Weekend music picks: Celebrate the Blues at Antone’s; Fight the power with Blastfamous USA

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Friday-Thursday: Antone’s 43rd Anniversary Bash. Technically, this annual celebration at Austin’s home of the blues is a monthlong affair, having begun June 29 and set to conclude July 28. For most of that stretch, anniversary events are scattered here and there; but this particular week marks the heart of the party, with shows every single night. Kicking it off Friday is a “Southwest Louisiana Swampede” starring C.C. Adcock, plus an early show with saxophonist Frank “Wild Jalapeno” Rodarte. Saturday’s Chicago Blues Celebration lost a headliner last month when Matt “Guitar” Murphy died at age 88, but the train will roll on with Billy Boy Arnold, Bob Stroger, Bob Margolin and more. Hometown heroes such as Miss Lavelle White, W.C. Clark, Derek O’Brien and Marcia Ball dig in on Sunday and Monday, before a Tuesday triple-threat women’s bill starring Barbara Lynn, Sue Foley and Lou Ann Barton. A Cliff’s Kids reunion and bassist Tommy Shannon’s crew hold down the fort Wednesday, followed by Thursday’s marquee gig with guitar great Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band. Ticket prices vary; check antonesnightclub.com for the full run and details. 305 E. Fifth St. — P.B.

Blastfamous USA is the new protest rap project featuring indie hip hop artist ZEALE with production duo NGHT HCKLRS. (Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Saturday: BUSA Block Party at Empire. For well over a decade, Zeale has been a battle-tested standout on the Austin rap scene. When he paired with industrial beat duo Nght Hcklrs to form Blastfamous USA, he became the revolution rap superhero we need right now. The crew is celebrating the release of their new EP “BUSA Flock.” You can check out the video for lead single, “Pull Up” which we premiered earlier this week. For the party, they’ve brought along a stellar cast of friends and collaborators. Expressive pop artist Mobley, protest punks Blxpltn and electro-soul trio Fort Never fill out the bill. $10. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com — D.S.S.

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Friday

Dipset Forever Tour ft. Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Zeek at Empire

Penteon Rococo at Emo’s

Dawn & Hawkes album release at Cactus Cafe

Graveltooth album release, Graham Wilkinson, Western Youth at Mohawk indoor

Renaissance record release at Townsend

Paul Cauthen at Waterloo Records

Croy & the Boys at ABGB

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Rosie Flores Revue at C-Boy’s

Bamako Airlines, Wache, Rattletree Marimba at Sahara Lounge

David Grissom, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Guy Forsyth at Threadgill’s North

Saturday

Thirty Seconds to Mars, Walk the Moon, K. Flay, Welshly Arms at Austin360 Amphitheater

Camp Nowhere with Louis the Child, Big Wild, Troyboi, more at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)

Patricia Vonne & Joe King Carrasco at Threadgill’s South

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains, Kathy & the Kilowatts at C-Boy’s

Negative Approach at Barracuda

Joan of Arc, Mylets at Mohawk indoor

Watters, Latin at Heart, Robynn Shayne at Saxon Pub

Folk Uke, Annie Guthrie at Sam’s Town Point

Money Chicha, Bill Kirchen at Continental Club

Emily Gimble, Lost Counts at Continental Gallery

Kev Bev and the Woodland Creatures at ABGB

System Positiv at Sahara Lounge

Shelley King at Threadgill’s North

Pucci Brothers at Cactus Cafe

JM Stevens at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill

Sunday

Hatsune Miku at the H-E-B Center

Iron Age at Hotel Vegas

Bellows, Caroline Says, Sun June at Mohawk indoor

Chris Beall, Resentments, John Gaar at Saxon Pub

Savage Poor at One-2-One Bar

Mike Stinson at ABGB