Maroon 5, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Monkees, JMSN

Here are our top picks from live music options in the Austin area from September 23-29.


Monkees at Stubb’s. Hey hey, it’s still the Monkees, even though singer Davy Jones and bassist Peter Tork are no longer with us. Guitarist Michael Nesmith and drummer Mickey Dolenz, the surviving members of the television sitcom group that became a pop sensation in the 1960s, will release the hits of what is billed as a “farewell tour.” We’ll believe it when we don’t see it again, but even so, you might want to get on board, just in case it ends up being the ‘last train to Clarksville’. $ 47.50 to $ 147.50. Doors from 7 p.m. 801, rue de la rivière Rouge – PB

I am Kawehi at 3Ten. We first surprised a woman with this prodigy in South by Southwest several years ago, shortly after her YouTube videos featuring inventive homemade covers with looping effects went viral. She has also recorded and released original material that is more akin to a singer-songwriter vein. During the pandemic, the Kansas-by-way-of-Hawaii artist unveiled a set of “Quarantine Sessions” of solo covers and mashups, including one that combines tracks from Amy Winehouse, Elle King and Jace Everett. $ 16. 7:30 p.m., boul. Willie Nelson. – PB

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JMSN at Scoot Inn. “Heals Me”, the latest from the Albanian American artist also known as Christian Berishaj, is a vast collection, rich in texture and drama. He weaves his silky voice into lush sound backgrounds that incorporate elements of R&B, soul, acoustic folk sounds, orchestral swells and electronic rhythms. An adept composer and producer, Berishaj is also a powerful live singer who leaves everything on stage. $ 20 to $ 25. Doors from 7 p.m. 1308 E. Fourth Street – DSS

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Carolyn Wonderland kicks off the Hill Country Galleria's fall concert series on Saturday.


Carolyn Wonderland at Hill Country Galleria. Bee Cave’s popular Saturday night shopping mecca concert series is back this fall, with free performances by top local performers on its front lawn in Central Plaza. This week’s performer is dynamic blues-country-rock guitarist and singer Carolyn Wonderland, who is due to release a new album on acclaimed indie label Alligator next month. Upcoming episodes include Bob Schneider (October 2), Micky & the Motorcars (October 23), and the Peterson Brothers (October 30). 7 to 9 p.m. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. in the bee cave. – PB

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Mexico City-based duo Rodrigo y Gabriela perform ACL Live on Sunday.


Rodrigo and Gabriela at ACL Live. Formed in Ireland but now based in Mexico City, the eclectic guitar duo of Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero mix elements of instrumental flamenco with acoustic rock and metal. Their most recent album, “Mettavolution”, was released in 2019 on ATO Records and won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Arrive on time so you don’t miss out on Los Sundowns, a hot new group from Austin that combines Latin influences with American roots music. $ 39- $ 63. 8 p.m. 310, boul. Willie Nelson. – PB

On Monday

Maroon 5 at Germania Insurance Amphitheater. Two years after Adam Levine left his swivel chair for NBC’s hit singing contest, “The Voice,” he’s back on the road with his hit pop juggernaut. The group’s 2021 release “Jordi” includes chart tops “Memories,” “Lifestyle” with Jason Derulo and “Beautiful Mistakes” with Megan Thee Stallion. $ 62 and over. 7 p.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas, boul. at Del Valle. – DSS


Rickie Lee Jones at 04 Center. We surprised Jones at one of the first events in this South Lamar church space that started booking concerts shortly before the start of the pandemic. Jones confessed on stage that she was not sure how the concert would go when she saw the place for the first time, but she ended up having fun and put on a magnificent show, returning in his catalog for big hits such as “Chuck E. ‘s in Love” and also mixing more recent material. $ 38- $ 68. 2701, boul. S. Lamar – PB

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