The Plimsouls including Peter Case (center) perform at Stubb’s on Wednesday March 15, 2006. Photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Peter Case at Cactus Cafe. When Case first started making tour stops at the Cactus in the 1980s, his career was still in transition from his days as frontman for the Los Angeles rock/new-wave band the Plimsouls. His acoustic performances were opening up a whole new direction for his music, one that he has explored fully in the decades that followed, including a rewarding foray into folk-blues with his Grammy-nominated 2007 disc “Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John.” That rock energy still seeps through in his shows, but he now seems less related to the early days of MTV and more connected to the legacy of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. $20-$22. 8:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org.

Also: Singer Judy Collins, a star of the 1960s folk revival, plays two shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at One World Theatre. … Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin plays a hometown sold-out show at ACL Live with Oklahoma’s John Fullbright opening. … Also sold out is Texas country-rock great Ray Wylie Hubbard’s celebration of his 68th birthday at Stateside at the Paramount. … Los Angeles rockers the Allah-Las bring the tour for their new album “Worship the Sun” to the Parish. … Fans of 1980s pop band A-ha likely will flock to Emo’s for Savoy, featuring former member Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and his wife Lauren Savoy. … Local rockers the Bluebonnets celebrate the release of their new album “Play Loud” at the Continental Club.