Celebrating a safe return from their Get Boned tour, a reference to the Austin combo’s excellent 2013 Bone, operatic garage-punk quintet A Giant Dog throws down a wild, sweaty, beer-soaked set at logical homecoming locale Beerland. Kindred locals and garage-blues vets the Crack Pipes, plus denim-vested rock quartet the Bad Lovers, and noisy lo-fi trio Classy Nude shoot first.– Kevin Curtin
A double dose of Texas and Louisiana roots-rock muscle led off by Whiskey Shivers, whose smoky mountain string-band style landed them the well-deserved Best Country title at this year’s Austin Music Awards. And just when you think you know Cowboy Mouth’s Mississippi River-driven, New Orleans-fueled rawk, they’re hitting a new high these days. “Life’s tough,” Whiskey Shivers is fond of saying. “Play tunes.” Great advice.– Margaret Moser
Baroness ain’t the only bruiser putting Savannah, Ga., on the metal map. Kylesa also lurks in the garden of good and evil. The eclectic quintet brings its doom/prog/death/psych to the River City in support of sixth slab Ultraviolet. Continuing the tradition of witchy Seventies rockers like Coven, Toronto’s equally eccentric Blood Ceremony makes a fitting tour partner. Brooklyn fuzz bomb White Hills and Atlanta acid-thrash bomb Lazer/Wulf open.– Michael Toland
Brass band fest HONK!TX happens whenever this ATX cell suits up in yellow and black.
Austin’s one-man Brit-pop.
Bay Area men in black, free.