OUR TOP PICKS
Free Week Friday: Magna Carda, Keeper, Mobley at the Mohawk. Holy triple bill, Free Week! With the jazzy wanderings of live band hip-hop outfit Magna Carda, the dreamy trip-hop of Keeper and the electrifying live show of soul pop artist Mobley, this is a can’t-miss chance to see three of the hottest rising Austin acts in one fell swoop. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.
Free Week Friday: Money Chicha at Stubb’s. Using fuzzed-out cumbia grooves as a springboard for abstract accordion and guitar acrobatics, this acid trip of a Grupo Fantasma off-shoot mixed Latin American sounds with psychedelia on “Echo en Mexico,” one of our favorite releases of the year. La Vida Buena and Son de Rey also perform, making this a local Latin power bill curated by Austin Vida. 9:30 p.m. doors, 810 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.
Saturday: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Stateside at the Paramount. Onetime labelmates on the late, lamented Hightone Records, Los Angeles troubadour Alvin and Austin’s own Gilmore have remained among the leading lights of Americana music well into their autumn years. They’ll trade stories and songs back and forth at this intimate acoustic performance. $28-$42. 8 p.m. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — P.B.
Saturday: John Paul White at Antone’s. It came as a surprise when Nashville duo the Civil Wars parted ways in 2014 after a short but brilliant run that brought them four Grammys across two albums. But White had other plans, moving back to his native Alabama and starting the Single Lock Records label with Alabama Shakes’ touring keyboardist Ben Tanner. He’s touring behind “Beulah,” his second solo album, which came out last year. The Kernal opens. $20-$22. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
Free Week Saturday: Leopold and His Fiction at Spider House. Austin appearances from these road warrior rockers are few and far between these days, so let’s add securing this free performance to the lengthy list of reasons we have to thank show curator, Ovrld. The excellent local music blog is one of the ATX scene’s greatest champions. Calliope Musicals, Major Major Major and many more also play the two-stage bash. 8 p.m. doors. 2908 Fruth St. spiderhouse.com. — D.S.S.
Free Week Saturday at the Mohawk: On the outside stage, the club features popular rock outfit Quiet Company and funk powerhouse Mama K and that Shades. Inside, rising indie rocker Walker Lukens is joined by psych-soul outfit Los Coast and the swirly pop fantasies of Moving Panoramas. Both bills are a solid bet. 7 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com — D.S.S.
Free Week Sunday: Boyfrndz, the Ghost Wolves, Digital Wild at Swan Dive. The bill promises a secret headliner, but we were already on board with garage rock from Boyfrndz and the Ghost Wolves and groovy trip hop from Digital Wild. — D.S.S.
Free Week Sunday: My Education at Cheer Up Charlie’s. The expansive instrumental explorations of Austin’s favorite post-rock outfit anchors this excellent Loyalty Firm-curated bill, which also includes teen punk outfit Residual Kid, gnarly guitar rockers Megafauna and protest punks Blxpltn. 7:30 p.m. doors. 900 Red River St. cheerupcharlies.com — D.S.S.
Free Week Wednesday: Midgetmen at Barracuda. Get over the hump with a barrage of guitars, drums and good times from these slop punk lifers. Plastique Chancellor, Growl and Dream also perform. 8 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. — D.S.S.
Free Week Thursday: Flesh Lights, Otis the Destroyer at Barracuda. Start the weekend early with a boozy blitz of bar room rock. The night includes turns from Pollen Rx, Midriff and Stilleto Feels. 8 p.m. doors. 611 E Seventh St. — D.S.S.
Free Week: Digital Wild, Calliope Musicals, Darkbird, A. Sinclair at Empire
Pale Dian, Roses, more at Cheer Up Charlies
Sweat Lodge, Tia Carrera, more at Swan Dive
The Halfways, Amplified Heat at Spiderhouse
El Campo, Wiretree at Lambert’s
The Well, Glassing at Sidewinder
Nick Allison and the Unknown Relatives at Beerland
Steady Legend, Music4Life at Flamingo Cantina
Claiming Neptune at Elysium
The Bloom at the Blackheart
Tomar and the FCs at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)
Vallejo at 3Ten
This is Austin Not that Great punk fest at Barracuda, Hotel Vegas, Shirley’s Temple
Free Week: Zettajoule at Swan Dive
Knifight, Migrant Kids at Stubb’s
Chippr Jones, Scenery at the Sidewinder
Leche, New China at Beerland
Six Pack Stranglers, Matamoska at Flamingo
Shark Rider, Go Fever at Lambert’s
Town Hall Devils; Deer Fellow at Sidewinder
Daniel Phipps and the Kinfolk, Name Sayers at Blackheart
ATX Hip-hop Appreciation Party with SSB & SSHM, Smackola at Elysium
Also: Mutemath, Keeper at Emo’s
Christian Bland and the Revelators at Hotel Vegas
Jay Tynes 50th birthday bash with Beaumonts, Hickoids at Lost Well
Free Week: Sour Bridges, El Campo at Stubb’s
Groove Think, Transit Method at Sidewinder
Crypt Trip, Smoky Mirror at Spiderhouse
Lustron, Aziza at Beerland
Also: Kate Voegele at 3Ten
Free Week: Leather Girls, Sherman’s March at Empire
the Sahara Swingtet at the Sahara Lounge
Chris Cubas at Barracuda.
Also: Still Corners, Dougie Pool at Stubb’s
Free Week: Ben Millburn, Chakra Khan at Stubb’s
Holodeck Records show with Pleasure Escape, Dylan Cameron at Barracuda
Free Week: Amplified Heat, Machete Western at Sahara Lounge
Midgetmen, Plastique Chancellor at Barracuda
Nxt LVL at the Chop Shop
Also: Sailor Poon tour kickoff at Hotel Vegas
Nth Power at Antone’s
Free Week: Red River Family Showcase with Haunter, Nosferian at Barracuda
Little Father, Honeyrude at Beerland
Hours Quiet, Residual Kid, Megafauna at Empire
Fashionweek, Robert Valera at Cheer Up Charlie’s
Also: Hard Proof at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)
Benefit for Miss Fortune with Flametrick Subs and Satan’s Cheerleaders, Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five, more at the North Door
Ape Drums at Kingdom
Dan Layus at Antone’s
Jaimee Harris, Albert & Gage at Winflo