Critics’ picks for the week in live music


OUR TOP PICKS

Saturday: Dawes at Stubb’s outdoor. The Los Angeles indie/Americana/pop band’s current tour is billed as “An Evening With Dawes,” which is industry code for “no opening act.” That’s good for the band’s ardent fans, who’ll get to hear two sets from the group. That should allow them not only to feature their new album, “We’re All Gonna Die,” but also to dig back into the four back-catalog albums that helped win them a devoted following in the first place. $25. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: “Unplug This” 20th Anniversary at Hole in the Wall. The four-decades-plus history of Hole in the Wall has about a million little side-chapters, and one of them was “Unplug This,” a Monday night series in the mid-late 1990s that spurred many of Austin’s rock acts at the time to go acoustic for an evening. An “Unplug This” compilation disc documented the sound and spirit of the series, and many of the participants are gathering to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary: Mike Nicolai, Wheel, Rice Moorehead, Andrew Duplantis, Michael Fracasso, Beaver Nelson, Larry Seaman, Pam Peltz, Brit Jones, Kevin Carney and Matt Harmon. Free. 9:30 p.m. 2538 Guadalupe St. holeinthewallaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Cut Chemist at Empire. The critically acclaimed turntablist helped shape the sound of L.A.’s indie rap scene in the ’90s, working the wheels of steels for Jurassic 5 in their early days and contributing to the L.A. Chicano collective Ozomatli. He’ll be putting down a special all-vinyl set for the wax fanatic in all of us. $15. 7:30 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com — D.S.S.

Monday: Cory Reinisch at the Blackheart. A year ago, alternative-country band Harvest Thieves inaugurated our Austin360 Artist of the Month series as they celebrated the release of their debut album “Rival.” They ended 2016 by playing Black Fret’s annual gala at the Paramount, receiving one of the local patronage group’s minor grants. The band has shows coming up in the next few weeks at Stubb’s, the White Horse and the Mohawk, but band leader Cory Reinisch is also stretching his creative horizons a bit every Monday this month by playing solo shows at the Blackheart. Free. 9 p.m. 86 Rainey St. blackheartbar.com. — P.B.

Thursday: D.R.A.M. at Grizzly Hall. Like your soulful grooves laced with tongue-in-cheek hilarity or super-sized into Freddie Mercury-style epic rock jams featuring Young Thug? Big Baby D.R.A.M. has you covered. His talent is tremendous, and his freewheeling take on R&B veers refreshingly far from the chilly, hazy sound du jour. If there’s any justice in the world, he’ll be playing much bigger rooms by the end of the year. $15-$20. 8:30 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. scoremoreshows.com — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

STS9 at ACL Live

Friday

Mike Doughty, Wheatus at 3Ten

Cloud Cult at Antone’s

Wheelwrights, Tahoma at Cactus Cafe

Robb Banks, Dash at Empire

Striker, Circle Pit, Firestarter ’82 at Grizzly Hall

Rosie Flores, Patricia Vonne, Rick Del Castillo at One-2-One Bar

Cilantro Boombox, Superfonicos at Sahara Lounge

Samba Bamba at Iron Cactus North

Tomar & the FC’s at Stay Gold

Danny Malone at Winflo

Two Tons of Steel, Roger Wallace at White Horse

Saturday

Jesse Malin, A. Sinclair at 3Ten

Rachelle Ferrell at One World Theatre

W.C. Clark, Bobby Whitlock & Coco Carmel, Bubble Puppy at Saxon Pub

Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Reverent Few, Johnny Nicholas at Antone’s

Joe King Carrasco at ABGB

Rock the Casbah 56 with DJ Mel at 3Ten

Jimmy LaFave at El Mercado Backstage

Kevin Galloway, Graham Wilkinson at Cactus Cafe

Pollen Rx (LP release), Deep Time, Kay Odyssey, the Infinites at Cheer Up Charlies

Charley Crockett at C-Boy’s

Trouble Boys, Giantology, Cheap Fur, Talk Sick Brats at Hotel Vegas

Ramsay Midwood at Sam’s Town Point

Cornell Hurd Band at Driskill Bar

Alvin Crow at Broken Spoke

Two Hoots & a Holler at Little Longhorn Saloon

Pong, Horsies, Queue Queue at Continental Club

Rite Flyers, Coffee Sergeants, Hungry Onions at Carousel Lounge

Bidi Bidi Banda, Belle Sounds at One-2-One Bar

Lagoons album release, Bishops, Satalights at Spider House

Sunday

Anton Nel at Long Center

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Aaron McDonnell & the Neon Eagles at ABGB

Reign EP release at Grizzly Hall

Heybale, Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators at Continental Club

Monday

Mystery Monday with Gurf Morlix and Ray Bonneville at El Mercado Backstage

Church on Monday at Continental Gallery

Sharon Bourbonnais at Driskill Bar

Nightowls, Matchmaker Band at Highball

Nick Diaz at Hole in the Wall

80H Project at One-2-One Bar

Tuesday

Deerhunter at Mohawk outdoor

Knifight, Roses at Mohawk indoor

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Giulia Millanta, Michael Fracasso, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Lindsay Beaver & the Hot Damns, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Freddie Steady Krc at Evangeline Cafe

Tribute to Sly & the Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield at One-2-One Bar

JT Woodruff at Sidewinder

Jonathan Terrell at Blackheart

Wednesday

Lizzo, Magna Carda at Antone’s (sold out)

Surfer Blood at Parish

Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag at Emo’s

Dead Sally, Hans Gruber & the Die Hards, Breaklights, Paperback at Barracuda

Michigan Rattlers, Tony Kamel at Cactus Cafe

Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

Warren Hood at ABGB

James Hand at Threadgill’s North

Uranium Savages at Little Longhorn Saloon

Jonathan Terrell, Gin Racers at White Horse

Thursday

Rick Astley at Emo’s

Carolyn Wonderland & Shelley King Duo at Townsend

Walter T. Higgs benefit with Solid Senders, Appa’s Blues Power, Kathy & the Kilowatts at Antone’s

Opiuo at Empire

Edison Chair, Naked Maja, That Girl Dre at Stubb’s indoor

Peterson Brothers Band at Highball

Will Taylor & Strings Attached at El Mercado Backstage

Jaimee Harris, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar

Mayeux & Broussard, Amanda Kitchens at White Horse



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