This week’s music picks: Blues on the Green, X marks the spot, and more

Wednesday: Blues on the Green with Jamestown Revival, Walker Lukens at Zilker Park. The long-running and wildly popular free summer music series in Austin’s biggest inner-city park blasts off with a double bill featuring the fast-rising Americana outfit Jamestown Revival — who, fittingly, have a song on their new album titled “Back to Austin” — plus upstart indie-rocker Walker Lukens. In the past, the full series lineup has been announced ahead of time, but this year KGSR, which presents the events, will be announcing the next show after each one is completed. Music starts at 8 pm.; arrive early for a spot closer to the stage. 2100 Barton Springs Road. — P.B.

Wednesday: X at Mohawk. On the heels of last week’s 40th-anniversary tour stop at this venue by the Damned, plus a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 40th-anniversary concert at the Erwin Center earlier this month, comes a 40th-anniversary show by Los Angeles roots-punk pioneers X. Rumors of co-leader John Doe moving to Austin surfaced recently, much as they had for co-leader Exene Cervenka a few years ago (which never came to pass). Wherever they may call home, they remain one of America’s great rock bands. Austin duo Folk Uke opens, along with John Egan. $25-$99. 6:30 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. — P.B.


Getting into these shows will require finding tickets through resellers, as all of them are sold out: Tuesday: Lewis Del Mar at Antone’s. The East Coast experimental-pop duo made big waves with its self-titled debut released last year. Anna Wise opens. 8 p.m. Wednesday: Kehlani at Emo’s. Nominated for an urban contemporary Grammy for her 2015 mixtape “You Should Be Here,” the West Coast singer released her first formal album, “SweetSexySavage,” in January. Also on the bill are Ella Mai, Jahkoy, and Noodles.7 p.m. doors. Wednesday: NPR Tiny Desk Concert on the Road at Independence Brewing Company. An outgrowth of the popular public-radio program, this tour features New Orleans soul-funk group Tank & the Bangas, winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, along with three locals who fared well in this year’s competition: Belcurve, Kiko Villamizar and Pocket Sounds. 7 p.m.

The Black Angels play a free in-store at Waterloo Records on Thursday. Contributed/Alexandra Valenti



  • Dale Watson & His Lonestars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Blue Monday with Gary Nicholson at Antone’s
  • Cory Reinisch, Doug Strahan at Blackheart
  • Tje Austin Band at Geraldine’s
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Shake Russell and Michael Hearne at El Mercado Backstage


  • Rosie Flores, Toni Price at Continental Club
  • James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery
  • Jonathan Terrell, Mike Schoenfeld at Blackheart
  • Seela, Jake Andrews at Saxon Pub
  • Rubilators at Sam’s Town Point



Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Twitter: @Blackstock360

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