Guitar pull at Mack, Jack & McConaughey and more top this week’s shows


Friday: Mack, Jack & McConaughey with Jack Ingram & Friends at ACL Live. The big news at this annual two-day benefit for children’s charities this year is the April 12 headlining show with the Dixie Chicks. But we’ve been to this closing-night guitar-pull-styled event before, and it’s something special. The marquee names alone warrant the price of admission, yet there’s a camaraderie that happens when everybody’s onstage swapping tunes that often pushes the music into another realm. And this might be the best lineup that host Jack Ingram has ever assembled, with Austin’s Patty Griffin, Oklahoma’s John Fullbright and Nashville’s Radney Foster joining frequent participants Butch Walker, Bruce Robison, Jon Randall, and others. $49-$105. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Friday: Greyhounds record release at Continental Club. Keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Andrew Trube have just released “Cheyenne Valley Drive,” their latest album of soulful roots-based original tunes. Stay after the Greyhounds’ 10 p.m. performance for a closing set by genre-defying keyboardist and singer Emily Gimble (included in the $14 ticket price), or arrive early for a separate 7:30 p.m. show with songwriter extraordinaire Whitey Johnson, a.k.a. Gary Nicholson ($10). 1315 S. Congress Ave. — P.B.

Wednesday: Foo Fighters at Austin360 Amphitheater. Last time through town in 2015, Dave Grohl and company headlined the Austin City Limits Music Festival, about a year after a marathon taping of the “Austin City Limits” TV show. This tour stop may be a little more “normal” by comparison, but there’s new music, with “Concrete and Gold” becoming the band’s second Billboard 200 chart-topping album last fall. English glam-rockers the Struts open. $45-$99. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. — P.B.

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Wednesday: Ibeyi at Mohawk outdoor. Twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz live in Paris but the lineage of their sound is drawn both from their familial homeland Cuba and their Yoruban ancestral roots. They were enchanting in their South by Southwest 2015 performances, and their 2017 release “Ash” is rich with the same tightly woven harmonies and mixture of futuristic electronics and primal ancient sounds that made their debut release so compelling. Sudie opens. $25. 6:30 p.m. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

Thursday: What’s So Not, Duckwrth at Emo’s. Australian artist Emoh Instead, a.k.a. Chris Emerson, made a name for himself as part of the duo Flume. Now working on his own under the name What’s So Not, he crafts expressive, electronic compositions. But really, we’re in this for the opener, Cali rapper Duckwrth, who swaggered into SXSW 2018 with a trunkload of West Coast funk and feel-good vibes that lasted for days. James Earl opens. $22. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. — D.S.S.

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Thursday: Opening Day of Old Settler’s Music Festival. In years past at its former Driftwood site, Old Settler’s began and closed with music on a smaller stage at Camp Ben McCulloch, across the road from the main grounds. It’ll be different at the fest’s new site near Lockhart: Thursday’s acts all will perform on the main stage. Topping the bill is the Grateful Ball, a salute to the Dead featuring the Travelin’ McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band. Others on the opening-day bill are Donna the Buffalo, We Banjo 3 and the Deer. Performances run from 4 p.m. to midnight, with after-hours music on a smaller campground stage. Thursday-only tickets are $35; weekend passes range from $130 to $515, depending on number of days and camping/platinum access. 1616 FM 3158, Dale. — P.B.

READ MORE: An early look at the new Old Settler’s site

Thursday: Final Blackheart Songwriter Showcase at Blackheart. For years the primary supporter of live music in the Rainey Street district, the Blackheart is closing at the end of the month. The venue has supported both indie bands and solo singer-songwriters; the latter are the focus of this Jet or Not Management bill that features a dozen acts across three hours. From 7 to 8 p.m., hear Mike Schoenfeld, Jane Ellen Bryant, Jacob Jaeger and Daniel Thomas Phipps; from 8 to 9 p.m., it’s Devin James Fry, Mary Beth, Blake Van Buren and Joshua Bain; and the closing hour from 9 to 10 p.m. features Jonathan Terrell, Cory Reinisch, Graham Weber and Cass Brostad. All of it is free. 86 Rainey St. — P.B.



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


Shooter Jennings, Jaime Wyatt at Antone’s

Kevin Morby, Hand Habits at Barracuda

Kevin Morby at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)

Clay Walker, Matt Stell at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Soccer Mommy, Madeline Kenney at Stubb’s indoor

Tomar & the FCs, Reputations, Tje Austin at Hotel Vegas

Will Taylor & Strings Attached plays Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at Townsend

Arthur Yoria at Cactus Cafe

Dylan Bishop at ABGB

Elias Haslanger Quintet at Elephant Room

Eminence Ensemble, Matters, Mojo at Empire

Shy Beast at Geraldine’s


Missio, Morgan Saint at Parish (sold out)

Blue October at Mohawk outdoor (sold out)

Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prynce, Childish Major at Emo’s

Lulufest with Leeann Atherton, Allison Miller, Sara Caswell, more at St. Edward’s University

Fair City Fire album release, Torino Black at Stubb’s indoor

Andy Macintyre EP release, New Orleans Suspects at Antone’s

Cole Escola at North Door

Barbara Nesbitt, Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Big State at Saxon Pub

Red Young Quintet at Elephant Room

Peterson Brothers at Cactus Cafe

Hey Loretta Hillbilly Hoedown at Continental Club

Crescent Soul Revue, Chansons Et Soulards at ABGB

El Tule, Organizacion Kumbiambera, DJ Albert at Hotel Vegas

Water & Rust at One-2-One Bar


Marco Antonio Solis, Jesse & Joy at HEB Center at Cedar Park

Wishbone Ash at One World Theatre

Soul of a Musician series with Don Harvey & A Is Red at Threadgill’s North

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Jabo & the Old Dogs, Lavelle White, Miss Mack at Antone’s


Bebel Gilberto at Antone’s

Yung Gravy, Caleon Fox, SavageRealm at Parish

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot

Church On Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Jazz Jam with Adrian Ruiz, Jon Blondell Trio at Elephant Room


Chromeo, Phantoms & Wrestlers at Stubb’s outdoor

Front 242, Azar Swan, Curse Mackey at Mohawk outdoor

Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s

James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Beat Root Revival at Continental Club

George Devore Four, John Bush Band at One-2-One Bar

W.C. Clark at Sam’s Town Point

Henry + the Invisible at Stubb’s indoor


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

Steel Woods, Drugstore Gypsies at Antone’s

That 1 Guy at Stubb’s indoor

Giulia Millanta, Bruce Salmon, Wilson Marks at One-2-One Bar

Ray Prim at Geraldine’s

Tony Mariano & Camille Schiess, Tom Echols at Cactus Cafe

Texas Radio Live with Nakia, Jeff Johnston at Guero’s

Brannen & Red Show, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub

Croy & the Boys, Rosie & the Ramblers, Rock Step Revelators at White Horse


Colbie Caillat at ACL Live

J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Glorious Sons at Mohawk outdoor

Simon Doom, Sweet Spirit, John Wesley Coleman III at Sidewinder

Hayes Carll at Saxon Pub

Bukka Allen at Townsend

Kyle Cook at Cactus Cafe

Nina Diaz, Wild Moccasins at Stubb’s indoor

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

Jonathan Terrell, Tiffany Six, Saddle Sores at White Horse

Speedy Sparks & the Koolerators at Sam’s Town Point

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