OUR TOP PICK
Wednesday: The Wine Down with the Greyhounds at 3Ten. Summer must really be ending when the Wine Down winds down. One of the best seasonal series in town is this KUTX-sponsored after-work shindig on the last Wednesday of the month from April to September. Previously held upstairs at ACL Live, the series got a perfect new home this year in the theater’s new street-level showcase club 3Ten. Well-chosen local musicians play a couple of sets, and there’s free wine samples from sponsor Ruffino plus complimentary bites from nearby eateries (this time, the Living Room at W Austin). Soulful rock duo the Greyhounds feature keyboardist Anthony Ferrell, one of the city’s best singers, and guitarist Andrew Trube; they’ll close out this year’s series on a high note. Free. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com. — P.B.
Grunge-rockers Alice in Chains, with singer William DuVall filling the spot of the late Layne Staley, play ACL Live with Staticland.
Singer-songwriter Lissie, who turned heads at SXSW this year, visits Antone’s.
Coheed and Cambria, whose “The Color of the Sun” leaves the “Amory Wars” behind for a more personal release, plays Stubb’s.
Antone’s hosts the official Utopia Fest Pre-Party with Saddle Creek Records band Big Thief, plus up-and-coming local group the Deer and Gracie Terzian.
Swedish metal band Avatar plays Sidewinder.
Austin expat Will Sheff brings the new Okkervil River lineup to the Parish with Landlady and Corvette Summer.
Another Austin expat, blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, plays a free 5 p.m. in-store at Waterloo Records for his new Concord Records release “Rich Man,” due out Friday.
Compton rapper YG is at Emo’s.
English rockers Band of Skulls play Antone’s.
Chart-topping folk-rockers Lumineers team up with rising star Borns and opener Rayland Baxter at Austin360 Amphitheater.
The Monkees’ 50th anniversary tour stops at the Paramount.
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Doobie Brothers headline the otherwise all-local annual All ATX benefit concert at ACL Live (sold out).
Austin City Limits Music Festival Official Late Shows begin with Blue October at Stubb’s, Frightened Rabbit at Scoot Inn and Troyboi at Vulcan Gas Company.
Wu-Tang rapper/producer RZA presents a live score to the 1978 martial arts film “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” at Stateside at the Paramount.
Orchestral post-rock outfit Balmorhea plays Empire.
Ruby Jane & the Reckless pay tribute to Jeff Buckley at Spider House Ballroom.