Hip-hop shows at Spiderhouse Ballroom and Red 7. Two locked and loaded showcases make a difficult choice for ATX hip-hop fans. Over at Red 7, a comprehensive roster covers both stages with appearances from scene stalwarts League of Extraordinary Gz and V.I.P. on a bill with rising talents Dat Boy Supa, Chakeeta Beeta and San Antonio’s World Wide. Meanwhile, the Good Music Club holds a taping at Spiderhouse featuring my new favorite local crew — Mindz of a Different Kind, the explosive coalition of Cipher ATX alumns. They’re on the same bill as husband/wife powerhouse Riders Against the Storm. It’s a tough choice, but if Kydd Jones’ LNS Crew can make both shows there’s a good chance you can too. Spiderhouse Cafe, 9:30 p.m. 2906 Fruth Street. Spiderhouseaustin.com. Red 7: 8 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. red7austin.com.
Arlyn Studios showcase at Empire. Fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane, who stunned Empire audiences playing Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” at a tribute show, headlines the bill co-presented by one of Austin’s premier recording houses. Resonant Frequency, Taylor & The Wild Now and Naked Maja are also on the bill. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com
East Cameron Folkcore at Stubb’s inside. The local collective that rose from the ashes of Bankrupt and the Borrowers specializes in sweeping orchestral maneuvers within the framework of thoughtful folk-rock. 2014 was a big year for the band and included a European tour and appearances at Toronto’s North by Northeast and the CMJ Festival in New York. With a slew of festival gigs already falling in line, 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger. Sour Bridges and Bandha open. 8 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com
Also: Bop English, Young Tongue — an Indie rock reconfiguration of the Baker Family — and pop punk wunderkinds Residual Kidplay the Parish. … Garage rock duo the Ghost Wolves play the Scoot Inn with Other Lovers. … It’s electro-dance night at the North Door with Total Unicorn.