Album premiere: Hear Jeremy Nail’s new ‘Live Oak’ in its entirety

Jeremy Nail’s new album, “Live Oak,” is due out Aug. 17. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016

When we last visited with Austin singer-songwriter Jeremy Nail, it was to discuss his 2016 album “My Mountain,” which partly chronicled Nail’s loss of a leg from a rare form of cancer. With the help of producer Alejandro Escovedo and some of Austin’s top musicians, Nail created beautiful music from the depths of hard times.

READ MORE: Meet Jeremy Nail, our Austin360 Artist of the Month for May 2016

One constant that extends from “My Mountain” to his new “Live Oak,” due out Aug. 17, is the prominence of the natural world in the songs Nail writes. The mountains and oceans that loomed large on the last record give way to desert flowers and sturdy trees on “Abiquiu” and the title track, which provide a graceful path in to the new record.

“Live Oak” was produced with drummer Pat Manske at Dripping Springs studio the Zone, with a core backing crew of Manske, keyboardist Bukka Allen, guitarist Jeremy Menking and bassist Pat Harris. Others who appear include Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson from Steve Earle’s band, trumpeter Shane Pitsch and singer Kacy Crowley. Nail will celebrate its release on Aug. 17 at Cactus Cafe.

We’re giving “Like Oak” its full streaming premiere today on Austin360:

RELATED: Revisiting Jeremy Nail’s 2007 debut album, “Letter”

This week’s music picks: Sound & Cinema, Imagine Dragons, more

Wednesday: Sound & Cinema with Go Fever and “Mean Girls” at Long Center Lawn. The next-to-last installment of this popular music-and-film summer series features the best band of the bunch. Go Fever, fronted by Australian transplant Acey Monaro, plays engaging and infectious indie-pop that should serve as a good lead-in to Tina Fey’s 2004 comedy “Mean Girls.” Free. 6 p.m. gates, 7:30 p.m. music; movie follows. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.

Thursday: Imagine Dragons, Grace VanderWaal at Austin360 Amphitheater. Not many contemporary rock bands are bigger than Imagine Dragons, the Las Vegas outfit with three straight platinum-selling albums since 2012’s “Night Visions” produced the Grammy-winning single “Radioactive.” But a big part of the draw here is VanderWaal, who won NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” show in 2016 when she was 12. Now 14, she released her debut album, aptly titled “Just the Beginning,” last November shortly after charming big crowds at ACL Fest. $35-$142.50. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com.

Peter Frampton teams with the Steve Miller Band at ACL Live on Monday. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton at ACL Live
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Carolyn Wonderland at El Mercado Backstage
  • Dale Watson, Sea Monks, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Dylan Bishop Band, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s
  • Chuck Fleming & the Sadlands, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse
  • T. Jarrod Bonta & Bracken Hale at Sam’s Town Point
  • Chris Gage at Donn’s Depot
  • Arielle LaGuette at Geraldine’s
  • Datura at Stay Gold

Tuesday

  • Phish at Austin360 Amphitheater
  • Beach House, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at ACL Live (sold out)
  • Durawa with Joe King Carrasco at El Mercado Backstage
  • Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Jake Andrews, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Brian Pounds Trio, David Grissom at Saxon Pub
  • Ryan Howard Trio, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room
  • Curtis Lee at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

  • Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, Bad Wolves at Austin360 Amphitheater
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Texas Radio Live with Belle Sounds, Brian Pounds at Guero’s
  • Jessica Risker, Caroline Says at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Zac Clark, Bob Oxblood at Stubb’s indoor
  • Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Caroline Says, Jessica Risker at Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Altamesa, Loteria, Lo Country at Hotel Vegas
  • Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Shawnee Kilgore, Jon Dee Graham at Townsend
  • Seela at One-2-One Bar

Thursday

Austin360 On The Record: Israel Nash hits new heights on ‘Lifted’

Israel Nash celebrates the release of “Lifted” on Friday at Scoot Inn. Contributed/Rett Rogers

OUT THIS WEEK

Israel Nash, “Lifted” (Desert Folklore/Thirty Tigers). Communing with music and nature on his compound in Dripping Springs since moving from New York in 2011, Nash plays psychedelic folk-rock that feels rooted deep inside his own private universe yet still somehow wired into to the larger world around him. “Lifted” is the third record he’s made here, and it radiates with a spacey melodic grace that feels very much of the ’60s — the 1960s, yes, but perhaps the 2060s as well. Nash’s versatile core band of Joey and Aaron McClellan, Eric Swanson and Josh Fleischmann fill out his songs with full arrangements of electric and acoustic guitar, piano and organ, drums and percussion, banjo and autoharp, synths and handbells. A string quartet, three-piece horn section and harpsichord from 10 additional musicians add even more layers to the lush, lustrous vibe of “Lifted.” Lyrically, Nash often draws from the natural and mystical: “The eagle and the full moon will rise from the west soon/ Deliver me to the land of sand and stone,” he sings on the uplifting opener “Rolling On,” while on the more pensive “Hillsides,” he envisions a place “on a mountain slide where the bluebonnets ride/ Under skies of purple sea where the sould learn to speak.” There’s connections between Nash’s music and that of fellow psych/hippie locals such as Wild Child, the Black Angels and Bright Light Social Hour, but “Lifted” ultimately occupies its own plane. Release show July 27 at Scoot Inn. Here’s the video for the track “Lucky Ones”:

 Batty Jr., “Wormholes to the New Jersey Turnpike.” Full-length record from the offbeat indie quartet featuring Zeke Jarmon, Sadie Wolfe, Taylor Turner and Jeff Olson follows last year’s EP “From the Land of Insofaras.” Release show July 28 at Threadgill’s South.

Ego Deaf, “I’ll Let You Know When It Gets Weird” EP. Debut from the psychedelic-tinged quartet featuring Josh Comeaux, Dan Krause, Kasey Rebello and Justin Babineaux. Release show July 28 at Stay Gold. Here’s the track “Complicated”:

Madi Meeks, “For You” EP. The five-song debut from this 16-year-old folk-pop singer-songwriter, a finalist at this year’s Old Settler’s Music Fest youth talent competition, was produced by Nick Jay. Release show July 28 at Carousel Lounge. Here’s a recent live version of the track “Locked In”:

COMING SOON

  • AUG. 3: Kevin Galloway, “The Change” (Nine Mile), playing July 20 at Cactus Cafe, release show Aug. 3 at Continental Club.
  • AUG. 9: Ben Ballinger, “Live at the Cactus Cafe” EP, release show Aug. 9 at Cactus Cafe.
  • AUG. 10: William Clark Green, “Hebert Island,” playing Aug. 11 at River Road Ice House (New Braunfels).
  • AUG. 11: Kev Bev, “Love Lemonade,” release show Aug. 11 at Threadgill’s South.
  • AUG. 12: Brittany Shane, self-titled EP, release show Aug. 12 at Central Market Westgate.
  • AUG. 17: Joe Ely, “The Lubbock Tapes: Full Circle” (Rack ’Em).
  • AUG. 17: Nakia, “Blues Grifter,” in-store Aug. 17 at Waterloo Records, release show Aug. 18 at Saxon Pub.
  • AUG. 17: Jeremy Nail, “Live Oak,” release show Aug. 17 at Cactus Cafe.
  • AUG. 17: Blue October, “I Hope You’re Happy.”
  • AUG. 18: Phoenix Jordan, “Love Is Heaven, Love Is Hell, release show Aug. 18 at Manchaca United Methodist Church.
  • AUG. 23: Mike Schoenfeld, “Little Feet” EP, release show Aug. 23 at Kitty Cohen.
  • AUG. 24: White Denim, “Performance” (City Slang), release show Aug. 25 at Mohawk outdoor.
  • AUG. 24: Teddy Glass, “Nights and Weekends.”
  • SEPT. 5: Buhu, “Tenets.”
  • SEPT. 7: Ghostland Observatory, “See You Later Simulator,” playing Bat Fest Aug. 18.
  • SEPT. 7: Ray Bonneville, “At King Electric” (Stonefly).
  • SEPT. 7: The Mrs., “Five Minutes” EP, release show Sept. 8 at Lamberts.
  • SEPT. 14: Willie Nelson, “My Way” (Legacy).
  • SEPT. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, “New Routes.”
  • SEPT. 14: Band of Heathens, “A Message From the People Revisited.”
  • SEPT. 14: Gina Chavez, “Lightbeam” EP, release show Sept. 15 at Antone’s.
  • SEPT. 14: Johnny Goudie, “Leper Hands” EP, release show Sept. 13 at One-2-One Bar.
  • SEPT. 14: Ben Millburn, “Sunglass Moustache.”
  • SEPT. 21: Western Youth, self-titled.
  • SEPT. 21: Will Courtney, “Crazy Love” (Super Secret).
  • SEPT. 21: Jonathon Zemek, “Hillcrest.”
  • SEPT. 28: Jerry David DeCicca, “Burning Daylight” (Super Secret).
  • OCT. 5: Max Frost, “Gold Rush” (Atlantic).

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

Austin360 On The Record: Belle Sounds, Ume, Cody Canada

Andre Moran and Noelle Hampton of the Belle Sounds. Contributed/Barbara FG Photography

OUT THIS WEEK

Belle Sounds, “The Sea Within.” Centered around singer-songwriter Noelle Hampton and guitarist Andre Moran, the Belle Sounds have become one of Austin’s best pop bands since forming five years ago. “The Sea Within” has been a long time coming: Their last release was a 2014 EP that followed 2013’s self-titled debut. Working with producer David Boyle at his Church House Studio in East Austin, the band recorded 11 original songs that reach back to the classic sounds of 1970s FM radio, an approach that stands out today precisely because they’re not trying to board the indie bandwagon. The album’s title comes from the mesmerizing track “Innsaei,” an Icelandic word that translates to “the sea within” but connotes a deeper, zen-like sense of intuition and empathy. This is a very well-constructed and sequenced record: Five tracks build up, and then down, from “Legend of the Silver Moon,” a masterful eight-minute centerpiece that luxuriates in Moran’s brilliant atmospheric guitar soundscapes. Throughout, contributions from keyboardists Boyle and Emily Shirley, bassists John Michael Schoepf and Kris Nelson, drummer Evan Hutchings and cellist Brian Standefer make “The Sea Within” sound very much like a band record, not simply a duo project. Release show July 21 at One-2-One Bar. Here’s the video for the track “Like a Villain”:

Ume, “Other Nature” (Modern Outsider). Back on Modern Outsider after one record with the Dangerbird label, the magnetic trio featuring singer-guitarist Lauren Larson, bassist Eric Larson and drummer Aaron Perez sounds revitalized on these 10 cuts, their first new music since 2014. With studio ace Stuart Sikes (A Giant Dog, Black Joe Lewis) producing and Don Cento adding synth accents, the band mixes thunderous rockers with more contemplative material perhaps brought on by the Larsons recently becoming parents. Release show July 21 at Mohawk outdoor. Here’s the video for the leadoff track, “Crushed”:

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Cody Canada & the Departed, “3” (Underground Sound). Groove-heavy country rock from the transplanted Oklahoma red-dirt wrangler, whose band is pared down here to a trio with Jeremy Plato and Eric Hansen. A nice surprise is the inclusion of “Betty Was Black (And Willie Was White),” a hidden gem from early-’90s Nashville band the Bis-quits that was previously revived by Todd Snider. Playing July 22 at Antone’s. Here’s the track “Unglued”:

COMING SOON

  • JULY 27: Israel Nash, “Lifted,” release show July 27 at Scoot Inn.
  • JULY 27: Cody Jinks, “Lifers.”
  • JULY 28: Batty Jr., “Wormhole,” release show July 28 at Threadgill’s South.
  • JULY 28: Ego Deaf, “I’ll Let You Know When It Gets Weird” EP, release show July 28 at Stay Gold.
  • JULY 29: Madi Meeks, “For You” EP, release show July 28 at Carousel Lounge.
  • AUG. 3: Kevin Galloway, “The Change” (Nine Mile), playing July 20 at Cactus Cafe, release show Aug. 3 at Continental Club.
  • AUG. 9: Ben Ballinger, “Live at the Cactus Cafe” EP, release show Aug. 9 at Cactus Cafe.
  • AUG. 10: William Clark Green, “Hebert Island,” playing Aug. 11 at River Road Ice House (New Braunfels).
  • AUG. 17: Joe Ely, “The Lubbock Tapes: Full Circle” (Rack ’Em).
  • AUG. 17: Nakia, “Blues Grifter,” in-store Aug. 17 at Waterloo Records, release show Aug. 18 at Saxon Pub.
  • AUG. 17: Jeremy Nail, “Live Oak.”
  • AUG. 23: Mike Schoenfeld, “Little Feet” EP, release show Aug. 23 at Kitty Cohen.
  • AUG. 24: White Denim, “Performance” (City Slang).
  • AUG. 24: Teddy Glass, “Nights and Weekends.”
  • AUGUST: Saents, self-titled EP.
  • SEPT. 5: Buhu, “Tenets.”
  • SEPT. 7: Ghostland Observatory, “See You Later Simulator,” playing Bat Fest Aug. 18.
  • SEPT. 14: Asleep at the Wheel, “New Routes.”
  • SEPT. 14: Band of Heathens, “A Message From the People Revisited.)
  • SEPT. 14: Gina Chavez, “Lightbeam” EP, release show Sept. 15 at Antone’s.
  • SEPT. 21: Western Youth, self-titled.
  • SEPT. 21: Will Courtney, “Crazy Love” (Super Secret).
  • SEPT. 21: Jonathon Zemek, “Hillcrest.”
  • SEPT. 28: Jerry David DeCicca, “Burning Daylight” (Super Secret).

This week’s music picks: Wild Child at Blues on the Green, Ume, more

Tuesday: Ume at Waterloo Records. Four years after their last album, “Monuments,” dropped, Austin’s hard rock outfit is back with a new collection, “Other Nature.” The band slowed down in 2015 after the couple at the core, Lauren and Eric Larsen, gave birth to a baby girl. For a period of time, the future of the group was up in the air, but Lauren Larson felt driven to write the deeply personal songs on the album while the baby slept. “I needed to recover and accept myself, let go of fear and let love in and these songs were the journey,” she says. Ume heads out on tour with the Sword later this month. Free. 5 p.m. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Blues on the Green with Wild Child, Los Coast at Zilker Park. “We really wouldn’t exist without this city,” Wild Child’s lead singer Kelsey Wilson said during an “Austin City Limits” taping last month. Austin shares the effusive love for the Central Texas crew who got their start playing ukulele-heavy shows at tiny Austin clubs like Holy Mountain before their 2013 album, “The Runaround” made them a slow burn sensation on the collegiate folk rock circuit. Over the years, their sound has evolved. These days, they indulge in rich instrumentation to create lush pop songs. Yet they maintain the emotional sincerity that resonates with so many fans. Staff writer Omar Gallaga reported the band’s “giddy energy — not always captured on the studio versions of its songs — crackled,” at the “ACL” taping. We expect the sparks will also fly in Zilker Park. Free, parking pass $15 + service fees. Music at 8 p.m. 2115 Lou Neff Road. kgsr.com — D.S.S.

Billy Corgan brings Smashing Pumpkins to the Erwin Center on Monday. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman 2013

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • Smashing Pumpkins, Metric at Erwin Center
  • Danny Duncan at Come and Take It Live
  • Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, Phil Hurley at El Mercado Backstage
  • Alvin Crow, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Dylan Bishop Band, Blue Monday Band at Antone’s
  • Beat Root Revival at Saxon Pub
  • Arielle LaGuette at Geraldine’s
  • Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

  • Alice Spencer at Townsend
  • Jake Andrews, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Mike Stinson at Continental Club
  • Curtis McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Durawa, Diana Cheatman at El Mercado Backstage
  • Henry + the Invisibles, Soundfounder at One-2-One Bar
  • Wilson Marks at Lamberts

Wednesday

  • Three Doors Down, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum at HEB Center
  • Beach Fossils, Temple of Angels at Mohawk outdoor
  • Julianna Barwick, Mary Lattimore, Silent Land Time Machine at Barracuda
  • Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Eve Monsees & Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s
  • Barbara Nesbitt, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • Ben Ballinger at Stay Gold
  • Shawnee Kilgore, Jana Pochop at Townsend
  • Adrian Ruiz Quintet, Jitterbug Vipers at Elephant Room
  • Texas Radio Live with Robynn Shayne, Mamahawk at Guero’s
  • Chris Gage & Friends with Van Wilks at El Mercado Backstage
  • RocknRoll HiFives at Waterloo Records

Thursday

  • Tyler Childers, Wooks at Scoot Inn (sold out)
  • Unplugged at the Grove with Asleep at the Wheel at Shady Grove
  • Will Hoge at 3Ten
  • Eliza Gilkyson at Waterloo Records
  • Michael Fracasso at Cactus Cafe
  • Spits, Trouble Boys, Mujeres Podridas, Muther at Barracuda
  • Daniel Francis Doyle, Slaughterstein, Jana Horn at Hotel Vegas
  • Colin Gilmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Jason Eady, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub
  • Aaron McDonnell at Geraldine’s
  • Sheree Shugaree Smith & Cold Sweat, Aaron Stephens, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s

Look, up in the sky! It’s not Superman, or Shinyribs. It’s a Grackle!

Kevin Russell, left, and Ron Byrd performed briefly as the Grackles in early-1990s Austin. Contributed

For our latest “Grackle Week” feature in Thursday’s American-Statesman, we talked with Kevin Russell about the short-lived tenure of the Grackles, an early-1990s Austin band that soon morphed into long-running Americana group the Gourds. The Grackles centered around Russell and Ron Byrd, now a practicing physician in Austin, and they played almost exclusively at Chicago House, a downtown folk club in those years.

READ MORE: What’s that sound? It’s Grackle Week!

The Grackles never released any music. But, it turns out, they did record a few demos that still exist. Our Grackle Week conversation spurred Russell to dig up one of them, and he’s made it available as a free streaming track. Here’s “Turn Me Like a Choir”:

Not only is it a surviving Grackles track, the lyrics actually make a reference to grackles. “In the song I actually talk about, ‘A heart like a bird full of tears/ The black face shines unafraid,'” Russell told American-Statesman videographer Reshma Kirpalani. “Grackles are fearless.”

Check out more grack-tacular features at our austin360.com Grackle Week page.

RELATED: Austin and the grackles: some great moments

City of Austin, Scoremore to host free session with Rap-A-Lot’s J. Prince

The City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division and Scoremore Shows will team up to present a conversation with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO and Founder J. Prince (a.k.a. James Prince) on July 18 at 6 p.m. at 3Ten.

Prince, a titan of the Texas music industry with a colorful past, has a new book called “The Art & Science of Respect” chronicling the rise of his label.

The event is part of an ongoing collaboration between Scoremore, an Austin-based concert production powerhouse, and the city music office. It is free and open to the public.

RELATED: Music giant Live Nation acquires stake in Scoremore Shows

“Our goal is to support and develop all sectors and genres woven into the rich tapestry that is Austin’s music industry,” said Erica Shamaly, Music & Entertainment Division Manager. “The partnership with Scoremore has now benefitted hundreds of people in Austin, many of whom that are younger and actively engaged with growing genres and musical fusions in Austin. This event is a fantastic opportunity for providing these folks access to an industry legend to inquire, learn, and grow.”

Attendance is free, but RSVP is required: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1730811.

This week’s music picks: Johnny Irion, Sound & Cinema, Texas Radio Live

Wednesday: Johnny Irion at Cactus Cafe. Folk-rocker Irion and his wife, Sarah Lee Guthrie, make music much like Austin’s country couple Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis: Often they work together, but they’ve made records on their own as well. Irion’s new “Driving Friend” is the first under his own name since 2007. Sarah Lee does appear on the album, but more fundamental in shaping its richly melodic sound are members of Dawes, Wilco and Mother Hips. Irion’s pedigree goes back to his mid-’90s days with North Carolina alt-rockers Queen Sarah Saturday, and he’s also recorded with the band U.S. Elevator, but all three of his solo records stand out as highlights in a now long and fruitful career. Austin troubadour Mike Stinson opens. $15-$20. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Wednesday: Sound & Cinema on Long Center Lawn. It’s party time…excellent! Embrace your inner burnout as Austin’s favorite music and movies series returns. The first installment hits you with the grimy acid rock of Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad before blasting you back to the golden era of cable access with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey fighting to save “Wayne’s World.” Party on, Austin. 6 p.m. gates; 7:30 p.m. music. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Texas Radio Live with Dawn & Hawkes, Nichole Wagner at Guero’s. It’s not quite a dual record-release party — Dawn & Hawkes had their own last weekend at Cactus Cafe, and Wagner follows with a July 14 soiree at the Townsend — but this weekly show on Sun Radio allows both artists to play their new songs live for a wider audience on the airwaves. Folk-pop couple Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes’ “The Other Side” follows their 2012 debut “Golden Heart and 2015’s “Yours and Mine”; singer-songwriter Wagner’s latest is called “And the Sky Caught Fire.” No cover; donations accepted. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1412 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com/trl. — P.B.

Janet Jackson plays the Austin360 Amphitheater on Wednesday. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

Elsa Cross, Beat Root Revival at Saxon Pub

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Drunks With Guns at Beerland

Geoff Queen at Sam’s Town Point

Tuesday

Boy George & Culture Club, Tom Bailey at ACL Live

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Eric Hisaw, Rob Baird, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Henry + the Invisibles at One-2-One Bar

Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue at Sam’s Town Point

Wednesday

Janet Jackson at Austin360 Amphitheater

Jump on It with Trina at Travis County Expo Center

Cliff’s Kids Reunion, Tommy Shannon Blues Band at Antone’s

Marfa Crush, Sally Allen at Continental Club

James Hand at Threadgill’s North

Shawnee Kilgore, Ben Jones at Townsend

Beat Root Revival at One-2-One Bar

Warren Hood at ABGB

Thursday

Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band at Antone’s, Dave Biller Combo at Antone’s

Steel Panther, Black Heart Saints at Emo’s

Petal, Camp Cope at Barracuda

Lee Roy Parnell, Love & Chaos at Saxon Pub

Robby Hecht & Caroline Spence at Cactus Cafe

Lagoons, Bishops at Stubb’s indoor

Unplugged at the Grove with Peterson Brothers at Shady Grove

Etana at Flamingo Cantina

Graham Weber, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Eric Hisaw Band at Opal Divine’s Austin Grill

Rebecca Loebe at Townsend

This week’s music picks: Haley Heynderickx, Night Glitter EP release

Tuesday: Haley Heynderickx at Cactus Cafe. Portland, Ore., has consistently produced noteworthy indie acts for some time now, and Heynderickx (don’t try to spell it without a program) is the latest from the Rose City to attract nationwide attention. Her full-length debut “I Need to Start a Garden,” issued last fall, has drawn widespread critical acclaim for its intriguing folk-based songs that push traditional structures in inventive directions. $12-$15. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Tuesday: Night Glitter EP release at Mohawk indoor. Perhaps you were among the thousands who heard them kicking off this year’s Blues on the Green series last month, opening for the Black Angels in Zilker Park. Centered on singer/keyboardist LouLou Ghelichkahani and bassist/guitarist John Michael Schoepf, Night Glitter also uses steel guitar to cast mesmerizing moods with music that transcends the indie realm. They’re celebrating the release of a new EP, “Hangin’ on a Dream,” at this show. $10-$13. 10 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Mélat plays 3Ten’s monthly Wine Down series on Wednesday. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

ALSO PLAYING

Monday

  • JoJo, Malia Civetz at Antone’s
  • Annabelle Chairlegs, Navy Gangs, Cosmic Chaos, Beige Watch at Hotel Vegas
  • Have Mercy, Kississippi, Gleemer, Super American at Barracuda
  • Avantist, Boleys, Desilu, Black Basement at Beerland
  • Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club
  • Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery
  • Chuck Fleming, Kathryn Legendre, Texas Tycoons at White Horse
  • Ruby Jane at Geraldine’s
  • Guy & Jeska Forsyth, Matt Hubbard, Brad Houser, Todd V. Wolfson at Monkey Nest Coffee

Tuesday

  • Stars, AJ Lambert at Mohawk outdoor
  • Durawa, Murali Coryell at El Mercado Backstage
  • Curtis Lee, Henry & the Invisibles at One-2-One Bar
  • Toni Price at Little Darlin’
  • Galeano, Antone’s Big Trio at Antone’s
  • Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery
  • Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club
  • Aaron McDonnell, Devin Jake, Chansons Et Soulards at White Horse
  • Peterson Brothers at Geraldine’s
  • Victoria Uslenghi Quintet at Elephant Room

Wednesday

  • Brit Floyd at ACL Live
  • Geoff Tate, Til Death Do Us Part at Antone’s
  • James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham at Continental Club
  • Wine Down with Melat at 3Ten
  • Sam Morrow at Stubb’s indoor
  • Fragile Rock, Middlespoon, Elevaded at Mohawk indoor
  • Croy & the Boys, Tiffany Six, Rock Step Revelators at White Horse
  • Walt Wilkins, Wagoneers at Saxon Pub
  • Warren Hood at ABGB
  • John Inmon Band at Threadgill’s North
  • Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery
  • Drew Davis at Geraldine’s

Thursday

  • Unplugged at the Grove with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Shady Grove
  • Wilco Tribute with Star Parks, PT Banks, Daphne Tunes, Ben Ballinger, Small Houses at Barracuda
  • Xetas, A Deer a Horse, Borzoi, Quin Galavis, Super Thief at Beerland
  • Chakra Khan, Azmaris, Latchkey Kid at Mohawk indoor
  • Peking Duk, Repeat Repeat at Stubb’s indoor
  • Bonnie Whitmore, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Sheree Sugaree Smith, Aaron Stephens, Paul Oscher at C-Boy’s
  • Lake of Fire, Love-Birds, Zoltars at Hotel Vegas
  • Jabo & the Old Dogs, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s
  • Michael Cross Peace Band at Scoot Inn
  • Tara Williamson at Geraldine’s