Weekend music picks: Our favorite big bands and Lone Star Jam

OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Hard Proof, Greyhounds, Cilantro Boombox at Mohawk outdoor. If you like your bands tight, your grooves big and your booty gyrating, this is a can’t-miss triple bill. Hard Proof and Cilantro Boombox bring the big band madness with wall of sound takes on Afrobeat, Reggae and Latin sounds while the duo behind Greyhounds is locked and loaded with rock ‘n’ soul. $12. 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Friday-Saturday: Brownout EP release at Antone’s. After a three-year stint scorching stages around the world with their furiously funky recreations of classic metal tunes, the nine-piece crew is ready to shed alter ego Brown Sabbath and get back to the booty-moving breakbeats that birthed the band. Their new EP, “Over the Covers,” packs the same horn and percussion heavy grooves we’ve come to expect, but for this go round they’ve kept on Alex “Ozzy” Marrero as a lead vocalist. His unflinching lyricism weaves deeper meaning into the expansive jams of one of the tightest instrumental ensembles on the planet. $17-$20. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

RELATED: Life after Brown Sabbath: Brownout releases new EP

Saturday: Bash & Pop, Fleshlights, Midgetmen at Barracuda. When Tommy Stinson came through town with the briefly reunited Replacements at the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival, it was a cause of celebration for the Minneapolis rockers’ legions of devoted fans. Stinson’s post-Replacements band Bash & Pop never approached that level of legend, but it did mark his first foray into fronting a band, and 1993’s “Friday Night Is Killing Me” was a fine record. A reconstituted Bash & Pop released a new disc, “Annything Could Happen,” earlier this year. Local punkers Fleshlights and Midgetmen open. $15. 8 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — P.B.

Austin, TX – Pat Green performs at ACL Live on February 18, 2017.

Saturday-Sunday: Lone Star Jam at Travis County Expo Center. This two-day Texas/red-dirt country throwdown has undergone some changes in recent years, both in schedule and venue. Once held in early May, it now precedes Memorial Day — a good call, given that Austin doesn’t have any other big music events on the holiday weekend. Last year’s move from the LBJ Library Lawn to a field in Southeast Austin was perhaps a challenge because of the lesser-known location, but this year’s site, on the grounds of the Expo Center, seems promising. Saturday’s performers include Pat Green, Aaron Watson and Cory Morrow, with the Josh Abbott Band, Wade Bowen and Charlie Robison among Sunday’s acts. Check out the full lineup at lonestarjam.com. $40 single-day, $70 both days ($300 VIP). Gates open at noon (both days). 7311 Decker Lane. — P.B.

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Friday-Saturday

Sue Foley, Lou Ann Barton at Continental Club

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Friday

Meat Puppets, Mike Watt & the Jom & Terry Show at Barracuda

Rhymin’ N Stealin’ at 3Ten

Hard Proof, Greyhounds, Cilantro Boombox at Mohawk outdoor

NHD (Salim Nourallah, Billy Harvey & Alex Dezen) at Townsend

Joe Jacksons, Go Fever at ABGB

Johnny Nicholas, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Otis The Destroyer, Blood Pumps, Think No Think, Magic Rockers of Texas at Hotel Vegas

White Label Analog, Waiting for August, Big News at Stubb’s indoor

Possessed By Paul James at Empire

Paul Nipper record release at Sam’s Town Point

ST37 at Hole in the Wall

Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s

Mrs. Glass, Them Duquaines at White Horse

Tontine, Wheel at Carousel Lounge

Saturday

Ty Segall, Zoltars at Stubb’s outdoor

Reverend Horton Heat, Flat Duo Jets, Rosie Flores at Come and Take It Live

Dillinger Escape Plan, American Sharks, Illustrations at Mohawk outdoor

Bob Schneider at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Luke Winslow-King at Lamberts

Meatbodies, Annabelle Chairlegs, Dream Machine at Hotel Vegas

Garner Sloan album release at Stay Gold

W.C. Clark, Bobby Whitlock & Coco Carmel at Saxon Pub

Albert & Gage Band at Donn’s Depot

Miss Lavelle White at Townsend

RA the Rugged Man, Afro at Empire

Nakia & the Blues Grifters at Highball

Cornell Hurd Band at Driskill Bar

Sour Bridges at Hill Country Galleria

Ramsay Midwood, Imperial Starlighters at Sam’s Town Point

Amplified Heat, Jonathan Terrell, Elijah Ford, Carson McHone, Hilary York at the Oasis

Sunday

Austin Area Jazz Festival with Kindred the Family Soul, Najee and Betty Wright at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex

Pachanga Series with Reik, Tour Des, Amor at ACL Live

Wavves, Kino Kimino at Mohawk

Fourplay at One World Theatre

A. Sinclair, El Lago, Elijah Ford, Sounds del Mar at Barracuda

Resentments, John Gaar, Lost Austin Band at Saxon Pub

Sour Bridges, Watters at Oskar Blues

Jake Penrod at Little Longhorn Saloon

Miss May I at Come and Take It Live

Paul Oakenfold at Kingdom

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