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.
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.