Blondie & Garbage, Dudley & Bob, Rock & Restock among this week’s music picks


Friday: Blondie, Garbage at ACL Live. More than 40 years after Debbie Harry’s new wave, pop-punk outfit dropped their self-titled debut, Blondie is still going strong. Their latest album, “Pollinator,” includes collaborations with current pop sensations Sia and Charli XCX, alt-R&B artist Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, and the Smiths’ Johnny Marr. The tour, aptly named “Rage and Rapture,” pairs Blondie with another female-fronted powerhouse, Garbage, who handily sold out Stubb’s when they were in town for their “20 Years Queer” tour in 2015. $89-$135. 7 p.m. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Dudley & Bob 25th anniversary at Paramount. KLBJ-FM is celebrating a quarter-century with the on-air dynamic duo of Dale Dudley and Bob Fonseca by throwing a bash curated by their colleague Matt Bearden. The evening will include musical performances by Bob Schneider, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, Charlie Sexton, Johnny Goudie and Benjamin Hotchkiss, and Scrappy Jud Newcomb, plus comedy from Mike Macrae, Chris Cubas and Martha Kelly. $25-$75. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. — P.B.

Monday: Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s. Austin’s next blues sensation takes a break from supporting Gary Clark Jr. on the road to hold down a string of Monday nights at the swanky hotel bar. She’s back on the road solo at the end of the month before rejoining Clark for a few dates in September. Her next EP is set to drop late this year, and our money says she’s about to make the transition from young upstart to rising star. Free. 9:30 p.m. 605 Davis St. — D.S.S.

Tuesday: Ray Wylie Hubbard at Waterloo Records. What do you call a record that features guest appearances from Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Eric Church and Bright Light Social Hour? Wimberley cowboy poet Hubbard calls it “Tell the Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can,” and who are we to question his fatalism? Help him celebrate the coming of the end times at this in-store appearance for the album, which officially comes out later in the week but will be available early for those who attend. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. — P.B.

Thursday: Unplugged at the Grove with Rhett Miller at Shady Grove. KGSR’s popular Blues on the Green shows are now done for the summer, but the station’s smaller weekly series continues for a few more weeks. This one’s a highlight: Miller is best-known for fronting Dallas alt-country rockers the Old 97’s, but he’s made a few solo albums as well, most recently 2015’s “The Traveler.” Free. 8 p.m. 1624 Barton Springs Road. — P.B.

READ MORE: Rhett Miller rides the waves between solo records and Old 97’s

Thursday: Rock & Restock at Belmont. This annual benefit for the Central Texas Food Bank and local music patron organization Black Fret features a remarkably diverse lineup. Headliner Ian Moore, a blues-rock guitar prodigy in his teenage Austin days, now lives in the Pacific Northwest but returns often for hometown gigs. Hip-hop artist Zeale is one of the city’s most energetic live performers. Opener Emily Wolfe has gradually transformed from acoustic-folk singer-songwriter to full-on rocker in recent years. The evening also includes DJ Mixer Rogers spinning records. $20. 6:30 p.m. doors. 305 W. Sixth St. — P.B.



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


Blue Oyster Cult at Empire

Deap Vally, Ringo Deathstarr at 3Ten

Pieces of a Dream at One World Theatre

Ellis Paul at Winflo

Sexton Brothers Birthday Bash with Mystic Knights of the Sea at Continental Club

Monte Montgomery Birthday Bash at Antone’s

Kelley Mickwee at Geraldine’s

Mayeux & Broussard at ABGB

Patricia Vonne & Alex Ruiz at Townsend

Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers at Evangeline Cafe

Scott H. Biram at Waterloo Records

Total Unicorn at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Emily Bell at Stubb’s (inside)

Amigo the Devil at Barracuda

Seu Jacinto at Sahara Lounge


Jidenna, Anik Khan, MannyWellz at Antone’s (sold out)

Henry Threadgill at Scottish Rite Theater

Edwin McCain at One World Theatre

Mama K & the Shades, Bond Twins at ABGB

Heavenly States, Mike Nicolai at Barrel O’ Fun

Merles at Geraldine’s

Lost Well 4-year anniversary with Negative Approach at Lost Well

Harvest Thieves, Jonathan Terrell at Hotel Vegas

Heart Byrne (Talking Heads Tribute) at Mohawk outdoor

Myles Parrish, Lost Boy, Jake at Parish

Tomar & the FCs, Ted Roddy’s Memorial Tribute to the King at Continental Club

Transit Method at Sidewinder

EB & the Gang at Dozen Street

Skyrocket at Threadgill’s South

Curtis McMurtry at Whip In


Wagoneers, Dale Watson, Hilary York at C-Boy’s

Milligan Vaughan Project, Jake Andrews, Ty Grubb at Ernie’s on the Lake

Lavelle White at Antone’s

Glaze (tour kickoff) at Hotel Vegas

Deep Time, Pollen RX at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Homeshake at Barracuda

Mitch Webb and the Swindles at ABGB


Lucy Dacus, Diamond Center at Stubb’s indoor

Tje Austin, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s

Beat Root Revival at Saxon Pub

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery


Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble at Mohawk indoor

Kap-G at Come and Take It

Jake Andrews, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Guitar Legs, Toni Price at Continental Club

Ephraim Owens Experience, Curtis McMurtry at Continental Club

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Jeremy Nail, Evan Charles, Aaron Sinclair at Hole in the Wall

Ali Holder, Little Brave at Stay Gold

Keeper at Geraldine’s


Dead Cross, Secret Chiefs 3 at Emo’s

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club

Thee Unseen Eye, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

Ugly Beats, Rubilators, Michael Ubaldini at Hotel Vegas

Texas Radio Live with Josh Field, David Touchton at Guero’s

Warren Hood at ABGB

Los Aztex with Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox at One-2-One Bar


Fleet Foxes, Bedouine at ACL Live (sold out)


Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Lissa Hattersley’s TripTrio at Evangeline Cafe

Fine & Mellow, Big Coat, Madisons at Stubb’s indoor

Holy Child EP release at One-2-One Bar

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