Austin Music Source: Seven nights
In Austin, there’s something cool going on every night of the week. austin360.com/musicsource
‘For Clifford’ at Antone’s. Clifford Antone loved the women of the blues — and there’s quite an assembly of female talent on this night of the 35th anniversary month. Angela Strehli, Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Toni Price, Teal Collins of Mother Truckers, Shelley King, Patricia Vonne, Cindy Cashdollar, Lisa Pankratz and many more will make a mighty roar. 7:30 p.m. $17.50. 213 W. Fifth St. www. antones.net. — Michael Corcoran
Also recommended: Iron & Wine, Calexico at the Paramount; Flostradamus at Red 7; Guy Forsyth at the Shady Grove; Shake Russell at the Cactus; Ottmar Liebart at One World Theater; Peter Case at Threadgill’s South; Kid Congo Powers at the Mohawk; Moonlight Towers at the Continental.
The Flatlanders at the Paramount Theatre. The 1998 reunion of brightly burning Lubbock lights Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock is one of the best reunion stories in a music scene that’s full of them. Defying all odds, everything the Flatlanders have put out since reteaming not only matches but exceeds the band’s early ‘70s heyday — with last year’s ‘Hills and Valleys’ standing as yet another instant country classic. With the Greencards. 8 p.m. $33.50$84.50. 713 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre. org. — Patrick Caldwell
Also recommended: Foot Patrol at the Beauty Bar; the Soldier Thread and Quiet Company at the Parish; Built by Snow and Focus Group at the United States Art Authority; the White Hotel, the Distance Runner and Candi and the Strangers at the Ghost Room; English Teeth and the Hi-Tones at the Continental Club; Elliott Smith tribute night at Dominican Joe’s; Darden Smith at the Cactus Cafe; Reckless Kelly at Antone’s; Telegraph Canyon and Monahans at Club De Ville.
Randy Rogers Band at Nutty Brown Cafe. James Taylor in a Luckenbach T-shirt, Rogers has a welcoming voice, unaffected by the urge to go fake country, and he writes catchy songs. But ‘One More Goodbye’ could be the most un-romantic love song of all time. The new goodbye song, ‘Too Late for Goodbye’ from the upcoming Aug. 24 release ‘Burning the Day,’ is a lot better. Bruce Robison opens. $15. 12225 U.S. 290 W. www.nuttybrowncafe.com. — M.C.
Also recommended: Betty Soo, Belleville Outfit at Threadgill’s South; Bowling For Soup at the Parish; Terri Hendrix at the Cactus; Pong at the Continental; YellowFever at Emo’s.
Heybale at the Continental Club. In 2000, fed up with playing to empty rooms in Nashville with his lovable country-western band Heybale, ace country percussion cat Tom Lewis moved to Austin. Guitarist Redd Volkaert, the man who logged time with Merle Haggard and Dale Watson, made the trek, too, and before long the duo roped in longtime Johnny Cash piano man Earl Poole Ball ... and the rest is Continental Club history. Heybale’s been packing the dance floors on Sunday nights at the Continental for 10 years as of this show. Bring your gift of tin and your dance shoes and show some respect for one of Austin’s most dependable and swinging residencies. 10 p.m. $8. 1315 S. Congress Ave. www.continentalclub.com. — P.C.
Also recommended: Dinosaur Feathers at Beerland; Teen Heat at Red 7; Junior Brown and Tanya Rae at the Continental Club; Robert Francis at Emo’s; Hard Proof Afrobeat at the
Melissa Etheridge at Bass Concert Hall. Whether you’re a fan of Missy E’s confessional odes, as heard on the latest ‘Fearless Love,’ there is something to be said for experience at turning crowds into Jell-O. Etheridge owns her stage like only a veteran rocker can. 8 p.m. $35 - $100. 2400 E. Campus Drive. — M.C.
Also recommended: Brian Keane at Momo’s; Lonelyland at Saxon Pub; Four Letter Lie at Red 7; Dale Watson at the Continental.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at the Mohawk. Listening to his June-released ‘Before Today,’ it’s almost hard to remember that Ariel Pink’s spent most of his career cranking out blissfully oddball lo-fi pop so shaggy and jagged that it’s rarely been able to appeal to anyone outside a cult following. Nearly every last vestige of Pink’s home-recording beginnings have been stripped away in favor of instantly endearing pop — single ‘Round and Round,’ with its insistent bass line and hummable refrain is as good a piece of radio-friendly candy as anything else this year. With Magic Kids and Puro Instinct. 7 p.m. $12. 912 Red River St. www.mohawkaustin.com. — P.C.
Also recommended: the Devil Wears Prada at Emo’s; Boombox ATX at the Highball; Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business at the Hole in the Wall.
Crowded House at Stubb’s. I’m on a heavy C.H. course lately, playing ‘It’s Only Natural’ every morning and ‘Fall At Your Feet’ every night, When you list the greatest post-Beatles pop bands, you’ve gotta put these New Zealanders up there with Squeeze in the top rung. Stubb’s is the worst venue in town (unless you’re up front — then it’s the best), but this show should be worth all the backs of heads between you and the music. With Lawrence Arabia. 8 p.m. $35. 801 Red River St. www.stubbsaustin.com. — M.C.
Also recommended: Bob Dylan at the Backyard; Here We Go Magic at Emo’s; Leatherbag at the Cactus.
(Wednesday at Stubb’s)