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Saturday music picks: Method Man and Redman, W.C. Clark’s 75th birthday

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The Smoker’s Club featuring Method Man and Redman at Emo’s. Three things we can expect when Meth and Red storm Emo’s: sharp rhymes over fluid grooves, a liberal helping of Wu hits including a tribute to ODB, and a blunts in the air, top of the lungs rap-along to the duo’s signature track “How High.” Also, the dizzying cloud of dank surrounding the venue should provide brisk business to East Riverside taco trucks and late-night eateries. $28. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com.

W.C. Clark’s 75th Birthday at the Roost. When local blues great W.C. Clark turned 50 in 1989, “Austin City Limits” threw him a big party, taping an episode that featured Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Kim Wilson and singers Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli paying homage to a musician who’d been a mentor to much of the Austin blues community. If the 75th birthday won’t be televised, it’ll still be celebrated in style up north at the Roost, where Clark has been a Monday happy-hour fixture for much of the past year. 9 p.m. 2113 Wells Branch Parkway. theroostaustin.com.

Also: Grammy and Oscar winner Randy Newman surveys his considerable catalog of American classics at the Paramount. … East Los Angeles’ favorite musical sons, Los Lobos, make a stop at Nutty Brown Cafe with Cody Canada & the Departed. … Jam-band fans can choose between Primus doing their “Primus & the Chocolate Factory” show at ACL Live and Louisiana group Galactic on the outdoor stage at Stubb’s withBrownout. … The Artseen Alliance presents Govinda at Empire. … Fast-rising Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen visits the Parish with Wild Reeds. … Folk-blues great Roy Book Binder stops by Strange Brew. … Red 7 goes semi-country with honky-tonker Wayne Hancock and rising local Ben Ballinger. … Promising extended collective East Cameron Folkcore continues a month of Saturdays at Hole in the Wall. … The Whiskey Sisters play one of their last shows before going their separate ways at the Saxon Pub. … Punk-pop maestros the Wannabes reconvene at the Carousel Lounge. … University of Texas student radio station KVRX celebrates 20 years on the FM dial with a benefit concert at Studio 6A in the UT Communications Complex featuring Pure X, Daniel Francis & the Dreams and the Hickoids.