Weekend music picks: Young man, there’s no need to feel down, Village People hits town

OUR TOP PICKS

Friday: Sidewalk Chalk at Stubb’s indoors. The six-piece sound machine from Chicago blends hip-hop, jazz and soul. Caught these cats bringing the heat to a South by Southwest day party a few years back and their live shows unfold as an energetic explosion of booty-moving grooves. The band’s fourth album, “An Orchid is Born,” is their strongest work to date, lyrically incisive and melodically appealing. It dropped in early June and  the band is currently riding a slow-building buzz from around the country. $10. 9 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Saturday: Bush and My Jerusalem at Stubb’s outdoor. Riding the same wave of British alt-rock that brought the likes of Oasis and Blur to stardom in the mid-1990s, Gavin Rossdale’s band Bush had three straight platinum or multiplatinum albums before calling it quits for most of the following decade. Since reuniting (with a different lead guitarist and bassist) in 2010, they’ve issued three more albums, including the new “Black and White Rainbows.” Opening the tour is Austin rock group My Jerusalem, whose profile rose when last year’s album “A Little Death” came out on Washington Square Records. $35-$40. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. – P.B.

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Sunday: Village People at Empire Control Room. Hey “Macho Man” (or woman), celebrate your freedom to boogie down with the costumed crusaders from America’s favorite gay disco crew. Through the years, some of the People have left the group and been swapped with new members rocking their signature costumes, but Native American Felipe Rose (who is actually Lakota Sioux) and “G.I.” Alex Briley are founding members. Lead singer Ray Simpson who plays “the Cop,” joined in 1980 and was featured in the VP flick “Can’t Stop the Music” released that same year. $25-$100. 7 p.m. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com — D.S.S

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ALSO PLAYING

Friday-Saturday

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

Friday

Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman at Erwin Center

C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Peterson Brothers at Antone’s

Summer Jam with Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Granger Smith and more at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Duke Dumont at Vulcan Gas Company

Ozuna at El Coliseo

Milligan Vaughan Project, Erika Wennerstrom at Continental Club

Kiko Villamizar, Gio Chiamba, Como Las Movies, Conjunto Los Pinkys at Hotel Vegas

James McMurtry, Jonny Burke at Threadgill’s South

Star Parks, A. Sinclair, Glass Grapes at Hole in the Wall

Hard Riffs EP release, Easy Cap, Hippo at Barracuda

Madisons, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Coffee Sergeants at Cactus Cafe

Beat Root at El Mercado Backstage

Boss Street Brass Band at Stay Gold

Saturday

Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at Antone’s

W.C. Clark at the Townsend

Bob Schneider, Calliope Musicals, Avocados at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Horti CD release, Sounds Del Mar, Wolfdork at Empire

Mount Pressmore album release, Bee Gees Songbook at One-2-One Bar

Mike Nicolai vinyl release, Apopka, DiMaggios, Militant Babies at Hole in the Wall

Ringo Deathstarr at Hotel Vegas

Joe King Carrasco at Threadgill’s South

Miss Lavelle White at Skylark Lounge

Walt Wilkins, Patrice Pike, Mandy Rowden at Saxon Pub

Cilantro Boombox at ABGB

Mrs. Glass, John Branch Trio at Blackheart

Chalkboard Poets, Lonesome Heroes at Cactus Cafe

Liquid Stranger, Luzcid, Perkulator, Widdler at Vulcan Gas Company

Sunday

Bush, My Jerusalem at Stubb’s outdoor

Jabo & the Old Dogs, Miss Lavelle White at Antone’s

Jon Dee Graham & the Lo Jinx Orchestra at Continental Gallery

Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Wagoneers at C-Boy’s

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