Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 24, 2014
Too $hort and E-40 at the Mohawk outdoor. Not many hip-hop artists have careers stretching back as far as that of Too $hort, who’s in his late 40s and put out his first record in 1987. His long resume attests to collaborations with rap greats across eras, from Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. to Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. He even turned up on Lady Gaga’s 2013 disc "Artpop," teaming with Twista on the track "Jewels n’ Drugs." Too $hort seems especially proud of his late-career hit "Blow the Whistle," noting recently on Facebook that was "the biggest hit of my career and I was 40, with no help/push from Jive Records." $26-$100. 7 p.m. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
Also: It’s a week after the release of his long-awaited new album "United States," but any time is a good time to catch Ian McLagan doing a Waterloo Records in-store with his Bump Band. The free performance starts at 5 p.m. and is a prelude to Thursday’s 10-year anniversary of his happy-hour residency at the Lucky Lounge. Look for an extended feature on McLagan in Sunday’s American-Statesman. … Ohio indie-country singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield plays the indoor stage at Stubb’s with openers Israel Nash and Moonlight Gram. … The 10-day Hole in the Wall 4oth-anniversary shindig rolls on with Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Mrs. Glass, Bridge Farmers and the Bread.