Mike Doughty
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Watsky at Emo’s. Lightning-tongued, oddball San Francisco rapper came into the national spotlight through HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In the last two years he’s been making waves on the festival circuit with appearances at Rock the Bells and the Van’s Warped Tour. $15 adv., $18 d.o.s. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty showcases songs from his new album “Stellar Motel” at the Cactus Cafe. … Classic rocker Dave Mason, who got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic, plays One World Theatre. … Texas traditional-country mainstay James Hand celebrates his new album “Stormclouds in Heaven” with a 5 p.m. free in-store at Waterloo Records. … Sun Radio’s Texas Radio Live show from 6-8 p.m. at Guero’s Oak Garden features Shelley King and Will Knaak, both of whom recently released new albums.