Parquet Courts at Mohawk outdoor. Brooklyn post-punk crew Parquet Courts was already riding high on one of the strongest indie rock releases of the year, “Human Performance,” when they used their appearance on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” last month to remind us they have plenty of tricks up their sleeve. They brought out Texas rap legend Bun B. to spit a verse on their “drive-by lullaby” “Captive of the Sun.” We expect their Mohawk show will have a least a few fun surprises, too. US Weekly opens. $16. 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan, former leader of indie-rockers Pedro the Lion, brings the tour for his new album “Blanco” to the Parish. He’ll also stop at Waterloo Records for a 5 p.m. in-store performance. … Nakia & the Blues Grifters continue their month-long stint of Mondays at Antone’s after Derek O’Brien’s early show with Blue Monday Band. … Christine Albert’s Mystery Monday guests at El Mercado Backstage are Jim Stringer and Arty Hill. … Other local options include Jane Ellen Bryant at Geraldine’s, Sarah Sharp at Stay Gold and Van Wilks at One-2-One Bar.
Gwen Stefani, Eve at Austin360 Amphitheater. These days, the queen of ’90s ska pop is in the news less for her music and more for her personal exploits, including a messy divorce with a scandalous nanny backstory and recent canoodling with Blake Shelton, her co-star on NBC show “the Voice.” But she released her first solo album in a decade this year, an enjoyable, if not outstanding, collection of bubbly love songs and heartbreak clap backs. If you’re only in it for the nostalgia, don’t fret. The fact that’s she’s tapped Eve to open means you’ll at least hear “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” $29.95-$149.95 Gates at 6 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — D.S.S.
Also: Sonically adventurous San Francisco noise pop outfit Deerhoof plays the Mohawk outdoor. … Pick your poison: Death metal band Cannibal Corpse headlines as the Summer Slaughter tour rages into Empire Control Room while Swedish doom metal kings Monolord host a head-banging triple bill at Sidewinder. … Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus, whose new record comes out on renowned indie label Matador Records in September, plays indoors at Stubb’s. … Antone’s customer appreciation day features a pair of free shows with the Big Trio playing happy hour followed by bluesy singer-songwriter Josh Fulero … Catch singer-songwriters Kathryn Legendre and Barbara Nesbitt at the Saxon Pub, which features pianist Earl Poole Ball at happy hour.
Hard Working Americans at Scoot Inn. Begun as a supergroup mainly playing covers, this outfit featuring prankster-songwriter Todd Snider, Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools and Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal went all serious on us with their second album, “Rest in Chaos,” which features almost all original material. They chose wisely on their one cover: It’s Guy Clark’s “The High Price of Inspiration,” from the late Texas legend’s 2013 swan song “My Favorite Picture of You.” Recent New West Records signee Aaron Lee Tasjan opens. $25-$30. 7 p.m. doors. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — P.B.
Also: This year’s “Sound & Cinema” music and film series on the Long Center’s front lawn wraps up with a solo set from Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez followed by a screening of “Tommy Boy.” … High-powered British piano player Henri Herbert brings the tour for his “You Say” EP to Antone’s. … Quality Wednesday mainstays include James McMurtry and Jon Dee Graham at Continental Club, Wrenfro and Chris Gage at Strange Brew, and Bob Hoffnar’s Mood Illusion at Stay Gold. … For early-evening entertainment, check out honky-tonker James Hand at Threadgill’s North, Marshall Hood subbing for his cousin Warren Hood’s weekly residency at ABGB, and Sun Radio’s “Texas Radio Live” broadcast at Guero’s with Nomad City and Skyline. … Other top local options include Jessica Riddle at Hole in the Wall, Doug Moreland at the White Horse, and Rosie Flores’ Blue Moon Quartet at the Continental Gallery with the Sarah Sharp Trio.
Classic Albums Live does David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” at One World Theatre. Touring cover bands can be a sad substitute for the real thing, but then again, anyone who wants to play one of Bowie’s landmark albums in its entirety can be appreciated, especially in these months after his January death. $25-$103. 8 p.m. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org. — P.B.
Also: Havana native Pedrito Martinez brings his NYC-based Afro-Cuban ensemble to the Continental Club. … Turquoise Jeep label founder Flynt Flossy brings his R&B-laced hip-hop grooves to Empire Control Room. … California indie-rockersMelissa Brooks & the Aquadolls play the indoor stage at Stubb’s with Emily Wolfe. … KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove” series at Shady Grove continues with rock-pop outfit the Rocketboys. … Honky-tonk impresario Dale Watson, who has a new two-disc live album out this week, will keep the boots scootin’ at the Highball. … Two very different types of top-flight local guitarists have shows at Strange Brew, with classically-influenced David Pulkingham and Merle Haggard tour veteran Redd Volkaert. … Other top local options include Kalu James at Stay Gold, the Ephraim Owens Quartet at the Elephant Room and the Derailers at the Broken Spoke.