Thursday’s music picks: Harvest Thieves, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Harvest Thieves, Wheelwrights at Cactus Cafe. Alt-country band Harvest Thieves made a splash as our inaugural Austin360 Artist of the Month, celebrating the release of its new album “Rival” with early-January events including a live video in our American-Statesman studio. They close out the month with a bang, starting with this Cactus Cafe show that also features the Wheelwrights, led by Seth Grueneberg, a former bandmate of Harvest Thieves members Cory Reinisch and Dustin Meyer in the group Guns of Navarone. The following night, Harvest Thieves joins other acts at the Parish to help kick off local music patron organization Black Fret’s 2016 season. $8. 8:30 p.m. — P.B.

Dale Watson. Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Dale Watson opens for Lynyrd Skynyrd at Cedar Park Center. Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Also: Feeling as free as a bird at Cedar Park Center may prove a challenge, but you can catch Lynyrd Skynyrd there with openers Jason Boland & the Stragglers and Austin’s own Dale Watson. … Nashville-by-way-of-Texas songwriter Mando Saenz visits Strange Brew. … Recently transplanted Chicago bluesman Carl Weathersby is at Antone’s. … El Paso’s rootsy Dirty River Boys rock the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Strangetowne. … Highdive plays an album-release show indoors at the Mohawk. … Tuxedo, the electro-funk project from Mayer Hawthorne and hip-hop producer Jake One, puts in a DJ set at Parish. … It’s an eclectic night of Austin music with foot-fetish funk from Foot Patrol and Russian folk fusion from the Flying Balalaika Brothers at Hotel Vegas. … Gritty blues-rock and soul trio Mrs. Glass play the Blackheart.