Left to right, Urny Maxwell, Stella Maxwell, Daniel Lancelot and David Hawkins of the Austin band Cruiserweight. Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Cruiserweight at the Mohawk. Local bass player (and all around cool guy) Chepo Peña has been making waves on the Austin music scene since the ’90s, when he played bass for indie rock powerhouse Sincola. He also did a stint with a little band you may have heard of called Spoon. More recently he founded Karaoke Apocalypse to help thousands of Austinites live out their rock star dreams with live band karaoke. He’s also the artist behind Space Loteria, a crazy rad, “Star Wars”-themed take on the traditional Mexican bingo game. Back in March Chepo was diagnosed with cancer and the local scene has been rallying to help. Sibling act Cruiserweight comes out of (semi)retirement to headline this benefit. $15. Doors at 8 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Also: It’s not 2112 yet, but Rush is turning 40 in 2015, and the Canadian trio is celebrating with a tour that stops at Austin360 Amphitheater. … The trio’s the thing at Austin Music Hall, too, with SoCal popsters Foster the People headlining a bill that also includes Milo Greene. … Country-folk master songwriter John Prine headlines at Bass Concert Hall, with opening act Justin Townes Earle. … Austin singer-songwriter Joe Pug returns home after an extended tour supporting his excellent new disc “Windfall” for a show indoors at Red 7 with Andrew Combs. … It’s the opposite course for East Cameron Folkcore, which launches a tour for its new disc “Kingdom of Fear” at Holy Mountain with Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business. … Sun Radio hosts a free 7 p.m. show at the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater with rootsy rocker Rosie Flores. … Other local shows of note include alt-rockers Blue October outdoors at Stubb’s with Panic and Harvard of the South, punk band A Giant Dog at ABGB with Broken Gold, prankster-grassers the Austin Lounge Lizards at Cactus Cafe, and singer-songwriter Ray Prim celebrating a new CD at Strange Brew.