The Killigans, FREAKABOUT, Bogusman, 9 p.m. Saturday, Bourbon Theatre. March 17 is Sunday. That means The Killigans have to move their annual St. Patrick’s Day show to Saturday night -- a perfect night for the band’s Irishrooted revelry.
The veteran local outfit, celebrating it’s 15th anniversary this month, is as good as any Celtic punk band -- Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, et al -- anywhere. They released their fifth, and best album “Dance on Your Grave” last year -- a disc packed with powerhouse punk like Burn It Down,” a song about destruction and rebuilding; the short shout-along “Fight Today (Knock Them Down)”; the ringing, hook-filled “Bartender,” which brings to mind The Clash; and the exploration of the evil that lurks in the hearts of “All Good Men.”
And live -- well, the last three times we’ve seen them, including at Lincoln Exposed last month, they’ve never been better -- passionate and propulsive.
The Killigans are joined by a couple more of Lincoln’s best -- rockers FREAKABOUT and Bogusman, on the top St. Patrick’s Day bill in town.
Kyle Park with Bucka Ruse and Jay Kloefkorn, 7 p.m. Saturday, Royal Grove. Kyle Park just landed his fourth No. 1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report with “Rio,” a song from the Austin independent country artist’s sixth album, “Don’t Forget Where You Come From.” A traditionalist of the Merle Haggard/George Jones school, Park’s now 15 years in, releasing his own records and touring hard around the country
John Nemeth, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Zoo Bar. Harmonicat John Nemeth returns to the Zoo Bar this week for another show of rockin’ soulful blues. A nine-time Blues Music Award nominee -- and two time winner, Nemeth’s put out nine solo albums since 2002 after cutting his teeth backing the likes of Junior Watson, Anson Funderburgh and Elvin Bishop.