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Too Short
Scout Bar, June 21

Pimpin' ain't easy, but being Too $hort is. At least nowadays, anyway. The So-Cal rapper's explicit lyrical stylings are one of a kind, and his pimptastic flow is widely credited with paving the way for the many West Coast artists that followed. His debut album, 1983's Don't Stop Rappin', was as rough and raw as it got at the time, featuring drum-machine beats, raunchy lyrics, and little else. He's since collaborated with some of rap's most famous names in rap -- Tupac, Biggie and Scarface, for starters -- and his work continues to resonate throughout the genre. With E-40. ANGELICA LEICHT

By Chris Gray

Devildriver, Whitechapel: And four other bands of metalcore mayhem. No quarter. (Scout Bar, June 20)

Los Skarnales 20th Anniversary: And CD-release party for Vatos Rudos Forever promises to be one of the local-music fiestas of the year. Watch for our Skarnales Family Tree elsewhere today on Rocks Off. (Fitzgerald's, June 20)

Springboard South: See Thursday's article for more on the fledgling music festival/networking nexus. (George R. Brown Convention Center/Warehouse Live/More, June 20-22)

Omotai: Houston's critically beloved bottom-heavy metallurgists venture out in daylight hours to tout this year's Fresh Hell LP. (Cactus Music, 5 p.m. June 21)

Tech N9ne: Kansas City-reared horrorcore MC headed back to the mad-scientist lab for this years collab-heavy LP Strangeulation. (House of Blues, June 21)

James McMurtry: Weatherbeaten, droll Texas troubador is about due a followup to 2008's Just Us Kids. (Continental Club, June 21)


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Location Info


BBVA Compass Stadium

2200 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: General

Firehouse Saloon

5930 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Discovery Green Conservancy

1500 McKinney, Houston, TX

Category: General

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music


2706 White Oak, Houston, TX

Category: Music

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX

Category: General

Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Cactus Music

2110 Portsmouth St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Continental Club

3700 Main, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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