Local psych popper Bradley Dean Whyte interprets Beck’s new sheet music.
Mohawk, 912 Red River
ATX’s Neil Diamond preservationists give “Holly Holy” for the holidays.
Austin’s Ellington, 7-10pm. – Raoul Hernandez
In its first Austin show since returning from tour with the Sword, instrumental thrashers Eagle Claw unleash a barrage of long, wieldy metal compositions at drummer Bart Butler’s home turf – Seventh Street hangout Holy Mountain. Expect the local quartet’s second full-length Timing of the Void served as the main course. Southwestern stonemasons Dixie Witch provide support, along with fellow scenesters Blind Pets, a grunge & roll trio swaggering with sturdy melodies. Bridge Farmers open. – Kevin Curtin
Last year’s Low Rent Super Heroes show found the group suffering from a variety of personal maladies, including a concussion and broken shoulder. This year, the quartet – local singer-songwriter hotshots Gurf Morlix, Sam Baker, Ray Bonneville, and a ringer from Los Angeles, Amilia K. Spicer – returns successfully healed and donning protective gear to avoid further injury. Their second annual appearance in the round allows for sharing battle epics and shameless lies. Starts at 2pm, so leave your holiday shopping until the early evening. – Jim Caligiuri
Blues persuasion of the strongest sort, 8pm.