Whether you're looking to hijack the dance floor, discover the next Bob Schneider or just sip craft beer in the shadows, variety is the key word when it comes to Austin's live music venues and the acts you'll discover within.

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Court Yard Hounds. Photo Courtesy of Dave Mead.

The following local acts are sure to impress and entertain: On Sundays, the Urban Achievers Brass Band plays at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. The brunch show runs from noon to 3 p.m. and guests may choose from more than 100 craft brews on tap to sip in the tree-shaded beer garden.

Conjunto Los Pinkys, Love Leighs, and Soul Supporters perform at The White Horse, beginning at 5 p.m. on Sundays and on Mondays, Sophia Johnson and Jim Stringer take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. The east Austin honkey-tonk serves up live music seven nights a week.

The Resentments play Saxon Pub every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. From Dylan covers to their own eclectic acoustic riffs, the five-man band delivers an entertaining evening.

Austin music-lovers know to head upstairs to The Continental Club Gallery for more intimate sessions. Get there at 8:30 p.m. for Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger and Rey Arteaga, voted Best Jazz Band and Best Ongoing Residency.

Tuesday is Latin Grooves Night with Leti y La Buena Banda at The Sahara Lounge. Music starts at 8:30 p.m.

Every Thursday, Austin native Patrice Pike brings contemporary rock to the Saxon Pub. Music starts at 6 p.m. with various artists each week and Patrice starting at 8 p.m.

An Austin fixture since the '70s, Alvin Crow performs at 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Little Longhorn Saloon, a country hole-in-the-wall known for great music and never charging a cover.