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