Weekend music picks: Free tunes at the Bullock, Night Beats, Ozzy’s ax-slinger and more

FRIDAY

Night Beats at the Mohawk outside. The trio is based out of Seattle, but their reverb-heavy psychedelia reflects the dusty Texas soundscapes founding members Dallas native Danny Lee Blackwell and Austin’s James Traeger grew up with. Their latest album “Who Sold My Generation?” draws upon those roots, the experimental spirit of psych originator Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators and Billy Gibbons’ first band Moving Sidewalks, while pushing forward with a contemporary psych-rock sound. They throw in hints of R&B, old school soul and world worn blues for good measure. Mystery Lights and Rotten Mangos open. $12. Doors at 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. —D.S.S.

Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll headline the first installment of the free Music Under the Star series.

Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll headline the first installment of the free Music Under the Star series.

Also: The Texas State History Museum kicks off their month-long free Music Under the Star outdoor concert series with Aaron Behrens’ Midnight Stroll and Walker Lukens. … Sitar maestro and Levitation Fest veteran Indrajit Banerjee plays the Cactus Cafe. … Heavy-hitting Houston rapper Maxo Kream plays Empire. … Berlin-based DJ Captone plays Kingdom. … It’s a triple EP Friday with new release parties from Danny Bravo’s self-described tail feather-shakin’ rock crew the Bravo at Stubb’s, singer-songwriter Jane Ellen Bryant at Lambert’s and cosmic indie-pop outfit Magical Spacecat at the Scoot Inn. … Soulful roots singer and keyboardist Emily Gimble plays songs from her solo debut album “Certain Kinda” at Antone’s. … C-Boy’s welcomes another Friday-Saturday stand from the Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan. Former Austinite Sue Foley opens the Saturday show. … New downtown hot spot 3Ten goes full-on alt-country with Mike & the Moonpies and Harvest Thieves. … Get crazy at ABGB with Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs plus Teisco Del Rey. … Folk-rockers Belle Sounds play the Saxon Pub, which also has guitar great Denny Freeman at happy hour. … Other top local options include Bill Carter & the Blame at the Continental Club, James Hand at the Broken Spoke and Ben Ballinger at Stay Gold. … Head way up north to Bubba’s Backyard in Cedar Park if you have a hankerin’ for Charlie Robison’s rockin’ country.

SATURDAY

Bonnie Bishop at 3Ten. When the guy who produced breakthrough records for current country-outsider sensations Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell wants to produce your next record, it’s a pretty easy call to make. Bishop, a native Texan who had success in Nashville as a songwriter for Bonnie Raitt and others, turns toward Dusty Springfield-style soul sounds on “Ain’t Who I Was,” her first release in four years. Kalu James opens. $18-$20. 9 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.

Also: New Zealand musical-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords begins a sold out two-night stand at Bass Concert Hall. … One of Americana music’s most emotionally resonant artists for more than two decades now, Richard Buckner pays a visit to Cactus Cafe. … Local label Keyzstreet presents an evening of soulful rock, R&B, hip-hop and blues with AZP, Alesia Lani, Ben Cina and Jackie Venson at Empire. … Canadian country band the Rizdales stick around after hosting their annual Ray Price soiree to play the Little Longhorn Saloon. They’re also at C-Boy’s on Sunday afternoon. … Fresh from playing Willie’s Picnic, the risque duo Folk Uke does a 6 p.m. show at Saxon Pub. … San Marcos singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix, whose upcoming “Slaughterhouse Sessions” record is the second part of her 2016 “Project 5” series, plays Strange Brew with her longtime ace-in-the-hole sideman Lloyd Maines. … Kyle country-folk faves Blue Water Highway Band pay Threadgill’s. … Old-Austin mainstays the Uranium Savages once again celebrate 7-09, which is kind of like 4:20 only different, at ABGB. … Other top local options include Patricia Vonne at the Continental Club, Los Coast at Geraldine’s and Big Cat at the Townsend., and Water & Rust at Tellers with Justin Black & Big Heart.

SUNDAY

Zakk Wylde at Emo’s. The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and founder of metal outfit Black Label Society released his second solo album, “Book of Shadows II,” in May. The album moves at a slow pace, loaded with wistful emotional laments well-carried by Wylde’s gravelled voice. Despite the laid-back vibe, Wylde puts in ample axe-blazing solos that should satiate fans of his guitar heroics. Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown and Jared James open. $25-$28. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Reunited ’90s boy band (man band?) 98 Degrees headlines the My2K tour at ACL Live with Ryan Cabrera, Dream and O-Town. … Canadian rockers Marianas Trench bring the tour for their latest album, “Astoria,” to the Mohawk outside. … Local rockers My Jerusalem play songs from their new album “A Little Death” at a free 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records. … The Sock Hop DJs ask you to don your coastal finery for their annual Second Sunday Beach Hop at Stay Gold. … A celebration of the life of Amazing Records founder Jim Yanaway runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Antone’s with music from the LeRoi Brothers and more. … A 4 p.m. matinee show at Hole in the Wall features Petty Thieves, Jimmy Smith System and Mike Nicolai. … Other top local options include Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at the Continental Club, Aaron McDonnell at the White Horse and David Holt’s new residency at El Mercado Backstage with George Reiff and Tommy Taylor.

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