My Spilt Milk's highlights for the week include John Prine, Modest Mouse, and Mimicking Birds.
[Updated] Friday: John Prine, Brandy Clark 8 p.m., Civic Theatre: The legendary singer/songwriter comes to town for two nights after the release of The Mailman Delivers, a two-disc set of studio and live recordings from Prine in 1970 when he still worked for the post office for a living. (tickets) Also on Friday: Mimicking Birds, Chris’ Teeth, The Ink Sea (tickets); Audio Dope, 11 p.m., House of Blues (tickets); The Parishioners, 11 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah; Dax Riggs, 10 p.m., One Eyed Jacks (tickets); Water Liars, Summer, 10 p.m., Circle Bar
Saturday: 3LAU, DXXXY, Klutch, C-LaB, Michael Medina, 10 p.m., The Republic: Dance clubs have become modern Las Vegas’ answer to the old school lounge shows, and it’s home to 3LAU. (tickets) Also on Saturday: John Prine, Brandy Clark, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets)
Sunday: Spoon, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre: The Austin-based indie rock heroes have completed a new album, but so far they’re only hinting at what it might sound like with snippets on YouTube. A recent setlist featured only previously released material, so there’s no guarantee that we’ll hear new music Sunday night. (tickets) Also on Sunday: Avant, Donell Jones, 7:30 p.m., Saenger Theatre (tickets); Toadies, Supersuckers, Battle Me, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre (tickets); Bobby V., Mystikal, Young Gabe, 10 p.m., Howlin’ Wolf (tickets): The Safes, The Unnaturals, 10 p.m., Circle Bar; Meschiya Lake, Alexandra Scott, Shane Sayers, Smoke Free, 6 p.m., Siberia
Monday: Modest Mouse, 8 p.m., Civic Theatre: Modest Mouse is being, well, modest, keeping information on its upcoming tour and album to a minimum. The album will be the band’s first since 2009, and will feature at least Krist Novacelic as special guest. It might have have more. (tickets) Also on Monday: Alexis and the Samurai, 8 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah
Tuesday: Johnny Hallyday, 8 p.m., House of Blues: “The French Elvis” has spent much of his almost 50 year-long career singing French language version of American rock ’n’ roll hits, and he’s on a rare American tour. Reports so far say he’s still charismatic and in good voice. (tickets) Also on Tuesday: Natty Vibes, 8 p.m., House of Blues (CANCELLED)
Playwright Pamela Davis-Noland wrote Badu-izms: A Tribute to Erykah, a theatrical, musical and dramatic performance based on Erykah Badu’s songs and stories. Tank and The Bangas, Tonya Boyd Cannon, and Zena Moses will be part of the show, which takes place Sunday at 3 and 8 p.m. at the Joy Theater.
Updated May 11, 2:10 p.m.
The Natty Vibes show has been cancelled. The text has been changed to reflect this.