Mar 7 | Can't make it to Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic at the Fort Worth Stockyards, a four-decade Texas tradition? This traveling Nelson clan revue — with sister Bobbie on piano and son Lukas opening — is the next best thing, an American family bandstand on biodiesel wheels. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
Sat. March 8 | Scheduling quirk of the week: On the heels of Stephen Malkmus bringing his Jicks to town comes Massachusetts acolyte Speedy Ortiz, whose 2013 breakout Major Arcana and jagged new EP Real Hair (Carpark) fill the cracks between Pavement classics Slanted and Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Pile Tickets opens at 10 p.m. at Saturn Bar.
Mon. March 10 | On the San Francisco shoegaze outfit's 2013 LP Jinx (Slumberland Records), Weekend blankets its bleary-eyed pop with Cure-like blasts of jangly guitars and dreamy, never-ending swells of reverb. Nothing and AAN open at 10 p.m. at Circle Bar.