This week’s music picks: Petty and Gary, Carrie and friends, Levitation Presents and more

Tuesday: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Gary Clark Jr. at Erwin Center. Outside of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, it’s hard to find a still-ticking act that’s more representative of classic American rock ’n’ roll than Petty and his longtime backing crew. They’re celebrating 40 years together with a three-month nationwide jaunt. Austin audiences get a unique-to-the-tour treat: Local guitar star Gary Clark Jr., fresh off a new live album, opens the show. Will Clark sit in with Petty for “Breakdown” like he did with the Foo Fighters at February’s MusiCares tribute to Petty? Stay tuned. $49.50-$149.50. 7:30 p.m. 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com. — P.B.

Wednesday: “Laboratorio” with Carrie Rodriguez, Michael Ramos, Roscoe Beck and David Pulkingham at Cactus Cafe. This new monthly series, spearheaded by violinist Rodriguez and keyboardist Ramos along with ace bassist Beck, is aimed at “pushing the boundaries of Latin music, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world,” according to a press statement. A different special guest will be featured each month; this time, it’s guitarist extraordinaire Pulkingham, known for his work with Patty Griffin and Alejandro Escovedo. In a city known for its regularly-occurring shows featuring world-class musicians, “Laboratorio” sounds like something that may stand out as quite special. $15. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Thursday: Levitation Presents at Barracuda. Levitation, the popular event formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, is taking a year off after a severe weather forced them to cancel the music and camping fest before the gates opened last year. But festival organizers will present a scaled-down version of the fest’s trippy vibes and expansive vision in a three-night run of shows featuring top Austin talent at Barracuda and Hotel Vegas. Night one features art-jazz pranksters Golden Dawn Arkestra, Colombian funk outfit Superfonicos, psych rockers Annabelle Chairlegs and more. $15. 8:30 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — D.S.S.

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

Pixies, Public Acces TV at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

Samantha Fish, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s

Tje Austin Band at Geraldine’s

Finite Fidelity, Empty Trails, Spaces at Mohawk indoor

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Cory Reinisch, Ricky Espinoza at Blackheart

San Fermin plays Tuesday at Antone’s. Contributed/Denny Renshaw

Tuesday

San Fermin, Low Roar at Antone’s

Family Crest, Family & Friends at Stubb’s indoor

Magna Carda at ABGB (early show)

Durawa at El Mercado Backstage

Giulia Millanta at Saxon Pub

Terry Klein CD release show at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

Bad Plus at Stateside at the Paramount

Orgone, Monophonics at Empire

Missio, 888, Coast Modern at Parish

Birds of Chicago, Raina Rose at Stubb’s indoor

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores, Hot Club of Cowtown at Continental Club

Weeks, Lonely Biscuits at Antone’s

Ne-Hi, Tamarron, Junkie at Sidewinder

Albert & Gage at El Mercado Backstage

Warren Hood at ABGB

Thursday

Leo Kottke, Eliza Gilkyson Duo at Paramount

Justin Townes Earle, Sadies at ACL Live

Unplugged at the Grove with Ian Moore at Shady Grove

Eric Gales, Aaron Stephens Band at Antone’s

New Found Glory, Trash Boat at Mohawk outdoor

Adult, Studded Left at Sidewinder

Julia Lucille, Moses Nesh at Cactus Cafe

Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, Bonnie Whitmore at Continental Gallery

John Inmon, Jaimee Harris, Ali Holder at One-2-One Bar

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