Pecan Street Fest, Arcade Fire, Flatlanders, more playing this week

12:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Music
The Flatlanders play the Paramount on Friday. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Friday: Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre. Last year’s rare appearance at the Paramount’s sister venue Stateside by Southern songwriting legend Penn, on his 75th birthday, was one of 2016’s best live shows. Now here’s a bar-raising encore: He’ll open for Austin country-folk greats the Flatlanders, featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. $25-$55. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Friday-Saturday: Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s. You could say it’s from the sublime to the ridiculous, the way that these guys are going from gigs at Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Forum last week (opening for Eric Clapton) to playing a 100-odd-capacity South Austin club this weekend. But this has been home base for the trio for a while now, so much so that they have a new album out on an overseas label that was recorded right here at C-Boy’s. $15. 10:30 p.m. 2008 Congress Ave. cboys.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Roger McGuinn at Paramount Theatre. Now 75, Byrds founder McGuinn is an elder statesman of rock’s golden age, and he’s especially important for mixing in folk and country influences and helping to lay some of the foundational stones for what became Americana. He’s played rooms large and small in Austin over the decades, but the century-old Paramount is fitting for such a historically important figure. $20-$40. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.

Saturday: Descendents at Stubb’s outdoor. The influential punk band released their first new music in 12 years, 2016’s “Hypercaffium Spazzinate,” more than 30 years after their debut album, “Milo Goes to College,” dropped in 1982. These days, the band members are scattered across the country, and they wrote the album remotely over a three-year period, taking their time to develop a tightly wound collection of hard-driving, lyrically incisive blasts of blistering noise. Riverboat Gamblers open. $30 advance. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday-Sunday: Fall Pecan Street Festival on Sixth Street. The biannual art and music festival takes over Sixth Street for its 37th fall edition. The event features free music on several stages, and the lineup includes Louisiana act Royal Teeth and rising blues artist Jackie Venson, back from a couple summer stints supporting Gary Clark Jr. on tour. The Peligrosa DJ collective, who are celebrating 10 years fusing hip-hop funk and Latin sounds this fall, will make an appearance alongside local acts such as Moving Panoramas, Kay Odyssey and Kiko Villamizar. Free. Full schedule at pecanstreetfestival.org. — D.S.S.

Tuesday: Zola Jesus at North Door. “Okovi,” the latest from Nicole Hummel, the 28-year-old industrial electropop artist known as Zola Jesus, reverberates with an ache of unease. She wrote it while trying to pull herself out of a deep depression, and it unfolds as a breathless tumble through an ominous soundscape, alternately agonizing and cathartically beautiful. John Weise opens. $15. 8 p.m. doors. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Arcade Fire at Erwin Center. The sprawling art-rock outfit from Montreal has a new album, “Everything Now,” the long-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Reflektor,” that dropped in July. The band is known for supplementing their stage shows with strong visual elements. On the “Reflektor” tour, giant bobble head figures representing then-president Obama and then-governor Rick Perry roamed the stage, making it likely that we’ll see some sort of reference to the current administration. Last time, the band asked attendees to wear costumes or formal wear and fans complied, giving the show a celebratory feeling of misfit prom. After blowback over a “dress code” requesting “hip and trendy” club wear for their release party in Brooklyn this summer, the band has said you can “wear whatever you want to any show.” Wolf Parade opens. $26-$75. 7:30 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Radney Foster at Stateside at the Paramount. A native of Del Rio, Foster migrated to Nashville and first rose to prominence in the 1980s with the duo Foster & Lloyd before issuing a string of acclaimed solo records. Along the way he became an oft-covered songwriter as well, with the Dixie Chicks among those who took his tunes to greater heights. This show celebrates the release of a dual album and book project, “For You to See the Stars.” $22-$32. 8 p.m. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. (Foster also will be at BookPeople at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a speaking and signing event; 603 N. Lamar Blvd., bookpeople.com.) — P.B.

Thursday: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 at the Mohawk. Kuti, the youngest son of the legendary afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, began performing in his father’s ensemble, Egypt 80, as a child. When his father died, Seun was only 14, but he took the helm. Twenty years later, he still leads the ensemble that includes many of his father’s collaborators. He has evolved his father’s vision of political activism and vibrant reimagination of African music for the modern era. Hard Proof opens. $20. Doors at 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

“Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” hurricane relief benefit with Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Ha*Ash at Erwin Center (sold out)

TajMo (Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band) at ACL Live

Dark Star Orchestra at Stubb’s outdoor

Krewella at Emo’s

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Mama K & the Shades at Mohawk outdoor

Balmorhea, Caroline Says at Stateside at the Paramount

Walker Lukens at Waterloo Records

Overcoats, Yoke Lore at Antone’s

Sarah Jaffee, SaulPaul at Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater

Gary Nicholson, Lee Roy Parnell at Cactus Cafe

Milligan Vaughan Project, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Bluebonnets at One-2-One Bar

Leroy Sanchez, Mario Jose at Parish

Rachel Reese, Grace Pettis at El Mercado Backstage

Mrs. Glass at Lamberts

Wild Bill Ogden album release at ABGB

Saturday

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hard Working Americans at ACL Live (sold out)

Moon Taxi, Los Coast at Emo’s

Cigarettes After Sex at the Parish (sold out)

Electric Guest, Tomi at Mohawk outdoor

Matt Wertz, Dustin Ransom at Stateside at the Paramount

Caesar Brothers Funk Box with Big Chief Juan Pardo at Antone’s

Tameca Jones, Ray Prim, Redd Volkaert at Continental Club

Papa Mali & Carolyn Wonderland at One-2-One Bar

Mayeux & Broussard, Carson McHone at White Horse

Matt the Electrician, Southpaw Jones at Cactus Cafe

Moeller Brothers at ABGB

Sunday

(Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at Erwin Center has been postponed to Nov. 22)

Boz Scaggs at ACL Live

Draco Rosa at Paramount

Balmorhea at Waterloo Records

Spanish Brass at UT Bates Recital Hall

Venom Inc at Come and Take It Live

Miss Lavelle White, Dylan Cavaliere, Jolie Goodnight at Antone’s

Soul of a Musician series with Ray Bonneville at Iron Cactus North

Monday

2Chainz at Emo’s (sold out)

Raekwon, Magna Carda, Sertified at Antone’s

Steve Doerr & Erik Hokkanen at Evangeline Cafe

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Shelley King at El Mercado Backstage

Two Hoots & a Holler, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Molybden, High Appreciation Society, James Junius at Hotel Vegas

Duncan Fellows at Waterloo Records

Texas Tycoons at White Horse

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

MisterWives, Smallpools, Vinyl Theatre at Emo’s

Deerhoof, Thor & Friends, Christina Schneider’s Genius Grant at Antone’s

Graham Reynolds Water Music at the Townsend

Da Costa, Raina Rose at Radio Coffee & Beer

Culture Wars, Peter More at Mohawk indoor

James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Toni Price at Continental Club

Durawa, Los Jazz Vatos at El Mercado Backstage

Carson McHone at Threadgill’s North

Wednesday

Chris Isaak at Paramount

RAC, Gigamesh at Mohawk outdoor

Lany at Emo’s

Lily Hiatt at Cactus Cafe

Jay Som, Stef Chura, Madeline Kenny at Sidewinder

Wine Down with Magna Carda, Tomar & the FCs at 3Ten

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Warren Hood at ABGB

Rick Broussard at Threadgill’s North

Will Courtney at Threadgill’s South

Jazz Daddies at Juliet’s

Dustin Welch, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Bad Lovers, Magic Factory, Nick Allison, Loteria at Hotel Vegas

Belle Sounds, Deer Fellow at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

Gov’t Mule at ACL Live

Ari Hest at Cactus Cafe

Nina Diaz at Stubb’s indoor

Indigenous, Jake Andrews at Antone’s

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

Patrice Pike, South Austin Moonlighters at Saxon Pub

Tomas Ramirez at Elephant Room

Tje Austin at Geraldine’s

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