My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Willie Nelson & Family, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Weekend, Broken Bells, DMX and comedian Jim Jefferies.

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Broken Bells

Friday: Willie Nelson & Family, Lukas Nelson, 8 p.m., House of Blues: Willie Nelson keeps it all in the family Friday night, headlining with his original backing band, and with son, Lukas Nelson opening (tickets); Also on Friday: Com Truise, Phantoms10 p.m., Hi Ho Lounge (tickets); Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition9 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Kaboom, The Fake Carls10:30 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); The Parishioners CD-release party11 p.m., Le Bon Temps Roule

Saturday: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Kristin Diable, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks: After years of touring, the Birmingham-based soul band finally releases its firts studio album, Half the City (tickets); Also on Saturday: Keys N Krates, Klutch10 p.m., Freret St. Publiq House (tickets); Tedo Stone, King Rey, Banditos9 p.m., Gasa Gasa (tickets); Two Cow Garage, SS Boombox, Redemption Kings7 p.m., Siberia (tickets); Switchfoot, The Kopecky Family Band8 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Smoke DZA, Trademark and Friends10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf (tickets); Yellow Ostrich, Pattern is Movement10 p.m., Circle Bar; SXSW Bounce fundraiser w/ Big Freedia, Katey Red, Magnolia Rhome, Walt Wiggady, Killy Keys, Culotta Rock, BJ So Cole, Gameova Hound, Da Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man10 p.m., Siberia (tickets)

Sunday: James Singleton Quartet with Johnny V, Tim Green, and Jonathan Freilich, 8 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah: The celebrated bassist, composer and producer performs with his quartet Sunday night with help from his special guests. Also on Sunday: Iration, The Movement, Natural Vibrations7 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); Ready to Live: The Notorious B.I.G. tribute6 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf’s Den (tickets); Please the Trees, Psychodelia Plus Yvette10 p.m., Circle Bar

Monday: Weekend, Nothing, 10 p.m., Circle Bar: The Brooklyn lo-fi trio revive the alternative sound of the early '80s. 

Tuesday: 311 Day, 8 p.m., Smoothie King Center: The '90s fusion rockers celebrate their namesake on the 11th day of March with the release of a new album, Stereolithic (tickets); Also on Tuesday: The Orwells, Twin Peaks, The Silver Palms10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Ron Pope, Von Grey, Alexis Keegan8 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets

Wednesday: Broken Bells, 9:30 p.m., Civic Theatre: The Shins' James Mercer and artist-producer Brian Burton (aka: Danger Mouse) collaborate once again on a second indie-rock album, titled After The Disco (tickets); Also on Wednesday: Cody Chesnutt, The Honorable South10 p.m., Tipitina’s (tickets); ZZ Ward, Linus Young, The O My’s7:30 p.m., House of Blues’ Parish (tickets); Star and Dagger10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets

Thursday: DMX, 10 p.m., The Howlin’ Wolf: The Dog is back, this time with rumors of yet another "comeback" album with Swizz Beatz (tickets).

Other Stuff:

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, also known for his FX comedy series Legit, performs stand-up at the Civic Theatre on Friday at 8 p.m.

In July 2013, fake news broadcast Welcome to Night Valebecame the most downloaded podcast on iTunes. Tuesday night, the strange Southwestern town comes to life with a live performance at the Civic Theatre.