This week’s music picks: Billy and Willie, downstairs and upstairs at ACL Live

Wednesday-Thursday: The Jungle Show II with Billy Gibbons & Mike Flanigin at 3Ten. The first iteration of this all-star event, with ZZ Top guitarist Gibbons and B3 organ ace Flanigin joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Chris Layton, blues-rock firebrand Sue Foley and special guest guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, sold out at Antone’s in October. The initially announced follow-up at 3Ten on Thursday also sold out quickly, but another show has been added on Wednesday. $45. 6:30 p.m. doors. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

Thursday: Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham at ACL Live. The first of a three-night stand kicks off this year-end engagement that instantly became an Austin institution when The House That Willie Built opened in 2011. It’s a pricey ticket, but then so are many New Year’s Eve events, and this one is legitimately iconic. Willie always brings along top-quality support acts, too; this year, Ryan Bingham opens all three nights. $99-$157. 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — P.B.

READ MORE: The Year in Willie, our annual look back

Thursday: Mother Falcon’s Thank Y’all show at Mohawk outdoor. Austin’s expansive chamber pop orchestra, founded nearly a decade ago by high school students, is parting ways with their manager and booking agency and has ended their relationship with Universal Music Classics, the label that released their third full-length album a year ago. While a few of the musicians are scattering across the country, 10 members will keep the Mother Falcon Music Lab education program going, continue the composer collective they founded and do other more project-based work (which may still involve performances and recording). This show celebrates the present lineup’s many adventures together. Marmalakes and Hikes will also perform. $20. 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. — D.S.S.

READ MORE: Mother Falcon’s final flight, for now


Willis Alan Ramsey plays Wednesday at the Townsend. Contributed/Alan Dean

Willis Alan Ramsey plays Wednesday at the Townsend. Contributed/Alan Dean



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