This week’s music picks: This Ain’t No Armadillo, but it might be a Sunflower Bean

MONDAY

“One Night in June”: rediscovering residencies. Our new monthly series in which we visit at least a half-dozen Austin music venues on a single night turns its attention toward one of the city’s most valuable assets: weekly residency gigs that feature some of the city’s top talent, often at bargain prices. These happen almost every night of the week at various hot spots around town, but some of the best are on Mondays, when it can be a challenge to get patrons through the doors. Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland at Saxon Pub and Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at the Continental Club are long-established local traditions, but we’ll dig a little deeper in our tour. Follow along on the Austin360 Instagram account, or @blackstock360 on Twitter, and check for a recap on Tuesday in our Austin Music Source blog. Then check them out for yourself on many Mondays to come. — P.B.

Watch Chris Durate perform live at One-2-One Bar

Also: Dale Watson is actually out of town on this particular Monday, so honky-tonkers the Derailers will keep the boots scooting at the Continental Club. … Nashville singer-songwriter Amelia White teams up with hometown favorite Rosie Flores at Strange Brew. … Austin drone psych band Black Liquid Drop plays a tour kick-off show at Hotel Vegas. … Sub Pop artists Arbor Labor Union of Georgia play the Mohawk inside.

TUESDAY

Croy & the Boys. Photo by Stevan Alcala

Croy & the Boys host a new Tuesday country residency at Barracuda. Photo by Stevan Alcala

“This Ain’t No Armadillo” at Barracuda. Corey Baum, frontman of host band Croy & the Boys, considered calling his honky-tonk residency “The Return of the Armadillo” as a hat tip to the “weirdo/outsider/eclectic country aesthetic” the beloved old Austin venue fostered. “There is a resurgence in the country scene in Austin and just like back then, the scene is very eclectic and unique,” he says. But he resisted the temptation to rehash the past, opting to forge ahead with something new. Special guests Carson McHone (who we wrote about last year) and Christy Hays open, and the evening kicks off with free two-step lessons at 8 p.m. $3 after 9 p.m. 611 E Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Minneapolis Americana duo Cactus Blossoms, touring behind their new Red House Records release “You’re Dreaming,” visit 3Ten with Leo Rondeau opening. … Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh, who have been getting national looks for their sly election season duet “But You Like Country Music,” play the Saxon Pub. … A host of Strange Brew regulars including Kevin McKinney of Soulhat and Wrenfro pay tribute to the Allman Brothers with special guests Malford Milligan, Kacy Crowley and more. … The weekly Fable Records showcase at El Mercado Backstage features Beto y los Fairlanes. … The Ruby Jane Trio plays Tuesdays this month at Geraldine’s inside Hotel Van Zandt.

WEDNESDAY

Mindz of a Different Kind album release at the Gatsby. With their excellent 2014 mixtape “Sarah Bellum,” scrappy young crew MDK established themselves as ATX hip-hop’s next great hope. Alums of the high school hip-hop program Cypher Austin, their sound is gritty and streetwise but deftly lyrical. Their live shows mix the radical intellect of Talib Kweli with the anarchic energy of Odd Future. “Black & Brown,” the Kydd Jones-produced lead single of their first full-length “Foursight,” is a take-no-prisoners call for unity and equality by any means necessary. 8 p.m. doors. 708 E. Sixth St. thegatsbyaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Local guitar star Eric Johnson plays the first of three Wednesdays at One-2-One Bar trying out some new material. … New music discovery app GigTown launches with a free party featuring folk-pop outfit Calliope Musicals at the North Door. … This Is Austin, Not That Great, a Facebook group for the disaffected crusties, hosts a punk show at Barracuda with California bands Lock, Mizery and Response and more. … Kristina Esfandiari’s droning post-punk outfit King Woman plays the Mohawk indoors.

THURSDAY

Sunflower Bean at Stubb’s indoors. With a soft-filter take on ’90s alt-rock, the NYC trio are favorites in the indie tastemaker race for 2016’s best new artist. Their signature sound, a mixture of sunny shoegaze and airy mid-tempo pop with hints of grunge distortion, charmed audiences at South by Southwest earlier this year. The group is on an extensive cross-country tour that sets sail for Europe at the end of the summer. This is likely your last chance to catch them in such an intimate venue. Tele Novella opens. $10. 8 p.m. doors. stubbsaustin.com — D.S.S.

Also: Back from his new home base in Dallas, Alejandro Escovedo plays KGSR’s popular “Unplugged at the Grove” series at Shady Grove. … Psychedelic shoegazers A Place to Bury Strangers play Barracuda. … Flamingo Cantina hosts Chichamuffin Fest headlined by Lima, Peru, outfit La Inedita, who play a mashup of Peruvian cumbia, raggamuffin reggae and dancehall. Austin’s La Frenetika open. … Bluegrass outfit Fog & Bone celebrates the release of a new EP “The Way It Is” at the Cactus Cafe. … Kristina Esfandiari’s droning post-punk outfit King Woman plays the Mohawk indoors.

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