LOCAL LIVE SHOW PICKS:
• Sunday, Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge, 9:15 p.m. — This variation on the Nashville supergroup Motel Mirrors with its husband-and-wife core will surely cover some of the retro-country sounds of the Mirrors’ latest EP, “Gotta Lotta Rhythm,” as well are their duo album and solo work. Caroline Cotter opens.
• Monday, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, Duke Levine, Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge, 8:30 p.m. — Estimable guitarist Levine makes a rare appearance in the long-running Monday Night Bluegrass series.
• Tuesday, Duke Levine’s Super Sweet Sounds of the ’70s, Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, 9 p.m. — Levine and fellow guitar god Kevin Barry lead a dynamic six-piece band in this increasingly popular dose of sonic nostalgia. Expect some Pink Floyd, Argent, Jeff Beck and more.
• Wednesday — The Dennis Brennan Band, Lizard Lounge, 9:30 p.m. — With an extended, open-ended hiatus ahead, this is one of the final three times to see Boston’s best band before the players head off on different projects. Stash, the notable guitar chameleon, plays the middle set.
• Thursday, Baker Thomas Band, Toad, Cambridge, 10 p.m. — This big and boisterous ensemble, pitched as “Louisiana brass band meets swing-thumping bassline with dueling guitars,” turns Toad on its ear every week with seven or more players on the tiny stage.
• Friday, Andrea Gillis Band, Plough & Stars, Cambridge, 10 p.m. — The powerful singer leads a powerfully rocking band with strong originals and covers of golden rock and R&B nuggets.
• Saturday, Tim Gearan Band, Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville, 6 p.m. — Gearan, the uber-talented guitarist and singer-songwriter, brings a four-piece band to the stage with what is, for him, a rare early show on a Saturday night.