Jesse Dayton at the Broken Spoke. His time on the road with Rob Zombie has seemed to light a hellfire under J.D., whose back-toroots residency at the landmark honky-tonk is one of the coolest scenes in town. Dayton’s from the Port Arthur/Beaumont area, and his musical golden triangle is country/soul/rock — heavy on the country. Two-step lessons are at 8 p.m. and Jesse goes on at 9:20 p.m. 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. www.brokenspokeaustintx.com. — Michael Corcoran
Also recommended: Twang Twang Shocka-Boom at the Continental, Tense at Beerland, Shake Russell at Saxon Pub, Paul Klemperer at Elephant Room, Ian McLagan at Lucky Lounge (6 p.m.), Nosaj Thing at Aces.