Best Austin music shows: Our picks for the week of July 21


OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: DJ Shadow at Emo’s. An early innovator in sample-based composition, Shadow set the template for modern artists who mine dusty vinyl to mash up sounds and create elaborate concept albums. He also was one of the first artists to experiment with sophisticated visual samples, embellishing his stage shows with accompanying video production. But don’t get it twisted, the OG is still in the game. His politically charged Run the Jewels collaboration, “Nobody Speak,” was one of the hardest hitting singles of 2016. Monofono and Soundfounder open. $28.50-$30. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Friday-Saturday: Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene at 3Ten. What seems sure to be the power-pop double-bill of the summer features headliner Sweet, whose early-’90s album “Girlfriend” remains a classic of the genre, plus a terrific opener in Keene, who’s made more than a dozen records for major and indie labels since the 1980s. Sweet is touring behind his ambitious new double-LP “Tomorrow Forever,” which he’ll also plug at a free 5 p.m. Friday in-store appearance at Waterloo Records. $29.50-$35. 8:30 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Sphynx album release at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Our favorite lamé-sporting, fabulously mustachioed glam funk champs sweep in from the Western leg of their U.S. tour to celebrate the release of their new album, “Golden Garden,” with a sweaty throwdown. They’re in town for a couple weeks before they take off again, this time heading East to spread their glitzy trash pop and Freddie-Mercury-meets-Phil-Collins vibes across the land. White Walls, Ooni and DJ Ramesh also will perform. $5. 9 p.m. 900 Red River St. cheerupcharlies.com — D.S.S.

Saturday: Antone’s 42nd Anniversary Closing Night with Eddie Shaw at Antone’s. One of the last surviving members of Howlin’ Wolf’s band, Chicago saxophonist Shaw played Antone’s in the early days with the Wolf Gang after their leader’s mid-1970s passing. He’s fixing to retire to Las Vegas, but Austin’s home of the blues has lured him here for one last show, which brings the club’s three-week celebration of its 42nd anniversary to a close. Also on the bill are Carl Weathersby and Little Freddie King. $15-$17. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday-Sunday: Float Fest in San Marcos. Modern music, river activities and outdoor camping converge at this annual weekend bash along the San Marcos River just east of San Marcos. This year’s impressive headlining roster includes Zedd, Weezer, Cage the Elephant, MGMT and Passion Pit; also on the bill are Mac Miller, Girl Talk, Snakehips, Neon Indian, Moon Taxi, Wild Child, Sweet Spirit, Mike Jones, Lil Flip, Ume, Walker Lukens, Los Coast, Heartbyrne, Kind of Nothing, A-Town GetDown, Blunt Force and Resonant Frequency. $65-$170. Music starts at 2 p.m. each day. — P.B.

Sunday: Steve Dean benefit at Saengerrunde Hall. A longtime supporter of Austin music, Dean is battling brain cancer. An impressive lineup of roots musicians have signed on to support him at this all-day fundraiser, including Billy Bacon & Joe King Carrasco, the Paladins, Redd Volkaert, the LeRoi Brothers with Eve Monsees, Susanna Van Tassel, Ted Roddy, Shaun Young & the Three Ringers and the Casa Loma Playboys. Come early for a sale featuring items from Dean’s extensive collection of music memorabilia and vintage clothing. $20 suggested donation. Sale begins at 9 a.m.; music starts at 1 p.m. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. — P.B.

Monday/Tuesday: Charlie Belle/Suzanna Choffel at Geraldine’s. Tucked into the fourth-floor restaurant and pool deck of the 2-year-old Hotel Van Zandt in the Rainey Street district, Geraldine’s is notable not just for featuring local music every day of the week, but for serving sets from some of the city’s most talented and accomplished performers, for free (while paying the performers a decent wage). This week’s early-week, one-two punch is a fine example: Fast-rising teen group Charlie Belle plays Monday, followed by superb singer-songwriter Suzanna Choffel on Tuesday. 9:30 p.m. 605 Davis St., fourth floor. geraldinesaustin.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

Joe Ely at Cactus Cafe

Lou Ann Barton at C-Boy’s

Friday

Music Under the Star with Tameca Jones, Los Coast at Bullock Museum

Dirty Heads, Soja at Statesman Skyline Theater

Dave Koz & Larry Graham at One World Theatre

Delta Rae, Liz Longley at Parish

Charley Crockett, Dylan Bishop, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Little Freddie King, Alan Haynes & Jake Andrews at Antone’s

Milligan Vaughan Project CD release at One-2-One Bar

Guy Forsyth, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Harvest Thieves, Croy & the Boys at Threadgill’s South

Eve & the Exiles at ABGB

Party Wolfe album release, Light Wheel at Mohawk indoor

Dr. Joe & His Band of Legends, Porterdavis at Townsend

Suzi Stern quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Sophia Johnson at Evangeline Cafe

Saturday

Iron & Wine, Joan Shelley at Paramount Theatre

Killer Queen at ACL Live

Illenium, William Black, Prismo at Emo’s (sold out)

Naughty Professor at Parish

Cave Singers at Sidewinder

Whiskey Shivers album release, Deer, Sour Bridges at Mohawk outdoor

Sherry album release, Halfways, Megafauna at Mohawk indoor

Microsessions with Ty Richards, Beth//James, Brian Pounds, Bonnie Montgomery at Music Lab St. Elmo

Latin at Heart, W.C. Clark, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel at Saxon Pub

Bluebonnets at One-2-One Bar

Rosie Flores, Jason James at White Horse

Ghost Wolves, Reputations at ABGB

Ruby & the Reckless, Stephanie Hunt at Radio Coffee & Beer

Rubilators at Sam’s Town Point

Coma in Algiers, Vampyre, Coniferous, Bloody Knives at Barracuda

Sunday

Jeannette Harris, Pamela Hart at One World Theatre

Miss Lavelle White at Antone’s

Jon Dee Graham & the Lo Jinx Orchestra, Dave Biller Trio at Continental Gallery

Wagoneers at C-Boy’s

James Hand at Little Longhorn Saloon

Sleeptalk, War Stories at Sidewinder

Monday

Two Hoots & a Holler, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Cory Reinisch at Blackheart

Sahara Swingtet, Charlie Christians, Coyote & the Missing Pets at Sahara Lounge

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Bluegrass Night at Radio Coffee & Beer

Tuesday

Rachel Reese & Jesse LaFave EP release, Grace Pettis at One-2-One Bar

Matthew Robinson & the Jelly Kings, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Rozwell Kid, Vundabar, Great Grandpa at Sidewinder

Reploids CD release, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Flyin’ Lion at Mohawk indoor

Holograms, Krista Van Liew at Hotel Vegas

Corey Baum at Threadgill’s North

Wednesday

Playboi Carti at Emo’s (sold out)

Sound & Cinema with A Giant Dog and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” at Long Center Lawn

Wine Down with Scott H. Biram at 3Ten

Texas Radio Live with Giulia Millanta, Mike Cross Band at Guero’s

Savage Poor CD release at One-2-One Bar

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

Warren Hood residency second anniversary at ABGB

Chris Berardo, Walt Wilkins at Saxon Pub

Raveneye, Elijah Ford & the Bloom at Mohawk indoor

Sleepy Sun, Sister Rays, Lake of Fire at Barracuda

Huval Brothers & Peter Schwarz at Evangeline Cafe

Thursday

Jack Oblivian & the Sheiks, Bad Lovers at Hotel Vegas

Adam Torres, Molly Burch at Antone’s

Mura Masa at Empire

Unplugged at the Grove with Nakia & the Blues Grifters at Shady Grove

Tex Thomas at Guero’s

Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Emily Gimble, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Charlie Belle, Hardcastle, Curtains at Mohawk indoor

JD Clark Band, Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Saddle Sores at White Horse

Derailers at Broken Spoke

Dan Dyer at Winflo



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