White Denim and the Golden Boys at Antone’s. Few notions get more play in rock critic circles than the idea of ‘unclassifiable’ music, but White Denim is the real McCoy when it comes to genre-straddling. The Austin rock trio has dabbled in free jazz, punk rock, psychedelia and wistful country-rock, without ever defying its fundamental White Denimness. Red River stalwarts the Golden Boys make for an ideal opener as Antone’s 35th anniversary marches on. With My Education. 9 p.m. $10. 213 W. Fifth St. www.antones.net.
Also recommended: The Steps at the Parish, Bros Peabodys and Speak at the Beauty Bar, the Great Nostalgic and Zorch at the Hole in the Wall, Miranda Dodson at Lambert’s, Ghostland Observatory at Whitewater on the Horseshoe in New Braunfels (night one of two), Eliza Gilkyson at the Cactus Cafe, Miss Lavelle White at the Saxon Pub.
Austin Chamber Music Festival. Today: Cavani String Quartet with Michelle Schumann plays Brahms Quintet in F minor, Szymanowski Quartet No. 2, Beethoven Opus 18, No. 2. Saturday: Alt-jazz trio the Bad Plus. Sunday: Brentano String Quartet plays Beethoven Quartet in E-flat major, Haydn Quartet in F major and Stephen Hartke’s ‘Night Songs for a Desert Flower.’ All concerts at 7:30 p.m. Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas Music Building, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. $25 per concert. www. austinchambermusic.org.