This week’s music picks: Suffers, BJ Barham, Hot Summer Nights

Monday: The Suffers at Waterloo Records. With an intro by rapper Paul Wall, a smoky interlude featuring Bun B. and the gut-wrenching track “After the Storm,” which uses slow burning love as a salve for any residual ache from Hurricane Harvey, “Everything Here,” the new release from the Gulf Coast powerhouse, feels like a love letter to Houston, the band’s hometown. It also showcases the band’s versatility as they move easily from simmering soul to jazzy variations to funky dance numbers with Latin flair. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com — D.S.S.

Wednesday: BJ Barham of American Aquarium at Waterloo Records. Southern roots-rock band American Aquarium isn’t playing Austin proper on this tour — catch them at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels on Friday — but band leader Barham accommodated our city with this late-added solo in-store. He’ll likely focus on songs from the band’s acclaimed new album “Things Change,” on which he regrouped with a new backing crew that includes a couple of Austinites. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — P.B.

Thursday: Hot Summer Nights kickoff. The summer edition of Free Week returns to the Red River Cultural District as clubs throw open their doors for four nights of no cover shows. Highlights from night one include Houston electro groove duo Gio Chamba with local indie pop standouts Migrant Kids and cumbia band Como Las Movies at Stubb’s, sunny psychedelia from Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs at Barracuda, muscular riffs from Emily Wolfe and Quiet Company at the Mohawk and a sweaty dance party with Cilantro Boombox at Empire. Free. Check facebook.com/redrivercd for complete listings. — D.S.S.

Jeff Beck plays ACL Live on Thursday. Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2011

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Animal Collective, Lonnie Holley at Paramount Theatre
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Dylan Bishop Band, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, Marty Muse & Mary Reynolds at El Mercado Backstage
  • Polarizado, Big Destiny at Hotel Vegas
  • Arielle LaGuette at Geraldine’s

Tuesday

  • Quicksand, Glassjaw, Spotlights at Mohawk outdoor
  • Sleeping With Sirens, Rocket Summer, Kulick at 3Ten
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Alice Spencer at Townsend
  • Batty Jr., Animals in the Attic, Bright House at Hotel Vegas
  • Mourn, Chastity at Barracuda
  • Jake Andrews, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Durawa, Eric Bettencourt at El Mercado Backstage

Wednesday

  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Soccer Mommy at Mohawk outdoor
  • Boy Pablo, Vonne at Parish
  • Sound & Cinema with Huggy & the Feel Goodz and “Grease” at Long Center Lawn
  • Wine Down with Grace Pettis Band at 3Ten
  • Texas Radio Live with Sour Notes, Mason Lively at Guero’s Oak Garden
  • Brannen & Red Show, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Eve Monsees & Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Shawnee Kilgore, Ray Prim at Townsend
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Mike Stinson at Broken Spoke
  • John Inmon at Threadgill’s North
  • The Body, Lingua Ignota, Expander at Barracuda
  • Semihelix, Girling, Silver Bars, Sharks in the Deep End at Hotel Vegas

Thursday

  • Jeff Beck at ACL Live
  • English Beat, Ghost Town Steppas at Scoot Inn
  • Maria Muldaur at One World Theatre
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Roger Creager at Shady Grove
  • La Santa Cecilia, Tiarra Girls, Lesly Reynaga at Antone’s
  • Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar
  • Chaparral, Rosie & the Ramblers, Saddle Sores at White Horse
  • Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s
  • Mountain Natives, Emily Grace Clark, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • School of Rock AllStars at 3Ten