Big Little Lies Music From the HBO limited series. Every week, the Jean Marc-Vallée-directed show starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley begins with a montage of jaw-dropping Big Sur scenery overlaid with British soul singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka’s “Cold Little Heart.” Also on the sound track of the show, whose murder mystery will presumably be solved during Sunday's finale: Charles Bradley, Leon Bridges, Irma Thomas, Alabama Shakes, and costar Zoe Kravitz.
Academy of Country Music Awards Not the most prestigious of country awards shows -- that would be the CMAs, not the ACMs -- this promotional party, hyped relentlessly during NCAA men’s college basketball tournament games, nonetheless features worthwhile big-name performances from Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, and Miranda Lambert. 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.
Orchestra Baobab, Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng The first album in 10 years by the Senegalese Afro-Cuban band that originally formed in 1970. Named after a band member who died last year, Tribute carries on the lighter-than-air, horn-happy Afro-Cuban Baobab tradition with effortless élan.
High & Mighty Brass Band Bold, nine-piece New York ensemble that plays outside the trad New Orleans brass band rule book by including electric guitar and a full drum kit. They stir hip-hop and Afrobeat into a raucous mix, and cover pop songs like Jason Derulo's "Riddle." Sunday at World Cafe Live Upstairs.
Six Organs of Admittance After two albums in which he stayed true to his own Hexadic guitar-playing rules of unorthodox improvisation, six-string whiz Ben Chasny loosens up and makes stirringly beautiful acoustic music on the new Burning the Threshold. Wednesday at Johnny Brenda's.