. 7 p.m. doors. 200 E. Eighth St. marginwalkerpresents.com — D.S.S.
2: Strings in the Park with Kevin Russell & Will Taylor (postponed from May 12)
2: Suns at Hotel Vegas
2: Cuban Doll at Empire Control Room
3: TTNG, Kraken Quartet at Barracuda
4: Mitski “Austin City Limits” taping at ACL Live
4: John Hiatt acoustic at Paramount Theatre. Hiatt has been one of America’s best songwriters since the 1970s, and he’s played Austin often over the years with full-band support. An acoustic setting is ideal for his more heartfelt material, and it might be cause for him to pull out some songs he hasn’t played on recent tours. $25-$50. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
4: Julia Jacklin, Black Belt Eagle Scout at Barracuda
5: Sonreal at Stubb’s indoor
5: Abby Jeanne, Pleasure Venom at Empire Control Room
5-6: Metalachi, Tequila Rock Revolution at Antone’s
6: Dessa at 3Ten
7: Juice Wrld at ACL Live
7: Kidz Bop World Tour 2019 at H-E-B Center
7: Betty Who, Loote at Mohawk outdoor. Austin Pride organizers moved our official celebration to August a few years back, but around the country, many LGBTQ Pride events take place in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a 1969 demonstration against a police raid of a New York City nightclub, which many cite as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. Celebrate how far we’ve come with a gay club fave who released an ebullient cover of the “Queer Eye” theme last year. She’s touring to support her new album “Betty,” a delightful collection of slinky dance pop, and she’s donating a dollar from each ticket sold to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. (Aly and AJ, who perform at the venue a couple nights later, are also supporting the Trevor Project.) $26-$99. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.
7: J.S. Ondara at Antone’s. From Minnesota by way of Africa, Ondara won over a Paramount Theatre crowd opening for Lindsey Buckingham last fall, then turned a lot of heads this year at South by Southwest as his debut album, “Tales of America,” was coming out. He’ll open some shows for Neil Young this summer, but this Antone’s date gives Austinites their first chance to hear a full set from the singer-songwriter who just earned an Emerging Artist of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Association. Adam Melchor opens. $12-$15. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
7: Marshall Crenshaw at One World Theatre
7: Mark Chesnutt at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
7-8: Jerry Jeff Walker at Gruene Hall
7-9: Austin Terror Fest at Empire, Barracuda. Guitars will scream, drums will beat and heads will bang as the noise music fest blasts into town for its third go around. Headliners include black metal titans Goatwhore, French post-metal act Alcest and grindcore act Pig Destroyer. Stoner metal will be well-represented at the festival by a host of acts including Church of Misery, Bongzilla and Bongripper, who will be playing their first Texas show at the festival. Individual show tickets: $25-$40. Festival pass: $150. facebook.com/austinterrorfest. — D.S.S.
8: Weyes Blood, Jackie Cohen at Antone’s (sold out)
8: Lany, Role Model at Stubb’s outdoor
8: Graveltooth, Ley Line, Bogan Villa at Parish
9: Aly and AJ, Armors at Mohawk outdoor.
9: Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band at H-E-B Center
9: Thundercat at Emo’s. The jazz fusion specialist with mind-boggling bass chops came into the limelight a few years back for his Kendrick Lamar collaborations. His technical prowess, musical sensitivity and unbridled creativity helped shape Lamar’s brilliant 2015 opus, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Thundercat logged his own hits with the excellent 2017 album “Drunk,” which includes a swoony collaboration with Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. $25-$30. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.
9: Draco Rosa at Antone’s
9: ¿Téo? at Stubb’s indoor
10: Duff McKagan, Shooter Jennings at Scoot Inn
10: Michael Fracasso at Waterloo Records
11: Jamila Woods at Barracuda. Woods inhabits the lives of artists, activists and cultural instigators whom she considers heroes on her new album, "Legacy! Legacy!" She fights to own her sexuality as Betty Davis, builds on the gut-wrenching message of a Sonia Sanchez poem about slavery and explores musical adventurer Sun Ra’s cosmic jazz universe. In the process, she weaves the political and the personal into a powerful work that emphasizes the relevance of these past leaders’ messages in modern America. $15-$55. 7 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com.— D.S.S.
11: Chon, Domi at Emo’s
12: Sebadoh, Waveless at Parish
12: Felice Brothers, Jonathan Rice at Barracuda
13: Lonely Island at ACL Live. For a seven-year period that began in 2005, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone’s music and comedy trio kept “Saturday Night Live” viral with hilarious hits like “I’m on a Boat,” “YOLO” and “I Just Had Sex.” (They also made a compelling case for presenting that special lady in your life with your, ahem, junk in a box.) For summer 2019, they’re taking their wild and often obscene stage show on their first-ever multi-city tour. $45-$125. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.
13: Oscar Ornelas album release at Mohawk outdoor
13: Culture Abuse at Empire
13: Vundabar, Together Pangea at Barracuda
13: Geographer, Manatee Commune at Parish
13: Hootie & the Blowfish at Austin360 Amphitheater. A quarter-century ago, Darius Rucker and his South Carolina bandmates hit the pause button on the grunge craze with a classic rock album that went on to sell more than 20 million copies. They’ll play hits from “Cracked Rear View” and other favorites on their first tour in more than a decade, perhaps also working in a song or two from Rucker’s fruitful run as a country singer in recent years. Canada’s Barenaked Ladies, another 1990s rock-radio fixture, open. $29.50-$250. 7:30 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.
14: Mac DeMarco at Long Center Skyline Theater
14: Warrant, Firehouse at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
14: Shinyribs, David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at Mohawk outdoor
14: Chely Wright at Cactus Cafe
14: Lion Babe at Come and Take It Live. “Cosmic Wind,” the latest from singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman’s nu-soul duo, mixes wistful slow-burners with chilled-out club grooves on a breezy release that feels like summertime. $20. 8 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. comeandtakeitlive.com — D.S.S.
14: Great Good Fine OK at Barracuda
14: Allan Rayman at Antone’s
14: Yacht Rock Revue at Scoot Inn
14-15: Reckless Kelly at Gruene Hall
15: Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Amanda Shires at Paramount Theatre. New England folk-rocker Ritter is one of the sharpest lyricists of the 21st century, so it was no surprise when he became a best-selling novelist as well about a decade ago. The fresh news from Ritter-world is a highly anticipated album he recorded with Americana superstar Jason Isbell producing. Fitting, then, that Isbell’s wife, Amanda Shires, who released one of 2018’s best singer-songwriter albums, is opening the show. $35. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
15: Local Natives, Middle Kids at Stubb’s outdoor
15: Kenny Neal at Antone’s
15: Cruiserweight 20-year anniversary, Quiet Company at Mohawk outdoor
15: WEPA Fest at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. A folkloric music form that originated in the Caribbean region of Colombia, cumbia has grown into one of the most popular urban music genres in Latin America. The festival founded in 2017 by Colombian American Austinite Kiko Villamizar examines cumbia’s roots and evolution. This year’s fest is co-headlined by traditional Colombian act La Banda de Nayo and excellent NYC-based tropical futurists Combo Chimbita. Son de la Provincia, Fabuloso Sexteto Caracha, Villamizar and more will also perform. $25. 1 p.m. 1106 E. 11th St. wepafestival.com — D.S.S.
15: She Wants Revenge, MXMS at Scoot Inn
15: Grapetooth at Barracuda
17: Dennis Lloyd at Parish
17: Hole in the Wall 45th anniversary 45rpm single release at Hole in the Wall. Country band Mike & the Moonpies and indie-pop performer PR Newman have teamed up on a split-single featuring two big hits by bands that got started at the Hole — Fastball’s “The Way” and Timbuk3’s “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades,” respectively — to help the University of Texas campus-area joint mark another milestone year. They’ll headline a solid Monday bill that kicks off a full week of shows featuring Hole favorites Grand Champeen, Mrs. Glass, Magic Rockers of Texas, Go Fever and many more. $15-$20. 8 p.m. 2538 Guadalupe St. holeinthewallaustin.com. — P.B.
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18: Weird Al Yankovic at Bass Concert Hall
18: Parachute at 3Ten
18: Remo Drive, Slow Pulp at Barracuda
19: Son Volt at Scoot Inn
19: Tacocat, the Paranoyds at Barracuda
19: Tiny Desk Contest on the Road at 3Ten. Each year, National Public Radio asks unsigned artists around the country to submit a video for a chance to perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Of thousands who entered this year, Quinn Christopherson, an Athabaskan and Inupiaq singer-songwriter, rose to the top of the pack. In a one-shot video in front of a painting of Mount Denali at the Anchorage Museum, he performed the acoustic track “Erase Me,” a searing statement of self that chronicles his journey as a transgender man learning to harness the power of his voice. NPR folks will be on hand with Tiny Desk swag and a Tiny Desk photo booth. $10. 7 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. 20190619tdcontheroad.splashthat.com. — D.S.S.
20: Ian Moore at Shady Grove
20: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at 3Ten
20: New Years Day, Diamante, Savage After Midnight at Empire Garage
20: Shlohmo at Parish
20: Hector Ward & the Big Time CD release at Antone’s
21: Maggie Rogers “Austin City Limits” taping at ACL Live
21: Tribute to Charles Bradley at Mohawk outdoor
21: Rippingtons at One World Theatre
21: Operators at 3Ten
21: Priests at Barracuda
22: Used, Thrice, Circa Survive at Austin360 Amphitheater
22: Rickie Lee Jones at 04 Center. The new South Austin church venue presents arguably its coolest show yet with two-time Grammy winner Jones, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. She's well-known for her 1979 self-titled debut and the exquisite follow-up “Pirates,” but Jones has continued making fascinating albums ever since, frequently reinventing herself and breaking down borders between genres. $38-$68. 8 p.m. 2701 S. Lamar Blvd. 04center.com. — P.B.
22: Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison record release at Continental Club
22: Whitey Morgan & the '78s at Mohawk outdoor
22: Paul Gilbert at Parish
22: Frankie Leonie at Cactus Cafe
22: Rob Baird at Antone’s
23: Twenty One Pilots, Bear Hands at Erwin Center
23: Jawbreaker, Bully at ACL Live
24: Todd Rundgren at Emo’s
25: Rob Thomas, Abby Anderson at ACL Live
25: Chase Atlantic at Scoot Inn
25: Bailen at Antone’s
27: Los Coast at Antone’s
27: A.A. Bondy at Parish
27: Sue Foley at Shady Grove
28: Antone’s Anniversary opening night with Barbara Lynn at Antone’s. The Beaumont R&B great, a recent recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship, kicks off the historic blues club's 44th anniversary, headlining a bill that also includes Tommy McClain, Lil’ Buck Sinegal and C.C. Adcock. The celebration continues with highlights including the Ike Stubblefield Trio (June 29), Jimmie Vaughan (July 6), Boogie Kings with Marcia Ball (July 12) and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band (July 19) before a closing bash with Joe Ely on July 20. $15-$17. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
28: American Football at Mohawk outdoor
28: BoDeans at One World Theatre
28: Eminence Ensemble, Trouble in the Streets at Empire Control Room
29: Killer Queen at ACL Live
29: Blasters, Wayne Hancock, Clownvis at Parish
29: Ike Stubblefield Trio at Antone’s
30: Jon Bellion at H-E-B Center
30: Flor de Toloache at Stubb’s indoor
1: Harriet Brown, Drint, Torre Blake at Empire Control Room
1: Orquesta Akokan at Antone’s
2: Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon at Austin360 Amphitheater
3: Charly Bliss, Emily Reo at Stubb’s indoor
4: Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic at Circuit of the Americas. Willie's legendary Independence Day party has moved around a lot since it began in the 1970s, but the current five-year run out at Austin's Formula One racetrack facility is one of its longest stretches in the same place. If it keeps the Picnic in the Austin area, we're cool with that. Guest performers this year are Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Hayes Carll, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Colter Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gene Watson, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, the Raelyn Nelson Band and the Casey Kristofferson Band. $45-$99.50. 11:30 a.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.
4: Charlie Crockett at Scoot Inn
4: Yeasayer, Steady Holiday at Mohawk outdoor
5: Grupo Legitimo at Coliseum
5: Devin the Dude at Antone’s
5: Matthew Logan Vasquez at Scoot Inn
5: Young the Giant, Fitz & the Tantrums at Whitewater Amphitheater
6: Chicago at ACL Live
6: Cuco at Emo’s. Last year was a tough one for the 20-year-old Spanglish pop breakout, whose meteoric rise was interrupted by an accident that forced him to cancel the second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival. But he was back in action early this year, signing a seven-figure deal with Interscope and charming SXSW audiences with his vaguely psychedelic day dreams. After the first show sold out swiftly, promoters added a second, early show at Emo’s. 3 p.m. $25. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com — D.S.S.
6: Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band, Lavelle White at Antone’s
6: Autograf at Empire Garage
6: Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango at 3Ten
6: Vansire, BOYO at Barracuda
6: Warbly Jets at Hotel Vegas
9: Santana, Doobie Brothers at Austin360 Amphitheater
9: New Found Glory, Real Friends, Early November at Emo’s
9: Long Beach Dub Allstars, Aggrolites, Mike Pinto, Grimy Styles, Kairos at Empire Garage
9-10: The Head and the Heart at ACL Live. Veterans of two high-profile ACL Fest experiences in the past five years, the Seattle/Virginia indie-folk-rock ensemble arrives for a two-night stand at the city's showcase music hall this time around. That should provide an ideal opportunity for a deep dive into the just-released "Living Mirage," the band's fourth album in a decade during which they've gradually grown from hot newcomers to a major mainstay in American music. Hippo Campus opens. $40-$64.50. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
10: Reel Big Fish, Aquabats at Emo’s
10: Posies, A. Sinclair, Poly Action at Empire Control Room
11: Kirk Franklin at Paramount Theatre
11: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials at Antone’s
11: Futurebirds at Barracuda
12: Boogie Kings, Marcia Ball at Antone’s
12: Los Campesinos at Mohawk outdoor
12: Mason Jennings at 04 Center
12: Dylan LeBlanc, Erin Rae at Stubb’s indoor
12: Drugdealer at Barracuda
12: Chats, Big Bill at North Door
12: Ben Böhmer (Live) at Parish. Years before he began experimenting with synthesizers and electronic music, the progressive house DJ from Berlin played piano and trumpet. His strong musical grounding comes across on tracks that weave poignant melodies with body-moving rhythms to create rich electronic compositions that move the body and the heart. $10. 10 p.m. doors. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — D.S.S.
13: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at 3Ten
13: Lunar Vacation, Slaps at Stubb’s indoor
13: Black Joe Lewis, Emily Wolfe at Mohawk outdoor
13: Set it Off, Emarosa, Broadside, Lizzy Farrall at Empire Garage
13: Reckless Kelly at Antone’s
14: Timecop1983, Arcade High, Korine at Empire Control Room
17: Slaid Cleaves at 04 Center
18: Korn, Alice in Chains at Austin360 Amphitheater
18: Built to Spill, Orua, Xetas at Mohawk outdoor
18: Alejandro Escovedo at Shady Grove
18: Walter Trout at 04 Center
19: Shardé Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band at Antone’s
19: Alarm, Modern English at 3Ten. Eighties alt-rockers, unite! The Alarm has been bringing their anthemic English rock to town regularly in recent years, but the addition of Modern English (of "I Melt With You" fame) makes this show an even more attractive nostalgia draw. Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel opens. $41-$44. 7:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.
19: Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
19: Elan Trotman at One World Theatre
19: Old 97's at Gruene Hall
20: Old 97’s at Stubb’s outdoor
20: Joe Ely Band at Antone’s
20: Capyac at Scoot Inn
20: Jawbox, Pauses at Mohawk outdoor
20: Golden Vessel at Empire Control Room
20-21: Float Fest in Gonzales. If there’s an area music festival that epitomizes Central Texas summer fun, it’s this outdoor extravaganza that combines music and camping with tubing on the Guadalupe River. This year, the event moves from San Marcos to a private ranch in Gonzales. Major Lazer, Portugal the Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Ice Cube, Big Gigantic, and the Flaming Lips top a stacked lineup of rap, EDM and indie rock artists playing the two-day, two-stage event. Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, Big Boi, Jungle and St. Lucia are also on the bill. In San Marcos, fest-goers rode a shuttle to the tubing start point, but river access will be on site at the new location. This year, the festival is offering early camping load in on Friday night, an expanded general store and a separately ticketed Shade and Arcade Lounge with access to air conditioning and over 30 arcade games. Kids 10 and under are free. Concert admission: $75 single-day, $139 two-day; Camping: $15-$25; Tubing: $25 daily. 2855 S US Highway 183, Gonzales, TX. floatfest.net — D.S.S.
21: Mike Krol at Barracuda
23: Man Man, Rebecca Black at Mohawk outdoor
24: Julia Holter at Antone’s
24-25: Hot Water Music at Barracuda
24-27: Roger Creager at Gruene Hall
25: We Were Promised Jetpacks at Mohawk outdoor
25: Gabby’s World, Bellows at Hotel Vegas
25-26: Rufus Du Soul at ACL Live (sold out)
26: Beck, Cage the Elephant at Austin360 Amphitheater
26: Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
27: August Burns Red at Emo’s
27: Dave Koz & Friends at One World Theatre
29: Alice Cooper & Halestorm at H-E-B Center
31: Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus at Paramount Theatre. Dacus and Baker teamed up last year with Phoebe Bridgers in the indie-folk supergroup Boygenius, but this tour will spotlight the highly acclaimed work they've done on their own. Expect some collaboration during the evening as well. Still in their 20s, Baker and Dacus are just getting started, but the music they've given us so far suggests they'll be around for a long time. (They’ll also tape an episode of “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live on July 30.) $20-$40. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
31: Próxima Parada at Stubb’s indoor
1: Blink-182, Lil Wayne at Austin360 Amphitheater
1: MC Hammer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie, Kid N Play, Funky Bunch at H-E-B Center
2: Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis at 3Ten
2: Brett Young, Ryan Griffin at HEB Center
2: Gauche, Post Pink at Hotel Vegas
2: Frank Iero and the Future Violents at Barracuda
2-3: Jerryfest with Melvin Seals and JGB, Deadeye at Mohawk outdoor
3: Mary J. Blige, Nas at Austin360 Amphitheater. This show offers cool throwback vibes to help ’90s hip-hop heads weather the summer heat. Rap superstar Nas and torch-bearer of the New Jack Swing era Mary J. Blige hit the road together for a joint headline tour that promoters promise will include a “stacked setlist of songs spanning both of their careers.” $27-$160.99. 8 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com — D.S.S.
3: Carly Rae Jepsen at ACL Live. There was a brief moment during the “Call Me Maybe” era when it seemed like the Canadian pop savant might be a one-hit wonder. Well, she showed you, haters. Two critically acclaimed collections of candy-synth jams later, Jepsen is at the top of her genre. Her new album “Dedicated,” written after a difficult breakup, wraps introspective lyricism in summery earworms like “Party For One,” a defiant ode to single life that’s also a dance-floor sizzler. Phoebe Ryan opens. $39-$40. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Dr. acl-live.com — D.S.S.
3: Poco at One World Theatre
7: 311, Dirty Heads at Austin360 Amphitheater
7: Lights, Tillie at 04 Center
9: Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Terri Clark at H-E-B Center
9: Ladies of LCD Soundsystem at Cheer Up Charlie’s
9: Ian Moore at Antone’s
10: Frank Orrall, Abra Moore at 3Ten. Once bandmates in the Hawaiian-transplant ensemble Poi Dog Pondering, Orrall and Moore now live far apart, but whenever Orrall brings PDP back to Austin, our extraordinary local singer usually returns to the mix. This one's not a full-band gig, but that may well mean something even more special is in store, if we get a good deal of Orrall/Moore collaborative material. $20-$22. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.
10: Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots at ACL Live
10: Pedro the Lion, Mewithoutyou at Mohawk outdoor
10: Darden Smith, Peter Bradley Adams at 04 Center
11: 3Teeth, Author, Punisher at Empire Control Room
11: Moe, Blues Traveler at Stubb’s outdoor
11: Bronco at the Coliseum
12: Sydney Gish at Barracuda
15-16: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at ACL Live. Set to be inducted in the "Austin City Limits" Hall of Fame in October, Lovett makes his more or less annual stop at the program's home venue with his full crew for two evenings that likely will draw from three-plus decades of memorable albums. He's come a long, long way since those intimate mid-′80s nights at the Cactus Cafe. $49-$99. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
15: Kelly Willis at Shady Grove
15: Griffin House at 04 Center
16: Faint, Ritual Howls, Closeness at Scoot Inn
16: Jakob Ogawa at Barracuda
16: Alex Lahey, Arlie at Antone’s
16: Jamestown Revival at Gruene Hall
17: Jamestown Revival at Scoot Inn
17 Generationals at Antone’s
17: Chloe Moriondo at Barracuda
17: RAS Day at Empire Garage
20-21: Vampire Weekend at ACL Live. The Grammy-winning New York rockers' new album "Father of the Bride," their first in six years, topped the charts on its first week of release earlier this month. Leader Ezra Koenig has said country sensation Kacey Musgraves helped inspire the record's songwriting direction, though early chatter has focused more on a rootsy jam-band vibe. However one pegs them, this two-night stand will be one of the summer's most anticipated shows. Young Mississippi blues sensation Christone “Kingfish” Ingram opens. $54.50-$99. 7 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — P.B.
22: Nelly, TLC, Flo Rida at Austin360 Amphitheater
22: George Clinton’s One Nation Under a Groove Tour with Parliament/Funkadelic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, more at H-E-B Center
22: B-52’s at Bass Concert Hall. Bang bang on the door, baby. The B-52s are coming to town. The iconic (not using that term loosely) new wave band are on their 40th anniversary world tour. Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson will hit play UT's concert hall, which does not have a tin roof, much less a rusted one. Berlin and OMD will join the band. $49.50-149.50. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.com. — Eric Webb
22: Zoso at 3Ten
22: Bob Schneider at Shady Grove
23: Bryan Ferry at ACL Live
23: Banda el Recodo, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan at Bass Concert Hall
23: Bad Books, Brother Bird at Scoot Inn
23: Black Pumas at Mohawk outdoor. The rock 'n' soul outfit helmed by Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton quietly slipped onto the scene in February 2018, and overnight, their rousing live shows became the hottest ticket in town. They signed to ATO Records shortly before SXSW. With their debut album due out June 21, the buzz around this homegrown sensation continues to build. The “Black Moon Rising” tour puts them out of town for most of the summer and this should be a spectacular homecoming. Night Glitter opens. $25. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
24: Paul Thorn at 04 Center
24: Shakey Graves, Dr. Dog at Whitewater Amphitheater
24: Abbarama at 3Ten
25: Rebirth Brass Band at Antone’s
25: R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman at One World Theatre
29: Nude Party at Antone’s
29: Tomar & the FCs at Shady Grove
30: Jake Shimabukuro at One World Theatre
31: ¡Eso Es! at Mohawk outdoor. Margin Walker Presents hosts a six-band bash centered around Latinx artists who are pushing boundaries on indie music. Chillwave outfit Neon Indian, led by Mexican-born artist Alan Palomo, tops a bill that includes the dreamy indie pop of Honduran American artist Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, and Cuban American rapper La Goony Chonga. Local Selena tribute act Bidi Bidi Banda, Dallas’ Luna Luna and the Peligrosa DJs round out the Austin party. The event also has dates in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. $29.50-$35. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
31: Robert Earl Keen at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre
1: Kyle Turner & Friends at One World Theatre
4: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Stubb’s outdoor
6: Slipknot at Austin360 Amphitheater
6: Angels & Airwaves at Emo’s (sold out)
7: Mark Knopfler at ACL Live (sold out)
7: Keb’ Mo’ at Paramount Theatre
7: Adrian Belew at One World Theatre
7: Rodney Crowell at Gruene Hall
9: Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, more at Austin360 Amphitheater
9: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at ACL Live
9: Bleached at Barracuda
10: The National, Alvvays at Austin360 Amphitheater
10: Band of Skulls at Mohawk outdoor
12: Tinariwen at Paramount Theatre. Exiled from their native Mali due to political upheaval, the desert blues ensemble carries a message of resilience and hope framed around the world. The Austin date kicks off the North American leg of their 2019 tour. $35. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — D.S.S.
12: Flor at Parish
13: Glen Hansard at Stubb’s outdoor. "This Wild Willing," released in April, is the Irish singer-songwriter's fourth solo album in seven years, but he'd long earned a loyal following from two decades of records with the Frames, a fantastic indie-rock band that Hansard still records and tours with at times. The game-changer was "Once," the little indie film that could; Hansard won an Oscar for the song "Falling Slowly" and teamed with co-star Marketa Irglova in the short-lived but well-loved side-project Swell Season. Expect bits and pieces from all phases in this show. $33-$36. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.
13-14: Whitney at Mohawk outdoor
14: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at ACL Live
14: Phantogram at Stubb’s outdoor
14: Flying Lotus 3D at Emo’s. After five long years, the ace alchemist of jazz/funk fusion has dropped “Flamanga,” the 27-track follow-up to his brilliant 2014 album, “You’re Dead.” The new release includes features from Anderson.Paak, George Clinton, Tierra Whack, Solange and more. Elaborate visuals have always been a huge part of FlyLo’s live shows, and for the new tour, he’s updated his 3D show (yes, you get a pair of glasses at the door) so you can lose yourself in the immersive experience of his new work. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.
14: Justin Furstenfeld at Paramount Theatre
14: Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals at One World Theatre
16: Lord Huron at ACL Live
16: Half Alive at Scoot Inn
17: Squeeze at Paramount Theatre
18: Cake, Ben Folds at Austin360 Amphitheater
18: Lewis Capaldi at Emo’s
19: Barns Courtney at Emo’s
19: Nitzer Ebb at Mohawk outdoor
19-21: Deadmau5, Lights at ACL Live
20: Morrissey, Interpol at Erwin Center
20: Bryce Dessner’s “Tryptich (Eyes of One on Another)” at Bass Concert Hall
20: Stereolab at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)
20: The Green at Antone’s
21: Kenny G at One World Theatre
21: Tony Lewis (Outfield) at 3Ten
21: Sinkane at Parish
21: Noah Kahan at Emo’s
22: John Sebastian at One World Theatre. Leader of 1960s folk-rock hitmakers the Lovin' Spoonful, Sebastian played a solo set at Woodstock, and he's touring this summer and fall as the iconic festival marks its 50th anniversary. Expect some reminiscences from that event, as well as Spoonful favorites and some selections from his solo career, as well. (Remember that he topped the charts again a decade after the Spoonful's heyday with his theme to the TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter.") $25-$98. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.
24: Percussion Collective at UT McCullough Theatre
24-25: Subdudes at One World Theatre
25: Dodie at Emo’s
25: Boy Harsher at Mohawk outdoor
26: Jackopierce at 3Ten
27: Artbat at Parish
27-28: Gino Vannelli at One World Theatre
28: Queensryche, Stryper, Great White, Vixen at H-E-B Center
28: Carbon Leaf at 3Ten
28: Marina at ACL Live
28: Calexico, Iron & Wine at Stubb’s outdoor
28: Ruston Kelly at Scoot Inn
29: Little Steven at Emo’s
29: Temerarios at Coliseum
29: Texicana Mamas with Tish Hinojosa, Patricia Vonne and Stephanie Urbina Jones at One World Theatre