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Superstar rock bill, Hot Summer Nights and more live music this week

Peter Blackstock
Beck will play the Austin360 Amphitheater with Cage the Elephant, Spoon and Wild Belle on Friday. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN FILE]

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Friday: Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon, Wild Belle at Austin360 Amphitheater. The 2015 Album of the Year Grammy winner for “Morning Phase,” Beck released a new song called “Saw Lightning” in April from a supposedly upcoming album, though in typically mercurial fashion, he noted it would be out at an "as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” That point still hasn’t arrived, even as he’s amid one of the bigger tours of the summer with 2017 Rock Album Grammy winners Cage the Elephant, whose new “Social Cues” LP came out in April. Austin’s own Spoon chose the day of this hometown show to release “Everything Hits at Once,” it’s first-ever best-of compilation. Chicago brother-sister duo Wild Belle opens. $45-$172. 6 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. — P.B.

Friday: Hot Summer Nights: Mobley, Mélat, TC Superstar, Torino Black at Mohawk outdoor. After years stunning audiences around the country with his arena-ready indie-pop anthems, Mobley in June signed with Last Gang Records, home to Metric, Death From Above 1979 and Crystal Castles. He celebrated with a sold-out party at Cheer Up Charlies and heads out on a Texas tour after this date. Continuing her rise, R&B standout Mélat just dropped a dreamy new collection, “After All: Episode One,” which might be her strongest work to date. New wave outfit TC Superstar, who have been winning fans in Austin with their choreographed synth-pop dance party for the last year or so, just wrapped an extensive two-month tour. Free. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Shannon McNally at Sam’s Town Point. A native of upstate New York who’s lived everywhere from Los Angeles to New Orleans to Mississippi before settling in Nashville a couple of years ago, singer-songwriter McNally also has deep ties to Austin. She collaborated with Charlie Sexton on a 2006 EP and recently worked with him again at Arlyn Studios on an upcoming Terry Allen album. Ramsay Midwood opens. $10. 8:30 p.m. 2115 Allred Drive. — P.B.

Saturday: Hot Summer Nights: And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Moving Panoramas, more at Stubb’s outdoor. Austin post-hardcore heavies Trail of Dead lead the bill for the Hot Summer Nights showcase presented by Modern Outsider Records and Friends. The band has been touring the world this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1999 album, “Madonna,” by playing it in its entirety. They also teased a new release, their 10th studio album, coming later this year. The group arrives in Austin off a run of sold-out Brazilian dates. Shoegaze specialists Moving Panoramas, indie-pop outfit Caroline Says, Bright Light Social Hour’s Curtis Roush and If Climbing round out the bill. Free. 7 p.m. 801 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Hot Summer Nights: Sir Woman, Mamafesta, Bourgeois Mystics at Mohawk outdoor. “I’ve always personally connected most with funk/soul/r&b and gospel, but I’ve never made any music like that before,” Wild Child frontwoman Kelsey Wilson writes on the website for her new solo project, Sir Woman. She began writing songs on tour as “an outlet for me to work through my own (expletive) going on,” but when she went into the studio, she realized she needed to “share the love,” she says. The first single, “Highroad,” is a sunny empowerment jam with ’70s inflections and a whole lot of heart. Mamafesta and Bourgeois Mystics will also bring the feel-good grooves to make you move. Free. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Faith Food Pantry benefit at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill. Austin musicians, including blues legend Marcia Ball, jazz singer Sarah Sharp and Ulla (aka Irish Invasion) team up to raise money for the oldest food pantry in Austin. Housed out of Faith Presbyterian Church, the pantry provides a three-day supply of groceries to individuals or families in need of emergency assistance. The organization also collaborates with multiple social service agencies to help hungry Austinites. The afternoon event also includes a silent auction. $20 suggested donation. Noon. 2200 S. I-35. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: 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, though. Still in their early- to mid-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. — P.B.



Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan at C-Boy’s


Hot Summer Nights (free shows): Palm Daze, Midcentury, Emme at Mohawk indoor; Henry + the Invisibles at Stubb’s indoor; Big Bill, Nevil, Black Basements, Semihelix at Barracuda; Vockah Redu, Chris Conde, Kady Rain at Empire Garage; Think No Think, Oysters, more at Empire Control Room; Indoor Creature, Mamahawk, Nané, Chillbill, Subtle Motion at Swan Dive; Obsolete Machines, Young Tongue, more at Scratchouse; Pinkish Black, Knifight, Grivo, more at Elysium

Rufus Du Soul at ACL Live (sold out)

Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Mason Lively at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Texas Young Composers Concert at Long Center

Cherubs at Waterloo Records

Jimbo Mathus at Sam’s Town Point

Mike McCoy’s Trompe-Loeil album release, Rite Flyers, Raul's Royal Foot at Hole in the Wall

Altamesa, Chief White Lightning, Majical Power, Wild Disguise at Hotel Vegas

Puro Pinche Pari with DJ Zetroc and DJ Ella Ella at the Venue ATX

Cowboy Diplomacy, Bishop Gunn at Belmont

Tameca Jones, Sam Houston at Antone’s

Lou Ann Barton, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Extreme Heat at One-2-One Bar

Peterson Brothers, Ghost Hounds at El Mercado Backstage

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Sideshow Tragedy, Ali Holder at Cactus Cafe

Adrian Ruiz Quintet at Elephant Room

Mndsgn at Come and Take It Live

Tje Austin at Geraldine’s


Hot Summer Nights (free shows): Magna Carda, Torre Blake at Mohawk indoor; Shivery Shakes at Stubb’s indoor; Blood, Being Dead, Tyler Jordan & the Negative Space at Barracuda outdoor; Sailor Poon, Fleshlights, TV's Daniel at Barracuda indoor; Spirit Ghost, Sasha & the Valentines at Cheer Up Charlies; Well, Duel, Mountain of Smoke at Empire Garage; Peelander-Z, Duderonomy at Empire Control Room; Nolan Potter's Nightmare Band, the Millbrook Estates, King Country Cosmic Chaos, Trace of Lime at Swan Dive; Froot, Nonc3nts, Double Dope, more at Scratchouse

August Burns Red, Silverstein, Silentplanet at Emo’s

Dave Koz with Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore & Aubrey Logan at One World Theatre

Whiskey Shivers, Trouble in the Streets, Löwin at Parish

KOOP benefit with ST37, John Wesley Coleman, more at Carousel Lounge

Christmas in July with Belcurve, Booher, Lola Tried, Midcentury, Sour Notes, more at Hotel Vegas

Zach Person, Ray Prim Band, Ghost Hounds at Continental Club

Rob Rocha, Sue Foley Trio, Folk Uke at Saxon Pub

Annabelle Chairlegs, Jack & the Hacks at Radio

David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at ABGB

Panic Stricken, Daniel Hutchens at Antone’s

Coby Wier at Threadgill’s


Hot Summer Nights (free shows): Thor & Friends, Dry Guy, Rocket 808, Dirt Pile at Barracuda; Lou Rebecca, Zayland, Joaqu.n, Compact Disco Crew at Cheer Up Charlies; Bishops, Ben Buck, Teddy the Legacy at Empire Control Room; DJ Pumpkin Spice, I Am Minimus at Elysium

Ghost Hounds, David Grissom Band at Antone’s

Resentments, Irish Invasion with Andrea Magee & Pat Byrne, Nichole Wagner at Saxon Pub

Exploded Drawing Poolside Sessions at Line Hotel

School of Rock Allstars at 3Ten

Night Moves at Mohawk indoor

Aaron McDonnell at Cosmic

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage


Alice Cooper & Halestorm, Motionless in White at H-E-B Center

Frosty Palms album release, Mylets, Blank Hellscape at Cheer Up Charlies

Lonelyland, Morningstar at Saxon Pub

Herb Steiner at Sam’s Town Point

Brad Stivers, Blue Monday with Carl Weathersby, James Bullard at Antone’s

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Alan Haynes, Rochelle & the Sidewinders at One-2-One Bar


Tuxedo at Empire

Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey album release at Saxon Pub

Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Henri Herbert, 8-½ Souvenirs at C-Boy’s

Mike Stinson at Continental Club

Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Warren Hood at Cosmic

Durawa, Julie Slim at El Mercado Backstage

Ley Line at Geraldine’s

Sophia Johnson Band at Sam’s Town Point


Sound & Cinema with Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band (before screening of “Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban”) at Long Center Lawn & Terrace

Próxima Parada, Nane at Stubb’s indoor

Kevin McKinney, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Shawnee Kilgore & Danny Schmidt at Threadgill’s

Eve & the Exiles at Antone’s

Frederico7 at Craft Pride

Warren Hood at ABGB

Texas Radio Live with Todd Barrow, Loteria at Guero’s

Jordi Baizan, Walt Wilkins, Terry Klein at Townsend

Drab Majesty at Mohawk indoor

Like a Storm, Through Fire at Empire Garage


Blink-182, Lil Wayne, Neck Deep at Austin360 Amphitheater

MC Hammer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie, Kid N Play, Funky Bunch, Tag Team at H-E-B Center

Sublime With Rome with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Common Kings, Seranation at Stubb’s outdoor

Unplugged at the Grove with Moving Panoramas at Shady Grove

Boss Babes present the Residency at Line Hotel

Alex Coke/Rich Harney Quartet, Mitch Watkins Trio at Elephant Room

Patrice Pike, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Van Wilks, Beat Root Revival at One-2-One Bar

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Tlaxica & Pope at Antone’s

Sip Sip, Sometimes a Legend, more at Hole in the Wall

These Fine Moments at Townsend