J Rocc at Holy Mountain. Holy Mountain is one of the smaller listening rooms downtown, but lately the club’s talent-per-square-foot ratio has been one of the best in the city. The outstanding programming that has marked 2015 continues with turntablist/producer J. Rocc. Founder of the Beat Junkies, the battle-blazing Oakland crew that helped define instrumental hip-hop in the ‘90s, J. Rocc has also logged notable collaborations with producer Madlib and late great Jay Dilla. More recently, he’s been dabbling in independent production. Fittingly, the night kicks off with a turntable standoff between local crews Table Manners and Exploded Drawing. $12. 9 p.m. 617 E. Seventh St. holymountainaustin.com — D.S.S.
Also: Country-folk singer-songwriter Caroline Rose brings a healthy dose of attitude to her debut album “I Will Not Be Afraid,” which she’ll feature at the Cactus Cafe. … Ace roots/blues songsmith Bill Carter plays the Saxon Pub.