Greg Dulli, Derrick Brown at Central Presbyterian Church. The Afghan Whigs started churning out R&B-tinged alt-rock in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986 and their 40th anniversary is shaping up as a big year for the band and their fans. The Whigs have a new album due out on Sub Pop later this year and frontman Dulli is doing a limited run of intimate evenings in churches and synagogues across the country. Dulli will perform stripped down versions of his solo material and Afghan Whigs songs. $28. Doors at 7 p.m. 200 E. Eighth Street. c3concerts.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Sahara Lounge hosts an excellent, horn-heavy night of soul and funk with New Orleans’ Maggie Belle and Austin360 March Artist of the Month Mama K & the Shades. … The first non-SXSW public show at the new 3Ten club below ACL Live is a free event featuring the 1o-piece Macaxeira Funk ensemble. … Beerland celebrates owner Randall Stockton’s birthday with Jonly Bonly and more. … The second installment of the new Microsessions “speed dating for new music” series at the Vortext features 15- minute sets by Grace Park & Jesse Dalton, Lagoons, Chazz Bessette, More Eaze and Michael Garfield. … Sun Radio’s Texas Radio Live at Guero’s Oak Garden features singers Sarah Sharp and Sarah Arenella from 6 to 8 p.m. … Austin rock scene lifer Thor Harris and his friends headline an indoor show at the Mohawk. … Will Taylor & Strings Attached wrap up a run of Wednesday happy-hour shows at Tellers downtown. They’ll move the gig to El Mercado Backstage next week. … Thee Unseen Eye, another project of guitar-drums couple Eve Monsees and Mike Buck, plays late at Antone’s, after happy hour with the Tommy Shannon Blues Band. … Top roots options include Bill Kirchen at the Broken Spoke, Warren Hood at ABGB and Joe King Carrasco with Danny B. Harvey at Evangeline Cafe.